The Subaru Forester, introduced in 1998, was Subaru’s first new vehicle in six years and also its first compact SUV. It came at a time when crossover SUVs were becoming popular, and Subaru set upon to create its own, which produced the Forester. It offered the height and storage of a traditional SUV, while having the ride and driving characteristics of a station wagon. It also had Subaru’s trademark, the all-wheel-drive (AWD) system.
Newer models of the Forester became more akin to the traditional crossover SUV design, meaning they are larger and roomier, while retaining the brand’s renowned easy maneuverability and smooth handling. All versions of the Forester include features such as Bluetooth audio, auxiliary jack, USB interface, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and cruise control. Top-of-the-line models would have an assortment of other additional features such as navigation system and a sunroof, among many other options.
Used Foresters give prospective buyers a couple of options. Earlier models have that tall wagon look with SUV capabilities, while newer ones have become more of a true crossover SUV. No matter which Forester model you get, your Forester will come with the AWD system. For a worry-free vehicle, get a Forester, which has consistently scored high in every metric of its safety features.