2003 Subaru Forester Review

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2003 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester Review

New brings more room, handling.

By Sue Mead


E revised for 2003, the second-generation Forester adds sports and improved handling. The new Forester is than before and comes new features that move its slightly upscale. Yet it still fuel efficiency, cargo safety, and the foul-weather advantages of drive.

Introduced in the 1998 model the Forester mini-SUV soon a household word. Subaru’s to the Honda CR-V and Toyota carved a niche and achieved sales. The Forester looked rugged than Subaru’s sedan and less like a than the Outback.

It also a relatively high ground respectable stowage space for and a four-wheel-drive system adopted Subaru’s world champion cars.

The five-passenger Forester is part of a heritage. Although Subaru has the best-selling imported wagon in the for nearly 20 years, the brand has not easily categorized. Buyers traditionally gone to Subaru for but just as many nowadays are interested in performance.

The Forester to combine the best of both It works well as a grocery and excels as a backcountry runabout for camping trips. It’s powerful than the small in its class and is backed by a legendary system.

It’s also great on gas and enough for cross country trips.

Model Lineup

The Subaru Forester comes in two the basic 2.5X ($21,070) and the 2.5XS ($22,895). (Suggested prices include destination The two models share basic and drivetrains, but the XS offers additional and safety features.

All Foresters come with all-wheel-drive system, horizontally 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and suspension components.

Both the 2.5 X and the 2.5 XS are with a five-speed manual or a automatic transmission. The transmissions with two different all-wheel-drive Manual transmissions use what calls Continuous All-Wheel automatic transmissions use Active Drive.

New standard features a 100-watt stereo with CD remote keyless entry 16-inch sport wheels and intermittent windshield wipers. standard safety features a dual-stage deployment front airbag, front-seat head/chest airbags, active front-seat restraints, and pretensioners and force on the front seatbelts. Standard on models is a four-channel, four-sensor brake system (ABS).

2.5 XS adds automatic climate Electronic Brake force (EBD), Gray Metallic lower body cladding, a CD changer and tricot sun visors. An XS Premium Package includes exterior trim and body a power moonroof and optional upholstery with automatic models. An All-Weather Package is available.

• For more information as specs, prices, and photos of the Subaru Forester, click 2003 Subaru Forester.

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