Subaru Just Sold Its Two-Millionth Forester In The US Market

Subaru of America announced the sale of its two-millionth Forester in the US market, which was first introduced there in 1997.

The two-millionth Subaru Forester was sold to Brian Gerber, a loyal customer of the brand, by Ruge’s Subaru in Rhinebeck, New York.

Subaru’s consistent growth in annual sales helped the Forester to hit the 2-million mark in under a third of the time it took to reach the one-million mark, which was achieved in June 2013.

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“Subaru has achieved 11 consecutive years of sales growth in the United States with Forester as a key driver of that success,” said Thomas J. Doll, President and CEO of Subaru of America. “Accomplishing this milestone reflects our commitment to providing customers with vehicles made to the highest standards of safety, capability and reliability.”

Back in 1997, the first Subaru Forester aimed at customers looking for the same performance and versatility as the Outback but in a smaller vehicle. It shared many of the same features with its larger sibling, including a 2.5-liter boxer engine, Subaru’s Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and 7.5 inches of ground clearance.

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The new 2019 Subaru Forester is fitted with the most comprehensive suite of safety features in its 22-year history; the company’s EyeSight Driver Assist is fitted as standard and was awarded with the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, when equipped with the steering-responsive headlights.

Flagship Touring models also get the DriverFocus system, which monitors the driver for fatigue or distractions, in case you didn’t get it from the name. Power comes from a 2.5-liter flat-four engine producing 182hp and 176lb-ft and paired to a Lineartronic CVT transmission exclusively.

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  • WalthamDan

    So… did Brian get the 2 Millionth one for free? Come on Subaru. Finish the story off right.

    • thejohnnycanuck

      Well this is much easier to navigate than the mid 19th century comment format they use on TTAC.

      • 85ZingoGTR

        That was my problem with TTAC. I needed to open up two accounts. One to comment, and one to add an avatar. I understand opening one to comment. But just to add the stupid avatar? Give me a break. Well nonetheless I now have an account there too.

      • NormT

        ^^^lol^^^ and they love the format.

  • NormT

    “…70 percent of new Subaru vehicles are now the object of recalls or service campaigns within two years of being purchased, noting that the “permissible limit” should be around 10 percent” thetruthaboutcars

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      GM is in the top two of highest recalled brands of all time, Norm.

      GM’s ignition that shouldn’t haven’t even made it to production literally killed people.

      • NormT

        Not this decade it goes to the Japanese! How far they have fallen…

        2009 Toyota 4.4m

        2010 Toyota had 6.7 million recalls.

        2011 Honda had 3.9 million with highest recalls followed by Toyota with 3.5 million

        2013  So which manufacturers made the Top 10 in terms of total vehicles recalled? Here’s NHSTA’s list:

        Toyota — 15 recalls in 2013, affecting 22 million vehicles.Chrysler — 36 recalls, 4.7 million vehicles.Honda — 15 recalls, 2.8 million vehicles.Hyundai — 9 recalls, 2.2 million vehicles.Ford — 16 recalls, 1.2 million vehicles.Kia — 3 recalls, 1.1 million vehicles.Nissan — 17 recalls, 958,148 vehicles.BMW — 14 recalls, 934,047 vehicles.General Motors — 23 recalls, 757,677 vehicles.Suzuki — 4 recalls, 405,605 vehicles.

        2014

        ——-

        Toyota 6.4m

        GM 2.6m

        2015

        Number of affected vehicles in millionsHonda13.58GM10.6Toyota8.42

        2016 Honda No. 2

        2017

        ——– 

        FCA 4M

        Honda 3.3m

        Ford 1.1m

        Hyundai 1m

        BMW 675,000

        2018

        ——–

        FCA 5m

        Ford 4.3m

        Honda 2m

        Toyota 1.4m

        GM 1m

        • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

          I didn’t say this decade, Norm.

          Learn how to read.

          • NormT

            Pick your buying year of Toyota and Honda, they swap the crown of most recalls recently.

          • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

            Learn to speak English as well.

            The vast majority of Honda’s recalls are due to Takata which has affected the entire industry. They weren’t for other quality related issues like GM.

            Stop trolling. GM is trash.

          • NormT

            NHTSA recalls were filed in 2016. Care to explain Honda was near thr top in recalls for the first part of the decade?

            Stop trolling Japanese garbage!

    • CarbonPhiber

      This is true. You can feel the buyers remorse coming through in the consumer reviews..

      • NormT

        Just don’t head over to Subaru Ascent forums as they are crying about their less than one year old needing a new transmission.

    • Jake

      At least they fix the faults rather than hide them

      • NormT

        NHTSA safety recalls means no choice but to fix them. Subaru has enough problems with Ascent CVT and replacing them.

        • Alduin

          Thats a lie.

          • NormT

            “How are problems with recalled vehicles or equipment remedied?

            Once a safety-defect determination is made, the law gives the manufacturer three options for correcting the defect – repair, replacement, or refund. In the case of a vehicle recall, the manufacturer may choose to repair the vehicle at no charge; replace the vehicle with an identical or similar vehicle; or refund the purchase price in full, minus a reasonable allowance for depreciation. In the case of equipment, including tires and child safety seats, the manufacturer may either repair or replace the affected equipment at no charge to the consumer.” NHTSA

  • Porkopolis

    That’s two million old people tottering around, driving 10mph under the speed limit…

  • CarbonPhiber

    ..And each one of them sporting faulty, leaking head gaskets. Congrats, smart shoppers!

    • Alduin

      You’re an idiot. Subaru fixed the gasket problems when they came out with the all new FB25 in 2011. Ignorant people like you should stop posting such ignorant and stupid comments like yourself. Thats how people get brain washed because they listen to people like you.

      • Jesper

        ‘Ignorant people like you should stop posting such ignorant and stupid comments like yourself’ https://media0.giphy.com/media/uiC2Tho1u46mZxQTft/giphy.gif

        • Alduin

          What do you drive a Geo? ?

      • CarbonPhiber

        Don’t take my word for it, fanboy. Just read the owners’ exeriences with the “New FB25”, and Subaru’s consistent response about “normal oil use”. I guess you think the entire internet is wrong. Cool.

        • Alduin

          The oil burning problem has also been fixed. You don’t know jack sh|t about anything. Scrub.

          • CarbonPhiber

            So angry. Hopefully when you grow up you’ll mellow out. Have a great day, little guy.

          • Alduin

            Not angry, you’re lying and ignorant.

  • Alduin

    I own a 14 and I think this new model is a massive step backwards. There’s no more sliding center console armrest,it now has start stop Eyesight isn’t optional now standard snd the CVT has 7 programed gears now. I prefer mine. The CVT is smooth and doesn’t need to shift.

  • thejohnnycanuck

    “Subaru’s consistent growth in annual sales helped the Forester to hit the 2-million mark in under a third of the time it took to reach the one-million mark…”

    At this rate lesbians will rule the planet by about the middle of this century.

    I really hope I’m still around to see this happen.

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