Is the 2023 Subaru Forester a good SUV?

The Subaru Forester from 2023 isn't all that interesting. It more than makes up for what it lacks in flair with straightforward usefulness.

The new Forester has lots of storage space and seats five people. It received many 5-star ratings from

the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the IIHS. In addition to being among the safest vehicles available,

the Subaru gets 28 combined mpg, which makes it popular among polar bears. 

But such economy comes at the cost of only having a 182-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. It's not quick.

The ride and handling are said to be "adept at absorbing road irregularities, making it one of the finest riding SUVs in the category,

" according to Consumer Reports. However, it gains from quick handling