2014 Subaru Forester – Specifications, Pictures, Prices

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2014 Subaru Forester

its exterior dimensions increased incrementally, the redesigned crossover’s space is up noticeably thanks to a few packaging techniques. For example, the seats are only one inch back from the front than before, but Subaru was to create an additional three of rear legroom by raising the seat slightly.

Additionally, was able to take advantage of the new greater overall height by more of the all-wheel-drive system the interior floor, resulting in driveline intrusion and more foot space. Cargo already a strong suit of the model, is also up – down the rear seats, and the offers an impressive 74.6 inches of space, a gain of six

Up front, the Forester’s interior is by a dashboard that’s quite to that of Subaru’s Impreza It’s more restrained the swoopy, flowing unit in the old Forester, and material quality is now up to levels thanks to better-grained and more soft-touch materials. and entertainment controls remain and user-friendly.

Navigation-equipped Forester models from Subaru#039;s new Starlink system, which feature app integration through the display in the center stack. At launch, will only support the Aha which provides access to of thousands of stations of Web-based like Slacker, MOG and Rhapsody. more apps and services are on the

More Efficiency, Improved System

For the redesign, Subaru sure to focus on increasing economy, which was perhaps the shortcoming of the old Forester. New transmissions a big part in the new Forester’s more ways: the manual transmission now has six instead of five, and the truly four-speed automatic has been by Subaru’s new Lineartronic continuously transmission.

While the standard engine, a flat-four with 170 horsepower and 174 of torque, carries over it does return improved With the stick, efficiency is at 22/29 mpg city/highway, while for the CVT increases those figures to mpg.

Those looking for power can opt for a new 2.0-liter turbocharged Based off the mill found in the BRZ car, the engine produces 250 and 258 lb-ft of twist and is capable of the crossover from zero-to-60 mph in 6.2 seconds. Only the CVT bolts up to the motor, although it offers shifters and two sport modes simulate shifting through the of conventional six- or eight-speed transmissions.

The 2.0-liter turbo is at 23/28 mpg.

Depending on gearbox is equipped, the Forester one of two different all-wheel-drive systems. equipped with the manual utilize a viscous-coupling locking differential that distributes 50:50, transferring more to the wheels with the best should slippage occur.

In all Forester models with the the Active Torque Split of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive an electronically managed continuously transfer clutch to actively power distribution based on deceleration and available traction. system automatically transfers power to the wheels with the grip should slippage Control logic enhances by monitoring individual wheel and reacting more quickly to slippage.

The Active Torque system also gains a new for the latest model year, provides increased traction in conditions. Hill descent is also newly added.

In with an SUV-like 8.7 inches of clearance, the Forester#039;s AWD systems it a more sure-footed feel on roads and in other mild situations, although the crossover is no

Standard and Optional Features

The is offered in 2.5i, 2.5i 2.5i Limited, 2.5i 2.0XT Premium and 2.0XT trim levels.

The 2.5i comes standard the 2.5-liter motor, the six-speed gearbox, A/C, power and locks, a four-speaker AM/FM/CD system with USB and AUX inputs, smartphone connectivity with streaming, a multi-function display and five-spoke wheels.

The 2.5i adds a backup camera, a moonroof, a power-adjustable driver’s an upgraded 4.3-inch multi-function two extra speakers for the sound HD radio, roof rails and alloy wheels.

The 2.5i brings the CVT, leather heated from seats, a rear liftgate, automatic control, fog lights, a rear and a chromed exhaust pipe.

The Touring includes a voice-activated system, a 440-watt, 8-speaker Kardon sound system, folding rear seats, zone automatic climate

The 2.0XT Premium and Touring include the 2.0-liter turbo the CVT, 18-inch wheels, a design front fascia and chromed exhaust pipes. they have the same as the 2.5i Premium and Touring

EyeSight Package

Taking of existing camera-based technologies, has grouped an entire suite of assist systems under the moniker for the latest Forester. For an explanation of EyeSight, visit our On: Subaru EyeSight article.

The EyeSight package includes braking assistance, pre-collision management, lane departure and warning and adaptive cruise

EyeSight uses two charge-coupled cameras Subaru says it in house to closely monitor pedestrians, traffic lanes and potential obstacles. Unlike offered on some other Subaru placed its EyeSight above the Forester’s windshield the rearview mirror.

At low speeds 19 mph, EyeSight can bring a Forester to a complete stop if it an impending collision with a bicyclist, vehicle or other Above 19 mph, the system can the vehicle’s brakes to reduce the of an impending impact.

In addition to that active technology, the EyeSight package’s cruise control helps maintain a set distance from vehicles on a highway. Its lane and sway warning systems drivers if they unintentionally to wander within their or make their way into lane.

Occupant Safety

safety features on the Forester dual front, front and full-length side curtain in addition to traction and stability systems.

Key Competitors

The Subaru blends the lines between a SUV and wagon simultaneously. As a result, it competition in vehicles ranging the Ford Escape. Honda to the Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen .

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