Putting the 2019 Subaru Forester's new Dual-Mode X Mode system to the test in the forest roads and snow passes of the Cascade Mountains. Can it now get drivers out of even slicker situations? Also: bonus save of a family in a Mazda CX-9 AWD.

#subaru #2019forester #offroad

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Comments

    • D T
      D T

      Many have proved Subaru is the best in plowing in the snow.

      about 1 day ago
    • Dat Nguyen
      Dat Nguyen

      What should Subaru do
      first, put 8 speeds AT is an option.
      second, get rid of oil pan and put drysum oil system because it work perfectly with boxer engine only that it improve engine heat management and oil consumtion.

      about 2 days ago
    • Jmaes Huang
      Jmaes Huang

      Unfortunately, we only have 2.0L 156hp model in china due to the policy and I hate it.

      about 4 days ago
    • Jmaes Huang
      Jmaes Huang

      Nice video and nice test.

      about 4 days ago
    • highspeedtubing
      highspeedtubing

      A small turbo on the Crosstrek and Forester coupled with a lifted version with skid plates. Sign me up.

      about 5 days ago
    • mattheviewer
      mattheviewer

      Nice Forester improvements but Subaru's killing the XT turbo version has this older Forester XT driver looking away from what's now a poky Forester (never liked the hair trigger but weak NA engine) and pondering their new Outback XT's f(which have that 50 extra HP needed for California Driver infested NW freeway passing and mountain driving.

      about 5 days ago
    • ranger4219
      ranger4219

      skid plates, good tune to hit 200 hp or turbo, mild factory lift, STI big brake option

      about 5 days ago
    • Motor Head
      Motor Head

      And when you get your Subaru stuck I'll be happy to pull you and the Mazda out. Courtesy of Wrangler TJ on 33's with ARB lockers front and rear.

      about 5 days ago
    • Kendel Jn Louis
      Kendel Jn Louis

      a turbo

      about 6 days ago
    • Lakmal Antony
      Lakmal Antony

      Great video !! I was on the fence between he outback Onyx and the forester sport and you helped me make up my mind. I appreciate it

      about 6 days ago
    • korling99
      korling99

      bring back the manual and the xt motor, pt them together

      about 6 days ago
    • Noah Torok
      Noah Torok In reply to korling99

      I think there was a concept at a Tokyo Auto Salon for a new forester sti with the xt in it but I do not know if it is really coming

      about 3 days ago
    • SenselessTuning
      SenselessTuning

      Please bring back the twin turbo legacy and the brat!

      about 7 days ago
    • Ryan Haines
      Ryan Haines

      I think they should make a large suv.with low.and a rear locker.

      about 8 days ago
    • Brian Dickey
      Brian Dickey In reply to Ryan Haines

      Torq Locker came out with a rear locker for Subaru a few months ago. It's like 450 bucks. As soon as my warranty is up on my 2018, i'm putting one in.

      about 5 days ago
    • Matthias C
      Matthias C

      I dont get the Americans...They have space rockets, aircraft carrier but no winter tires...

      about 8 days ago
    • Rakesh R
      Rakesh R

      Auto parking

      about 9 days ago
    • Sylvester Boson
      Sylvester Boson

      looks like Brown's camp

      about 9 days ago
    • Everything
      Everything

      Saw one pull a Winnebago out of a ditch. Nearly spat my drink.

      about 10 days ago
    • 1scratchgolfer
      1scratchgolfer

      Dump the CVT.

      about 12 days ago
    • Mr JKL
      Mr JKL

      My wife bought the 2018 XT and we passed on the sport due to its lack of power

      about 12 days ago
    • b m
      b m

      smart

      about 13 days ago
    • Michael PaulRa
      Michael PaulRa

      I never seen an xmode beach or sand test.

      about 14 days ago
    • Jonathan Chartrand
      Jonathan Chartrand

      a little more power please

      about 14 days ago
    • マイニチ
      マイニチ

      Great job!

      about 14 days ago
    • Sai Vahini
      Sai Vahini

      Awesome just purchased one today

      about 15 days ago
    • Fernando Leiria
      Fernando Leiria

      I bought a forester 2019 and comparing with another of 2014, with the same motor potency, it is a more refined product with various small details solved. Actually a very good product, with a correct price!

      about 15 days ago
    • Steve Jones
      Steve Jones

      locking rear diff.

      about 15 days ago
    • keepithd2010
      keepithd2010

      A skid plate should be standard and if they are not still making the Forester with a turbo the turbo should be added. Last but not least all vehicles should have good snow tires in the winter on the East Coast or wherever there is snow or ice and you will have no problem getting through anything. I would also like Subaru to add height control like they did with the gl10 back in 1985 lifted the car at least four inches it was awesome. Differential lock is definitely a good attitude feature even though x-mode should do the trick.

      about 15 days ago
    • Zach H
      Zach H

      turbo

      about 19 days ago
    • ICANTBELIEVETHISSHIT
      ICANTBELIEVETHISSHIT

      Turning off traction control on Mazda CX-5 AWD, does the same thing.

      about 20 days ago
    • tuan sparrow
      tuan sparrow In reply to ICANTBELIEVETHISSHIT

      Yeah right....pshh

      about 20 days ago
    • Bava Neche
      Bava Neche

      Add MORE Horsie Power....Lower RPM and more HP causes MORE Stability in Traction Zones. Not necessarily more RPM's but "Longer Strokes" to provide the needed more HP-Lower RPM-Crawl Effect...Along with Hardened Aluminum Under-Carriage Slip Pans that can be a "Replacable" item in your Maintenance Package so when you drop down on a stone or huge tree root when on the trail to camp site in the side of deep woods. Should go for the 2020 as well....since the are out now.

      about 21 day ago