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
6 March 2018
Performance
Handling
Comfort
Safety
Space
Value
David
2.0i-P (2016)
Bought new, Owned for 1 Year
Fuel Economy: 10.2 km/litre (9.8 L/100 km), RON97, Mileage: 1,272 km/month
    - Great handling coupled with comfortable and quiet ride in a well-balance body given such a tall car size.
    - Completes with a good round of fixtures & accessories, i.e. steering responsive projector LED headlights, power driver & passenger's seats, auto headlights, auto rain wipers, power tail gate, illuminating lights at the lower front doors, 7" touch screen head unit with reverse camera, Cobra anti-theft security system & pre-installed Motorimage Metasat system (free for 1st year).
    - Solid built body with 7 airbags and other active safety features.
    - Well-tuned suspension meant for rough roads and challenging terrains.
    - Very informative center display with various settings, inclusive of engine oil temperature, throttle opening ratio, Instant fuel consumption rate, all-wheel traction view, average fuel consumption for each trip & etc.
    - Great visibility with large windows and spacious cabin.
    - No lighting in the glove box! Lights are on every single button at the front dashboard, steering wheel & door panel, but not in the glove box?
    - Signal stalk should be on the right hand side! This is a right hand drive car.
    - There is only 1 reverse light at the back! Should have 2 to make a balance view as in tight parking spots, sometimes, on-coming cars couldn't see the car's single reverse light.
    - 'AUTO' climate control keeps switching to 'Air Inlet' mode whenever preset temperature is attained.
    - Fuel consumption rate is in L/100KM only! Should be interchangeable to KM/L.
    - Kenwood head unit display is glaring and couldn't view the screen content when it is hit by direct sunlight.
    - Car is slightly under power when pushing for higher speeds (>100 km/h) and climbing uphills at higher speeds.
    - Car was bought in 2017 for a 2016 model. Always 1 year backdated.
To improve
- Lighting in glove box. - To add another reverse light. - Climate control 'Air Circulation' can be permanently be set. - To give more premium tire e.g. Toyo Proxes T1 Sport SUV which is meant more for SUV. The Continental ContiMax MC5 seems not able to cope with the vehicle's weight and handling demand. - Engine and gearbox to be tuned for better high-end free revving ability.
Yes, I would recommend this car