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2017 Subaru Forester 2.5i Manual User Reviews
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2017 Forester, 2.5i Convenience Pkg, CVT (CAN)By osorbust, Sep 4, 2017A great purchase, very happy. Straight forward, boxy exterior/interior design, with simple lines, and useable interior space. Spacious, comfortable front seats, with a wide rear bench seat, and a square, useable cargo space. The 2017 is very similar to the 2014-16 model years, with the most significant upgrade being additional sound deadening (and it makes a noticeable difference). Fuel economy with the 2.5L 4 cyl + CVT is stellar, if driven economically; we're averaging 7.2L/100km after the first 3000 kms; on individual Hwy trips, we easily achieve mid-6.0L to mid-5.0L/100 km. Overall, the engine has enough power, but could use more for freeway driving, esp. for passing. The XT (turbo) is a worthy upgrade, if you're willing to pay for the upgrade, and premium fuel. Compared to other small SUVs, the stereo/tech isn't as good, it's not flashy, it has somewhat less cargo space; but it's an honest vehicle that doesn't pretend to be anything else than it is; a capable, real AWD, SUV. ...moreFull-time AWD with X-Mode, smooth engine + CVT, mostly quiet at speed, avoids obvious CVT droning, straightforward, practical design.
Poor stereo, lacking Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, could be slightly quieter at highway speed.Age Group 35-44
Love my Forester!!By John, Sep 3, 2017If I could I would drive my Forester 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is my second Forester and its even better than the first. I absolutely love the AWD system that Subaru has in its vehicles. Subaru now has rear torque vectoring in the XT Touring trim that makes it even more fun to drive. the engine and turbo. I love the power and sound that they produce!!! The large panoramic moonroof is a great for a night of laying back and looking at the stars. The LED daytime running lights and headlights are beautiful. The LED headlights move in the direction of the steering wheel to help you see around corners, a big safety bonus. The EyeSight system is extremely effective and reacts faster than I can to avoid collisions because someone decides to cut me off then slam on the brakes. The adaptive cruise, lane keep assist, reverse auto braking and all the other features that are part of the EyeSight system make driving much safer and easier. The outward visibility is absolutely amazing! Of all the Foresters competitors the Forester is top notch. The large windows all around and the high seating positions make it very easy to see other vehicles around. Its also very handy when driving through beautiful countryside. I can really enjoy the scenery making the drive that much more enjoyable. The controls inside the vehicle are placed exactly where they should be. Everything is well within reach and easy to understand. ...moreEyeSight, LED headlights, large panoramic moonroof, seating position and large windows all around, true AWD and the turbo.
The bottom of the front seats could be bit longer but its easy to get used to with the power seat adjustments. Cooled seats would be nice.Trim 2017 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring CVT
Age Group 35-44
All We wanted and ExpectedBy Cliff and Ann Rogers, Aug 17, 2017My wife would sleep in her Forrester she loves it that much! Everything in the Forrester works perfectly; the visibility and handling is excellent, seats are comfortable, easy access...no complaints, only kudos. ...moreEverything in the Forrester works perfectly; the visibility and handling is excellent, seats are comfortable, easy access.
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Age Group 55-64
Poor carBy Vlad, Sep 24, 2017I would like to file a formal complaint against Subaru and the Webster Groves and Ballwin Subaru dealerships. I first bought my 2017 Forester from the Webster Groves dealership. Shortly after my purchase, the check engine light came on and the car had difficulty starting. I thought this odd since this is a brand new car! I was told from the management team that the car could be serviced but the technician could only see my vehicle in two weeks! I use my vehicle to travel to numerous locations so I need transportation for my lively hood. Not having access to a vehicle cannot work. At no time did the management team offer a solution, outside of a promise that this isn't a "big deal." After many conversations about the illegality of Webster Groves Subaru's business practices, did I come to the conclusion that a full refund is required. In about two weeks time, I decided to take my business to the Ballwin Subaru dealership. I felt better treated by this team. However, the 2017 Forrester vehicle I bought is experiencing the same technical issues as my purchase from Webster Groves. This leads me to believe that this issue is systemic within the 2017 Subaru Forester lineup. About ten days after purchase, the check engine light came on, there was another warning light that came on when i accelerate uphill. After the dealer checked on my issues, they notified my of another issue with eh transmission. I don't like to throw around accusations but the 2017 Forester model is a "lemon." I would prefer a full refund but I know this is not probable. At the very least, until my vehicle is fully repaired, I require a replacement vehicle either a used model from the dealership or for the dealer to provide a rental vehicle for my use until my vehicle is fully repaired. Thank you and I look forward to your response. ...moreAge Group 55-64
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