Fresh from its Drive Best Small SUV award last week, the range-topping Forester 2.5i-S has beaten tough competition from the Volkswagen Tiguan Comfortline, Mazda CX-5 Touring and Ford Escape ST-Line to rate 8/10 in the comparison.
Wheels summarises Forester by saying: “So, it’s the fulsome Forester that elevates itself above all with sheer effortlessness. It simply rises above the trees of normal SUVs.”
The in-depth 10-page assessment says: “Over five generations, the Forester’s cabin has gently evolved around owners’ need for space, clarity, storage, personal comfort and ease, while paying lip-service to fashion, and it’s now at a point where there’s precious little to fault. The tall ceiling, deep glasshouse, narrow pillars, low dash and lofty, sumptuous seating collude to make the Subaru seem cavernous, airy and inviting. Attention to detail is pleasing too…”
For the full story, see November Wheels, out now.