If you’re looking for an eye-catching SUV that offers consumers the always-desirable space that SUVs are known for, but without all the less than desirable bulk, your Ft. Myers Subaru Forester dealer has just what you need.  The Subaru Forester is wonderfully compromised as an SUV and for this reason they always catch my eye on the road.  Every time I see a Subaru Forester I immediately think “what a nicely shaped and sized vehicle,” and then I realize it’s a Forester.  For the average American, the Subaru Forester is just perfect.

Subaru first introduced the Forester model just before the turn of the century, when SUVs were really rising in popularity.  Since then, the Forester has been remodeled several times, always staying one step ahead of the market.  The 2011 model is no exception.

One of the main reasons Ft. Myers Subaru Forester dealerships have found such success with the model is because of its handling.  The vehicle is built on a car-based foundation, the same one used in the racing Impreza model.  Thus, the Forester is known to have great handling, something most SUV models cannot claim.  What’s more, the Forester is all-wheel-drive, just like any Subaru.  The Forester does sit a little lower to the ground than most SUVs which does make off-roading a little less accessible, but in all honesty most of us do little to no off-roading anyways.

The 2011 Forester starts at $20,495 and comes in five different trim levels: the 2.5X, 2.5X Premium, 2.5X Limited, 2.5XT Premium and 2.5XT Limited.  The engine is a four-cylinder with 170 horsepower, but the XT models’ engines become turbocharged, offering 224 horsepower instead.  The 2.5XT Touring model starts at just under $30k.  The Forester comes standard as a five-speed manual, but a four-speed automatic transmission is available.

For more information on the newest Forester model, visit O’Brien Fort Myers Subaru, which is also known as Ft. Myers’ Subaru Outback dealership.  The staff at O’Brien will be happy to answer any questions you may have about any Subaru vehicle that the Ft. Myers Subaru Outback and Forester dealership sells.  Stop in and see us today.