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Picked up my 2019 Forester Sport today. Had a Crosstrek (16) for 3 years and ready to get back to the Forester. Love having the huge view again Making Forester Great Again!
 

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Just pick up my first Subaru last week which also happens to be a 2019 Sport with option package 22.
 

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Picked up my 2019 Forester Sport today. Had a Crosstrek (16) for 3 years and ready to get back to the Forester. Love having the huge view again Making Forester Great Again!
Congratulations! Care to share the driving experience? Given you had the crosstrek, you are probably very familiar with the driving dynamic of the brand. Does anything with the new forester jump out at you positviely or negatively?
 

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Christogo, since you asked!....

Congratulations! Care to share the driving experience? Given you had the crosstrek, you are probably very familiar with the driving dynamic of the brand. Does anything with the new forester jump out at you positviely or negatively?
My first Subaru was a 2014 Forester, then traded for the '16 Crosstrek that I just traded for my '19 Forester Sport.

The '14 Forester leather seats were very firm as was the suspension. Did not have Eyesight. So I traded in December 2015 for a Crosstrek limited. Loved the Eyesight but soon missed the spaciousness of the Forester.

Two weeks ago I was shopping for a new Crosstrek, but then found that the Forester had a "Sport" trim that did not look like a geriatric vehicle!


I've now had it for just over a week. It is a bit wider than the '14. The CVT is much better in Auto and Manual mode. Much better. The new global platform is a good improvement from the previous generation.

Eyesight now will stop me in traffic and remain stopped instead of disengaging after a few seconds at a stop. Verdict is still out oon the Auto Start-Stop. The Automatic vehicle hold is a nice feature so that I don't have to keep my foot on the brake for long red lihts.

The Harmon 9-speaker upgrade is much better than the old separate subwoofer in the cargo area/tweeter update package.

Head unit is more responsive. Apple carplay works well.
 

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My first Subaru was a 2014 Forester, then traded for the '16 Crosstrek that I just traded for my '19 Forester Sport.

The '14 Forester leather seats were very firm as was the suspension. Did not have Eyesight. So I traded in December 2015 for a Crosstrek limited. Loved the Eyesight but soon missed the spaciousness of the Forester.

Two weeks ago I was shopping for a new Crosstrek, but then found that the Forester had a "Sport" trim that did not look like a geriatric vehicle!


I've now had it for just over a week. It is a bit wider than the '14. The CVT is much better in Auto and Manual mode. Much better. The new global platform is a good improvement from the previous generation.

Eyesight now will stop me in traffic and remain stopped instead of disengaging after a few seconds at a stop. Verdict is still out oon the Auto Start-Stop. The Automatic vehicle hold is a nice feature so that I don't have to keep my foot on the brake for long red lihts.

The Harmon 9-speaker upgrade is much better than the old separate subwoofer in the cargo area/tweeter update package.

Head unit is more responsive. Apple carplay works well.
Thanks for the brief summary. That helped and I have just got mine too. Thank you!
 
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