2016 Subaru Forester Commercial: Injured Sheepdog Gets Herding Help

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I recently watched a video about what constitutes good taste, which said that we are attracted to things that are the exact opposite of how we feel on the inside. That would explain why us corporate employees love to go on camping adventures. This next commercial for the 2016 Subaru Forester should appeal to both outdoorsmen and city folks alike.
It's about a border collie with an injured paw. We all feel so sad for him, seeing as he can't do the only thing he loves: herding sheep.

Thankfully, his master has the ideal solution, which is to use the 2016 Forester and let the dog stick its head out the window. The sheep are back in the pen, the dog is happy and the SUV gets a good workout. Perfect ending!

We think this is a good example of a perfect car ad for the 21st century. It doesn't rock the boat, which is good considering the Forester is a best-seller. Nobody is performing any dangerous stunts, and the animals aren't being mistreated. On that somewhat dry note, let's talk about some specs.

For 2016, the Forester is now available with Subaru's Starlink Audio System and Safety and Security features. These new gizmos offer Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Pre-Collision Braking, Lane Departure and Sway Warning. Another fresh feature is Steering-Responsive Fog Lights that uses the pre-aimed lights to direct the beam of light in the direction of a turn.

The Forester 2.5i is still powered by a 2.5-liter boxer engine rated at 170-horsepower. It returns 27 mpg (l/100 km) combined when coupled with the Lineatronic CVT gearbox. The other engine you can have is a 2-liter turbo with 250 hp offered on the Forester 2.0XT in Premium and Touring trim levels.

All 2016 Subaru Foresters come standard with Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Prices start from $22,395 (without $850 destination and delivery fee) for the Forester 2.5i equipped with a six-speed manual. However, the most expensive Forester 2.0XT Touring CVT version will set you back$33,795. Still, you can't make your sheepdog happy in a VW Beetle.

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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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