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Subaru Forester Sport 2019 review, images

The compact crossover SUV is a force to be included. Subaru Forester has long been a leader in the segment.…

The compact crossover SUV is a force to be included. Subaru Forester has long been a leader in the segment.

Launched in 1998, Subaru Forester was part of the first wave of modern compact crossovers to reach the US market. Since then, the segment and the SUV, in general, have completely exploded in popularity. So much so that major car manufacturers like Ford and General Motors have announced plans to ax the bulk of their passenger models.

According to data from the Kelley Blue Book, almost 3.1 million compact SUVs rolled out by US retailers during the first ten months of 201

8, corresponding to approximately one in every five sold vehicles.

And public demand for these cars does not seem to be less than inefficient with sales of more than 12% over the same period.

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Forester is a lynchpin in Subaru lineup. Crossover has consistently been its second best selling model behind the Japanese brand’s signature Outback off-road wagon.

By 2019, Subaru is back with a new fifth-generation Forester and it already appears to be a hit. In its first full month on the market, the 2019 model has dampened Forester sales by 19% compared with the previous year.

Recently, Business Insider could spend a week with a 2019 Subaru Forester Sport in Crystal Black Silica. The base forester starts at $ 24,295 while the best Touring starts at $ 34,295. Our sporty sports trim test car starts at $ 28,795. With options and fees, our Forester reached a test price of $ 31,815.

Here’s a closer look at 2019 Subaru Forester Sport.

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