2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i 6MT

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Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year, the 2014 Subaru Forester is one fuel-efficient compact SUV that combines muscle with economy and look that fits both lone drivers and families.

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Subaru is a brand that’s best known for its no-nonsense and smart innovations. They know how to make honest cars that resonate with the modern car user’s practical needs, but are bold and intelligent enough to wow. For its 2014 line, Subaru hit the gold mine again with the 2014 Subaru Forester, which has been revamped to offer more space, greater power, better fuel economy and improved off-road efficiency. While it has become larger (both cargo and interiors), it still manages to bring fun and pleasure into driving, It’s predicted to attract not only sporty SUV fans, but laid back drivers who are looking for a family-friendly vacationing SUV that’s both impressive and professional-looking.

The refreshed 2014 Subaru Forester spells bigger and better in all aspects. Despite the airy cargo space, the shift in size is not too dramatic that it will frighten non-sports utility vehicle enthusiasts. It is just the right-size, enough to offer a smooth, comfortable ride. Outside, it looks like no major overhaul happened. The exterior have been redesigned only slightly, but take the SUV for a spin and you’ll see the significant difference from the 2013 model. Under the hood and inside, the latest Forester is a great companion both off-road and in daily city drives, with its supercharged engine and six-speed transmission.

2014 Subaru Forester
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Rating: 8.6 / 10

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2.5i Convenience Package CVT$29,095 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
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General Specs

Engine 2.5000 L
Horsepower @RPM170
Fuel TypeUnleaded
Body typeSUV
Number of Doors5
Drive Train4X4 Wheel Drive
Transmission TypeManual
Power and Performance:

Mounting a 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine and a voice activated GPS, the 2014 Subaru Forester is capable of generating 170 horsepower and a torque of 174 lb-ft at 4100 rpm. The 2.0-liter XT engine though can produce up to 250 horsepower, and put out up to 254 lb-ft. of torque. What makes the Forester stand out from the competition however is its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that makes it capable and versatile. It is also powered by a Vehicle Dynamics Control System with sensors that enables the driver to course roads better and keeps the vehicle in proper alignment. Each wheel’s brake adjusts to maintain the course of direction as you cruise. There is some noise at high acceleration, which is understandable due to the CVT, but sprint off and the vehicle goes back to its usual hush. In fact, the 2014 Subaru Forester just happens to be the quietest Forester to date, thanks to its excellent aerodynamics - the same system that allows it to provide users a combined fuel economy rating of 25 mpg (23 mpg city/ 28 mpg highway). For a vehicle with an electric system, the 2014 Forester is a sweet surprise. The handling and steering is incredibly on centre - almost effortless. In about six seconds, a driver can do the 0 to 60, which is rather impressive for its range.

Interiors and Special Features:

The 2014 Subaru Forester shows that the company takes criticisms seriously. While simple, the dashboard has been redesigned to reduce plastic materials and exude soft-touch trims. Also, a digital display has been added at the dash’s centre which also mounts the backup camera. Both the camera and the screen are standard features, save for the base Foresters. There’s also the standard four-speaker stereo, Bluetooth and USB port. Front seats and fittings are made firmer and more comfortable to so drivers can enjoy better rides for hours on end. The interiors offer spacious driver and rear room. Cargo space is plentiful, and with the rear seats folded, it can extend up to 74.7 cubic feet (34.4 cubic feet if seat is not lowered), enough to house mountaineering equipment and several grocery bags. Keyless access allows you to start the engines and unlock the doors with a simple touch of a button.

Safety features:

Aside from the Anti-theft security system, 3-point seatbelt and emergency airbags, pop-up type headlight washers with ample hydraulics can clear out the HID headlights without leaving a scratch. The High-grade multi-function display ensures enhanced visibility at accelerated speeds, while the redesigned fog lights and automatic rain sensors improves visibility during unpredictable weather. There’s also a rear child lock feature to ensure child passenger safety. Overall, the 2014 Subaru Forester is a top choice for enthusiasts searching for the perfect all-wheel SUV in terms of power, pricing and fuel efficiency.

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Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted
Roof antenna
4 speakers
Audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player (reads MP3 format)
Audio Connectivity: AUX jack, USB and iPod

Body Exterior

Underbody protection for engine


Hill holder
4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)
Electronic brake distribution
Brake assist system


Painted front and rear bumpers

Cargo area

Load restraint: hooks


Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00
Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,595.00


2 12V in front, 1 12V in cargo area
Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming
Voice activating system; includes radio and phone
4 passenger assist handles
Front reading lights
Driver and passenger vanity mirror
Remote control trunk/hatch release
Cruise control
Cargo area light


Cargo area dimensions: length (mm): 1,566, width between arches (mm): 1,073, height (mm): 884 and loading floor height (mm): 726
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,595, overall width (mm): 1,795, overall height (mm): 1,735, ground clearance (mm): 220, wheelbase (mm): 2,640, front track (mm): 1,545, rear track (mm): 1,550 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 10,600
Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat down: 2,115 and all seats in place: 974
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1,052, rear headroom (mm): 1,012, front hip room (mm): 1,369, rear hip room (mm): 1,346, front leg room (mm): 1,093, rear leg room (mm): 965, front shoulder room (mm): 1,448 and rear shoulder room (mm): 1,434


Body colour exterior door handles
Rear door: lifting gate
Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged


Emissions data: CO2: 4,018 kg/yr
Engine: 2.5L SUBARU BOXER horizontally opposed four-cylinder DOHC Active Valve Control System (AVCS) with VVT

Engine Performance

Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 9.5 ; highway= 7.0 ; combined= 8.4 ;
Power: 170 hp @ 5,800 rpm; 174 ft lb of torque @ 4,100 rpm


Fuel: unleaded ( 87 octane)
Fuel system: multi-point injection
Fuel tank: 60 litre capacity


External temperature
Low tire pressure monitor
Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range
Main dashboard display

Interior Trim

Carpet floor mats
Luxury trim: titanium look on doors and titanium look on dashboard
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment and carpet in load area


Headlights: halogen with complex surface lens
Headlight control with dusk sensor
Daytime running lights


Anti-theft protection
Remote keyless power locks


Pearl paint


Removable roof rails black


Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag
Front side airbags
Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger
2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats
Driver knee airbags
Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for center
Front to rear curtain airbags


Seating: 5 passengers
Rear seats: split-folding bench with seating for three
Seat upholstery: upgraded cloth
Front driver seat and Front passenger seat : heated, bucket ; details: manual height


Intermediate service 10,000 and 6,214


Multi-function steering wheel ; includes height adjustment and telescopic adjustment
Power steering type


Storage box trunk and fixed
Dashboard console with covered storage, full floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console
Cupholders in front row and rear seats


Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear wishbone suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs


Transmission: 6-speed manual ; incl. shifter on floor
Vehicle Dynamic Control stability control
Center mechanical limited slip differential
Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive full-time 4WD drive
4.444:1 axle ratio


Air conditioning
Ventilation system with cabin filter


Date introduced: version: 17 Jan 2013 and model: 17 Jan 2013
Trim level:
Powertrain type : combustion
5-door SUV
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Rear view mirror
Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable
Privacy glass on rear and rear side
Front power windows with 1 express, rear power windows
Tinted glass
Rear side windows: wind-up on driver side and passenger side
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
Rear window with defroster and intermittent wiper
Driver and passenger fixed 3rd row windows


Roadside assistance warranty: 36 months/ Unlimited km
Powertrain Warranty: 60 months/ 100,000 km
Paint warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km
Whole vehicle warranty: 36 months/ 60,000 km
Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km


Weights: gross vehicle weight (kg): 2,032, published curb weight (kg): 1,495, gross trailer weight braked (kg): 680, gross trailer weight unbraked (kg): 453 and payload allowance (kg): 537


Front and rear steel wheels: 17"x 7.0"
Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim
Front and rear all-season tires 225/60/H