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2014 Subaru Forester

At a Glance

Pricing $21,995 - $32,995
Drive Types AWD
Engines 2.0l H4 T, 2.5l H4
Transmissions CVT, M6
Fuel Economy 22-24 (city), 28-32 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 49

Overview Information

The Subaru Forester is a compact all-wheel-drive crossover SUV with seating for five. Similar in size to the Honda CR-V the Forester has more than enough passenger room and cargo volume to suit a small family. Standard all-wheel-drive adds an extra measure of security in bad weather. The standard four-cylinder boxer engine produces 170-bhp and is now mated to a fuel-efficient CVT transmission. The range also includes a performance-oriented XT model with an additional 80 horsepower and a six-speed automatic transmission. A higher-performance turbocharged model version of the 2.5l four cylinder is included in the Forester XT models. The Forester is well equipped from the Premium trim level and above.

What Changed:

Subaru's compact SUV is all-new for the 2014 model year. The 2014 Forester is largely the same size as its predecessor, the new model gains about an inch in wheelbase and length and about a half-inch in width and height. The new styling retains the same side profile, but gains more aggressive front-end styling. Most models retain the same 250-bhp, 2.5l horizontal four-cylinder as before. The performance-oriented XT models now include a more powerful 2.0l turbocharged horizontal four-cylinder engine. The four-speed automatic has been dropped in favor of a CVT transmission, and the base model now offers a six-speed manual. Subaru projects improved fuel economy with CVT equipped models rated at 24/32 (city/hwy).

Official Word:

Subaru of America, Inc. today introduced the all-new 2014 Forester, the fourth generation of its popular all-wheel drive crossover SUV, at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2014 Forester debuts a bolder exterior design and roomier interior, along with improved performance and higher fuel economy across the line. The 2014 Forester arrives in Subaru dealerships next spring. The five-passenger 2014 Subaru Forester is a total re-design of the acclaimed crossover SUV that's built a strong reputation...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Forester 2.5i 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) M6 AWD 22/29/25 49 $21,995
Forester 2.5i 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) CVT AWD 24/32/28 48 $22,995
Forester 2.5i Premium 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) M6 AWD 22/29/25 49 $23,495
Forester 2.5i Premium 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) CVT AWD 24/32/28 48 $24,995
Forester 2.5i Limited 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) CVT AWD 24/32/28 48 $27,995
Forester 2.5i Touring 2.5l H4 (170-bhp) CVT AWD 24/32/28 48 $29,995
Forester 2.0XT Premium 2.0l H4 T (250-bhp) CVT AWD 23/28/25 48 $27,995
Forester 2.0XT Touring 2.0l H4 T (250-bhp) CVT AWD 23/28/25 48 $32,995