GoAutoLogo
MENU

Car reviews - Subaru - Forester - X 5-dr wagon

Seats

Subaru logo1 Oct 2002

By MARTON PETTENDY

ALL Forester models continue to be fitted with Captain's Chair-style front seats, which feature folding armrests that fit flush into the inboard seat bolster. Seat trim is a combination of cloth and vinyl - the outer edges of the seat bolsters (squab and backrest) are trimmed in vinyl to be hard wearing on the seat's high contact points. Front seat fore/aft range has been increased 58mm, of which 13.5mm is increased rearward travel. Rear passenger legroom has improved 25mm, while there is also extra foot room beneath the front seats. The driver's seat is adjustable for height via a single dial-type control that offers 50mm of vertical adjustment and a slight forward tilting action to the seat. Subaru still calls it the "Super Seat Lifter", although it differs from the same-name system on Impreza models where a ratchet lever is used instead of the dial control. The Super Seat Lifter system supersedes the previous model's dial-type four-way tilt adjustment for the seat base. All five seating positions are equipped with a three-point lap/sash seatbelt and height adjustable head restraint. The height adjustable headrest for the centre rear seat position replaces the solid headrest fitted previously, which although removable obstructed rear vision when in position.

Did you know?

The rear seat backs are stronger on the new Forester and meet stringent European design rules relating to cargo movement

Share with your friends

Enquire on or Test Drive a New Forester

Customer Terms and Conditions – New Car Lead enquires

Agreement

This is an agreement between GoAutoMedia Pty Limited ACN 094 732 457 of PO Box 18, Beach Road, Sandringham, VIC, 3191 (“we/us”), the owner and operator of the GoAuto.com.au website (“the website”) and the person wanting GoAuto.com.au to provide them with a lead for the purchase of a new car (“you”).

By completing a New Car Lead Enquiry, you agree to the terms and conditions and disclaimers and acknowledge the policies set out below.

Terms and Conditions

  • In order for us to effect a lead you must you must complete a New Car Lead Enquiry (“Enquiry”).
  • We will call you as soon as possible after you complete the Enquiry and certainly no later than the next business day. When we call, we will discuss with you your new car requirements.
  • You consent to our passing on the Enquiry and your requirements to an appropriate authorised motor car dealer as a lead.
  • We will contact you again in approximately eight days following your initial enquiry to check on the progress of the Enquiry.
  • While we will provide the dealer with the Enquiry and details of your new car requirements, we take no responsibility for what happens after passing on that material as a lead.
  • You acknowledge that we are a new car information service providing new car editorial information, pictures and prices to our customers as a guide only. Any new car prices published on the website are the manufacturers’ recommended retail prices and do not include delivery charges and on-road costs. Any authorized motor car dealer to which we pass on your Enquiry as a lead will provide you with full details of the price at which the vehicle will be sold to you.
  • You acknowledge that we do not sell motor vehicles. Any sale of a new car to you by a dealer after we have passed on your Enquiry to that dealer as a lead, is a sale by that dealer not by us.

Privacy Policy– New Car Lead Enquires

  • We take privacy very seriously. We understand that you will only complete an Enquiry if you can trust us to protect your personal information and use it appropriately. Our policy is to ensure that the personal information collected when you make an Enquiry is only used for the purposes of connecting you with an authorised motor car dealer.
  • We do not on-sell information collected from you or any other customer.
  • From time to time, we may email you with information or promotions that may be relevant for car buyers. You will continue to receive communications from us unless you tell us that you do not want to receive any advertising or promotional information in the future by unsubscribing from these communications.
close
* Denotes required field
** Australian inquiries only
*** Prices exclude on road costs and dealer delivery fees

Forester pricing

Motor industry news

GoAutoNews is Australia’s number one automotive industry journal covering the latest news, future and new model releases, market trends, industry personnel movements, and international events.