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2020 Subaru Forester Review | A Few Important Changes

2020 Subaru Forester Review | A Few Important Changes
what is up you guys welcome back to another one if you were new to the channel I am gold pony and today we are in the new

2020

subaru

forrester courtesy of Apple

Subaru

in York PA and so I

review

ed this one the past few years I've always liked it it's got the best all-wheel-drive system in existence right now so what do you say let's go ahead and jump right into it and as always let's start with pricing and so as you can imagine there are several different trim levels for the

2020

Forester

first one being the base trim levels starting at twenty four thousand four hundred ninety five dollars then you have the premium for twenty seven thousand three hundred ninety five dollars sport is going to start at $28,995 limited for thirty one thousand ninety five dollars and lastly be touring that one is going to start at thirty four thousand five hundred and ninety five dollars but regardless of trim level powerplant on the

2020

Forester

will be the same powering this beast is going to be a 2.5 liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder boxer engine putting out 182 horsepower at 5800 rpm 176 pound-feet of torque available at 4400 rpm sent to all four wheels of course through

Subaru

symmetrical all-wheel drive system tested again and again to be the best all-wheel-drive system out there tested vigorously in the snow so an excellent all-wheel drive system there that power is going to be sent to the ground through a Lineartronic CVT with paddle shifters if you were to go...
2020 subaru forester review a few important changes
with the sport or touring trim levels at least giving you MPGs coming in at 26 in the city 33 on the highway taking regular unleaded fuel aka 87 octane so that's gonna save a little bit of money there 210 would also mentioned there is an auto start/stop system that comes standard for all trim levels as well so when I was stopped at a red light back there the

Forester

did completely shut off for me and then as soon as you let off the brake it starts back up of course automatically for you so it's not like you have to turn it back on again or anything like that but it is a fuel saving measure there as well and so now before we do any kind of accelerations in this

2020

Forester

do what I mention s I dry aka

Subaru

s drive modes and so those buttons are gonna be located on the steering wheel there but they're gonna give you intelligent and sport driving modes they're gonna just things like the shift points a throttle response and actually the steering sensitivity as well and so I did just put it in that sport driving mode it did immediately blip the throttle up to a higher rpm range giving a little more power on demand so that's always nice but now having done that let's go ahead and do a quick little acceleration here and let's see how quickly we can get the new

2020

subaru

forester

here up to speed it's not bad certainly no issues with merging onto the highway I wouldn't have minded a turbocharged engine set up in the

Forester

but definitely...
2020 subaru forester review a few important changes
not too bad of an acceleration there but to go along with that acceleration as always braking is equally

important

and so up front you're gonna find 11.6 inch ventilated front discs if you went with the base or premium trim levels actually those front discs are upgraded to twelve point four inch ventilated front discs if you were to go with the Sport trim level and up so we do have them today and in the back you're gonna find eleven point two inch solid rear discs for all trim levels as far as the braking field goes it's been perfectly fine certainly no issues with bringing the

Forester

to a stop so definitely liking that and then touching on suspension and handling a little bit a front you're gonna get a McPherson strut front suspension in the back a double wishbone type rear suspension with front and rear stabilizer bars and as far as the ride quality goes we're about to hit some seriously bumpy bumps here here it is not too bad I've actually had much horse over those bumps because I always take the same test drive I feel like but definitely no issues with ride quality in my opinion steering feel is nice especially in that sport driving mode not quite as heavy as actually the Honda Accord I've recently just test drove but a nice weight to it there but so perhaps my favorite part about the suspension and handling segment of this

review

here there is a button called ex mode that we have here on this

forester

and that is going to give you normal of...
2020 subaru forester review a few important changes
course that's what it defaults to but also snow and dirt and deep snow and mud and this is going to adjust everything from the traction control to the all wheel drive system engagement so it's really a benefit especially with the amount of snow that we get here in Pennsylvania at least and anybody up north and there's what I'm talking about here that deep snow and mud mode will get used and that X mode is essentially just an off-road system that the

subaru

forester

comes with so it is definitely a plus and something I had to mention as well as far as cabin noise goes a little bit of exterior noise coming into the cabin but it's not too bad not as quiet as some of the other SUVs that I've recently tested but again it's not gonna annoy you or anything like that so shouldn't have any issues there when it comes to visibility the general rule is the kind of boxy or the shape of any kind of vehicle it is the better visibility you're gonna have and that's certainly the case with a

forester

I can see perfectly fine out the back even with those somewhat larger rear headrest in the second row there still have absolutely no issues of visibility so well done

Subaru

for that but that about rounds out the performance segment of this

review

let's go ahead now and check out the exterior of this new

2020

Subaru

Forester

alright so here it is the

2020

Subaru

Forester

you guys up front first thing I always like to mention with

Subaru

s is the ground...
clearance because they are more off-road friendly so to speak with their all-wheel drive system but 8.7 inches of ground clearance I do believe that is among the best in its category without a doubt LED headlights are going to come standard on all trim levels well done

Subaru

for that they will come with the automatic feature meaning when it starts to get dark out they're gonna turn on automatically for their LED daytime running lights also standard on all trim levels and you will actually find LED steering responsive headlights if you were to go with the limited or touring trim levels so therefore we do happen to have them today essentially the way they work is when you're going on back roads at night or really any roads those headlights are going to adjust based on your steering angle better illuminating what is around the bend giving you a little better illumination around the corner so that's definitely a good thing a safety feature in itself really LED fog lights can be found just below for the sport and touring trim levels and they're gonna be optional on some of the other trim levels of course they make your way to the side of this one raised roof rails can be found on the premium trim level and up rear privacy glass again with the premium trim level enough that's always an interesting one that they don't put it on the base trim level but anywho when it comes to the side mirrors black side mirrors are gonna come with a base body colored side...
mirrors are gonna come with the premium sport and the limited trim levels and you will find a satin chrome finish on there side mirrors if you were to go with the touring by the way those integrated turn signals that you're looking at right now they are going to come standard on the sport turn level and up and so taking a step back a little bit taking a look at the wheel setup 17-inch steel wheels with covers are gonna come with a base 17 inch aluminum alloy wheels with a premium and lastly 18 inch aluminum alloy wheels if you were to go with the Sport trim level and up so now let's make our way to the back on this one there is a shark fin antenna found up top there just below that a rear spoiler with an integrated brake light and that is gonna come actually on the premium trim level and up that rear spoiler with the brake light there rear window wiper just below LED license plate lighting I know it's a small thing but it really does make a big difference so I always like to mention it that is actually going to come standard on all trim levels and that is one of the new features for the

2020

Forester

and of course I'll keep mentioning the new features as we go but that's one of them it's a small one but it's a goodie they take a look underneath you will find a single exhaust outlet for all trim levels and you will get actually a chrome tip if you were to go with the Sport trim level and up so that is therefore what you're looking at right now...
so you guys know what we have to do next as always here is that exhaust clip all right so now since we are around back when it comes to opening that rear liftgate is actually a power liftgate if you were to go with the limited or the touring trim levels and by the way that is optional on the premium and the sport that power liftgate that is but there actually is a button on the key fob so simply just press that if you like to get it open once opened up cargo capacity is going to come in at thirty five point four cubic feet for the base trim level it's actually going to differ here for all other trim levels it's going to come in at an even 33 cubic feet and if that was not enough space of course there's rear seats do fold down bumping the cubic feet 'no sup 276 point one for the base seventy point nine cubic feet for all other trim levels though but they would also mention in that cargo area you can find cargo lighting for the sport and touring trim levels there's some underfloor storage as well and that's definitely always a plus i use that in my own SUV but that's gonna come standard for all trim levels also Grocery back and tie-down hooks also for every single trim level also use that all the time definitely very handy there making our way to the rear legroom that is gonna come in at thirty nine point four inches so for reference i'm an even six feet tall this is how much space i have back there you can also find a fold-down center armrest...
with rear cupholders for the premium trim level and up rear USB charging ports for the sports room leveling up you're gonna have reclining rear seats if you were to go with the premium trim leveling up they're always nice heated rear seats actually if you want with the Touring I love that especially with

Subaru

s known for being in the snow all the time heated rear seats are definitely a plus again go with the Touring if you want that but we do happen to have rear ventilation in this trim level today as well so that's always a good thing but make your way up to the front seats they are manually adjustable seats for the base trim level 10 Way power adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar for the premium sport and limited and that's probably actually the first thing I muttered to myself before I began this test drive before I turn the camera on what these seats are very very comfortable I'm definitely a fan so if you have any kind of back issues

Subaru

forester

s definitely where it's out there power passenger seat if you wanted it comes with the Touring you will find a cloth finish with the base and premium you will get a sport cloth finish with orange stitching with the sports room level of course as expected there and leather seating with the limited and touring so therefore that's what you're looking at right now and you're gonna have heated front seats that's going to come with the premium trim level and up and that button is...
located just to the right of the X mode button there but they're taking a look upfront at the steering wheel it is tilt and telescoping it is leather wrapped for the premium trim level and up and it is a texturized leather as well there's a different types of leather out there some of them are smooth leathers this is a texturized one heated steering wheel will come with the Touring trim level and up also wanted to mention that we do happen to have that today of course but since I'm making our way to the start up let me first start by showing you guys the key here you do have all your buttons located on one side of the key lock unlocking that button to pop the rear hatch and by the way the unlock button is the

Subaru

logo in the middle by the way but we do actually have a push button start here today that is going to come with the Sport trim level and up it's optional on the premium so all I'm going to do is simply put my phone on the brake and press that engine start button located just by the drivers right neither it's so good then once started up those gauges will do a full sweep there is a tachometer on the Left speedometer is on your right there's a digital display front and center which can be controlled by using the steering wheel mounted controls there's a couple different things you could check out there perhaps the main thing for me is the si drive mode buttons it's essentially going to tell you if you're in the intelligent...
driving mode or the sport driving mode so that's definitely handy as well digital speedometer can be found in the middle it tells you how many miles per gallon you're getting in any given time so it's a pretty cool little system up there as well and I do want to also mention there is a second gauge display if you will just on top of the infotainment system and that is going to give you once again a ton of additional information including the outside temperature so that is always a good thing time of the day climate control information it's also going to tell you your safety features as well as the angle of the

Forester

so if you're going up a mountain it's going to display that as well that's pretty cool oil temperatures going to be up there there's weather settings a compass how many miles you have left until you hit empty what day of the week it is and all of that can be controlled by using the info button on the left side of the steering wheel so I do love that that is up there as well but now let's make our way to overall interior quality actually where we get to detect display panoramic power moon roof is actually standard for the Premium trim leveling up I love that the premium trim level enough gives you that a lot of times panoramic power moonroof are only going to come in the very top trim level of a lot of other manufacturers out there so to have it on the premium trim level is definitely pretty sweet but dual zone climate control...
with the limited and Touring trim levels homeland controls are going to be optional for all trim levels we do happen to have them today there are up to three different garage doors and they are located just underneath of the rear view mirror there you're gonna also have overhead LED map lights and a sunglass holder as well up on the roof and that is gonna come standard for all trim levels and it is what I would consider a very rugged looking the interior actually there is a lot of a rubber texturize finishes really it's gonna be found on the doors just above the glove box and all around the shifter is well I kind of like it like a lot of other manufacturers will put plastics there but I kind of like the rubberized finish it looks good it feels good so kind of cool there just in front of the shifter you have an auxiliary port USB charging port and a 12 volt power outlet as well as a rubberized cargo area there so things don't slide around as much when you're off-roading that's pretty cool of course just behind the shifter you have an electronic parking brake and a brake hold button just behind that you have two cupholders as well as another small little cubby area but then just below the center armrest it is a pretty deep cubby area there and there's actually a 12-volt power outlet within that as well and plenty of cup holders throughout the

forester

so it's always worth mentioning as well but now let's make our way to the tech display 6.5 inch...
color touch screen display it's gonna come with the base premium and sport trim levels then you're gonna get an 8 inch color touch screen display if you want with the limited or the touring therefore that is actually what you're looking at right now either way there you're gonna get Bluetooth and audio streaming Android auto and apple carplay that's a big one and that's standard for every single trim level so it's definitely a plus and by the way Android auto apple carplay if you didn't know already that gives you free navigation as long as you have a smart phone and you're able to hook it up to the vehicle also gives you the ability to like and just like your Pandora songs up there and there's a couple other apps it's compatible with this well factory navigation system if you live in the mountains is going to come standard on the Touring it's also available on the limited and you can check out your radio settings of course up there as well and by the way when it comes to the sound system as far as the speakers go you're gonna get four speakers with the base six speaker sound system with the premium sport and limited and with the Touring you're gonna get a nine speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system with five hundred and seventy six watts however we do have that as an option on our limited here today so I'm quite excited for that one so you guys know we have to do next let's go ahead and turn on the radio...
let's see what we got playing this morning n let's test out the clarity of this one this sound system is ridiculous there's a ton of bass clarity is great for the size of the

Forester

that sound system is honestly amazing so definitely would recommend the Harman Kardon sound system on this

Forester

that we have here today at least but last thing on that X player wanted to mention to you guys is of course when you put the

Forester

in reverse you will find a rear-view camera for every single trim level letting you know who or what is behind you which is always is going to lead us into safety and so to start first thing I wanted to mention with the forest or perhaps the most

important

thing is this particular vehicle is an IIHS Top Safety pick+ which is the very highest rating given by IHS so that essentially is really all you need to know about the safety but continuing on front side side curtain airbags driver's knee airbag as well in the back you're gonna have latch aka lower anchors and tethers for children for the rear car seats rear child door locks back there as well as well as a tire pressure monitoring system but here are some of the new safety features for the

2020

Subaru

Forester

rear seat reminder system is now going to come standard on all trims and

Subaru

eyesight and I'll get into that in one second here

Subaru

eyesight is now also going to come with Lane centering and lane departure prevention so those are the two new safety add-ons for...
the

2020

Forester

but to elaborate on that

Subaru

eyesight that by the way comes standard on every single trim level the sensor for that is located kind of just above the rear-view mirror here so that's where it's going to see everything so to speak but it's going to give you adaptive cruise control pre-collision braking lane departure and sway worn as well as Lane keep assist to and continuing on with the Touring trim level that is actually going to add a driver focused system so it's essentially gonna monitor your driving habits and kind of alert you if it thinks you're getting sleepy or whatever the case thinks you're driving bad high-beam assist is gonna come with the Sport trim level and up and if you were looking for that blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert as many do that is gonna come standard on the limited and touring and it is gonna be available for the premium and the sport ain't stupid anyways that is about it for this one you guys thank you so much for watching feel free to follow me on social media at the bottom of the screen there if you like be sure to hit the subscribe end the bail notification button if you're in the new car

review

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