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  • Bill McKinnon road tests and reviews the Subaru Forester tS with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.

    A few months ago, Subaru teased a Forester wearing an STI badge on the grille, and we feared it was merely a tS and not a full-blown STI.

    Subaru Forester tS engine On the surface, this limited edition Forester tS looks like a sticker-pack special, particularly given that STI badges.

    Subaru forester ts

    Subaru forester ts

    Not that the tS feels premium for the price. Select cars to compare from your search results or vehicle pages. The Forester tS feels brisk rather than fast, its eight-step CVT smooth but uninspiring and the muted and linear delivery adding to the case for extra boost in a chassis that can now cop it. The other modes Intelligent and Sport are more sedate, but given that Subaru reckons this is a pretty sharp tool, we spent most of our hard driving time in the raciest mode. Yet over even the bumpiest country roads this medium SUV refuses to be bullied off the intended line, absorbing big hits with easy aplomb.

    Subaru forester ts

    Subaru forester ts

    Subaru forester ts

    Subaru forester ts

    Subaru forester ts

    Subaru Forester tS REVIEW, Price, Features | STI Handling, And Dutifully Brisk

    Select cars to compare from your search results or vehicle pages. To Save cars from your search results or vehicle pages you must first login. To Save a search to find the cars you like quickly you must first login. Long before SUVs heaved their oafish bodies into the gym, various Foresters — first the GT, then the XT — had been pumped with performance parts and gathered loyalists in the process. It blended — or blanded — into the scenery, and with a 2.

    On the surface, this limited edition Forester tS looks like a sticker-pack special, particularly given that STI badges tally six outside and five inside yet drivetrain changes amount to nil. But this XT Premium-based Forester is one for the original fan base, rather than for more sedate family-focused buyers.

    Subaru forester ts

    It looks a bit JDM-cool on the outside, with pink licks on the front grille and rear diffuser, black mirrors and lower front spoiler, and multi-spoke Enkei inch alloy wheels up from 18s with cheeky red Brembos behind them. Under the skin there are new STI-sourced inverted dampers with 15mm-lower coil springs and flexible draw stiffeners, while the front gets a tower-bar brace and new stabiliser bushings, with extra subframe support for the rear.

    On twisting tarmac, however, it feels like the fast-forward button has been thumbed, with the tS delivering new-found front-end sharpness teamed with reduced bodyroll all round. The tweaks support the variable all-wheel drive and torque-vectoring systems, so this souped-up Subie SUV can be bullied through successive changes of direction without flinching.

    Subaru forester ts

    Even the steering now feels tighter just off centre, though it remains too slow. The Forester tS feels brisk rather than fast, its eight-step CVT smooth but uninspiring and the muted and linear delivery adding to the case for extra boost in a chassis that can now cop it. But that might be too old-school for this grown-up model.

    Not that the tS feels premium for the price. And that leaves this Forester tS as most definitely one for welded-on loyalists. By Toby Hagon, with With an elegant cabin based on the Liberty medium car, it rides higher and handles gravel roads well. By Fraser Stronach, with The boxy medium SUV has thrifty diesel and speedy petrol engines, and leading-edge safety.

    By Daniel Gardner 11 Sep The fifth-generation Subaru Forester might wear a familiar face, but the newest iteration has some tricks up its sleeve for its mid-size SUV competition.

    Subaru forester ts

    By Daniel Gardner 07 Sep Fifth-generation Forester hides a big technological step up beneath a familiar face. My Garage 0 Compare Cars. Select cars to compare from your search results or vehicle pages Ok. To Save cars from your search results or vehicle pages you must first login Ok. To Save a search to find the cars you like quickly you must first login Ok. Facebook Twitter Google Plus Mail. Related cars, prices and reviews Subaru Subaru Forester. By Daniel Gardner 11 Sep The fifth-generation Subaru Forester might wear a familiar face, but the newest iteration has some tricks up its sleeve for its mid-size SUV competition.

    By Daniel Gardner 07 Sep Fifth-generation Forester hides a big technological step up beneath a familiar face. Medium SUV megatest 4th.

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