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 |  Apr 23 2013, 10:14 AM

Function-Forward Interior


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.

  • Hans Hong

    Did they improve the sound quality of the stock speakers and head unit? The 2011 2.5X models are TERRIBLE for sound quality and makes FM radio even sound like garbage.

  • Morro

    Another classic hit by the Subaru ugly stick

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Joash-Tan/100000351085371 Richard Joash Tan

    and you are a bullshit because I am biased with Subaru

  • Richard Joash Tan

    and you are a bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Richard Joash Tan

    and you are a bullshit because I am biased with Subaru