Subaru Forester is one of the most popular compact SUV worldwide. The first time was presented in November 1995 at the Tokyo Motor Show with the name tag as a Streega Concept. The serial production has started two years later in 1997. As one of the first crossovers, it established its position very high among people with bigger families. Very popular 2019 SUVs and Crossovers website has made a survey on the subject which Forester model was so far the best.
What is the best year for Subaru Forester?
The first generation was produced until 2003 when Subaru presented its second generation, and until now this is the most popular generation of Forester. This generation was built on Impreza platform. Also, this generation used for the first time lighter materials to reduce the weight and improve performance. This generation came with 2.5 L turbocharged DOHC engine under the bonnet. The engine was additionally tuned up in 2005 and this is probably why judging by the consumers’ reviews is the most favorite production year until now.
Subaru Forester third generation:
The third generation was presented in Japan in December 2007 as the model for 2009. With the new curves, and refined and spacious interior it has garnered numerous praise. With two new engines under the hood, it could please different wishes and expectations. The first one was petrol 2.0-liter engine with AVC System and the second turbo-diesel 2.0 L flat-4, producing 145 hp and 258 ft-lb of torque. By consumers’ votes, 2009 model was the second best Forester ever.
The next generation of the Subaru Forester will be ready for the year 2019 and it will have the heavy task to retain its popularity since the competition is greater every year. The redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester will be significantly larger than its predecessor which will provide more space for the passengers and better comfort. The base engine will be turbocharged 2.0-liter flat-4 one with 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The price tag for the new model is still unknown but its release is expected for the end of the next year. Then we will see if the new Forester is competent to keep the legacy of the previous generations.