The new Subaru Forester is... a lot like the old one.

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But considering how successful the Forester was in its fourth generation, it's no surprise that this fifth-gen SUV doesn't stray too far from that formula.

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The Forester rides on a brand-new platform, though it's less than an inch longer and wider than its predecessor. 

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All Forester models are powered by a 2.5-liter flat-4 engine with 182 horsepower.

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Both the turbo and manual-transmission models are gone for 2019, but that's fine, considering both of them represented about 5 percent of overall Forester sales... combined.

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Depending on trim, the Forester rides on either 17- or 18-inch wheels.

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All Foresters use a continuously variable transmission with "shift" logic that mimics that of a conventional seven-speed automatic.

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Like most Subarus, the Forester comes standard with the company's Symmetrical all-wheel drive.

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Forester pricing starts in the mid-$20,000 range, and goes into the mid-$30,000s for higher trims.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the 2019 Subaru Forester from our first drive in Asheville, North Carolina.

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