2014 Subaru Forester 5dr Wgn Man 2.5i

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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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General Specs

EngineRegular Unleaded H-4
Horsepower @RPM170 @ 5800
Displacement2.5 L/152
Torque @RPM174 @ 4100
Fuel SystemSequential MPI
Fuel Economy (Hwy)7 (Est) L/100 km
Fuel Economy (City)9.5 (Est) L/100 km
Body typeSport Utility
Passenger5
Drive TrainAll Wheel Drive
Transmission6-Speed M/T
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.

Brakes

Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Brake Type N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 71.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 37.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 43.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 34.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft) 74.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft) 34.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft) 34.4

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) N/A

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) N/A

Emissions

G/km Of CO2 Emissions N/A
Kg/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 20K km/year N/A

Engine

Displacement 2.5 L/152
Engine Type Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 174 @ 4100

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in) 68.3
Length, Overall (in) 180.9
Liftover Height (in) 28.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) N/A
Rear Door Opening Width (in) N/A
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61
Wheelbase (in) 103.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) 60

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft) 108.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53
Second Leg Room (in) 38
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5

Mileage

Cruising Range - City (mi) 1484.77
Cruising Range - Hwy (mi) 2015.05
EnerGuide Estimate - City (L/100 km) 9.5 (Est)
EnerGuide Estimate - Hwy (L/100 km) 7 (Est)
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - City N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Combined N/A
EnerGuide Estimate Equivalent - Hwy N/A

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) N/A
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire Size P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Size P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1499
Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) 1499
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 225
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1499

Transmission

Clutch Size (in) N/A
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.89
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Trans Type 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A

Vehicle

EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
EnerGuide Estimate City (UK-MPG) 29.74
EnerGuide Estimate Hwy (UK-MPG) 40.36

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3338
Curb Weight (lbs) N/A
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) N/A
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) N/A
Total Option Weight (lbs) 0.00

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Styled Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7
Rear Wheel Material Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact

MECHANICAL

Engine: 2.5L DOHC 4-Cylinder -inc: Horizontally-opposed, Electronic Throttle Control and Active Valve Control System
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual -inc: Hill Holder system and Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive w/viscous-coupling limited-slip centre differential
4.444 Axle Ratio
GVWR: 2,032 kgs (4,479 lbs)
Battery w/Run Down Protection
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
60 L Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Permanent Locking Hubs
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Double Wishbone Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist

EXTERIOR

Wheels: 17" x 7" Styled Steel
Tires: P225/60R17 98H Yokohama Geolandar G91 AS -inc: Mud and snow
Wheels w/Silver Accents
Steel Spare Wheel
Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
Clearcoat Paint
Body-Coloured Front Bumper
Body-Coloured Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
Black Bodyside Cladding
Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
Body-Coloured Door Handles
Body-Coloured Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
Deep Tinted Glass
Variable Intermittent Wipers
Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels
Grille w/Chrome Bar
Front License Plate Bracket
Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
Roof Rack Rails Only
Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps

ENTERTAINMENT

Radio: AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA Audio System -inc: roof mounted antenna, illuminated steering wheel integrated audio controls, auxiliary input (audio source in armrest console), HD radio, MediaHub iPod/USB audio integration, Bluetooth streaming audio, radio data system and 4-speaker system
Radio w/Clock and Speed Compensated Volume Control
Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity

INTERIOR

Front Heated Reclining Bucket Seats -inc: high/low level settings for heat, 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat and 4-way manually adjustable passenger seat
Cloth Front Seats w/Cloth Back Material
60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Cloth Rear Seat
Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Level, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
5 Person Seating Capacity
Front Cupholder
Valet Function
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Remote Releases -Inc: Mechanical Fuel
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Manual Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
Full Cloth Headliner
Cloth Door Trim Insert
Urethane Gear Shift Knob
Day-Night Rearview Mirror
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
Front Map Lights
Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
Carpet Floor Trim
Cargo Area Concealed Storage
Cargo Space Lights
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down
Power Door Locks
Trip Computer
Outside Temp Gauge
Digital/Analog Display
Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
Front Centre Armrest
1 Seatback Storage Pocket
Perimeter Alarm
Engine Immobilizer
3 12V DC Power Outlets
Air Filtration

SAFETY

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
ABS And Driveline Traction Control
Side Impact Beams
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
Airbag Occupancy Sensor
Driver Knee Airbag
Rear Child Safety Locks
Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Centre 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

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