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2014 Subaru Forester Sport Utility Crossover

MSRP Range: $21,995 - $32,995 | 22 MPG City - 28 MPG Highway

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2014 Subaru Forester Sport Utility Crossover

Benefits of Driving a 2014 Subaru Forester Sport Utility Crossover

The Subaru Forester has always been a very nice compromise between the practicality of a small hatchback or station wagon and the capabilities of an SUV. Though it can't off-road like some of the more serious SUVs out there, the Forester does at least come standard with all-wheel-drive, unlike most of its competition. Though base model Foresters perform similarly to competitors from Ford and Mazda, turbocharged versions offers significantly more power, resulting in sprightly performance. On-road handling is also a step above what is generally offered in this segment. The Forester starts at just under $22,000.

What's new for 2014?

The Forester has been completely redesigned for 2014. It features a new exterior and interior as well as a new turbocharged engine. Styling on the base Forester has grown up and become more mature, while the turbocharged version distinguishes its self with a much more aggressive front fascia. The new vehicle is roomier than the one it replaces, even though external dimensions have only grown by a couple of inches.

Model Strengths

  • All-wheel-drive, practical, good mix of fuel efficiency and performance, good ground clearance, improved interior space

Model Review

The 2014 Subaru Forester comes in a variety of different trims powered by one of two engines. The base engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder making 170 hp. This engine is offered with a choice two transmissions, a 6-speed manual or a continuously variable unit. The optional, turbocharged engine displaces 2.0L and makes a very healthy 250 hp. The turbocharged engine is only available with a continuously variable transmission, though the CVT does have a mode where it imitates a traditional manual, allowing upshifts and downshifts via paddles on the steering column.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Opt
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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2014 Subaru Forester Sport Utility Crossover

4dr Man 2.5i PZEV

Engine

Engine Type 2.5 L Regular Unleaded H-4
Horsepower 170 @ 5800 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 174 @ 4100 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 15.9 gal
Fuel Economy 22 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 461.1 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels AWD
Transmission 6-Speed Manual Transmission

Wheels

Rims 17 X 7 in.
Tires P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 41.4 in. / 43.0 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 39.8 in. / 38.0 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 103.9 in.
Curb Weight 3296 lb.
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Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Optional
Front Floor Mats Optional
Roof Rack Optional
Trailer Hitch Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Wheel Locks Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
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