"Subaru Forester" (2007): specifications and reviews of the owners
In December 2007, Japan was representedthird generation of the car Subaru Forester. The world premiere of the crossover took place in Detroit in early 2008. In 2010, a restyling model was held, which included some adjustments to design and technical equipment. In this form, "Subaru Forester" (2007) was sold until 2013, until a new generation appeared. To date, on the roads is often found the third generation of the Japanese crossover. It is still selling well in the secondary market. Today we will find out what is interesting in this car and how it managed to win a wide audience.
"Subaru Forester" (2007) got courageousThe look that at the time the model was created was fully consistent with the crossover fashion. He lost the share of brutality, which was different from the second generation, which aroused the indignation of the brand's fans. However, such measures were fully justified by the requirements of the market. They allowed to open "Subaru Forester" for women and family audience (2007). The photos show that the car has harmonious proportions, a pretty front end and a monumental rear. The ribs on the side of the car along with the profiled wheel arches emphasize its propensity for dynamic driving.
"Subaru Forester" (2007) has such dimensions: length - 4560 mm, width - 1780 mm, height - 1700 mm. The wheelbase of the car is 2615 mm, and the clearance is equal to a solid 215 mm in the loaded state.
The interior of our hero has enougheveryday and ascetic look: a three-spoke multifunctional steering wheel, an optronic dashboard, a simple on-board computer and a convenient center console on which the radio and two-zone climate control are located. The interior looks simple, but it is very comfortable and ergonomic. Everything necessary for comfortable driving is. Interior trim is mainly made of hard inexpensive plastic, but the quality of assembly of internal parts is at a really high level.
In the salon "Subaru Forester" (2007) canaccommodate five people, but it will still be more comfortable for four people. As in the front, and on the back row there is enough space. The seats have a convenient configuration and provide comfort for long trips. Well, the front seats are ready to adapt to any shape.
The luggage compartment of the crossover is quiteA decent volume - 450 liters, which is an average for this segment. This again confirms that the car is suitable for family people. If you fold the rear seats, the volume of the cargo compartment will grow to 1660 liters. Under the raised floor, the car has a full-size spare tire. This is very good, because the car is able to conquer the light and even the average impassability, and to return from such places on the "dock" in case of breakdown will be extremely inconvenient.
Subaru Forester (2007): specifications
In our market, the car was available with fourpetrol 4-cylinder engines, in which the cylinders are placed horizontally opposite way. Two of them are atmospheric, and two are turbocharged.
The first include: a 2-liter engine with a capacity of 150 liters. from. and a torque of 198 Nm, as well as a 2.5-liter unit, the power of which is 172 horsepower, and the time - 225 Nm.
Well, the second - two 2.5-liter engines generating 230 liters. from. and 320 Nm or 263 liters. from. and 347 Nm.
Transmissions for the third generation of "Forester" were three: mechanics on 5 steps or an automaton for 4 or 5 speeds.
On the model with MKMM there was installed a four-wheel drive withblocking the differential with viscous coupling. In standard conditions, the moment was divided between the axes in a ratio of 50:50. If necessary, up to 80% of the thrust could be put on the desired axis.
"Forester" with automatic transmissions are equipped with multi-diskclutch, which is subject to electronics. The potential between the front and rear axle is 60:40. The active all-wheel drive system, reacting to changing driving conditions, can redistribute the torque between the wheels before the slipping begins.
Depending on what kind of car is on the machinegearbox and engine, Subaru Forester (2007) spends to accelerate to a speed of 100 km / h from 6.5 to 10.7 seconds. Which is very good for a crossover. The maximum speed that the car can conquer, again depending on the tandem "engine - transmission" is 185-228 km / h. Well, fuel consumption in the mixed mode varies between 8.1 and 10.5.
The 2007 Subaru Forester was built onThe platform, borrowed from the model Subaru Impreza. It involves the suspension of the macpherson in the front and the multi-link rear. The steering wheel has an electric power amplifier, which makes it easier to control such a large vehicle. Both the front and rear of the machine has disc brakes. In the front part they are ventilated, and in the back - simple.
Managing the car in the city is very comfortable. Thanks to the high fit, you can easily feel its dimensions, and the unusual shape of the mirrors creates excellent visibility with a minimum number of blind areas. A good overview is also facilitated by a high glazing line.
The car on the road is very maneuverable. A small radius of rotation allows you to park without undue nerves and turn around in tight places. "Forester-3" also boasts good controllability: without unnecessary rolls, it enters sharp turns at a decent speed. At the same time the suspension did not become too rigid, it normally "swallows" the joints of the asphalt and small irregularities. Feedback to the steering wheel is not enough, especially at a low speed, when it turns quite easily. Braking, too, leaves much to be desired, especially considering that the car belongs to crossovers and involves driving not only off-road, but also in a dense urban stream. But the gas pedal, on the contrary, is very sharp. With the unaccustomed to the machine does not get to smoothly move.
For the crossover the car is quite worthythemselves on impassability. He rides confidently through the sand, mud and snow. Therefore, trips to the city on it will bring only positive impressions. And thanks to a very comfortable cabin and comfortable chairs on the "Japanese" you can safely go for long distances.
Subaru Forester (2007): owner feedback
As the reviews show, in general the car proved to be quite good, but there are also unpleasant shortcomings. Among them is the following:
- Low noise insulation and rattling plastic.
- The body is painted with a thin layer (scratches remain from the branches).
- The body is not as stiff as the manufacturer claimed (when one wheel hits a small curb, the trunk is already badly closed).
- Weak brakes.
On the secondary market "Forester" of the third generationcosts an average of 500 thousand to one million rubles. Everything depends on the condition of the machine and the equipment. It is important to note that even the basic version of the crossover has front and side airbags, ABS, ESP, climate and cruise control, electric package, heated front seats, audio system and steel rims.
So, we met the third generationJapanese crossover and can make objective conclusions about it. This generation of "Forester" got a less brutal off-road appearance than its predecessors, but in the "soul" it remained the same. Becoming more decent looking, the car opened itself to the female audience and became like a family car. The car has a good appearance, well rides and can storm "reasonable" impassability. For those who want to buy a universal car for the whole family, "Subaru Forester" (2007) is quite suitable. The owners' feedback confirms that the car is worthy of attention.