The all-new 2019 Subaru Forester adds a raft of new features to an already popular on and off-road crossover vehicle. Can the new technology, safety and comfort keep up with the competition like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V?

In this video we take a look at the mid-range Sport model, which features blacked out details, orange highlights and a Forester-exclusive S# SI-Drive mode.

*Our 0-60 time tested included two adult males in the vehicle and a very slight uphill grade. Other reporters at the event reported similar numbers in various conditions.

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    • Seiko Watch
      Seiko Watch

      Outdoor and active lifestyles, Subaru is the perfect vehicle because it’s relatively inexpensive, good reliability and not too flashy, however, the most important thing about Subaru is its unparalleled Symmetrical AWD that outperforms competitors.

      about 4 days ago
    • oHAWKWINDo
      oHAWKWINDo

      God I knew this was North Carolina! I grew up near Boone... Bearings country

      about 8 days ago
    • Chris Prouse
      Chris Prouse

      Great review - thanks for sharing :)

      about 9 days ago
    • The Most Ariel
      The Most Ariel

      \m/

      about 12 days ago
    • Overland Subaru International
      Overland Subaru International

      towing capacity ??

      about 15 days ago
    • Trey H
      Trey H

      What makes these so popular? I thought people disliked cvt’s? Are they really that reliable? Wouldn’t a rav4 with its naturally aspirated engine last longer? I’m trying to decide if I should stick with a midsized truck or go with a vehicle like this. Hard to beat the versatility of a truck but Damn expensive.

      about 25 days ago
    • Driving Sports TV
      Driving Sports TV In reply to Trey H

      Both the RAV4 and Forester have Naturally Aspirated engines and CVTs.

      about 25 days ago
    • aliii
      aliii

      This is literally my dream car I WANT A FORESTER SO BAD

      about 1 month ago
    • John Hunter
      John Hunter

      I am concerned about two issues about Subaru: 1. the in-born long-lasting engine oil burn problem (http://www.subarucomplaints.com/oil-consumption/); 2. quality of the CVT transmission.
      Anyone has more information on these problems? Although this commercial gives nice review , I hope that the buyers get unbiased information/facts before they buy.

      about 1 month ago
    • Stephen Tillsley
      Stephen Tillsley

      Any chance of this coming to the UK? 🙏

      about 1 month ago
    • luKe
      luKe

      Your Forester reviews helped my wife and I feel confident buying her 2020 Forester Sport in white. Incredible vehicle! We bought it and immediately took it on our trip to the Smoky Mountains. Between highway driving and up and down the mountain a million times to hike, we saw a combined 30.6mpg, and that is one of the reasons we bought it. My wife does a lot of driving for work; so, we didn't need anything with more power, just needed good mpg and cargo space. Plus our local Subaru dealership gives you the 7 year/100,000 mile warranty for free :)

      about 1 month ago
    • Jazz_Addict
      Jazz_Addict

      I've been researching crossovers under 35K and would like to know: why is it that every vehicle in the class has some notable flaw? With Subaru, it's power. With Mazda, it's gas mileage. With the new Escape, it's handling. With RAV4, it's a coarse engine.. And with CRV, you get the special bonus of gas mixing with oil. I just don't get it. Do the majority of buyers simply not care ? Is that how manufacturers can get away with this ?

      about 1 month ago
    • Jazz_Addict
      Jazz_Addict In reply to Jazz_Addict

      @Driving Sports TV OK-- got it. I appreciate you taking the time to explain. We live in a rural, outlying area of the Sierra foothills and although the Forester we test-drove today definitely doesn't have the power we're used to with our V6 Rav4's, it's good enough. I can't justify compromising when it comes to handling, braking, AWD capability or gas mileage so I'll sacrifice torque. We'll buy the Forester.

      about 1 month ago
    • Driving Sports TV
      Driving Sports TV In reply to Jazz_Addict

      Jazz_Addict Mazda is a great example. They did spend $1 billion to develop a new series of engines. And after doing that they can’t exactly change course. They have a massive investment in this platform. And yes, it Hass to come down to cost. Nobody’s going to spend $100,000 on a perfect Corolla.And if you put all the time in development and every single component that was necessary. It would be massively expensive of a product. So yes there are corners being cut, but they have to be cut in order to be able to meet cost goals.

      about 1 month ago
    • Jazz_Addict
      Jazz_Addict In reply to Jazz_Addict

      @Driving Sports TV You mean to tell me that technology is proprietary to such an extreme that Mazda actually lacks the ability to design engines that are more fuel efficient ? That Ford's new Escape has to have such poor cornering, because their engineers are incapable of designing anything better? That Honda's engineers lack the ability to design a turbo that does not allow gas to find its way into the oil pan? I don't believe it. I suspect it's really all about short-term profit and acculturating consumers to believe they have to settle for corner-cutting.

      about 1 month ago
    • Driving Sports TV
      Driving Sports TV In reply to Jazz_Addict

      There’s always a compromise. Just have to decide which match your priorities. Power trains cost a billion dollars to develop. This stuff is not easy.

      about 1 month ago
    • Motor Head
      Motor Head

      How much oil does this one burn?

      about 1 month ago
    • cheemooo
      cheemooo

      Bring back green with light colored interior on the Subaru impreza Subaru.

      about 1 month ago
    • cheemooo
      cheemooo

      How do they get existing owners input on the cars? I am a owner of a 2015 Subaru Impreza and I think it is nearly perfect. I think the current model impreza has a cheaper interior the materials are not as good the esthetics are not as good and why the hell did they take away the wheel arches in the body? On the old one the stereo could be played with the screen off I am not sure but I dont think the current one can do that. They ruined a perfect design. Quit trying so hard Subaru, if a model is beautiful leave it beautiful dont over redesign what is not broken. From a current owner please dont mess with a good car.

      about 1 month ago
    • Dat Nguyen
      Dat Nguyen

      Subaru Sport trim need Turbo Engine, and 8 speeds AT not street scooter CVT transmission

      about 2 months ago
    • Cocoa Liveson
      Cocoa Liveson

      The base model would be perfect if it had X-mode.

      about 2 months ago
    • Ghazi Nesheiwat
      Ghazi Nesheiwat

      BRING BACK THE TURBO 2.0 L ENGINE.

      about 2 months ago
    • Alex Lin
      Alex Lin

      Just watched this video as I'm getting close to making my purchasing decision and I'm surprised at the number of things I missed. Awesome the 2nd time around! Thank you!

      about 2 months ago
    • Kampfhund
      Kampfhund

      Considering that they made the new Outback an ST with the boxer turbo-4, the new Legacy, and have had the engine in the Subaru Ascent since it debuted, there is absolutely no excuse for not putting in the turbo-4 for the Forrester now.

      about 2 months ago
    • Sralaine 007 o-007
      Sralaine 007 o-007

      Can a New Subaru Forester come out of dealership drive Crossing a knee deep water WITHOUT any modifications during flooding ???????

      about 2 months ago
    • D T
      D T

      Wonder if it is safe to make love in the tent on the top of the Forester.

      about 2 months ago
    • Digitized Chaos
      Digitized Chaos

      what tent is that?

      about 2 months ago
    • Digitized Chaos
      Digitized Chaos In reply to Digitized Chaos

      @Driving Sports TV awesome, thanks!

      about 2 months ago
    • Driving Sports TV
      Driving Sports TV In reply to Digitized Chaos

      IIRC It’s a Tepui. Not sure of the specific model though.

      about 2 months ago
    • Losha Ilyukh
      Losha Ilyukh

      finally a forester with a good looking car body

      about 3 months ago
    • jkeener1988
      jkeener1988

      Android Auto is very important to me, reason I won't get a Toyota

      about 3 months ago
    • Ariella Lefkovits
      Ariella Lefkovits

      Why is everyone complaining about it being underpowered? Everyone needs a turbo? Where are you people driving?
      It's a fxckixng Subaru forester lol
      Buy an actual sports car

      about 3 months ago
    • Dominic Fong
      Dominic Fong

      One day when Subaru can double the warranty on their leaky head gaskets, I might just give it another chance.

      about 3 months ago
    • bigbangnone
      bigbangnone

      Subaru is the only car manufacturer than makes a seat that digs into your back causing pain if you recline the seat and try to relax. This is a cheap car. Stay away.
      Real men do not buy boxer bangers that leak oil and CVT trannies.

      about 3 months ago
    • Anonymous Suomynona
      Anonymous Suomynona

      They took away manual, but could of gone with an automatic transmission, instead of a CVT.

      about 3 months ago
    • You_Are_Cleared_Hot
      You_Are_Cleared_Hot

      Diesel engine with a manual transmission please...

      about 4 months ago
    • stormtrooper30
      stormtrooper30

      It did be great if they had put a turbo, but its still GREAT!

      about 4 months ago