Subaru Forester 2.0XT falls under the category of compact crossovers and SUVs and the 2016 models attests to the fact that Subaru is a certified brand catering for practical consumers. Though applauded by many for its interior aspect and powertrain, it still has to make adjustments to directly compete with the likes of the SUV- Crossover masters like Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.
Little has been enhanced for Forester 2.0XT and these include the newly installed touchscreen-based technology interface. The standard trim has a 6.2-inch screen while the rest of the trims get the 7-incher panel. You can finally integrate your smartphone through its app and benefit to the 4-speaker system HD radio and CD player.
2.0XT, being the premium trim, brings out the 2.0L turbocharged engine with CVT, sport-tuned suspension and upgraded instrument cluster with steering wheel clad in leather. Other features also include the 18-inch alloy wheels, All-Weather package and a rear roof spoiler—all deemed to be high-quality components to please the practical crowd.
Getting back to the turbocharged core can summon a decent 250 horsepower and 285 pound-foot of torque. It can sprint from 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds, again a decent stat for a crossover. All in all, Subaru Forester 2.0XT is a budget-friendly buddy a practical individual can ask for.
- Engine : 2.0L turbocharged and intercooled 16-valve flat 4, front placement
- Transmission : CVT with manual shifting mode
- Drivetrain : 4WD/ AWD
- Power : 250hp
- Torque : 258 lb.-ft.
- 0-60 mph : 6.3 seconds
- Top Speed : 133 mph
- Mileage : (city) 23 MPG; (highway) 28 MPG
- Price : starting at$30,045 to $36,040 (as tested)