Why is Subaru Forester the most honored vehicle since 1997?
The Australians know their SUVs and the Subaru Forester is their favorite because it does what others can’t. Forester owners around the globe use their multi-purpose vehicles for more than just daily commuting, and it’s more of a lifestyle thing. That’s why Subaru’s 2015 Forester has again been named Best All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) under $45,000 in the Australia’s Best Cars awards.
Most decorated SUV in Australia since 1997
The Subaru Forester made its launch in Australia in 1997 and has since gone on to be one of the most popular SUVs in Australia. Forester maintains its long-held status as one of the most decorated vehicles in the Australian automotive industry, since its launch in 1997. The award comes from the nation’s combined motoring organizations and the cars were evaluated by the NRMA, RACV, RACQ, RAASA, RACWA, RACT and AANT against a broad range of criteria including: value for money, design and function, and on-the-road performance.
Forester has a tradition of multi-use activities
Forester fans know that the multi-use SUV can be used for more than commuting during the week, but they also use it for fun on the weekends. With its Symmetrical all-wheel-drive system, Forester has a go-anywhere attitude and is used for recreation and off-road fun. It’s owners use the mid-size SUV for camping, hiking, biking and taking the vehicle off-pavement and away from civilization.
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2015 Forester carries on the tradition
Nick Senior, Subaru Australia Managing Director, said, “2015 Forester is very much the flexible family car for today, with impressive cabin and cargo space matched by five-star safety and the other recognized Subaru traits of durability, quality engineering, retained value and the added security of constant All-Wheel Drive traction.
Standard features on Forester
Forester now comes with better fuel efficiency, more refinement inside, optimum traction, and more safety features. Among the standard features on the 2015 Forester 2.5i are: Lineartronic Continuously Variable Transmission, Auto Stop Start –on all normally-aspirated gas Foresters, Multi-Function Display, Soft-touch high-quality interior trim, Active Torque Split All-Wheel Drive, Generous cabin space, Aerodynamic efficiency with a Cd of just 0.33 and Seven airbags and now includes a driver’s knee airbag, a feature of every Forester.
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Forester achieves top safety rating
And every Forester model in the lineup achieved a five-star crashworthiness rating for occupant safety from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). It was the first compact SUV to achieve this rating and also the first Japanese vehicle to do so.
Australians and Forester owners around the globe know that Forester has been providing more fun on and off-road than any other SUV on the planet for nearly two decades. The 2015 Subaru Forester carries on the tradition with a little more style and refinement.