2025 Subaru Forester | Consumer Reports

2025 Subaru Forester | Consumer Reports 1

The CR Recommended Forester is one of Subaru’s top-selling models, so it’s not surprising that the automaker has made sure the revamped 2025 model builds on the strengths that have made it so popular. Here at the 2024 New York Auto Show, we talk about its improved standard safety features, more available active safety features, a bigger infotainment touchscreen, and even a tiny bit more cargo room are all sure to keep the ball rolling a while longer as American consumers try to squeeze value out of increasingly expensive new cars.

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27 Comments on "2025 Subaru Forester | Consumer Reports"

  1. @davehaddad3229 | March 27, 2024 at 4:50 PM |

    Looking forward to the review. Heard that Forester will be coming out with PHEV 25/26 model – same electrification as Toyota RAV4 Prime. Toyota has 20% share in Subaru.

    • @drivesanoldcar | March 27, 2024 at 5:45 PM |

      That’s what i am talking about

    • won’t be cheap if its going to be a plug in. however a regular hybrid will be more price competitive. that being said, regardless it will have Toyota’s hybrid system with ECVT and that’s reassuring

    • I would have thought it was Honda that had shares with Subaru, that nose looks like a Pilot.

    • @Fabulousprofound168 | March 27, 2024 at 10:04 PM |

      I think they are holding back on the PHEV version until the new RAV4 redesign comes out first?

  2. @timhanley4396 | March 27, 2024 at 4:53 PM |

    I’ve had 3 Subaru Foresters all great

  3. @danielrn133 | March 27, 2024 at 4:56 PM |

    I have to see it in real life. Often in these videos I don’t like the look then I see it in real life and they look better. From the video not really digging the look, but I like Subaru overall.

    • @GatlinburgRealty | March 27, 2024 at 9:48 PM |

      I have the larger touchscreen. I hear your concern and I agree with the concerns with most touchscreens – too many menus, eyes off the road too long, etc. I have not had an issue with this one as it still has buttons for the most used features and most other features are only one touch away. For less used features that are more than a touch away, you have to stop to use them (for safety reasons). I’ve really not had an issue. It’s quick and simple to use – very intuitive. My Rivian on the other hand – way too reliant on the touchscreen to do most common functions. Pain in the neck.

  4. @Luke-kg2nj | March 27, 2024 at 5:00 PM |

    Are there any dash cams available as options?

  5. @jimmyr1683 | March 27, 2024 at 5:02 PM |

    That voice!

  6. @futurepaver2039 | March 27, 2024 at 5:23 PM |

    I’ve seen so many coomplaints about the new design… I love it personally! But this is also coming from someone who likes the old curvier Hyundai Santa Fe and think the Tesla Model 3 should look more like a Camry

  7. @DanielBeard-bt7mn | March 27, 2024 at 5:33 PM |

    I have a ’22 Crosstrek Limited. Thinking about trading it in for one of these later this summer.

  8. A nice calm easy to listen to presentation.

  9. @overshoe6361 | March 27, 2024 at 7:17 PM |

    I want a new gen 1 model like the one in the background with a manual transmission.

  10. @davidcarroll8735 | March 27, 2024 at 7:22 PM |

    40% quieter cabin would be very welcome, my 2019 is loud on interstates.

  11. Love how the crash vehicle is all polished up too😂 Subaru is a very good car on my list for my next one

  12. Today’s Subaru designs make me miss the B9 Tribeca.

    Also, 0:27 makes me dizzy just watching that.

  13. @jbowgo9599 | March 27, 2024 at 9:54 PM |

    A relatively nice look and would take over a Rav 4, Honda CRV or claustrophobic Mazda 5. A bit more power would be nice but excellent safety features and the best in class awd make up for it. Hopefully CVT drone is minimized to a large extent.

  14. This was debuted at the LA auto show already last year!?

  15. @chrisgray4239 | March 27, 2024 at 11:10 PM |

    Great job Subaru, really liked the Tribeca…

  16. @chesterhaduca7029 | March 27, 2024 at 11:10 PM |

    For the premium, is it a wireless apple carplay/android connection?

  17. @alexanderpytko5394 | March 28, 2024 at 4:55 AM |

    I recently bought a Forester and I’m loving it! It’s a 2024 model. I chose it over a Mazda CX5 which also proved to be good when I test drove it. I was thinking of getting a Toyota RAV4 but all dealerships were selling the most expensive ones. Right when I test drove the Forester, I just fell in love with it. It felt manly because to me, it felt like and looked like a tank! I will say this the top brands for affordable SUVs are Subaru, Mazda and Toyota. Maybe Honda too but I’ve heard their SUVs display problems. But you definitely can’t go wrong with a Subaru Forester(Outback or Crosstrek).

  18. @souviksen3102 | March 28, 2024 at 9:06 AM |

    That touchscreen is the deal breaker … phew…

  19. Wilderness model please! Also a cvt fluid cooler or a manual.

  20. I want to go back to the 2007 forester…..

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