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Motor Trend magazine has picked the 2009 Subaru Forester as its
sport utility vehicle of the year, citing its fuel efficiency, comfort
on the road and competency off the pavement. The award, announced
Thursday, came from a field of 13 finalists mostly made up of car-based
crossover vehicles, with few traditional body-on-frame truck-based SUVS
as in previous years.


The all-wheel-drive Forester with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine
with an automatic transmission gets an estimated 20 miles per gallon in
city driving and 26 on the highway. Other finalists were the BMW X6,
Chevrolet Traverse, Dodge Journey, Ford Flex, Honda Pilot, Infiniti EX
and FX, Kia Borrego, Lexus LX570, Nissan Murano, Toyota Sequoia and
Volkswagen Tiguan.


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yeah!its interiors are very nice!...the one which was available in india was quite simple with dull interiors n looks!..the only thing i loved in that car was its frameless door windows! :-)

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Earlier Gen. Forester flopped big time in India. Though even that was a good offroading machine, but the petrol Boxer engine was the biggest letdown.

Forester shares its credentials with the fabulous Impreza, so the offroading capabilities.

But now this may not come to India as Subaru & GM are not together anymore IMO.

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I took the Forester for a test drive and what to say..it super.!! We have a 2002 Forester with a 2.5 liter engine which gives 150hp. When I saw the new one I was really happy as its bigger, but was sad to find out that it still has a 2.5L engine and STILL a 4 speed gear box (AT). But even though it only has a 2.5L engine it will throw you back in your seat, which I just loved.

I will write a test report on it once my exams finishsmiley1.gif  

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