Parenting

Life in the Back Seat

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The following is a post from our sponsor, Subaru.

The back seat of your car is so much more than a receptacle for small toys and fossilized remnants of fast-food French fries: It’s where you stow your most precious cargo. That’s why when Subaru designed the new 2014 Forester, they started in the back seat — it’s some pretty important real estate!

The rest of the interior is equally spacious and filled with thoughtful, family-friendly features, of course. And built-in safety systems provide mom and dad with extra peace of mind. It’s the perfect ride for your crew of traveling superheroes, astronauts, sports stars, artists, or whoever else your kids decide to dream up back there.

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Safety First

To keep the whole cast of characters safe, Forester has all the usual features, but with an extra layer of protection built in. The airbags (there are seven throughout the interior) rely on an advanced system of sensors — including a rollover sensor — to deploy the airbags in the most effective way possible in the event of a crash. Brake Assist can sense a panic-stop situation and apply full braking force to help you stop faster. A ring-shaped reinforcement frame acts like a protective steel “hug” in a collision, directing impact energy around — instead of through — the passenger compartment.

There’s even an optional EyeSight® driver assist system, which automatically monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns drivers when they're swaying outside their lane. It can even help slow down the car when danger is lurking. When you’re driving a car full of kids, this kind of protection is priceless.

Comfort and Convenience

Whether you’re ferrying the kids to and from school or heading out for a spring-break camping adventure, Forester will make your journey a breeze. Flexible storage options, including a 60/40-split flat-folding rear seat and large rear gate, mean no headaches for mom when it’s time to load (or unload!) gear, groceries, and more.

Today’s tech-savvy families will love options like an available GPS navigation system — complete with voice activation, SMS text messaging capability, and traffic information — and standard Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands-free phone connectivity. Speaking of music, you can rock out to your favorite tunes (or hand over DJ control to the kids) thanks to features like HD Radio™, Harman Kardon speakers, USB/iPod® control, and SiriusXM™ Satellite Radio capability.

So buckle up the car seats, grab the wheel, and get ready for your family’s next adventure.

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