The Subaru Forester has established itself as one of the most sought all-wheel-drive SUVs transcending most of its rivals such as the Mazda CX-5, Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Subaru Forester has been in production since 1997 and is in its 5th generation.
The Subaru Forester is one of the most sought-after compact crossover SUVs in the Kenyan market. The forester, which is currently a station wagon, shares the same platform with the Impreza. It competes with the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Ford Escape in the car market.
The Subaru Levorg is a medium sized station wagon that has been in production from 2014. It aims to bridge the gap between the bigger sized Legacy Wagon and the smaller sized Impreza. It's a dynamic and maneuverable car that is suitable for both urban and cross country driving. The only drawback is the low ground clearance that is not suitable for Kenyan roads. It’s smaller in length and wheelbase by 100mm and 50mm lower than the 5th generation Legacy. It competes with the Audi A4, Mercedes A-Class and Mazda Atenza.
The Subaru Forester is quickly establishing itself in Kenya as a top tier SUV outperforming most of its rivals such as the Nissan X-Trail, Honda CRV, Toyota Rav-4, Mazda CX-5, Suzuki Vitara and Mitsubishi Outlander. What sets the Forester apart is the ingenious symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive system and the choice of engines that include the turbocharged DIT engine that propels the Forester from 0 to 100 km/hour in 7.5 Seconds
The Subaru Trezia was borne out of an alliance between Subaru and Toyota in 2008 and it's the same as the Toyota Ractis. The two cars are virtually indistinguishable save for differences in emblems and branding. In Kenya, the Subaru Trezia is lesser known and most customers opt for the Ractis but either way, the end result is the same. It competes with the Nissan Note, Mazda Demio, Honda Fit and Suzuki Swift.
Lets give credit where its due. The Subaru XV is without question the most exceptional small sized SUV we’ve driven in a while. This is by no means a small feat given the stiff competition that includes the Nissan Juke, Mitsubishi RVR, Honda HRV, Nissan Dualis and Toyota C-HR. What sets the XV apart from its competitors is the ingenious Symmetrical All Wheel drive that gives it unparalleled off-road capability