2011 Toyota RAV4 vs Subaru Forester muddy mashup review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2011 Toyota RAV4 and the 2011 Subaru Forester
2.5XT turbo both cost about 30K , both
can seat five people and both can go off-road with their very capable all
wheel drive set up. But which one of these two competing new crossover's is
the better buy? That's the question we try to answer in this off-road
Subaru Forester xt acceleration 0-200
TD05 16GH, Ecutek,Exhaust 3/2,5"
Soft start! 1st and 2ng gear have problems transfering power to wet road
Bigger wheels (215-65-r16)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5jhfqBPV_Q -it my car with td0518g without
ecutek and smaller wheels 215/65r16
Top 5 small off-road worthy Crossovers reviewed
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Wikipedia says, "a crossover is a vehicle built
on a car platform and combining, in highly variable degrees, features of a
sport utility vehicle (SUV) with features from a passenger vehicle,
especially those of a station wagon or hatchback." We simply like to say
that the crossover is the new family truckster. Here are the Top 5 off-road
worthy crossovers that we've driven in 2011.
Top 4 Crossovers that can never go off-road
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Here's an odd fact. Many of today's newest
crossover can't go off-road. Of course that doesn't mean that they are not
fun. It just means that while they look like they could take you to Everest
and back, they can really only go on snow and dirt covered roads. Here are
our top 4 fun non-offroad worthy Crossovers revealed and reviewed that
we've driven this year.
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The Subaru Forester is a crossover manufactured since 1997 by Fuji Heavy
Industries and sold under the Subaru brand. Available in Japan from 1997,
the Forester shares its platform with the Impreza. It was introduced in
1997 as a compact crossover wagon. After ten years of production, it grew
to a mid-size crossover SUV.
The Forester XTI concept vehicle uses the 2.5 liter intercooled turbo engine from Subaru WRX STI, 6-speed manual
transmission, 18 x 8-inch S204 forged alloy wheels with Yokohama Advan
Neova 255/40R18 performance tires, adjustable coil-over suspension, Brembo
brakes with 4-piston front calipers, 2-piston rear calipers, Super Sport
ABS and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), leather and Alcantara
sport seats, a special instrument cluster, front dash and center console
and leather-wrapped steering wheel. Engine is rated 315 hp (235 kW) and 300
lb·ft (410 N·m) torque.
Car and Driver's Best Small SUV 2004[dead link]
Car and Driver's Best Small SUV 2005[dead link]
Car and Driver's Best Small SUV 2006[dead link]
Winner of Wheels Gold star cars award for best compact SUV 2008
Winner of Motor Trend Magazine's Sport/Utility of the Year Award in
The fourth-generation Subaru Forester was launched in Japan since November
13, 2012 and it will be available only in 2.0L engine, in naturally
aspirated and turbo guise. Naturally
aspirated versions, FB20, will be mated with either a 6-speed manual or a
Lineartronic CVT while the turbocharged
version, known as the FA20 DIT, lifted from the Subaru Legacy, will be
mated exclusively with a Lineartronic CVT.
The new Forester incorporates the new AWD control system "X-MODE", which
was developed for the driving on uneven or slippery road condition. Engine,
Transmission and VDC are controlled cooperatively.