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The Subaru Forester has long been a popular SUV. Coming with things like standard all-wheel drive, it makes sense that Forester owners tend to love their vehicles. From safety tech to a usable interior, the 2022 Subaru Forester brings a lot to the table. And if you check out what Kelley Blue Book has to say about this model, it is clear that it is a unique SUV. These are three praises that the publication gave it. 

The 2022 Forester is small yet spacious

Although the Forester SUV might seem small on paper, it actually has a fairly usable interior. It definitely feels like it is larger than it actually is. You should have ample room for things like cargo and passengers. According to Car and Driver, even adults can sit comfortably in the second row. And that is not something that can be said about every SUV. 

In terms of cargo space, the 2022 Forester offers up to 74.2 cubic feet. So, that should tell you how usable the interior of this vehicle is. Of course, it is just a two-row SUV, but if you need something with three rows, there are plenty of options out there. 

This Subaru SUV is actually capable

The 2022 Subaru Forester looks capable, but it also walks the walk. Each model comes equipped with 8.7 inches of ground clearance. But if you think you need more, you can opt for the Forester Wilderness, which comes with 9.2 inches of ground clearance. 

The 2022 Subaru Forester is an SUV that KBB appreciates.
2022 Subaru Forester | Subaru

Better yet, like most Subaru models, the Forester does come standard with AWD. While it might not be as capable as something like a Jeep Wrangler, the AWD system does add some ruggedness. 

When it comes to towing, the Forester can handle up to 3,000 pounds. But the standard towing capacity is limited to just 1,500 lbs. 

The 2022 Subaru Forester is committed to safety 

If you’re looking for a two-row SUV, you likely want something with good safety equipment. According to Kelley Blue Book, the Forester comes with reassuring safety scores. There is also a good number of standard active safety features. These features include:

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-departure warning with lane-keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control

Because these features are standard, you don’t have to pay extra. And that is one of the benefits of standard Subaru EyeSight. Of course, for an additional fee, you can add extra safety equipment. 

Does Subaru make good SUVs?

If owner satisfaction is any indication, Subaru does seem to make good SUVs. In fact, the Subaru Crosstrek is an SUV that has little to no complaints from owners. Subaru owners also seem to have no qualms with keeping their vehicles for many miles. 

A 2023 Subaru Forester SUV shows off its rugged side.
2023 Subaru Forester | Subaru

In the past, Subaru has struggled with engine reliability. But it does seem like most of those issues have been sorted out. Plus, the 2022 Forester rides on Subaru’s Global Platform. This platform is said to make major improvements over the old one.