2017 Subaru Forester XT 2.0 litre turbo

Summary:

Solid quality build with legendary reliability

Faults:

Nothing yet and I don’t expect anything to go wrong.

General Comments:

This is our sixth Subaru, two previous Foresters, and an Outback, then an XV followed by the first Levorg in the UK, and now back to a new Forester. All of then were 100% reliable and great to drive; the Levorg was like a sports car with astonishing acceleration, but it was very low down, and old age and creaking joints called for something higher. We decided on a new Forester XT.

This is a 2 litre twin turbo; it does lack some of the high tech stuff on the Levorg like the electronic automatic parking brake (which we loved) and also the auto headlight dipping and the lane warnings if it detected anything in or around the car, however it is a joy to get in and out of, the powered tailgate is an absolute boon, and the sheer space inside makes it a great place to be. We’ve got a 500 mile trip coming up over Xmas and I’m sure it will behave as all our other Subarus have - perfectly!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd December, 2017

4th Dec 2017, 22:25

One cannot talk about reliability after 500 miles. In any way. Even if your previous cars of the same brand were reliable (recent Subaru had transmission problems). Reliability is a constatation, not an assumption.