Posted Monday, July 1, 2013 at 3:11pm

Road test: Subaru Forester XT inspires outdoor escapades

SPORTINESS runs through the Subaru veins. The brand’s alliance with the GreenEdge cycling team and sponsorship of major multisport events shows the Japanese marque knows where its bread is buttered. Setting the awesome BRZ coupe aside, the Subaru line-up is not overtly athletic in appearance. Yet the range of SUVs has a rugged appeal. They beg you to strap a canoe to the roof racks or throw a bike in the back to embrace the great outdoors.
Yet there’s something special about this XT model. Within its skin lurks a turbocharged 2.0-litre engine with enough zip to surprise boy-racers at the lights.