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    Spying: Subaru Forester


    William Maley

    Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

    March 18, 2012

    It’s hard to believe that the oldest car in Subaru’s lineup is the Forester. Introduced back 2008, the Forester now holds the title of oldest Subaru vehicle in production. Subaru though will be rectifying that within the next year or so.

    Spy shots of a heavily camouflaged Subaru Forester were released this week showing Subaru is hard at work on the next generation.

    We can’t tell much about design, but we can tell what the car is riding on. The new Forester will use the new Impreza’s platform, albeit with a bit more ground clearance. Engines will likely be the new 2.5L FB-series flat-four, possibly with direct-injection and a turbocharged four.

    Inside, the Forester lifts the new Impreza’s interior; from the three-dial HVAC setup and the radio or optional Infotainment system sitiing above.

    We’ll likely see the new Forester sometime next year as a 2014 model.

    Source: Car & Driver

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    So let me get this straight... the Forester, Subaru's small SUV, is now going to be smaller than the Legacy/Outback, their car/wagon? I'm so very disappointed in the bloated ugly thing the Legacy/Outback has become, maybe the Forester will actually remain a nice vehicle.

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    YAWNNNNN, This company has legendary AWD and will have a solid following for some time, but they consider to downsize the vehicles and nothing they have fits a 6' tall or taller man comfortable. But then the average size of people I guess will keep them alive.

    Just wish they could actually build some excitement into their cars other than the WRX/STI.

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    YAWNNNNN, This company has legendary AWD and will have a solid following for some time, but they consider to downsize the vehicles and nothing they have fits a 6' tall or taller man comfortable. But then the average size of people I guess will keep them alive.

    Just wish they could actually build some excitement into their cars other than the WRX/STI.

    I'm 6'3" and fit in my Forester (which has a sunroof) with plenty of headroom to spare. I also don't have to move the seat all the way back, it has plenty of travel to spare and leaves plenty of room behind me.

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    YAWNNNNN, This company has legendary AWD and will have a solid following for some time, but they consider to downsize the vehicles and nothing they have fits a 6' tall or taller man comfortable. But then the average size of people I guess will keep them alive.

    Just wish they could actually build some excitement into their cars other than the WRX/STI.

    I'm 6'3" and fit in my Forester (which has a sunroof) with plenty of headroom to spare. I also don't have to move the seat all the way back, it has plenty of travel to spare and leaves plenty of room behind me.

    That is very surprising as so far every Forester and pretty much every Subaru I have sat in, to get it to fit me at 6'6" tall no one can sit behind me and I am unable to sit upright as I have to have the chair partially reclined.

    Be interesting to see if this whole downsizing thing continues as they will pigin hole more people into select models as they give up on having full size vehicles.

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