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Subaru Forester: 7 Things You Need To Know

By Ryan Lewis, 23 May 2016 Car Reviews

Subaru paved the way for mid-size SUVs with the rugged Forester. Here are a few things you may not already know about the company’s best-selling vehicle.

Subaru Forester: 7 Things You Need To Know

1. Foresters with automatic boot lids have a height memory function that can stop the hatch from opening too far and bumping into the roof of a low parking spot.

2. Subaru thickened the Forester’s window glass and upgraded the door seals and body structure to make the cabin quieter inside.

3. Forester’s X-Mode can limit the all-wheel drive system’s wheel slip on loose or slick surfaces and control speed when descending hills off-road.

4. Subaru’s flat-four, boxer engine is designed to be safer in the event of a serious crash. In a forward collision, the engine slides under the cabin rather than into it, to avoid passengers.

5. Alloy wheel patterns on current Forester models are designed specifically to reduce air resistance, meaning better fuel economy.

6. Forester XT and 2.5i-S models have headlights that swivel as you turn the steering wheel to light up the direction you’re moving towards.

7. The Forester’s raised suspension gives it 220mm of ground clearance. That’s more than some popular dual-cab utes.

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