The Forester checks all the boxes Subaru owners care about.
Sometimes the names an automaker gives its cars are a feint. Take Subaru: Ascent. Forester. Outback. Names that suggest that their owners are adventurous and outdoorsy people who require a rugged and capable car to support their way-finding lifestyles. It's a compelling pitch, and it's working for Subaru, which posted its 82nd consecutive month of sales growth in September. But the names-and the image-have increasingly little to do with the cars themselves. Are Ascent owners ascending anything steeper than a driveway? Are Forester owners foresting?