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2014 Subaru Forester

RedlineNorth recently had a chance to the all new 2014 Subaru Forester .  We this opportunity to take it on a up to beautiful Awenda Provincial near Penetanguishene, Ontario for a camping trip.  It also us to put the Forester through its paces, in town and on the highway.

Subaru s crossover is now on its fourth generation, and in two main configurations for the 2014 year a 2.5L, 4 cylinder engine, or a 2.0L turbo version.  Within each there are multiple trim with the base Forester starting at $25,995. RedlineNorth drove the 2.5i Touring model with a six speed transmission ($29,995).

With a of $29,995 the 2.5i Touring provides you with:

2.5L Subaru boxer engine

175 hp and 174 torque

Six speed manual transmission Hill Holder system

s symmetrical full-time All-Wheel system

Power liftgate memory function


17 7 aluminum alloy wheels

cloth upholstery

10-way driver seat

Heated seats

CD/MP3 system

mobile phone connectivity voice activation and steering controls

Bluetooth streaming

Rear-view camera

Dual-zone control

36 month 60,000 km New Limited Warranty

The 2014 Forester has a more upright, and overall SUV type look to its crossover cousin, the Subaru which can easily be mistaken for a wagon. While the Forester is somewhat understated, to its credit it plenty of ground clearance, 8.7 to be exact.  This is particularly to have when driving the city, clearing speed with ease. We also the raised body made and unloading camping gear the rear cargo space on our more convenient.

Likewise, the raised profile of the also translates into window space, giving the a very bright and airy This is heightened by the extra sunroof that comes in the Touring Package. The size and of the sunroof was one of our favourite features of the Forester and accentuated the open of the whole interior cabin.

seating in the 2014 model is and at no point did we feel cramped.  The of the climate and steering wheel controls make vehicle a seamless experience.  It enables the to concentrate on driving, rather fiddling with buttons.

  The one is the menu navigation on the 4.3 inch display.  The system isn t as straight as it could be at the outset, however, we did get use to it a short period of time.  The view camera images on the 4.3 display are small in size and it be nice to have a larger

However, at the end of the day the monitor is still enough to determine if there are any in the way, which is what it s to do.

Interior cabin view

We pleasantly surprised with the build quality and overall of the Forester.  The retractable rear cover is a nice addition to valuables out of sight and its solid gave us confidence it would the life of the vehicle. Similarly, the cargo and floor mats are of a higher quality material and up well to the loading and unloading of gear.

There is decent interior space, with plenty of room in the rear. The powered cargo liftgate is a nice and came in handy on our trip. one touch open and close it accessing the interior storage very easy.  We should note the location of the rear connection for the child safety was positioned in a very convenient and made the placement and removal of the a breeze.

  It s one of those little that all add up to a big overall impression.

The six manual transmission found in the feels smooth and responsive.  shifting between gears and the time All-Wheel drive is known for, make the a pleasure to drive.  Fully with a weekend s worth of the 2.5L engine wasn t as entering the highway as we would liked so we would recommend an to the 2.0 L turbo engine with its 250 hp and 258 of torque if more powerful time performance is required.

Nevertheless, the 2.5i is fun to drive and more than acceptable and performance for the vast majority of driving.

The 2.5i Touring with a six speed manual

Fuel efficiency in the 2.5L of the 2014 Forester is rated at km City and 7.0L/100 km Highway.  climate, driving style, and a number of other factors can fuel efficiency, we are happy to see the during our test period within the stated range.

The Subaru Forester is a bit of a sleeper hit for We are pleasantly surprised with its cargo space and convenience such as the powered liftgate and car seat latch placement.  The time All-Wheel Drive and six speed manual transmission for a very good driving

As a result, families considering a SUV or minivan should take of the 2014 Forester and we think will be happily surprised in terms of day to day performance, but also in for money.

Key competitors to the 2014 are the Ford Escape, Toyota Kia Sportage and Honda CR-V.


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