***Tires have just been upgraded from original all-seasons to all-weather severe snow rated (3 peak snowflake icon) for even more awesome snow handling***
Subaru X-Mode for increased snow traction and control.
Thule ski rack holds 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards.
This XT is the Forester you want to drive. It's the grown-up SUV version of the WRX, with a 250 hp engine, and Sport and Sport# modes. It's fun (as well as Subaru safe and dependable) for taking the twisty backroads and you'll appreciate how the turbo keeps it's power driving over mountains.
250 Horsepower @ 5.600 rpm
258 lb-ft of Torque @ 2,000 rpm
All Other Foresters (numbers will be much lower at high altitude)
170 Horsepower @ 5,800 rpm
174 lb-ft of Torque @ 4,000 rpm
This is the perfect vehicle for your trip to Tahoe, Yosemite, Napa...really anywhere. There is plenty of space for your gear and seating for 5 comfortable adults.
Note for snow driving: The combination of AWD and severe snow rated (3 peak snowflake icon) tires on this vehicle will allow you to be waved past R-1 and R-2 chain controls. R-3 would require chains, but in practice roads are closed before conditions reach that level. There is not sufficient wheel clearance for chains. Also, if you drive in snow be sure to wash car before returning to remove road salts.