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6 Reasons Why AAA Says The New Subaru Forester Is Best For Older Drivers

AAA says the 2021 Subaru Forester is the best compact SUV for retirees and older drivers. Check out the six reasons why.

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What are the best small SUVs for older drivers? AAA says there are six reasons why the Forester compact SUV checks all the boxes. YourAAADaily says the Forester has accessible entrance and exit, excellent driver visibility, top safety crash scores, easy-to-use climate and infotainment, and it’s affordable.

According to AAA, the 2021 Subaru Forester is best for the practical driver. Retirees want a vehicle that offers the best value for their money, and Forester checks the value boxes of standard safety technology, affordability, and excellent fuel mileage. Subaru Forester also received a strong endorsement by Consumer Reports.

2021 Subaru Forester pricing, features, specs
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What are the safety scores for the 2021 Subaru Forester?

The 2021 Subaru Forester earned the highest Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Forester also received a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

All 2021 Subaru Forester trims get the standard forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and blind-spot warning as part of the EyeSight safety system.

2021 Subaru Forester pricing, features, specs
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What is the fuel mileage of the 2021 Subaru Forester?

The 2021 Subaru Forester comes with standard all-wheel-drive, and EPA fuel mileage estimates are 28 combined mpg and 20/38 city/highway mpg.

What is the price of the 2021 Subaru Forester?

The 2021 Forester comes in five trim levels, and the base trim has an MSRP of $25,845, Premium ($28,845), Sport ($30,445), Limited ($32,445), and Touring ($35,945). Pricing includes $1,050 destination.

AAA says, “The 2021 Subaru Forester makes getting behind the wheel a cinch for older drivers; literally. Large doors and elevated seating allow for easy entrance and exit to and from the car. Once set to drive, the chair-like seating position coupled with big windows and thin pillars supply excellent driver visibility. The Forester’s climate and infotainment systems are straightforward and easy to use.”

AAA also scored the Kia Sorento best for the traveler, Nissan Versa for the frugal consumer, and Ford Mustang Convertible for the dreamer. The 2021 Subaru Forester compact SUV scores are high for the practical older driver and retiree and checks all the right boxes.

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jg (not verified)    August 6, 2021 - 10:15PM

Don't forget the hand-holds molded into the inside top of the doors - makes getting in and out really nice if your knees or ankles don't like to work sometimes.

Paul Lindauer (not verified)    September 2, 2021 - 7:31AM

The infotainment system is the worst. To program a destination we go to our phone.It’s a $2800 radio.