Subaru Forester Sport Mind Trick Adds To Appeal

With a major refresh due for 2022 the Subaru Forester mid-sized SUV is in such high demand that choosing to wait for the new model may be the only choice.

The new edition of this brand loyalty leader updates include a more modern larger mesh front grille and a stand-up headlamp design minus amber accents and an enhanced front bumper flanked by beefy fog-light housings.

Though to most observers the Subaru Forester never really changes that much, attentive “Subie” lifers appreciate some variants within their comfort zone and price range starting at around $26,000.

The Subaru Forester Sport edition of the staid utilitarian Subaru Forester is particularly pleasing and fun-to-drive thanks to a little mind trick. The Sport is distinguished by a thin red accent line around the lower cladding of the car that is so distinctive and jaunty in its own low key way that it imbues a spirit of performance that the engineers must struggle to live up to.

That said 2.5-liter boxer 4-cylinder produces a crisp 182 horsepower with a CVT trans reigning in the energy off the line but producing solid 26/33 mpg city/highway ratings.