Tuesday, August 11, 2009

2010 Subaru Forester And Its Award-Winning Past.

How the 2010 Subaru Forester builds on its award-winning past.

The Subaru Forester has a lot to be proud of. In a heavily contested field, it became Motor Trend’s 2009 Sport/Utility of the Year™. What made this impressive SUV so desirable – safety, utility, comfort and performance – continues in the 2010 Forester.

Outside, the 2010 Subaru Outback is stylish, yet unassuming. What it lacks in bold, over-the-top design found in its larger counterparts, it more than makes up for in smart, modern appeal. Subaru’s upright, chrome grille paves the way for a simple, but undoubtedly sophisticated body structure. A wide stance is complemented by long, uninterrupted lines and soft, beveled paneling. Sculpted headlamps, chrome accents and a sleek profile portray a quiet refinement while an available hood scoop, 17-inch alloys and raised roof rails give Subaru’s award-winner a sense of capability and an underlying edge.

While other sport utes may opt to beat you over the head with flashy features and size-over-service builds, the 2010 Forester has been designed to walk the line between contemporary, urban appeal and confident off-road ability. It’s the vehicle that can go between the boardroom and kite boarding without missing a beat. Available power mirrors and a massive panoramic sunroof add a layer of fun and functionality to this crossover.

Beneath the hood, the 2010 Forester features a choice of two supremely capable and surprisingly efficient engines. Forester’s 2.5X models feature the strong performance of an aluminum 2.5-liter 16-valve SOHC BOXER engine capable of 170 hp through a standard five-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission. Smooth and fluid, Subaru’s base powerplant features class-leading 26 mpg highway fuel efficiency ratings.

The 2.5XT models incorporate an available 2.5-liter intercooled, turbocharged DOHC BOXER engine that generates an impressive 224 hp through a smooth-shifting four-speed automatic transmission. Extremely capable and surprisingly exhilarating, Subaru’s turbocharged engine maintains exceptional and intelligent efficiency while delivering an eminently enjoyable driving experience.

Both engines and all Foresters feature the comfort and confidence of Subaru’s advanced Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System, which monitors wheel spin and provides additional power to wheels with traction in order to maintain optimal footing and handling on difficult terrain. Traction and stability control systems have been combined into one, dubbed the Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) system, which senses a loss in vehicle stability (particularly around corners) and automatically and appropriately delivers engine power or brakeforce to help you stay in control of the vehicle at all times. Four-wheel antilock brakes and an independent suspension system ensure exceptional stopping power and a remarkably smooth ride.

Inside, the 2010 Forester is more of the comfort and functionality that makes this vehicle so impressive. Draped in available soft, comfortable leather, and highlighted by aluminum trim and expert craftsmanship, the cabin of the 2010 Forester is quite luxurious. Heated power seats are situated in front of a well-appointed and conveniently designed dash complete with stylish gauges and instruments and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio controls. Folding seats and a massive rear cargo area ensure dynamic versatility and functionality.

The center stack houses an available six-speaker enhanced audio system with easy iPod integration and satellite radio capability, as well as climate controls. An available navigation system features an in-dash seven-inch high-resolution color touchscreen with Bluetooth wireless connectivity.

When it comes to safety, the 2010 Forester doesn’t disappoint. Advanced control and braking systems are joined by a reinforced frame, active head restraints, six standard airbags and more to ensure that the Forester tops its class.

The 2010 Subaru Forester is the most affordable SUV in its class with a starting MSRP of just $20,295.

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