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When it arrives this fall, the new Subaru Forester will be the best compact crossover on the market you can get. The familiar styling and other low-key specs hide the Foresters true form as one of the best products that Subaru or any of its competitors has put out in quite some time.

It’s a culmination of a number of factors: a brand new 2.5-liter engine finds its home, a new transmission, new driving modes, a new platform and an important new driver safety feature that puts everyone else to shame.
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Sahuarita, Arizona USA 2018 Forester Limited
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At the end of the review it says:
"It’s hard to fathom why someone shopping in this class wouldn’t buy it, but it’s likely factors like warranty length (where Subaru has just a 3 year, 36,000-mile new car warranty)"

What about the 5 year, 60,000 mile powertrain warranty? Except for Hyundai/Kia, what competing vehicles offer a better warranty? Certainly not Honda or Toyota.
 

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It read like a press release.
The author is obviously impressed with whiz-bang geek features and doesn't fail to gush at every opportunity.

I didn't see ANY critical thinking or any rational comparison beyond the reviewer opinion.

The problem with automatic features is that they come with complexity, and anyone who isn't a stranger to this forum knows that sensors are not Subie's strong suit.
Your passenger is freezing because there's no heat? Well, it's their fault for spilling some coffee last week and the sensor on the seat doesn't recognize the passenger is there. Easy fix - Just buy a new seat. Maybe that will fix it.. Just leave it at the dealer and you can pick it up in a week or two. Oh.. that wasn't the problem...

Hopefully a gnat doesn't land on the camera that's making sure you can stay awake so that the car auto brakes and fights you going into the breakdown lane as your trying to avoid and accelerate out of the way of a speeding semi-truck. Unintended consequences are rampant with new technologies.

These features do fit in nicely with the Subaru direction of making a car that can be driven by parents who spend most of their time adoring their children in the back seat, or those who prefer to allow their Golden Retrievers to do their driving for them. In both cases, it's a great vehicle choice.

Welcome to the nanny state, where you are protected most of the time from your own idiocy.
 

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With the exception of no turbo available with manual, I guess we got the last of the non self drive Foresters. '18 6 spd base 2.5 is just fine. No fancy electronics, less to visit the dealer for and less to go wrong. Just pay attention and drive is OK for us.
Great glass area, roomy inside, we are happy with the base. Probably less able to be black hat hacked from some troll in mom's basement too...

Drive safe!!
 
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