2014 Subaru Forester | Review, Price, Specs, Engine

December 13th, 2012 | Category: Subaru, SUV | 1397 Views

2014 Subaru Forester | Review, Price, Specs, Engine. – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the 2014 Subaru Forester. 2014 Subaru Forester is one brand new car from Subaru that was released in 2014. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2014 Subaru Forester.

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Subaru is broadening the appeal of its rugged Forester compact crossover for 2014 by adding more ground clearance, an X Mode off road setting, more comfortable seating and interior materials, and upscale options such as a power liftgate, Harmon Kardon premium audio, and adaptive cruise control.

My trip was so quick, I didn’t even realize I was in Tokyo. Arrive Friday, drive Saturday and head home on Sunday. That’s a brutal, sleep depriving, time zone crimping turnaround, but I was game, because the 2014 Subaru Forester is an important product. In fact, in the last 15 years or so, it’s arguably become the heart of the Japanese automaker’s American range in our crossover crazed nation.

Subaru had arranged a whirlwind tour to give a handful of journalists, including Autoblog, a chance to see, hear, touch and drive the new Forester before it goes on sale overseas this month. American dealers won’t see this CUV until early next year, and we won’t even get our first view of it in the metal and undisguised until the LA Auto Show in two weeks we were only afforded a brief drive in disguised prototypes, so more in depth impressions will have to wait until we have more time with the car.

2014 Subaru Forester Price :
Pricing for the new 2014 Subaru Forester has been set at $21,950-$31,500 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2014 Subaru Forester we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.

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2014 Subaru Forester Interior and Exterior :
Like most redesigned vehicles, the Forester has increased in size with this latest generation. Engineers have made its track 0.8 inches wider, broadened its wheelbase by an inch and expanded overall length by 1.4 inches. It has even grown taller by over an inch. Despite this, Subaru has lowered the vehicle’s center of gravity, a neat engineering trick considering the roof has been raised.

Overall, these changes may seem minute, but they all play a role over the road, helping to give the Forester a stable, well planted ride. That’s not necessarily the sexiest compliment a vehicle can garner, but it’s a seriously important attribute in this segment and besides, a good ride is a good ride.

Subaru says that the new turbo four can perform nearly as well on regular gasoline, but it still recommends using premium fuel if you want to get everything out of it. Additionally, Subaru estimates that the base Forester will achieve 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. The turbocharged model will hit 23 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Both are improvements over the outgoing models, figures that put Subaru squarely among the leaders in the compact crossover segment.

The next Forester’s dimensions increase slightly, starting with the wheelbase (1.0 inch), length (1.4 inches) and height (1.4 inches), but curb weight increases just 46 pounds. Hip points are higher, doors slightly larger. The bigger body/frame weighs no more than the current Forester’s, according to engineers, thanks to a broader application of high carbon, high tensile steels, and torsional rigidity increases 150 percent. Subaru expects best in class crash ratings in government and IIHS tests. From the driver’s perspective, the stiffer structure allows a substantial increase in suspension damping force for better response and stability, without a corresponding increase in flex or vibration.

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2014 Subaru Forester Engine :
While the base Forester comes with the same 2.5 liter four cylinder boxer engine that produces 170 horsepower and 174 pound feet of torque, Subaru has added some fun with its new 2.0 liter direct injection turbocharged four cylinder. The latter ups the ponies under the hood from 224 horsepower on the outgoing engine to 250 and 258 pound feet.

The base model is mated to either a six speed manual transmission or the aforementioned CVT. The turbocharged model gets either a six-speed manual or CVT with paddle shifters offering eight “speeds.” I’ll admit right here to hating CVTs. I understand their usefulness in reaching higher fuel mileage numbers, something every automaker must strive for these days. But their shiftless driving and constant whining under load are loathsome.

A new direct injection/turbo engine displaces 2.0 liters, compared to 2.5 for the current Forester turbo engine. This engine will also power the forthcoming BRZ turbo, with direct fuel injection developed by Subaru rather than the port/direct injection combo engineered by Toyota for the normally aspirated BRZ and Scion FR-S. A single twin scroll turbocharger mounts below the top of the block to maintain the boxer engine’s low center of mass. In the Forester, the 2.0T generates 250 hp and 258 lb ft up 26 hp and 28 lb ft from the current, larger turbo engine. Subaru claims a Porsche Cayenne grade 0 to 60 time of 6.2 seconds, with EPA ratings of 23/28. That’s with the CVT, which will be the only transmission offered with the new turbo. Its control program includes a “sport” mode with six step “gears,” and “sport sharp” with eight, to simulate closer ratios.

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