Sweet & Sour aka Brian & Zack head to Japan to test out the All New 2019 Subaru Forester. Built off the new Global platform, the new compact SUV is larger, has more creature comforts, new engine and new technology.


    • Jorge Castillo
      Jorge Castillo

      I still own a 2011 Subaru Forester XT that wastes lots of premium gas. I also bought the 2019 Subaru Forester Sport in white pearl. I'm in love with this SUV, with all the safety features and looks. Horsepower is not a problem for me. 182 horses are plenty for a city like New York. And no need for premium gas anymore.

      about 2 months ago
    • Lonewolf091657

      No manual
      No turbo
      No thanks

      about 3 months ago
    • ZigZag

      I think if Subaru starts losing enough customers because of this, they will come back with turbo or come out with a more powerful engine. When it is time for me to buy another car, and the Forester is not made in turbo or a much more powerful engine, I will switch to the Acura RDX or similar.

      about 3 months ago
    • Anthony C Brown
      Anthony C Brown In reply to ZigZag

      They will put the turbo back in and charge a premium for it. It is an easy add and there is space for it.

      about 1 month ago
    • Shawn Warnick
      Shawn Warnick

      It's funny how all these people are dismissing them because no turbo or manual yet only 10% of people were buying them. Sorry guys, you were not buying them enough. So stop complaining.

      about 3 months ago
    • ny176

      Wish Subaru put a turbo in all there cars. Was really interested in the crosstrek. Not enough power though

      about 3 months ago
    • James Hodge
      James Hodge

      500mm wade depth. It's brilliant off road.

      about 3 months ago
    • J

      Historically Subaru have a terrible reputation for reliability. I don’t know why people are downplaying it and calling it reliable. It have few great things going for it like great AWD and outstanding visibility, but don’t call it reliable. Head gasket, catalytic converter issues and engine that burns oil. I owned one and I knew people owning one too with those MAJOR issues I just mentioned. I know what I’m talking about here. It’s reliability is short term. Keep the car long term and you will be sorry.

      about 3 months ago
    • Ace

      Everyone bitching about no Turbo or manual, well too bad no one bought it anyways and that's why Subaru got rid of it.

      about 5 months ago
    • Robb Flynn
      Robb Flynn

      We have just purchased one of these and couldnt be happier, it is a quality product, ticks every box. If you want something fast and sporty this vehicle is clearly not for you, why not move on and look elsewhere instead of critisizing this one? I'm middle aged now and have no need for a fast or sporty turbo charged vehicle, had plenty of these in my younger years but have grown up: I see no need for a vehicle that gives a sub 8 second 0-60 time, my priorities for a car now are value, economy, safety, longevity and comfort, and the Forester provides all of this and more.

      about 6 months ago
    • Kim Un Yest
      Kim Un Yest

      Subaru did you fix the oil consumption problems, your 2017-18 cars are burning quart or more 0w20 per 1500-3000 km.

      about 6 months ago
    • Alfred Andresen
      Alfred Andresen In reply to Kim Un Yest

      It must have been fixed because I have a 2019 forester and it's not burning oil.

      about 2 months ago
    • ດອນໄຊ Donxai
      ດອນໄຊ Donxai

      2018 touring look more nicer

      about 7 months ago
    • Jurietto Mitshi Kunai
      Jurietto Mitshi Kunai

      I want this! Hehe

      about 7 months ago
    • the undead1
      the undead1

      Ground clearance could've been 9 to 10 inches. Cvt only is not so good. It can be problematic off road and slippery service. But the face recognition is cool. Really bolstering the all wheel drive and the transmission should be been a priority. Not style. Style while only give some quick cash.

      about 7 months ago
    • Jonathan Maya
      Jonathan Maya

      Orange trim should have been red! Especially on the interior. Just like the Impreza sport. And a DSG forget these CVTs.

      about 7 months ago
    • Jo Coyle-Barnett
      Jo Coyle-Barnett

      Why not heated seats in new froster

      about 7 months ago
    • Benny

      The year I I'm buying a new car Subaru takes away power from the Forester... Guess I'll try to find a new 2018 in a few months

      about 7 months ago
    • Apache-Yaqui Brown
      Apache-Yaqui Brown

      I love that you mentioned it is so clean. My 13 y.o grandson just got back from a trip to Japan, kept mentioning how clean it was and the politeness of the Japanese people.

      about 8 months ago
    • louis binwag
      louis binwag

      I prefer subaru outback ...subaru Ascent has no eyesight ..so..

      about 8 months ago
    • Alex Lin
      Alex Lin

      I stopped this review after that guy said sweet and sour. Poor choice of words and derogatory.

      about 8 months ago
    • Anthony C Brown
      Anthony C Brown In reply to Alex Lin

      I as well. It was a poor attempt at being funny. It speaks more about Brian than Zack for him allowing it to be used.

      about 1 month ago
    • Richard Shelton
      Richard Shelton

      I'm reading lots of pros and cons comments about the new Forester, but you can't deny that Subaru listened to everybody and came up with a product that makes most people happy.

      about 8 months ago
    • pdpmojo

      Bad joke...

      about 8 months ago
    • Delta Echo Echo
      Delta Echo Echo

      Must have been fun to catch up with the Autoguide crew

      about 8 months ago
    • Yemelian Fabrichnikov
      Yemelian Fabrichnikov

      Why it still doesn't have parktronics? Why there are no hood dampers? Is there an option for Qi wireless charger? C'mon Subaru, It's 21st century! This SUV is obviously stuck in 20th.. disappointing

      about 8 months ago
    • Jim Sathome
      Jim Sathome

      Good enjoyable video. I'm in the market for a new vehicle, and was looking forward to the "improved" 2019 Forester. I was expecting the Turbo and a bit more pulling power to pull our small boat out of the lake (1887 pounds dry weight) as it seemed to be close to a fit. But now without a Turbo, and limited towing capacity (1500 pounds) it falls out of view. We really wanted a 2 row SUV that can pull 2000 pounds and had a little "go". They should have offered the new 2.4 liter twin scroll turbo direct injection engine with 260 HP found in the 2019 Subaru Ascent here as the upscale option. (2020 anyone?) I really don't want to haul around an extra row of seats all year long, so we can launch the boat 3 or 4 times a year. Not to mention the extra $10K or so needed to buy an Accent.

      about 8 months ago
    • Michael 0788
      Michael 0788 In reply to Jim Sathome

      If your looking to tow something I would not get this vehicle. I have a Forester and love it but would suggest an auto. Also, the towing capability is kinda light when you compare to competitors.

      about 8 months ago
    • Javier V.A.
      Javier V.A.

      Congrats for this video. Did Subaru mention anything about hybrid or mild-hybrid version? Thanks. 👍

      about 8 months ago
    • Charlton Barker
      Charlton Barker

      Why not add a Turbo kit or wait until they release the special edition?

      about 8 months ago
    • Tom Eisenmenger
      Tom Eisenmenger

      Facial recognition is only available on the top Touring line, from what I've read...

      about 8 months ago
    • Andrew Barbour
      Andrew Barbour In reply to Tom Eisenmenger

      Looking at 2019 forester base trim in Canada. No eyesight. Think that for a long term vehicle it isn't very future proof compared to other manufacturers. Plus expensive. I want to like subaru, especially for their practicality, but lots of other choices out there offering a lot for the same money.

      about 8 months ago
    • Everyday Reviews
      Everyday Reviews In reply to Tom Eisenmenger

      From what I was told. Not uncommon to have different trim levels between US and Canada. Our Canadian models will cost a lot more than the US models.

      about 8 months ago
    • Tom Eisenmenger
      Tom Eisenmenger In reply to Tom Eisenmenger

      USA. Canada gets it on every trim level?

      about 8 months ago
    • Everyday Reviews
      Everyday Reviews In reply to Tom Eisenmenger

      Are you in the US or Canada?

      about 8 months ago
    • OPA Extreme
      OPA Extreme

      Review with no 0-100kms test ? 1/4 mile ? need to know, of having idea of passing power, which it lacked before. is the small power upgrade just enough to help in this area ?

      about 8 months ago
    • Peter Cooney
      Peter Cooney

      Outside the wrx... what is subarus obsession with making really slow cars? It's like they baseline their engines with pedal bikes. They have this family, earthy crunchy vibe now and horsepower is apparently too aggressive for their market.

      about 8 months ago
    • YorkU Degree
      YorkU Degree

      Forester has always been of interest, but it has changed so little in the last 10+ years. Interior design and build quality is terrible. There is nothing exciting about this vehicle. Tucson, CRV or Rav are better options.

      about 8 months ago