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Old 03-29-2018, 12:01 AM
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Default 2019 Subaru Forester

Utterly no surprises here:

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/20...-and-info-news

Sadly, the uplevel engine is no more....
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Old 03-29-2018, 12:10 AM
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Is Subaru having an internal "ugly design" contest?
This wins.
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Old 03-29-2018, 04:30 AM
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It's like they're not even trying anymore.

Looks the same as it did when it debuted 10 years ago.

Award for ugliest/most dated exteriors and interiors goes to Subaru... (Mitsubishi is too niche at this point to matter)
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Old 03-29-2018, 08:01 AM
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Given the previous generation was a hot seller, I can see their evolutionary approach, never change a winning team, but it looks really not that fresh anymore (and the 1st Forester was presented 20 years ago, not 10, btw.). I wouldn't call it ugly, but old fashioned and dull. I think the 3rd gen model (the one form 10 yeras ago) looks more modern and cleaner than this (as does the Legacy form that period)

unfortunately, the getting dull is also on the technical side, with getting rid of the powerful Turbo, which kind of made it a true Cross over between ute and a hot hatch, if you like. It gave it niche appeal that this - for now - does not have.
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Old 03-29-2018, 10:18 PM
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The exterior looks archaic, awkward and ungainly and substantially worse than the current model. The interior is much better, but we've seen it all before. Overall, I'd given this a 3/10 (mainly because of the interior improvements), which is probably being generous.
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Old 03-30-2018, 01:09 AM
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The exterior looks archaic, awkward and ungainly and substantially worse than the current model. The interior is much better, but we've seen it all before. Overall, I'd given this a 3/10 (mainly because of the interior improvements), which is probably being generous.
Well, the chassis itself should be much stiffer than the outgoing one, and the Impreza has gotten plenty of compliments for a solid structure.

Too bad about the lack of a turbo engine, though....
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:31 AM
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Well, the chassis itself should be much stiffer than the outgoing one, and the Impreza has gotten plenty of compliments for a solid structure.

Too bad about the lack of a turbo engine, though....
Yeh, my rating was purely relating to design - I'm sure it will be solidly engineered.
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Old 03-30-2018, 10:52 AM
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I'm more in shock that they aren't offering the turbo any more. After all the criticism the Crosstrek got for being under-powered, they're sticking with the under-powered base engine for the Forester? Makes no sense.

Subaru used to be the safety leader in this segment with all the driver aids, but the other companies are about to surpass it.
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Old 03-30-2018, 12:22 PM
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The engine is basically NA version of the Ascent's Turbo version.
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Old 06-20-2018, 03:40 AM
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