Used 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Premium SUV Crossover Pros & Cons

Pros & Cons of the 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Premium SUV Crossover

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 Pros Quickest acceleration speeds in the small crossover segment, accelerating zero to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds.

 Pros Received “Good” crash test ratings in front, side and roof-protection.

 Pros Abundance of legroom in both rows.

 Pros Generous ground clearance for taking off-road.

 Pros All-wheel drive is standard.

 Pros Tons of cargo space with the rear seat up and down.

 Pros Tiny turning circle of 34.4 feet makes it effortless to maneuver in tight spaces.

 Pros Roof rails make it easy to carry kayaks and bikes.

 Pros Straightforward controls, placed thoughtfully on dash.

 Pros One of the most comfortable rides in the segment.

 Pros Fantastic outward visibility for the driver.

 Cons Four-speed automatic transmission returns poor fuel economy.

 Cons Base audio system is beyond disappointing.

 Cons Middle rear seat is hard to sit in because the armrest and cup holder are there.

 Cons No leather upholstery option is available.

 Cons Exterior is a little dull for some people.

 Cons Interior lacks ambiance; there is really no “wow” factor in it.

 Cons Rear seat is a little too high, giving backseat passengers an awkward seating position.

 Cons Wind noise is noticeable, especially on the highway.

 Cons Not many technology and entertainment features available to add on for customization.

 Cons Brakes feel spongy.