2009 Forester Voted Best Small SUV
The 2009 Forester was voted #1 in a Motor Trendcomparison of small SUVs, beating out 12 other contenders and receiving aunanimous vote.
The 2009 Forester was designed to be bigger, more powerfuland more economical than the previous year model. It is a roomier version, witha 103-inch wheelbase that improves ride and interior space. Priced from $19,995,the Forester represents a $1,200 reduction over the entry price of the previousmodel.
It retains the reliability and safety found in the previousmodel, offering the latest in safety technology. It received the five-starratings in frontal and side impact crash-testing and a four-star rating inrollover resistance from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The judges based their decision on three criteria: value, impact on themarket and superiority of engineering and design.
The improvements to the new Forester are also being reflected in consumerdemand, with sales up 32% over the previous year.