Modern vehicle interiors often look like someone blew up a wing of the Consumer Electronics Show; technology is scattered everywhere and much of it doesn’t work. Automakers keep adding more and more features; it’s practically gotten to the point where drivers need a master’s degree in computer science to work some navigation systems. Thankfully this is not an issue with the Forester 2.5i Premium. Bring an atlas if you need directions because there’s no touch-screen distraction to quarrel with.
This Subaru’s interior is like organic peanut butter, wholesome and basic but oh-so delicious. It’s a breath of fresh air in a market dominated by fashion-over-function cockpits and technology overload. The radio, for instance, is kindergarten simple and the secondary controls are logically laid out. It doesn’t get any easier than this and that’s a tremendous asset. A headliner-mounted grab handle for the driver is a welcome touch as is the squishy-soft and attractively grained dashboard.