Subaru Forester SK 2019 Review

Axe · Jul 22, 2019 12:00 AM

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Subaru is one of the most popular Japanese car brands. It enjoys a good reputation in the industry with its horizontal opposed-engine and left-right symmetrical four-wheel drive system. As a low-key and pragmatic representative, some of subaru's product highlights often need to be more in-depth experience to find. We bring you the report of the new generation (5th generation) forester after the in-depth experience.

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If only from the appearance of the interior design changes, it does not seem to meet the standards of the replacement model, after all, and the old model has too many similarities. But most of the details have been redesigned. Compared to the old model, it has fuller front lines and thicker mid-mesh grille. Headlights use more angular edges to enhance sharpness. The fog lamp area has been added with more eye-catching chrome decorative parts, which increase the sense of movement to a greater extent.

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The overall shape of the rear car is obviously wider and more flat and fashionable. The irregular shape of the rear lamp group looks very individual, and the large rear spoiler also brings a stronger sense of movement.

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Interior decoration - new family design, better texture

In addition to the visual improvement brought by the design, the new generation of forester interior decoration also USES more abundant materials to improve the texture. Tire pressure monitoring, lane departure warning, automatic braking system, adaptive cruise system and other intelligent functions are also available. There was a slight increase in passenger space. The storage space is larger than that of previous models, with an official volume of 520L.

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Hardware -- new platform, new power

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Power, with a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine. It produces 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. That's 12 horsepower and 2 pound-feet more than the previous 2.5-liter engine. For the transmission system, Lineartronic CVT stepless gearbox is adopted. The Platform is Subaru's newest Global modular Subaru Global Platform(SGP), known for its low core, high rigidity, and high compatibility.

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Driving experience -- more urban

The first is the adjustment of the accelerator. Its sensitivity has been improved compared with that of previous models. When you lightly press the accelerator pedal at the beginning, you can feel good power output, and the power follow-up is timely. Even the first touch makes it feel easy to open and control. Then there's the steering system, which makes steering feel more subtle and light, while erasing more of the sense of road you get from the steering wheel. Finally, I was impressed by the heavy chassis. The toughness of the suspension is not reduced, which can provide enough support for the body, and the ability to filter bumps is significantly improved.

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The car shows great stability and tracking ability as it speeds through fine gravel roads or slippery muddy roads. Everything is under control. In such a ragged road conditions, sitting in the car does not feel uncomfortable, chassis comfort is worthy of recognition.


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