The Subaru Forester is an impressive SUV option with a smooth ride, stable handling, and remarkable off-road capability that makes it ideal for both daily driving and weekend adventures.

Oneonta, Norwich, and Sidney drivers can learn about the Subaru Forester off-road capability with this comprehensive review from Bill Rapp Subaru of Norwich.

Subaru Forester Engine and Performance

The Subaru Forester comes with a 182-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that pairs to all-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission. This engine is plenty capable and offers power and rapid acceleration. The smooth-shifting transmission is well-timed and makes good use of the engine's power.

On the road, the Forester has stable, comfortable handling and maintains its composure around tight and winding turns. Its power is backed by strong brakes and accurate steering that makes for an exciting driving experience.

Subaru Forester Off-Road Capability

One of the features that set the Subaru Forester apart from its competitors is its astounding off-road capability. It outperforms nearly every rival, thanks to its 8.7 inches of ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive. This advanced all-wheel-drive system is designed to create uniform stability and deliver optimal power and traction in any road conditions to improve handling and response times.

The Forester also comes with X-MODE® and Hill Descent Control. X-MODE® optimizes the all-wheel-drive system for maximum traction on slippery surfaces. Hill Descent Control is a feature that helps you navigate steep declines without having to continuously apply brakes. Dual-function X-MODE® is also available, which has additional traction settings for snow, dirt, and mud. This feature is standard for the Sport, Limited, and Touring trims.

Subaru Forester Features

In addition to its impressive off-road capability, the Forester also comes with helpful features for entertainment and convenience. All models come with the STARLINK® infotainment system and a 6.5-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, which allows you to connect your phone to the system for on-the-go entertainment. Several features are available for more entertainment options, such as an 8-inch touchscreen, a nine-speaker Harman Kardon® sound system, a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, and navigation.

The Forester comes with a variety of safety features as well, such as a rearview camera and adaptive cruise control, a feature that adjusts your speed on the highway to stay with the flow of traffic. Another standard feature is forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, which alerts you to possible frontal crashes and applies the brakes automatically. Optional features include lane-change assist, driver drowsiness monitoring, and reverse automatic emergency braking. You could also add blind-spot monitoring, a feature that alerts you if there's a vehicle in your path when changing lanes or reversing.

Test the Off-Road Abilities of the Subaru Forester!

The Subaru Forester is an impressive option for an all-around SUV, especially with its outstanding off-road capability and performance.

Oneonta, Norwich, and Sidney drivers can experience the Subaru Forester off-road capability in person with a visit to Bill Rapp Subaru of Norwich. Give us a call or stop by to schedule your test drive today!

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