Great family car with plenty of space for 4!
2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X
The Subaru Forester has been a great family car for us! My husband and I have 2 children and the 4 of us find it very comfortable for daily use and very long road trips for summer vacations. It has been super reliable for us as well with no major issues. We keep up on the scheduled maintenance and love that Subaru vehicles only need oil changes about once every 4-5 months. This car gets moderate gas mileage for its size and I personally love knowing the high safety rating so I feel more confident driving my family in this. Ascetically I love that the dash is simply designed. All the buttons and controls needed are there, but nothing much more. A very clean and simple design. Also love all the space the hatch provides, enough for tons of groceries, camping gear, kids bikes, lots of mulch bags, etc., it really works well for our busy family life! The back seats can easily fold down to make even more space when needed. My only suggestion would be to make the interior fabric more durable. Considering all the usage and 2 kids our Forester still looks pretty good but there are several spots where muddy soccer cleats were rubbed on the back of the front seats and surprisingly this won't come all the way out. Same thing has happened on the plastic middle console. Seems odd dirt won't clean up thoroughly even with fabric cleaner and car cleaner. Other than that I love this car and it has been good to us.