Before you crack open that beer and cast a line, let’s appreciate the car that got you here. That’s right. The Subaru Forester. Anyone who has ever owned one will already be nodding and smiling by now. The ultimate beach holiday awaits after a quick look at these specs:
Why Subaru Forester?
All Wheel Drive and a 2.5L Engine, enough room for surfboards, bikes, and a second esky. There’s no denying it: this is the ultimate summer road trip car. Dig below the surface and the Forester becomes even more desirable. With entry-level models bragging X-Mode, AWD, Vision Assist, and Subaru’s EyeSight technology, there’s not much more you could wish for on a sunset beach drive.
Smart-key and push-start ignition across all trims adds to its usability, and don’t be fooled this is only the beginning. Fuel economy is also good news. A cool 7.4L/100km for its size is phenomenal, you’ll spend more time where this car belongs – on the open road.
Can the Subaru Forester go off-road?
You bet. This car is built for off-roading. From its design to its specialised driver features, the Subaru Forester was meant to tackle the road less travelled. Activate X-Mode and your Forester is now ready for almost anything. While not meant to give full 4WD capability, it pushes the Forester above and beyond any competitor in terms of performance. It’s not just X-Mode that will be your friend on the rough and tumble. The Forester’s universal AWD capability combined with an excellent pre-collision braking system and electronic stability control makes the car primed for adventure.
Can the Forester tow a camper?
Pack your bags, surfboards, rods, all of it. No accommodation bookings needed. The Forester, with a hefty 1500kg towing weight for trailers with brakes (750kg without), is raring to go with a fit and healthy Boxer engine at the helm. The Forester is more than capable of satisfying the wildest camper holiday dreams. There’s never been a better time to explore the Western Australian wilderness, and whether it’s the Nullarbor Plain or Shark Bay, camper towing capability is something that many of the Forester’s closest rivals will never even get close to mastering.
Does towing a 1500kg trailer impact the safety of the Forester? To its advantage, the Forester is armed with some of the world’s most exceptional safety features. These include EyeSight Driver Assist technology which is always on the lookout for potential threats to the car and the driver. With this technology, and the right trailer in tow, the Forester is well equipped to deal with potential accidents. This is reflected in ANCAP’s 5-star safety rating, making this one of the safest SUVs in the world.
Top locations only a day’s drive from Perth
Now you’re an expert. It’s time to crack open that beer and consider your next move. Let’s begin in Kalbarri, easily reachable within a day, but with plenty of things to do on the way, this gateway to Northern Western Australia is teeming with activities for the adventurous. There’s nowhere around here your Forester won’t be at home. Its generous fuel tank and ample boot space are ideal for these long trips.
So buckle up. You’re heading inland to peek over the edge of the new Sky-Walk which offers breathtaking views over the Murchison River Gorges. Try your luck on a dawn fishing trip, the Mulloway could be biting. The world is yours to conquer, and you’ll have the car to do it well.
Venture South and D’Entrecasteaux National Park beckons with sprawling beaches and illustrious Karri forests. For those who are willing to brave the dust and corrugation of Mandalay Beach Road, eventually to be rewarded with a pristine view of Chatham Island, teasing you from beyond the frothing, surging swell, this beach is a must-see. There are plenty of campsites in the area, pitching a tent or parking up with a camper trailer is easy, just consult a local map for details. Many of the most exclusive campsites and Airbnb’s are located at the end of tight and uneven tracks, don’t forget to make use of the Forester’s off-road perks to ensure a safe and easy ride.
Make the Forrester yours
When you plan your next trip, plan with your Forrester in mind. There are plenty of individual accessories that can complement the Forester to make it adventure ready. It’s important to think about what terrain you’ll be covering: are you going in the rainy season? Be sure to talk to your Subaru experts about what customisations you may want to make your next holiday as relaxing and fun as possible. To get a great deal on a new 2020 Subaru Forester, visit Perth City Subaru today.