2019 Subaru Forester Review

Andrew Ganz, Car Connection

The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.

The 2019 Subaru Forester sweats the small stuff. A redesign for 2019 keeps the plucky crossover SUV's virtues such as a spacious interior, good fuel economy, and plentiful safety tech intact, but improves the experience in countless ways. The 2019 Forester's interior has an upscale feel with pockets and storage bins for just about everything; new underpinnings give it a silent, smooth ride; and it has even more ability to haul whatever its active owners might throw in or on it.

Every trim level comes standard with adaptive cruise control, active lane control, and automatic emergency braking. Blind-spot monitors and reverse automatic braking are optional on the Forester Premium and Sport and they're standard on the Limited and Touring trims.

LED headlights are standard on all trims, but only Limited and Touring have headlights that move with the steering wheel. Additionally, the Touring features facial recognition technology that monitors the driver to look for signs of drowsiness or otherwise distracted driving. If the system detects a discrepancy between the driver's actions and the car's movement, it will sound an alert. The system doesn't have a camera that records drivers, but it can remember up to five drivers' audio system and memory seat settings. In our testing, it worked well to quickly recognize drivers and adjust seats accordingly.

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