February 7, 2014
2014 Subaru Forester - Even more successful new generation
The 2014 Subaru Forester has been completely redesigned this year, which some may find odd since the compact Subaru SUV always knew a resounding success until last year, the last year of the 3rd generation model. No matter, Subaru gave itself the mandate to improve a sport utility vehicle that was still popular, in order to improve its few negative points.
For example, the new 2014 Subaru Forester is much more economical than the previous generation, thanks in part to a new transmission, while its interior is more spacious than the model it replaces. Subaru also changed the appearance of the 2014 Forester. That being said, the features that consumers loved in the Subaru Forester, such as its sophisticated symmetrical all-wheel drive and dynamic behavior, are intact in the new model.
It should be mentioned that the new 2014 Subaru Forester was named Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) of the Year by Motor Trend, a reference in the automotive industry.
As soon as we see the 2014 Subaru Forester, we know that this is a new model just because of its different appearance. The new Forester appears to be mostly the same dimensions as the previous model, except that it is a little higher and the wheelbase is longer by a few centimeters. Overall, the new Forester shares the visual signature of other Subaru models, such as the recently redesigned Subaru Impreza, but retains a unique shape that allows it to stand out in a crowd.
The 2014 Subaru Forester will be able to appeal to several types of buyers, but those who like a dynamic drive despite the fact that they sit higher than average will be the most satisfied with the new Forester. Indeed, few compact SUVs are as fun to drive as the 2014 Forester.
First, the steering is very direct and handling is solid and predictable. Subaru vehicles are known for their prowess when driving in snowy or icy conditions thanks to their sophisticated AWD system, but they also prove to be excellent vehicles on a dry road.
Two engines are found in the 2014 Subaru Forester catalog. The base engine, if you wish, is the four-cylinder 2.5-liter developing 170 horsepower. If one wants to compare, we note that its power is equal to or greater than most rivals of the 2014 Forester. It is possible to change gears manually by keeping the 6-speed manual transmission that comes standard with the Forester.
But a true improvement of the 2014 Forester is with the CVT automatic transmission introduced this year. More linear in everyday driving, it gives the Forester an average advertised consumption of 6.3 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway.
While many manufacturers would be happy with this single engine, Subaru has decided to offer the Subaru Forester 2.0XT a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Offering performances that are frankly dynamic for a vehicle of this category, it is also relatively economical with an average consumption of 7.2 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway.
Available from $ 25,995, the 2014 Subaru Forester is also known for its spacious interior and its very welcoming trunk. Indeed, the load capacity of the Forester is 974 liters with all seats in place, which means more volume than most other SUVs in the same category. Discover the 2014 Subaru Forester yourself at Brossard Subaru today!