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Cars for Older Drivers 3/3-The Subaru Forester

Cars for Older Drivers 3/3-The Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester at a Glance:


  • Vehicle type: Front-engine, AWD, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon

  • Base price: $27,620

  • Engine type: Gas, 2.5-liter flat-four cylinder 

  • Power: 182 hp@5800 rpm

  • Transmission: Continuously variable automatic

  • EPA fuel economy: 26/city, 33/highway mpg




  • Great visibility

  • Easy entry and exit with 8.7-inch height

  • Maintains stability in all driving situations




  • Slow acceleration

  • Very basic base model




  • Touchscreen is standard on all models

  • Standard 6.5-inch display; 8-inch unit available

  • Optional back-seat USB ports

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability on all models

  • Onboard Wi-Fi via a 4G LTE data connection is standard on non-base models


Safety features


  • Exclusive “X-Mode” offers optimal traction in snowy or icy conditions.

  • Automated emergency braking

  • Lane-departure warning with lane-keep assist

  • Adaptive cruise control




  • Spacious back seat

  • Good driving position

  • Basic design


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