- Jun 25, 2015
- New England
I guess this news is a bit old and I'm not sure how reliable this source is, but it sounds like the Forester XT might be going away, along with Foresters with manuals (only available with the 2.5l NA engine now)... https://www.torquenews.com/1084/subaru-w...orester-arrives . If true, this reminds me very much of Toyota dropping the 3.5l V6 from the list of RAV4 options with their last redesign, forcing buyers to step up to a Lexus to get a small SUV of that brand that would get out of its own way in a hurry (Toyota and Lexus are the same brand to me). I looked at the Acura RDX (a CRV that can move) very closely before buying the FXT, I guess since Subaru does not have a luxury "brand" this means they would be out of the crossover/small SUV performance market for the time being and would only offer the V6 Outback wagon as a vehicle that has good utility and can also get going (assuming that engine in that model is safe). Maybe a performance hybrid could be in the works for the Forester?