2014 Subaru Forester - Even better
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2014 Subaru Forester - Even better

When a particular model is on the market for three or four years, it is normal for it to undergo a slight decrease in popularity. This is a sign for manufacturers that it is time to move on to a new generation of the model. With the Subaru Forester, however, the old model was still popular, even though it was launched six years ago in 2008. Never mind that, Subaru returns this year with the fourth generation Forester, the 2014 Subaru Forester.

The new 2014 Subaru Forester was named Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) of the Year by Motor Trend, a reference in the automotive industry.

More than a simple upgrade, the 2014 Subaru Forester receives several technical improvements that reduce fuel consumption and a new interior, more spacious and welcoming. Obviously, it is always with the Subaru symmetrical all-wheel drive, one of the most advanced in the world, which gives it a road handling both safe and dynamic. In short, what consumers liked in the previous Subaru Forester is found in the new, but with some improvements as a bonus.

The 2014 Subaru Forester has for all practical purposes the same dimensions as the previous generation, except that it is higher. The wheelbase of the compact SUV has also been extended to make the cabin more spacious. Finally, the 2014 Forester shares its visual signature with the other models in the Subaru range presented in recent years, such as the Subaru Impreza, while maintaining a look of its own. What is certain, is that it is noticeable at first glance.

If you are looking for a fun to drive compact SUV, then the 2014 Subaru Forester should be on your list of vehicles to try. First, it provides handling worthy of a car that allows the driver to enjoy both an empty winding road or a snowy or icy road. The vehicle's stability comes from the sophisticated Subaru AWD that is effective regardless of road conditions.

At the wheel, you feel connected to the road surface and the direction responds quickly to driver input. In curves, the roll effect is minimal and the Forester remains predictable at all times.

The entry level 2014 Subaru Forester is powered by a four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine developing 170 horsepower. As for the power of the engine, it runs equal to or greater than the majority of other compact SUVs in the same category. Interestingly, it is always possible to change gears manually in the 2014 Subaru Forester with the standard 6-speed manual transmission.

However, the most significant change is the arrival this year of the CVT automatic transmission. In everyday driving, this transmission is forgotten while allowing the new Forester to show an average consumption of 6.3 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway.

Those looking for even more power can opt for the 2014 Forester 2.0XT and its turbocharged direct injection four-cylinder with 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. In simple terms, no other compact SUV can boast of offering such power. Only available with the CVT automatic transmission, the 2.0XT still remains economical with an average consumption of 7.2 liters per 100 kilometers.

In addition to its dynamic road behavior and its impressive performance, the 2014 Subaru Forester can also boast of offering one of the most interesting cargo space of the category with 974 liters. Available from $ 25,995, the 2014 Subaru Forester has everything to please. Come try it today at Sainte-Julie Subaru!