Used 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X SUV Crossover Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X SUV Crossover

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 Pros Tiny turning circle makes the vehicle as easy to maneuver and park as a car.

 Pros Great fuel-economy.

 Pros Rated “Good” on crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

 Pros Ground clearance of 8.7 inches lets it tackle snow and uneven terrain.

 Pros All-wheel drive means it is ready for changing road and terrain conditions.

 Pros Plenty of leg and head room in both rows.

 Pros Abundance of cargo space.

 Pros Great braking capabilities.

 Pros Affordable price to appeal to even a smaller budget.

 Pros Generous number of storage compartments in cabin.

 Pros Long list of accessories that can be added for customization.

 Pros Roof rails are helpful for carrying kayaks, snowboards and other outdoor gear.

 Pros Crisp steering.

 Cons Transmission choices are behind the times.

 Cons Lacking in acceleration and towing capabilities.

 Cons Boxy exterior styling.

 Cons Low-quality materials are used throughout the cabin.

 Cons Elevated rear seat makes passengers feel as though they are looking down on the front row.

 Cons Rear seat is more practical for two passengers rather than three, due to the placement of cup holders and armrest.

 Cons Exterior is a little dull since the 2.5X does not get the vented hood.

 Cons No optional navigation system available.

 Cons Standard audio system is weak.

 Cons One of the slowest four-cylinder crossovers on the market.