2015 Forester Owner Reviews (2)
very good car
I have had the Subaru Forester 2.5i with CVT for 1 months and 2000 miles. I trade in a 2002 Ford Explorer with the 4 liter V6, 4x4. My wife drives a 2012 Toyota Camry SE. All three have four wheel ondependent suspension. The Forester is easier to get in and out then the Camry, but not as easy as the Explorer, which has extra handles. The Forester feels about as quick as the Camry, quicker than the Explorer. The forester gas mileage in town (25 mpg) is better than the Camry (20 mpg), much better than the Explorer (14 mpg). In town the Forester and the Explorer have better visibility than the Camry. On my regular 800 mile roundtrip from Los Angeles to San Francisco it got "only" 27.5 mpg, compared to the Camry 35 mpg, and the Explorer 18 mpg. The taller body gives good visibility, but hurts the gas mileage. The interior noise at 70 mph is less than the Camry about the same as the Explorer. At 70 mph the engine turned 2000 rpm. Driving at 70 mph up the 7% grade of the Tejon Pass the rpm pf the CVT of the Forester increased very smoothly to 3500, while the Camry rpm increased to 4000 rpm by shifting led smoothly to 4th (of the 6 speed automatic). The Explorer ( 5 speed automatic with lockup) went up the Teyon Pass at 70 mph after abruptly shifting out of lockup, then into 4th. The ride of the Forester is about the same as the Camry SE, but bumps in the road are felt more than in the Explorer, which is 1500 lb heavier. There are rumors on the web about the 2.5i using oil. I checked the oil level at 100 miles and at 2000 miles, There was no detectable difference.
AOL user 2015-01-31 09:20:12
I've owned the 2015 Subaru Forester for two months and I am very happy with the vehicle, the only one minor complaint that I have, is that there are no handles on the door frame to help with the entering or exiting the vehicle, especially if you're an elderly person or have disabilities. That's why I gave four stars for the interior comfort.