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2017 Subaru Forester Wins Consumer Reports Top Pick

The trustworthy organization Consumer Reports recently released its Top Ten Picks for their Best New Cars of 2017.  The awards are chosen because these vehicles are outstanding and all-around performers that are shown to be reliable, safe and satisfying for its owners.

imageThe vehicle chosen for the small SUV category with high scores is….Envelope Please!  It is the new 2017 Subaru Forester.  (Applause). Consumer Reports stated: “The Subaru Forester sets the standard for small SUV’s, combining relatively roomy packaging, fuel efficiency, solid reliability and easy access.” You can visit this winner with the friendly folks at Five Star Subaru of Grapevine located at 2651 William D. Tate Avenue in Grapevine, Texas or by calling the dealership at 817.438.1700 and see what the fuss is all about.

A Forester in your favorite color and styling is waiting for your own close up and personal attention.  Indeed, the Subaru Forester offers one of the lowest starting prices, a very competitive list of standard and available features and the rarity of standard All-Wheel-Drive.  These make the Forester a triple threat in the competitive compact SUV line up because it delivers more bang for your buck.  The Subaru’s standard AWD deserves its very own shout-out as this system delivers more confidence with your driving experiences in nasty weather.  Your next step is an enjoyable test drive in this Forester.

The first positive observation is the Forester’s handsome and practical styling in its wide and assertive stance.  You and yours will also appreciate the wide doors to make for easy access and exit.  The seats are comfy and sturdy front and rear with a high-riding position that gives both the front and rear passengers a great view of the road; lots of head and leg room for even those tall folks.  The seats come standard with a smooth cloth upholstery and are also available in leather, as well as power adjustable driver’s seats and much more.

The Forester’s cargo capacity is among the highest in its class with over 34 cubic feet behind the rear seats and nearly 75 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.  Lots of room for those trips to the big box stores. Also, inside the Forester’s controls are simple, logical and easy to learn without the help of your teenager. On your test drive, you will appreciate how the handling is so sporty and how well the Forester glides into those country curves for a quiet and smooth experience.  What may be efficiently powering you down the road is the standard perky 2.5-liter flat-4 that delivers 170 lively horses.  If you desire more zip in your trips, then also test drive the more powerful 2.0-liter Turbo with 250 aggressive horses that love to get you quickly off the line.  The base models have the standard 6-speed manual or the available smooth Continuous Variable Transmission; the Turbo comes with the CVT transmission.

Everything just comes together with the Subaru Forester especially in the fun to drive area.  Find out for yourself why this Forester won the prestigious Consumer Reports award with a short drive to Five Star Subaru of Grapevine which is another trustworthy organization.  One is waiting for anyone’s budget and styling.



2017 Subaru Impreza

There must be something very special about an automobile that has over 75% of owners saying they would buy another one. So says the trustworthy organization Consumer Reports in a recent survey about one of the top performers in the Subaru family of fine vehicles, the popular Impreza.  It is easy to understand why this family sedan got the name as you will be impressed with what it offers inside and out. Subaru engineers didn’t sit on their laurels as they slightly redesigned the Impreza for 2017.

2017-subaru-impreza-01-2That is quite a task as the Impreza was one of Consumer Reports Top Picks last year.  The CR people said: “Despite its compact size, the car’s ride and overhaul comfort will surprise you”.  So get ready to get surprised again with a visit to see the new Impreza from Subaru up close and personal with the friendly folks at Five Star Subaru of Grapevine located at 2651 William D. Tate Avenue or by calling the dealership at 817.438.1700 today!

This very practical car with Subaru’s famous standard four-wheel drive is also one of the safest cars on the road.  That is important as you always have precious cargo on board.  The Impreza has excellent crash tests and was named as a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS and received the top award with a “Plus Mark” when equipped with the available Eyesight Driver Assist feature from Subaru.  This year the safety aspect gets stronger with the new global platform that improves crash energy absorption by 40%.

2017-Subaru-Impreza-20i-Sport-5-Door-side-in-motion-02.jpgWhat else has really changed for the 2017 Impreza?  You will quickly see that the sleek looking headlights and taillights are more stylish, especially with the five-door hatch model. The taillights wrap around from the rear on the hatchback, just like the sedan in a classy and attention getting way.  Also, standard daytime running lamps, body-colored side skirts, a sporty looking black finish front grille and more.

Depending what model you choose for that enjoyable test drive from Five Star Subaru, you could be riding on 15, 16 or 17-inch machine finished alloy wheels.  The Sport trim of the hatchback offers even larger 18-inch rollers.  When you slide into those wide and comfy seats for that test drive, you and yours will appreciate how much room the cabin has with upscale features.

cr-cars-inline-2017-subaru-impreza-sport-atc-i-11-16The Impreza base model has a 6.5-inch multi-media touch screen featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.  Moving up to the other trims brings Subaru’s popular Starlink 8-inch touch screen and the option for the rocking Harman/Kardon premium audio system.  Also available is the very important Starlink’s safety and security system.  Do check this out as it has an abundance of features to keep you away from accidents.

The other big news is the revamped 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine which now has direct fuel injection.  This lively four punches out more horses to 152 and is mated with a manual or CVT automatic transmission.  Since it is a Subaru the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive setup comes standard and is a huge asset in harsh weather conditions.  What you will also experience is the new Impreza’s improved ride comfort and a quieter experience.

Owners will tell you that their Impreza is just as much fun to drive as it is to be seen in.  So, just make the short drive to Five Star Subaru of Grapevine and find out for yourself what the excitement is all about.  You will be impressed with the Impreza whether a sedan or hatchback.