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Subaru Forester Hybrid

Five-passenger crossover for outdoor

By Nina Russin

2014 Forester

Buyers with lifestyles are loyal to Subaru Subaru is loyal to them. The whose relationship with began with its sponsorship of the US ski in the 1970s continues to sweat the in the fourth all-new version of its crossover.

Although the newest is larger and less wagon-like its predecessors, it continues to offer gas mileage and a car-like ride. Two new automatic transmissions developed by Subaru engineers give the naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter engine and turbo block smoother, acceleration.

The turbo version is now a model as opposed to a modified of the naturally-aspirated car, with exterior styling, 18-inch SI-Drive, dual exhaust and larger brakes. The turbocharger, is similar to the unit in the BRZ engine, the Forester from zero-to-sixty in 6.2 seconds. Unlike the outgoing model, the 2014 car will run on unleaded gasoline, although the still recommends premium.

Base price for the 2.5i a six-speed manual transmission is excluding the $825 delivery The volume-leading 2.5i Premium at $24,995 for the automatic transmission while the base 2.0 XT turbo at $27,995. The upscale 2.0 XT Touring has a base sticker price of

Larger interior

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Designers added one to the Forester’s wheelbase, ½-inch to its and 1.4-inches in height in order to both rows of passengers room. The instrument panel is forward to increase room up while the center console has repositioned and floor tunnel to give second-row passengers legroom. Re-contoured rear are more compatible with safety seats.

Overall length increases 1.4-inches, some additional cargo

Bucking the trend towards greenhouses and thick pillars, planners also enhanced The A pillars are further forward, also allows the front to open wider, and the rear are thin to minimize blind The driver sits higher for a forward view.

A rearview camera is standard on all but the model.

An available power makes it easier to load up the with cargo. Despite 8.7-inches of ground clearance, height for the cargo area lower than many products. Features such as a rubber mat, 12-volt point, cargo bay light and next to the liftgate to fold the seats make the Forester an choice for cyclists.

The cargo is also flatter, with two inches less rise on the former model.

Test in Southern Arizona

2014 Forester

At a recent media in Tucson, Arizona, I had the opportunity to both naturally-aspirated and turbocharged of the 2014 Forester on paved and roads south of town. A uphill ice ramp showcased the ability to maintain traction on surfaces.

A new X-Mode which at speeds below 25 miles-per-hour the throttle profile in the car’s computer for better control on surfaces. Subaru’s hill feature prevents the driver sliding backwards on an ice-covered by applying the brakes for slightly than a second, while descent control helps to directional stability without the

Subaru’s boxer engines exceptionally well with drive platforms because of inherent balance. For those who are interested in honing driving than getting safely to the this means a seamless from pavement to dirt, and the to traverse some fairly off-road trails with

The drive started out near the of Oracle, with 3500 of elevation. The exhaust-driven turbocharger the engine’s peak torque of 258 available at 2000 rpm. So the car steep grades with whether or not the driver dips into the throttle.

2014 Forester

Turbochargers also engine efficiency by forcing air the engine, which decreases power loss at altitude. the turbochargers of several decades the new units have virtually no lag and much fewer maintenance including oil coking. Except for the transaction price, it’s a for the driver.

While the new Forester doesn’t the steering response of the sporty increased torsional rigidity and improvements to both 2.5i and 2.0 improve its handling in winding Engineers replaced the hydraulic steering system with power steering to save and reduce pumping losses.

response is a bit sluggish, but drivers feel quite comfortable turns at speed. A lower of gravity compared to the former enhances stability, while stabilizer bars and stiffer reduce roll.

Subaru Forester Hybrid

On a twenty-mile of graded dirt road, the felt solid as a rock, excellent traction on all four I was able to exceed 40 on a 25 mile-per-hour without feeling unsafe. necessary, the Forester’s four-wheel brakes stopped the car in a firm, fashion.

Driving through rush-hour traffic in Tucson, the model’s enhanced side and visibility made it easier to traffic in the adjacent lanes. I noticed a reduction in noise as compared to former models, made it easier to converse my co-driver.

Subaru’s EyeSight system debuted on Legacy and Outback comes to the 2014 Forester as an on the Touring grades. It includes cruise control which a preset distance between the and the car in front, pre-collision and lane warning. The adaptive cruise allows drivers to keep the engaged in stop-and-go traffic for gas mileage.

New technology features

All models come equipped a center stack display that gives the driver temperature, road freeze real-time and average fuel

Upscale Forester models are with Aha radio technology, enables the user to download a smart phone app for news internet radio, audio and more.

The center stack on all but the base model displays the camera image. On turbocharged an information screen gives the boost pressures and air inlet

Standard safety

The 2014 Forester comes with side, side curtain and knee airbags, antilock and vehicle dynamic control. A cut-off system automatically in the event of a serious collision. crush performance for 2014 is four-times the vehicle weight.

The Subaru Forester rolls dealerships this March.

A versatile five-passenger crossover standard all-wheel drive and an cargo area.

Dislike: on-center steering response.


Model: Forester

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