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

    • temp78980
      temp78980

      Great video, A real test in a real life. Thank you

      about 3 hours ago
    • Steve Forrister
      Steve Forrister

      More horsepower, definitely.. Bought my wife the Sport model, and love everyth8ng about it except the power itself,, only meagerly adequate

      about 1 day ago
    • SchnelLP
      SchnelLP

      All that with Street tires is impressive i would never drive in such conditions without propper Winter tires

      about 2 days ago
    • Qi Gong
      Qi Gong

      2.4 turbo from Accent and brz automatic trans...

      about 4 days ago
    • gsh0ck3d
      gsh0ck3d

      Turbo please lol

      about 4 days ago
    • ken pui
      ken pui

      I wish the Subaru will add the NEW XT turbo to the Forester.

      about 5 days ago
    • James Allbee
      James Allbee

      My issue with this video is that offroading and weather driving is more about your driving style. It was pretty clear that you didn't know how to drive offroad since you weren't clearning the rocks and making good lines. Instead, you were just driving sort of aimlessly through those rocks. Then, in the snow, you pulled someone out in reverse which is a HUGE no... I mean, think about it, most cars have at least 5/6 gears forward in a normal car, but you only have one gear in reverse. When you tow in any direction you're risking harm to the gear you're towing in, so why would you tow in a direction with which you only have one gear to spare? You just shouldn't. I say this because it's important that people know that you can learn to drive really well in different weather and terrain and navigate these things without all the fancy features.

      about 7 days ago
    • Driving Sports TV
      Driving Sports TV In reply to James Allbee

      We towed forward... not sure why you assume we were in reverse. Also, when testing a vehicle’s capabilities, we don’t always take the “good line” because we’re looking to demonstrate something specific. If we took the good line all the time, it wouldn’t demonstrate anything useful about the vehicle and how it responds to various conditions and the vehicle here is the point of the video.

      about 7 days ago
    • tacomahnster
      tacomahnster

      I received a loaner Forester a few months back and was quite impressed with the updated X-mode. I thought the two modes were a gimmick at first, but the deep snow and mud mode really makes a difference... bumps up throttle response dramatically at the low end, disables engine traction control, and increases sensitivity to brake limited slip. It sort of tries to mimic a low range in a traditional 4wd vehicle. Worked really well when I tried it on a few steep trails near my house.

      about 7 days ago
    • Ryan Oleson
      Ryan Oleson

      That’s why the XT existed...... damn :-(

      about 8 days ago
    • ParsianTV
      ParsianTV

      better gear box with lower ratio (common just add a few lower gears), more power, and skid plates :)

      about 8 days ago
    • Lance Guilin
      Lance Guilin

      Always need more ground clearance and better approach and departure angles. I've taken my 2016 Forester Limited and driven the 100 miles White Rim Trail in Canyon Land in one day. It was definitely a challenging drive and there were definitely some butt clenching moments but I was able to make it through. I would have appreciated more ground clearance and better approach and departure angles.

      about 9 days ago
    • George Travers
      George Travers

      If you add 50 more HP (like you said), you will subtract some of the 33 MPG it is getting, thus shortening your travel range.

      about 9 days ago
    • Jay K
      Jay K

      Would love for the cameras to have a wider sweep and faster sampling for the adaptive cruise control.

      about 10 days ago
    • The Feeling Is Mutual
      The Feeling Is Mutual

      The headlights are too bright. I have a sport and get flashed constantly

      about 10 days ago
    • alex rios
      alex rios

      Nice TURBO👍👍 great video

      about 10 days ago
    • kingEdward
      kingEdward

      Came for the video, got an adventure .

      about 11 days ago
    • Manuel Garcia
      Manuel Garcia

      Just took my Subaru forest on a long trip. This is a comfortable, economical and user friendly vehicle. I thought my 2015 forester was nice but my 2019 forester sport is just a better vehicle. The last fuel fill-up the car was registering 570 mile on a tank of gas and if you drive that you will be in the driver’s seat a long time. I can’t say enough good things about this car. A fear as horse power don’t need it and don’t want it if I’m going to sacrifice economy.

      about 11 days ago
    • DAGNA85
      DAGNA85

      Add xt 2.5 turbo ascent motor

      about 15 days ago
    • Veggie Jack's Garden
      Veggie Jack's Garden

      I'm really amazed by how far AWD systems have come. I drive a 2005 CRV and am looking forward to my next car. It's a toss-up between the Forester and the Honda Passport. The stupid low profile tires on the Honda have the Subaru in the lead.

      about 16 days ago
    • Sai Krishna
      Sai Krishna

      XT and manual! if not manual, then they must provide XT.

      about 17 days ago
    • John
      John

      I wish I could get skid proof boost like that.

      about 18 days ago
    • Eric Laurin
      Eric Laurin

      Motor option with more horsepower like the old model XT Turbo.

      about 22 days ago
    • E Chewi
      E Chewi

      Turbo engine from Ascent and real skid plates and 360 camera and a full-size spare.

      about 23 days ago
    • Normambo
      Normambo

      I'd like a gear transmission, to allow greater tow capability. Although not the same, the Rav4 Trail can tow 3500 lbs.

      about 26 days ago
    • BlowUpDaChr0n
      BlowUpDaChr0n

      Turbo

      about 1 month ago
    • MindzEye03rd
      MindzEye03rd

      Looks like it needs a turbocharger.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mike Jares
      Mike Jares

      It'll be light years better with studded snows. My '11 forester sucks on all seasons, with goodyear icegrips it turns into a tank. You also have to turn traction control off in snow, you need wheel spin to claw your way through. That's the only way we get through 26' of snow in the lake erie snowbelt.

      about 1 month ago
    • Emerson Castilho
      Emerson Castilho

      Show de reportagem 🇧🇷🇧🇷

      about 1 month ago
    • John Eason
      John Eason

      Add the turbo 2.4 that will be in the 2020 outback, 100hp bump!

      about 1 month ago
    • John Eason
      John Eason

      It would amazing if it had off road tires!

      about 1 month ago