Snackable Review: Subaru Forester

The Subaru Forester MY15 range proves it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

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  • It’s got a new integrated touch screen, voice-recognition tech, and the plastic used for the interior are better than predecessors.
  • There’s plenty of space to keep the adults, and family, happy.
  • With a $1500-$3500 range-wide price cut, it’s hard not to love the value.
  • It’s quiet and efficient.


  • U.G.L.Y, this Subaru ain't got no alibi. Yep, we don’t think it’s the most attractive SUV from the outside.
  • The driver’s seat isn’t overly comfortable with a lack of lumbar support.
  • The boot space is reduced due to floor’s lift to cover a full-size spare. I mean, the spare comes in handy for those moment you’re stuck on the side of the road and enlist the help of a handsome young man to replace it, but the boot space comes in even more handy, we ‘spose.
  • Imagine this: it’s a hot, Australian 30-plus degree day. You’ve got the kids in the back, plus their friend. The aircon is blaring, you’re freezing and they’re still complaining it’s “too hot” and wind down the windows to let the hot air in. You look back and realize – there are no bloody rear vents! Advice: don’t go out for long drives on hot days.

Click here to read the full review on the Subaru Forester.



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