New 2014 Subaru Forester – Price, Photos, Reviews, Safety Ratings & Features

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Consumer Reviews Summary

47 of 49 customers said they recommend this vehicle to a

2014 Subaru Forester

New/Notable:

Completely redesigned for

Standard all-wheel drive; of manual or CVT

Great backseat for a compact crossover

The 2014 Forester gets a complete for the new model year, adding volume and upgraded materials, as as a new turbocharged engine for greater

Compact crossovers represent one of the hotly contested segments for and the 2014 Forester competes with heavy hitters the Honda CR-V, Toyota and Ford Escape. Thankfully, the has enough up its sleeve to compete and few features that give it a leg up on the

Sharp new LED daytime running give the Forester a modern up front. The rest of the crossover is understated as far as styling goes, the exception of the XT (turbo) trim adds larger 18-inch and a mesh grille. One design that the Forester has going for it is its low and large windows, which excellent visibility.

Many other crossovers are for aggressive looking, tapered (especially in the rear) which make it difficult to check spots and maneuver in tight but the 2014 Forester is easy to see out of in all

Under the hood, the Forester a pair of horizontally opposed four-cylinder engines. The base is a 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter H-4 that 174 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a manual or a CVT. XT trims get a powerful 250-horsepower, turbocharged H-4 that makes a robust 258 of torque, a large improvement the outgoing engine. The XT only the CVT.

Being a Subaru, all-wheel is standard as expected and the Forester has an average 8.7 inches of ground

Fuel economy estimates are good for an AWD crossover, especially the base engine, which in at 24/32 mpg city/highway with the CVT mpg with the manual). The XT falls behind those marks, mpg city/highway.

Subaru interiors traditionally been lacking it comes to amenities and finish, but the Forester bucks this The fit and finish has been improved and are softer and more pleasing. We also very impressed the Forester’s headroom and rear you could road-trip the Forester more than two passengers having to worry about the occupants.

Standard features include headlights, air conditioning, remote entry, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and a 60/40-split folding rear Leather upholstery, a panoramic heated front seats, and a system are optional.

Safety has been an area of excellence for and the new Forester has earned a Top Safety award from the IIHS. the federally mandated safety the 2014 Forester adds front seats and a driver’s airbag. A backup camera, braking, lane departure and adaptive cruise control are available.

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