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.

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Comments

    • Tyler Jumper
      Tyler Jumper

      How about a turbo

      about 13 hours ago
    • Darren Sculuca
      Darren Sculuca

      skid plates and turbo engine..yup..Subaru, quit playing into the old peeps please...wow.

      about 1 day ago
    • Tito
      Tito

      I watched every review on the new Subaru Forester, and this one pushed me over the edge and I bought one. I've driven it to many places and it's amazing to drive, I love this vehicle more then I thought I would. Also the fuel economy is amazing. Subaru hit their mark. Their AWD system is no joke. And it's so comfortable. Honestly feel so lucky to have this car. :)

      about 1 day ago
    • Don Greens
      Don Greens

      The sport is badass wish they’d do an XT model

      about 1 day ago
    • TheNextGenGlitchersHD
      TheNextGenGlitchersHD

      Make an Forester WRX STI!

      about 2 days ago
    • Robert Lee
      Robert Lee

      5 speed manual

      about 3 days ago
    • FreeFire Kenya 254
      FreeFire Kenya 254

      Finally a review that shows what it says

      about 3 days ago
    • Ron Johnson
      Ron Johnson

      If you want to get there and back, stop messing around and trade your Subaru in on a Power Wagon.

      about 4 days ago
    • George Armerding
      George Armerding

      Or you can just get an old Subaru with actual differentials, without traction control and you are automatically always in the 2nd x-mode and you can get through without pressing buttons. X-mode is a scam.

      about 4 days ago
    • chris petracon
      chris petracon

      What was really educational was how simply cutting the wheels to the right and outside the track at 5:56 got it "stuck" at 5:59. Then, simply by straightening out the wheels at 6:01 it miraculously became "unstuck" which seemed to have nothing to do with xmode but merely because the wheels were straightened. The fact that this unstoppable beast could be stopped dead in its tracks simply by turning the wheel and trying to travel outside the tracks in the snow made by someone else is disturbing. Can you imagine what would happen if you had to rely on this thing to get you home after a snowstorm in fresh undisturbed snow more than a few inches deep? At least I know I should look for a car with actual ground clearance now as that was frightening how easily that AWD Subaru was stopped by a few inches of snow. Guess its great to get groceries in after a very light snowstorm or after the roads have been plowed but any real travel will require something with a bit more ability. Wouldn't want to be relying on someone else making tracks in the snow for me to travel in just to get around all of the time. I'm going to point this video out to everyone on the new car forum I'm on because we were all discussing Subaru's and I don't think any of the people on the forum realized how easily these Subaru's could be stopped by just a little bit of snow. Thanks for the heads up and this informative video.

      about 5 days ago
    • cezzy abarca
      cezzy abarca

      They should add a turbo again, what should they remove? All that tech, or an option to turn it off.

      about 5 days ago
    • ageofaqu
      ageofaqu

      No brainer! Turbocharged engine!

      about 5 days ago
    • Alien creep91
      Alien creep91

      Forester sport with dual exaust , turbo are just the sti edition.

      about 6 days ago
    • Strikye B
      Strikye B

      Daam

      about 6 days ago
    • Julie Buckland
      Julie Buckland

      nice demo

      about 6 days ago
    • John Wilson
      John Wilson

      turbo.

      about 7 days ago
    • Jess Adams
      Jess Adams

      They need to add the flat 6 to the forester

      about 7 days ago
    • Please Start Thinking
      Please Start Thinking

      Not saying the 2019 forester is bad in any way (I own one), but notice how his wheels are turned when he finally gets stuck. When he puts it in deep snow mode he also straightens the tires which will change the conditions.

      about 8 days ago
    • George Bova
      George Bova

      Plan on purchasing a forester sport when my lease is up ......I agree more HP

      about 8 days ago
    • Mike S
      Mike S

      As many before me have commented ... MORE POWER. How about taking the 3.6 from the Outback or keeping the current (not detuned) 2.5 and add electric motors for torque, combined pushing the overall HP into the 200s. Better yet get rid of the CVT, decoupling the mechanical drive train and powering 4 electric motors from a generator powered by the current 2.5 ... similar to how diesel-electric railroad locomotives operate.

      about 8 days ago
    • James Hodge
      James Hodge

      A wolf in sheep's clothing when it comes to off roading. Foresters are awesome.

      about 9 days ago
    • WereTiger
      WereTiger

      While I greatly respect Subaru's powertrain, I wouldn't buy one until they have an engine with a good deal more power.

      about 9 days ago
    • Lawrence O'Meally
      Lawrence O'Meally

      Do the same test with the new RAV 4

      about 10 days ago
    • Heather C
      Heather C

      I love my forester sport..

      about 10 days ago
    • Kevin Ricks
      Kevin Ricks

      I bought a 2019 Forester Base on December 23rd. 6k miles later and one of the worst winters we've ever had in the PNW, I love this car and the Base is a steal. It hung with our F-150 with A/T tires all winter. The power is fine. Maybe not an XT, but this is a great little car.

      about 11 days ago
    • Daniel Spoerle
      Daniel Spoerle

      Definitely skid plates as mentioned by many others, stronger front and rear sub frames and how about a factory built portal axle option we can buy from Subaru that will allow the ones that actually use their forester in mud and snow to use larger tires?

      about 11 days ago
    • J Fern
      J Fern

      ty this just sold me on the forester!

      about 12 days ago
    • Carter Hansen
      Carter Hansen

      Dear Subaru, add a low range:)

      about 13 days ago
    • EthosAtheos
      EthosAtheos

      That was a very cringe worthy recovery. Perfect how not to video.

      about 13 days ago
    • Michael Smith
      Michael Smith

      Awesome video!! Love my dark blue 2019 Subaru Forester Sport

      about 17 days ago