Adjustment is a little limited, so some people may struggle to find a comfortable driving position. What’s more, there are some blind spots to the rear. The climate controls are simplicity itself, but the infotainment system is fiddly and poorly laid out.
Subaru Forester space & practicality
The Forester is a size match for the likes of the Nissan X-Trail rather than the four-wheel drive mid-size estate it has been in the past. There’s acres of room, reclining rear seats and a decent boot that’s easy to expand simply by dropping the rear backrests to a fully flat position. Unfortunately, a narrow middle-rear seat means it's not that comfy for a fifth passenger.
Subaru Forester equipment
All Foresters come with lots of kit included as standard. Whichever version you choose, you'll get self-levelling rear suspension, climate control, a CD player, cruise control and heaters for the front seats, mirrors and windscreen wipers. If you can stretch to the range-topping version, you'll have toys like sat-nav, leather upholstery and electric seat adjustment.