Spanish edition km77.com conducted a “moose test” of the 2019 Subaru Forester hybrid. The crossover coped with the test and was able to pass the test at a speed of 77 kilometers per hour. This result was better than many of his predecessors.
For testing, a hybrid Subaru Forester of the 2019 model year was chosen, equipped with a two-liter engine with a capacity of 150 horsepower, a CVT and all-wheel drive. Traditionally, the Spaniards have tested the car on a track with exposed cones, between which the car must pass at different speeds – this is how its stability is checked during sharp maneuvers.
A good result is considered if you manage not to hit the cones at a speed of 77 kilometers per hour, which was demonstrated by the Forester. However, it was impossible to complete the task at a speed of 78 kilometers per hour-the crossover still knocked down several cones.
Subaru Forester passed the “moose test” better than the electric car KIA e-Soul, which experienced difficulties already at a speed of more than 68 kilometers per hour. For comparison, the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf wagged its stern and knocked down cones at a speed of 69 kilometers per hour, the BMW M235i failed to maneuver at speeds above 68 kilometers per hour, and the Jaguar I-Pace had a defect during the test – the front wheel was blocked.
We also advise you to see a detailed review of the Subaru Forester from the FineAuto team: