Subaru Forester
 (4/5)
expert rating
 (4.1/5)
owner rating
from RM 1,631.23 /month
from RM 122,288.00 to RM 165,789.00

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Two of the three variants of the Subaru Forester available are locally assembled – the 2.0i and 2.0i-P, both of which are naturally-aspirated. The third option is the 2.0 XT, which comes fully imported (CBU) from Japan, and is turbocharged.

The 2.0i and 2.0i-P is powered by a 2.0 litre NA four-cylinder DOHC petrol unit producing 150 PS at 6,200 rpm and 198 Nm at 4,200 rpm.

A handy feature here is PIN code access feature, allowing owners to access their Forester without a key fob.

Safety-wise, the Forester is well equipped across its entire line-up with seven airbags (dual front, sides and curtains, driver’s knee), Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), Hill Start Assist, ring-shaped reinforcement frame and ABS (with EBD and BA) as standard.

Each purchase comes with a five-year/100,000 km warranty and a three-year/60,000 km free service package.

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Expert Review

Date Reviewed
25 August 2017
Performance
Ride & Handling
Comfort
Safety
Space
Value
Two of the three variants of the Subaru Forester available are locally assembled the 2.0i and 2.0i-P, both of which are naturally-aspirated. The third option is the 2.0 XT, which comes fully imported (CBU) from Japan, and is turbocharged. The 2.0i and 2.0i-P is powered by a 2.0 litre NA four-cylinder DOHC petrol unit producing 150 PS at 6,200 rpm and 198 Nm at 4,200 rpm. A handy feature here is PIN code access feature, allowing owners to access their Forester without a key fob. Safety-wise, the Forester is well equipped across its entire line-up with seven airbags (dual front, sides and curtains, drivers knee), Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), Hill Start Assist, ring-shaped reinforcement frame and ABS (with EBD and BA) as standard. Each purchase comes with a five-year/100,000 km warranty and a three-year/60,000 km free service package.
For
  • Good off-road capabilities
  • Impressive safety package
  • Comfortable ride
Against
  • Interior isn't the most premium
  • CVT not the most responsive
  • No around-view monitor

Latest Owner Review

Date Reviewed
17 July 2019
Performance
Handling
Comfort
Safety
Space
Value
Munir
2.0i-P (2016)
Bought new, Owned for 2 Years
Fuel Economy: 11.0 km/litre (9.1 L/100 km), RON95, Mileage: 2,000 km/month
    Nice to drive, comfortable, stable, quiet, good cornering handling.
    Great audio sound.
    Single reverse light, single rear fog light, no USB in the front except in the middle compartment.
To improve
Additional USB Better audio system interface (no complaints on the sound)
Yes, I would recommend this car