Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Vancouver Island
Car Year: 2016
Car Model: Forester XT
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I am liking what I see so far. As others have noted, it will be interesting to see what engine and transmission options we end up with in NA.
Unlike Good Dog, roof rails that are flexible are a must for us. The fixed towers that can be added to those without the rails look like they would not work. We have a canoe, kayak and Thule box that all have to fit, and the box requires a specific distance between the cross bars. However, no problems with having the rails as an option, rather than standard equipment on certain trim levels. I would pay extra for them.
The NA OBW roof racks make no sense to me. I have not looked into it but can you add aftermarket cross bars that can be positioned where you need them, rather than using the fixed locations of the swing away OEM ones?
2016 Subaru Forester XT