When the Subaru Forester came to the US in 1998, it was one of the first small crossovers to hit dealer showrooms. Since then, however, it has grown both inside and out, carrying its sales success into the compact SUV market. For 2014, the fourth generation Subaru Forester has grown a bit more. With the starting price at $21,995, though, the price is only a few hundred dollars more than last year's model.
The base model retains its 2.5-liter 170-horsepower boxer engine, but the turbocharged XT now features a 2-liter H4 engine instead of the 2.5-liter unit used in previous models. Despite the decrease in displacement, power has increased to 250 horsepower with 258 pound-feet of torque.Read more »
The 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium is the lower-priced trim of the two turbocharged models.
The Premium spec comes standard with the 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine. Paired only with the continuously variable transmission, the 250-horsepower engine puts out 258 pound feet of torque and delivers up to 28 mpg highway.
Both of the turbo trims have a more drastically redesigned front end than the non-turbo Foresters, with a sharp, masculine lower fascia and bumper with LED accents rounding out the corners. Eighteen-inch wheels and a moonroof round out some standard exterior features. Interior amenitites include a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat and reclining rear seats, along with standard aids such as a backup camera and Subaru's new traction-assist X-Mode system.
With a starting price of $32,995, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring is the top-of-the-line spec for the new model.
The 2-liter boxer four-cylinder engine and its 250 horsepower come standard. As with the lower priced Premium model, the Touring trim only comes with a continuously variable transmission transferring power to all four wheels. There are six- and eight-speed "shift modes" that allow you to shift through simulated "gears" for a more sporting experience. Also standard is the X-Mode traction assist system which aids with climbing and descending rough terrain.
The front fascia design for the Touring is more aggressive than on non-turbo models. Some standard features added to those found on the Premium are: 18-inch wheels, a panoramic moonroof, heated front seats with full-leather seats and a power rear gate.
The base model 2.5i starts at $21,995 and is powered by Subaru's 2.5-liter 170-horsepower four-cylinder boxer engine. Two gearboxes are available: a six-speed manual or—for an additional cost—a continuously variable transmission. Either will get you increased fuel economy over last year's model with fuel economy ratings at 24 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.
Exterior styling has been redesigned from last-years model and, while it may not be a drastic change, the look is sharper with an open-grill design. Seventeen-inch 5-spoke wheels come as standard.
The cloth-upholstered interior is the most sparse of all Forester trims, but you still get a six-way power adjustable driver's seat.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Subaru Forester$24,290 | 9,942 mi
2012 Subaru Forester$22,990 | 14,697 mi
2011 Subaru Forester$15,000 | 56,032 mi
2011 Subaru Forester$17,863 | 67,279 mi
2011 Subaru Forester$18,599 | 38,315 mi
2011 Subaru Forester$19,473 | 25,816 mi
2011 Subaru Forester$24,744 | 29,219 mi
2010 Subaru Forester$9,999 | 136,413 mi
2010 Subaru Forester$16,195 | 78,437 mi
2010 Subaru Forester$16,970 | 41,082 mi
2010 SUBARU FORESTER$16,989 | 90,058 mi
2010 SUBARU FORESTER$17,469 | 76,933 mi
2010 Subaru Forester$17,500 | 55,711 mi
2010 Subaru Forester$17,992 | 43,382 mi
2010 Subaru Forester$17,995 | 43,038 mi
2010 Subaru Forester$18,500 | 45,505 mi
2010 Subaru Forester$18,999 | 37,585 mi
2010 Subaru Forester$19,849 | 30,690 mi
2010 Subaru Forester$19,977 | 45,374 mi
2010 Subaru Forester$20,290 | 37,918 mi
2009 Subaru Forester$16,992 | 50,830 mi
2009 Subaru Forester$16,995 | 64,552 mi
2009 Subaru Forester$17,918 | 62,726 mi
2008 Subaru Forester$15,000 | 78,721 mi
2005 Subaru Forester$8,500 | 115,182 mi
2005 Subaru Forester$10,499 | 92,811 mi
2004 Subaru Forester$5,995 | 118,786 mi
2004 Subaru Forester$8,490 | 126,156 mi
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