2019 Subaru Forester Sport review update: Crossover plays the name game


The 2019 Subaru Forester Sport is a new name but not a new concept. The last-generation Subaru Forester XT had more power than it needed from a raucous turbo-4 pulled from the WRX four-door sedan that ‘

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The 2019 Subaru Forester Sport is a new name but not a new concept. The last-generation Subaru Forester XT had more power than it needed from a raucous turbo-4 pulled from the WRX four-door sedan that made 250 horsepower and a wall of torque. In the Forester XT, it propelled the crossover to 60 mph in around seven seconds, silly for a tall-riding family wagon.

That Forester XT joined the Ford Escape/Lincoln MKC, Chevrolet Equinox/GMC Terrain, and Kia Sportage as a family-first crossover with optional speed like the Andretti clan. All of those models offered turbocharged engines that slug riders with near 250 horsepower, but for Subaru the extra juice wasn’t worth the squeeze for 2019: less than 10 percent of shoppers opted for the powertrain and it was shelved after 2018.

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New Forester Sport Review; 5 Things We Liked, 4 We Didn’t

This week we drive the completely redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester in Sport trim. There are five things we liked on the all-new Forester and four things we didn’t like.

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The 2019 Subaru Forester Sport ($28,795) comes standard with automatic LED headlights, a rearview camera, automatic brake hold, automatic climate control, driver information display, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, push-button start, selectable drive modes, a height-adjustable driver seat and 60/40-split rear seats.

The all-new Forester Sport is basically an appearance package and gets ‘specially enhanced’ standard equipment. Here’s a list of standard features. The new Sport comes with the 182-hp Subaru Boxer engine, Dual-function X-MODE with Hill Descent Control, SI-DRIVE with Sport Sharp mode, and of course, Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

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Subaru expects 30% profit fall after engine recall

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TOKYO — Japanese automaker Subaru‘s operating profit for the year through March is expected to plunge’30% to around 250 billion yen ($2.2 billion)’due’to’heavy recall costs, Nikkei has learned. The company is on track to fall short of its earlier projection by about 50 billion yen.’

The company is’likely to lower its full-year forecast when it announces first-half results on Monday. Its net profit projection of 220 billion yen, down 0.2%, is expected to be downgraded to less than 200 billion yen as well.

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Size and safety gear put Subaru Forester high on parents’ wish list

Subaru’s Forester ‘ one of the original SUVs, along with Toyota’s RAV4 and the Honda CR-V ‘ arrived in 1997, and more than 250,000 have since been sold here.

As is the Subaru way, the new fifth-generation Forester doesn’t stray from a winning formula. Subaru has one of the most loyal customer bases in the business, so Rule No.1 with any new model is keeping the faithful in the church.

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For now, power for the four grades of Forester comes solely from a new 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder in Subaru’s signature ‘boxer’ layout. The continuously variable transmission has seven ratios in manual mode ‘ there is no manual gearbox.

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  • Date: 2018-11-02T19:30:00.000Z
  • Author: BILL McKINNON
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Auto review: More than a foul weather friend, the 2019 Subaru Forester is your new campsite

ASHEVILLE, N.C. ‘ Suppose you’ve been kicked out of your apartment because you can’t pay the rent.

It’s not unlikely given the federal minimum wage is a mere $7.25 an hour. That’s $15,080 annually, or 91 percent less than a congressman’s $174,000 salary. ‘Although at $84 an hour, members of Congress earn far less than most bloodless, uncaring, multimillionaire, robber-baron CEOs.

Still, should this happen, you’d want to own the redesigned, fifth-generation 2019 Subaru Forester crossover; its roof is engineered to hold 700 pounds when parked. Knowing that you can pitch a tent on top of your car means you’ll never be homeless.

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  • Author: Larry Printz
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