The Forester, after many years being Subaru’s compact crossover wagon-like 4WD, has been completely redesigned for 2009 with a more SUV-like appearance. The new Forester is larger in every way than its predecessor, improving cargo capacity and rear-seat legroom. Subaru continues to offer standard all-wheel-drive, while the only engine choice for the GCC is the 2.5-litre flat-6 engine. Subaru's 'symmetrical' AWD uses an electronically-controlled multi-plate transfer clutch system to actively manage power distribution on all four wheels, working in conjunction with the standard stability control system. While not a true offroader, ground clearance and approach angles have been increased for the new model. Built on the Impreza platform, the Forester also comes standard with a 4-speed automatic features SportShift manual shifting. The basic 2.5X model comes with full power accessories, stability control, dual front airbags, cruise control, automatic a/c, CD player, ABS, fog lamps, roof rails and 16-inch wheels. The mid-range model adds alloy wheels and leather-wrapped controls. The top model gets a CD changer, full leather trim, sunroof, power-adjustable front seats, HID headlights, and a full set of side and curtain airbags.