2013 Subaru Forester User Reviews
- $21,295 - $29,995
- No trim specified for this review
- Handling, AWD performance in snow
- Outdated styling, odd cup holders, transmission
Purchased As New
This is my Company car. Fundamentally, it’s a great Car: The Subaru AWD system is still about as good as they get for slippery conditions while the flat-4 engine is smooth and sits low, which brings the center of gravity down to provide more car-like on road handling. Some of the Details are lacking though: The interior just doesn’t look like it belongs in a 2013 model car, the cup holders are square and too big to hold normal sized drinks snugly (I usually prefer holding my drink between my legs over having it slide and crash around in the big square voids in my console) and the 4-speed transmission, while better than most, is still a 4-speed and it reminds me of the reasons why I used to hated driving automatics before they started making them with 5+ speeds and CVTs. I think the transmission is also what kills the gas mileage as other small “crossovers” like the Escape and CRV are getting 30 mpg on the highway, the Forester only gets 27. I’ve read the 2014 model has a new transmission and an updated interior. If I were buying the car with my own money, I would have waited for the new model.
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