Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport 2021 Radio Review

MY21 Subaru Forester 2.5i SportSubaru Forester Sport is good but not a hot version unfortunately. Subaru Forester Sport adds a heap of style enhancements as well as better towing ability, but the turbo version remains on the wish list.

Forester 2.5i Sport gets the orange highlight treatment amongst its added features with:

  • 18″ alloy wheels (dark metallic finish)
  • LED front fog lights, with black coloured surround
  • Black coloured front grille surround and rear garnish
  • Front, side and rear under guards with orange highlight
  • Roof rails with orange inserts
  • Exterior Sport badging
  • Electric sunroof

Inside continues the orange treatment with:

  • Water repellent grey cloth trim with orange stitching
  • Orange highlights –air vents, shift panel
  • An LED rear internal light and cargo area.

Forester 2.5i Sport AWD is the only Forester variant available in Dark Blue.

Forester Sport and all non-hybrid Foresters can now tow 1800kg making it even more appealing for the adventurous buyers.

Forester 2.5i Sport AWD is priced from $41,990, plus the usual costs and is actually pretty good value.

Im Rob Fraser

MY21 Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport Interior Front Cabin

What’s Good?

  • AWD capability
  • Towing ability
  • Ride, handling and safety

 What’s Not So Good?

  • No turbo engine options
  • Lack of additional lumbar support
  • No head up display

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Model: Forester Sport

  • Model Price:                      $41,990 MLP*
  • Engine:                               2.5i horizontally opposed boxer 4 Cylinder.
  • Drivetrain:             seven speed manual mode Lineartronic™ CVT
  • Power:                          136 kW @ 5,800 rpm
  • Torque:                         239 Nm @ 4,400 rpm
  • Safety:                           Five star ANCAP
  • CO2 Emissions:            168 g/km
  • Economy:                     7.4 L/100km (ADR comb)
  • Tow Capacity: Max       1800 kg
  • Tow Ball Rating:           180 kg
  • Servicing: Capped Price      12 Months/12,500KM
  • Warranty:                      5yr/ unlimited km with full roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Overall Rating     84/100

  • Behind the Wheel     9
  • Comfort                      9
  • Equipment                 9
  • Performance              8
  • Ride & Handling         9
  • Practicality                  9
  • Fit for Purpose            9
  • Towing Ability            7
  • Off Road Ability         7
  • Value for Money         8

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.