Our Road Trip with a Used 2018 Subaru Forester 


As the name suggests, we have always preferred the Subaru Forester for the way it takes you to places, when it comes to fun driving and exploring unknown destinations. It was a sudden decision for us to go for a holiday trip by road, and all we could arrange was a used 2018 Subaru Forester, that one of our friends purchased recently. Though Subaru has released the 2020 edition of its flagship model Forester, our friend preferred to go for a used 2018 model that he got at an exciting price, from the Ankeny used car dealer.

It was a memorable trip for us all, and most of the credit goes to this vehicle that almost shared the same pulse of excitement as we did, while we all agree without any doubt, that it still served us as one of the best small SUVs,and we congratulated our friend for getting this good a value for his money.

What it is Good At

The model of the 2018 Subaru Forester that we drove in spite of being a used one did not give us the feeling. But we should also appreciate the hands of the owners through whom it came to us. It was well maintained and none of its parts felt as dragged. Offering the best safety features of its time, the 2018 Subaru Forester pleasantly surprised us with an unexpected spacious cabin laid inside a stylized exterior frame. But what we liked more was its all-rounder capability and performance versatility.

The 2018 Subaru Forester as one of the small crossover SUVsexhibited its mettle in offering a  quiet and comfortable ride, for which we should credit the capable engine working under the hood as well as the well-arranged spacious cabin that hushes up the outside noise and vibration with the help of its advanced noise isolation technology while other tech features took care of the creature comforts and entertainment no less than the current year vehicles.

Choice of Trims

The 2018 edition of the Subaru Forester series came in four trim levels named as the base, Premium, Limited, and Touring.

The Forester we drove looked traditional, but we appreciate its upright shape that took a no frills approach towards the design concept. Inside, luxury got interpreted in terms of individual space, and we agreed that without this no ride can get as comfortable and exciting like this. Irrespective of the trim choice made, this space is allotted for all buyers, whoever buys a 2018 Subaru Forester.

Capable Powertrain

For the entire 2018 year range of the Subaru Forester, there are only two engines are used. One is the 2.5-liter flat-4 engine at the base and an optional 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine. Most of the trim models are fitted with Subaru’s own manufactured continuously variable transmission, but the automaker also offers a manual gearbox for the base models.

Handling was so good in the 2018 Subaru Forester, that we all yearned to visit the showroom of the used car dealership Ankeny as our friend recommended them for offering the best price for a used car, while the condition is most likely to be as good as new.