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Subaru Forester 2.0XT 2017 review: snapshot

EXPERT RATING
7
This is where the Forester gets a bit of a performance boost.

This is where the Forester gets a bit of a performance boost. While engine size drops back to 2.0-litres, power is way up to 177kW at 5600rpm and 350Nm between 2400 and 3600rpm. The torque figure is identical to the diesel's but fuel consumption is higher at a claimed 8.5L/100km. The turbo petrol also insists on 95 RON fuel.

Starting at $41,240, the XT arrives on your drive with 18-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker stereo, the same 7.0-inch Starlink screen with USB and Bluetooth (but loses sat nav), electric driver's seat, cloth trim, unpowered tailgate and full-size spare.

The XT also drops EyeSight and Vision Assist, but maintains its five-star ANCAP rating with seven airbags, ABS, stability and traction controls, three top-tether anchor points and two ISOFIX points.

Pricing guides

$31,978
Based on 299 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$22,950
Highest Price
$42,888

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
2.0D-L 2.0L, Diesel, CVT AUTO $19,600 – 27,280 2017 Subaru Forester 2017 2.0D-L Pricing and Specs
2.0D-S 2.0L, Diesel, 6 SP MAN $24,900 – 33,000 2017 Subaru Forester 2017 2.0D-S Pricing and Specs
2.0i-L 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $17,300 – 24,090 2017 Subaru Forester 2017 2.0i-L Pricing and Specs
2.0XT 2.0L, PULP, CVT AUTO $24,200 – 32,890 2017 Subaru Forester 2017 2.0XT Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
7
Peter Anderson
Contributing journalist

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