2010 Subaru Forester review

In its first full redesign since the 2003 model year, the Subaru Forester has moved closer to the mainstream than some fans might have hoped it would. The old model's boxy charm has been toned down, and what's left is a compact SUV whose driving dynamics are on par with some of the nimbler players in this segment. A few Forester diehards may cry foul, but I suspect the changes will widen the car's appeal to the market in general. The SUV remains as practical as ever, but now boasts enough refinement to merit serious consideration from anyone shopping the latest Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4.

Trim levels include the 2.5X and 2.5X L.L.Bean, along with turbocharged 2.5XT and 2.5XT Limited versions; click here to see a side-by-side comparison with the 2008 model. Subaru's full-time all-wheel-drive system is standard. I drove a number of configurations both on- and off-road at a press event in Southern California.

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Exterior
1) Engine hood 2) Headlight switch 3) Replacing bulbs 4) Wiper switch 5) Moonroof 6) Roof rail 7) Door locks 8) Tire pressure 9) Flat tires 10) Tire chains 11) Front fog light ...

When checking or servicing in the engine compartment (2.5 L non-turbo models)
CAUTION Do not contact the belt cover while checking the components in the engine compartment. Doing so may cause your hand to slip off the belt cover and result in an unexpected injury. ...

A/C Ц Air conditioner button
If the windshield starts to fog when the climate control system is operated in the AUTO mode, press the air conditioner button УA/CФ to defog and dehumidify. When this button is pressed, the air ...