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Subaru Forester 2.5i Video Review

Watch our video review of the all-new Subaru Forester 2.5i as we drive it on-road and off-road and explain what the inside and boot space is like.

2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i Specifications

Price From $33,490+ORC Warranty three-years unlimited kilometres Service Intervals 12 months or 12,500km Safety N/A Engine 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol Power 136kW at 5800rpm Torque239Nm at 4400rpm Transmission CVT Drive all-wheel drive Dimensions 4625mm long, 1815mm wide, 1730mm high, 2770mm wheelbase Angles 18.7-degrees approach, 19.6-degrees breakover, 24.6-degrees departure Ground Clearance 220mm Turning Circle 10.8m Seats five Boot Space 498-1768L Towing 1500kg; 150kg towball download Spare full-size Fuel Tank 63L Thirst 7.4L/100km claimed combined

The all-new Subaru Forester launched in Australia earlier in the year and almost caused the internet to melt when we learned that Subaru had dropped the diesel engine, manual transmission and the turbocharged XT variant. In this video we look at the entry-level Forester which is unlikely to be the most popular in the range but when you crunch the numbers it’s hard to come up with a better priced, better specced, or better performing vehicle for the money.

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For more on the new Forester you can read our road test of the Forester 2.5i HERE.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.