The Subaru Forester is a compact crossover station wagon manufactured since 1997 by Subaru. Available in Japan from 1997, the Forester shares its platform with the Impreza.
== Background and Identification == The Subaru Forester is a compact crossover SUV (sport utility vehicle) manufactured by Subaru, a Japanese automobile manufacturer, since 1997. The Subaru Forester and Impreza share a platform. The Forester was awarded ''Motor Trend'' magazine’s SUV of the Year award in 2009 and 2014. Forester vehicles are five-door SUVs with a front-engine, four-wheel-drive layout. When it was introduced in 1995, the Subaru Forester was one of the first crossover SUV vehicles. The Forester had the style of a car but featured a taller stance, an all-wheel-drive drivetrain, and higher h-point seating. The first Forester used the Impreza platform but had a larger 2.5-liter four-cylinder boxer engine (which was borrowed from the Subaru Outback). The 2014 Forester has an ‘X Mode’ feature that allows users to go through more extreme on- and off-road conditions. In 2019, Subaru introduced the e-BOXER hybrid powertrain for the European-marketed Forester to increase power and fuel economy. Subaru vehicles can be identified by the Subaru emblem, which includes one large four-pointed star and five smaller four-pointed stars inside of a blue oval with a silver outline. The emblem also includes the name “Subaru” in capital letters underneath the blue oval. Forester vehicles also include the Forester emblem, which includes the name “Forester” in capital letters on the car’s rear. == Additional Information == * Wikipedia: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subaru_Forester|Subaru Forester] * [https://www.cars.com/research/subaru-forester/|Subaru Forester Models, Generations, and Redesigns] * [https://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/Subaru/Forester|Subaru Forester History]