There is already plenty of Forester e-Boxer reviews available by different magazines and news sites. Most of them are writing that Subaru’s hybridization is pointless but on the other hand they are commonly agreeing that new Forester offers an excellent ride and driving comfort.
Personally I disagree that hybridization is totally pointless. Sure, it does not offer a lot improved fuel economy or improved performance but it still does it’s job on these categories on the background. Comparing by numbers it is a fact that improvements are mild. But that is what Subaru has said, e-Boxer is a mild hybrid. And that seems to be forgotten by many reviewers.
Why I then disagree with common opinion? It is because e-Boxer seems to smooth out driving a lot by offering torque when needed. From standstill, passing and merging to highways. This is much more difficult to prove by numbers.
Collection of the Forester e-boxer reviews
First on the list is of course review by this blog, which I highly recommend to read. Other reviews are in random order, what I have found from Google. If you know links, which should be added to the list, please comment down below!
Adventure Forester Blog review – probably the internet’s most positive e-Boxer review.
2020 Subaru Forester e-BOXER Review – Changing Lanes by Caroline Kidd – Review where the performance of the e-Boxer is not seen as an disadvantage.
Safety first: New hybrid Subaru Forester is packed with tech and kit – Belfast Telegraph – They think that there is a night and a day difference between new and old Forester.
2020 Subaru Forester e-Boxer review – The Scotsman – They think new e-Boxer is the best Subaru in some time but it will remain a niche concern.
New Subaru Forester e-Boxer 2020 review – Auto Express UK – They did not like Forester that much. They mention road noise as a negative feature. Strongly disagree with this.
Subaru Forester hybrid review – Driving Electric – They say RAV4 drives better on-road. Toyota is more powerful and economical but it does not drive better on-road. Specially in severe weather.
RUN, FORESTER, RUN – The Sun – Significantly better than the outgoing model.
Subaru Forester e-Boxer review – RAC – One of the best choices in its class.
The Subaru Forester e-Boxer’s pointless hybridisation – Times of Malta – They love practicality of Forester but find performance bit sluggish.
Subaru Forester eBoxer Premium 2019 UK review – AutoCar UK – Powertrain seems to be one of the nicest things. Still they gave 3 out of 5.
SUBARU FORESTER E-BOXER | FIRST DRIVE – Auto Class Magazine – Bit short test drive but they got nice photos of the car.
SAFE AS SUBARUS? PUSHING THE EBOXER HYBRID 4X4S TO THE LIMIT IN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE – The Sunday Times / Driving – Nice, they have been in Finland testing new e-Boxer. Comprehensive testing in a proper snow conditions.