Subaru Forester is adjudged as the sport / utility vehicle of the year 2009 by Motor Trend (MT). According to Angus MacKenzie, the editor-in-chief of Motor Trend, Forester got on top of 12 contenders. Said contenders include the BMW X6, Volkswagen Tiguan, Kia Borrego, Chevy Traverse, Ford Flex, Nissan Murano, Infiniti EX, Infiniti FX, Toyota Sequoia, Honda Pilot, Dodge Journey and Lexus LX570. Thus, it was decided that Subaru Forester is the perfect SUV today. Meaning, it really fits the lifestyle, use, and attributes of an ideal SUV suited in today’s time.
Subaru Forester is the new design created by Motor Trend. In fact, its fuel efficiency ranked highest among the aforementioned contenders. Its engine has capacity of 2.5 L and its nature is flat-four. Said engine is derived from Impreza. The difference is that Forester’ manual is 5-speed. Thus, the transmissions are automatic four-speed. Aside from that, Subaru Forester is equipped with surprising features created by MT. It features space efficiency and also ground clearance. MT made it a simple SUV. It is simple in the sense that lots of features are not added like certain gadgets; whiz-bang in particular. However, it can also do multiple features and tasks. What’s great is its fuel efficiency, which contributed for it to be a good SUV known for its fuel efficiency. With all those things mentioned, its sales raise up to 32 % compared with the previous year. So, the implication is the presence of high consumer demand, which results to boosting of sales.
For those who wander regarding its price, the minimum cost is $ 19, 995. Like any other SUV’s, it can also be purchased with different choices. First, you can choose between 170 hp and 224 hp. Moreover, choices include boxer engine with 2.5 litre capacity and turbocharged engine. Above all the 2009 Subaru Forester features 3.6-inch wheel base that’s longer than any other SUV’s or previous models.