Subaru disappoints in cabin tech

CNET Car Tech reviews the 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Limited.


There's a lot to like about Subaru cars. They tend to be very drivable, with small but reasonably powerful engines. Their standard all-wheel-drive gives confidence for extra-urban exploration in any season. The cabins feel well built and a step above your typical economy car. While these are all good points, Subaru only offers the minimum of cabin technology, ruining the experience. For example, in the 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Limited we just reviewed, Subaru offers an optional navigation system and Bluetooth, but other automakers were using similar systems five years ago. The stereo in the Forester is also pretty basic. The Forester is a classic case where good cabin tech would make a world of difference.

Read our review of the 2010 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Limited.

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Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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