2014 Subaru Forester  -  $22,820


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,820
Base Invoice: $21,636
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Man 2.5i PZEV
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 24 | City: 22 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 2.5i Manual
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Engine: Engine: 2.5L 4 Cyl DOHC 16V w/VVT

Pros

All-wheel-drive, practical, good mix of fuel efficiency and performance, good ground clearance, improved interior space


Model Highlights

The 2014 Subaru Forester comes in a variety of different trims powered by one of two engines. The base engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder making 170 hp. This engine is offered with a choice two transmissions, a 6-speed manual or a continuously variable unit. The optional, turbocharged engine displaces 2.0L and makes a very healthy 250 hp. The turbocharged engine is only available with a continuously variable transmission, though the CVT does have a mode where it imitates a traditional manual, allowing upshifts and downshifts via paddles on the steering column.

2.5i Foresters come in four trims, Base, Premium, Limited and Touring. Base trims are stripped of most luxury features but still feature the basics like a tilting and telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, a sunglass holder and a 4-speaker stereo with MP3 capabilities. Premium models get a panoramic sunroof, roof rails, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, a 10-way power adjustable drives seat, reclining rear seats, a 4.3-inch multifunction color display screen, a 6 speaker stereo and a rear view camera. Limited models come standard with the CVT transmission and with leather seating. Heated front seats, a power lift gate, fog lights, a rear spoiler and heated mirrors are also standard equipment on Limited model Foresters. Top of the line Touring models feature everything from the Limited trim plus a navigation system and a dual-zone automatic climate control system.

Forester 2.0XT models come in two trims, Premium and Touring. Both get the more powerful 250 hp engine, better brakes and more aggressive styling, highlighted by a new front fascia and 18-inch wheels. The Touring and Premium models are otherwise similarly equipped to their 2.5i namesakes.

Accident avoidance is covered by several safety systems. Anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control are standard, but all Foresters other than the Base model benefit from a rear backup camera. Subaru's symmetrical all-wheel-drive system is of course standard across all model ranges. Passive safety equipment includes several airbags, including knee and side curtain airbags and a rollover sensor. Keyless entry and an engine immobilizer are also standard.


Model News

The Forester has been completely redesigned for 2014. It features a new exterior and interior as well as a new turbocharged engine. Styling on the base Forester has grown up and become more mature, while the turbocharged version distinguishes its self with a much more aggressive front fascia. The new vehicle is roomier than the one it replaces, even though external dimensions have only grown by a couple of inches.


Value Writeup

The Subaru Forester has always been a very nice compromise between the practicality of a small hatchback or station wagon and the capabilities of an SUV. Though it can't off-road like some of the more serious SUVs out there, the Forester does at least come standard with all-wheel-drive, unlike most of its competition. Though base model Foresters perform similarly to competitors from Ford and Mazda, turbocharged versions offers significantly more power, resulting in sprightly performance. On-road handling is also a step above what is generally offered in this segment. The Forester starts at just under $22,000.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5

EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
349.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
24 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
461.10 mi

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4

Displacement
2.5 L/152

Fuel System
Sequential MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4100

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
108.3 ft³

Front Head Room
41.4 in

Front Leg Room
43 in

Front Shoulder Room
57 in

Front Hip Room
53.9 in

Second Head Room
39.8 in

Second Leg Room
38 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.5 in

Second Hip Room
53 in

Wheelbase
103.9 in

Length, Overall
180.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in

Height, Overall
66.4 in

Track Width, Front
60.9 in

Track Width, Rear
61.1 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.7 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
71.9 in

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
37.1 in

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
45.9 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
42.2 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
34.8 in

Liftover Height
28.6 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
74.7 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
34.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
34.4 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3296 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Maximum Trailering Capacity
1500 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone

Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17

Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.6 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.9 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V159000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 23, 2013

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
10137

Summary
Subaru is recalling certain model year 2014 Forester vehicles manufactured from January 2013 through March 2013. The backing for the carpeted floor mats was not manufactured to specification. As a result, the floor mats may curl when exposed to heat.

Consequence
Curling of the driver side floor mat could distract the driver and/or interfere with proper operation of one or a combination of, the vehicle's clutch, brake, and accelerator pedals. Brake or accelerator pedal interference may result in very high vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop the vehicle, which could cause a crash.

Subaru will notify owners, and dealers will replace each of the vehicle's four (4) carpeted floor mats with new ones. These services will be performed free of charge. Subaru issued an interim notification during April 2013. Notification that the remedy is now available was mailed to owners on June 5, 2013. Owners may contact Subaru at 1-800-782-2783. Subaru's recall campaign number is WQH-44.

Dates of Manufacture
DEC 31, 2012 to MAR 30, 2013

Manufacturer Recall No.
WQH-44

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
16.9%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Engine: 2.5L 4 Cyl DOHC 16V w/VVT -inc: Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual -inc: incline start assist

4.44 Axle Ratio

GVWR: 4,480 lbs

Full-Time All-Wheel Drive

Battery w/Run Down Protection

900# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Steering

15.9 Gal. 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

Wheels: 17" x 7.0J Steel w/Center Cap

Tires: P225/60R17 98H All-Season

Steel Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent

Black Bodyside Cladding

Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Black Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding

Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers

Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels

Grille w/Chrome Bar

Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Auto Off Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps

Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/Single Disc CD Player -inc: MP3/WMA capability, 4 speakers, Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS), Bluetooth audio streaming connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity, iPod control capability, USB port, 3.5mm auxiliary input jack and roof mounted antenna

Radio w/Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls

Front Bucket Seats -inc: height adjustable driver seat and passenger front seat back pocket

4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement

60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows

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

Cloth Upholstery

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror

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 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 Center Armrest

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

3 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Low Tire Pressure Warning

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 Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

 
BASE MODEL
$0

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
JASMINE GREEN METALLIC
$0

 
MARINE BLUE PEARL
$0

 
VENETIAN RED PEARL
$0

 
SATIN WHITE PEARL
$0

 
BURNISHED BRONZE METALLIC
$0

 
CRYSTAL BLACK SILICA
$0

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GRAY, CLOTH UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH UPHOLSTERY
$0

 
WHEELS: ALLOY (SET OF 4) (PIN)
$863

 
DESTINATION SURCHARGE: ALASKA
$150

 
RUGGED PACKAGE #3
$855

 
POPULAR PACKAGE #1
$567

 
POPULAR PACKAGE #2
$641

 
PROTECTION PACKAGE #1
$548

 
TRAILER HITCH
$622

 
WHEEL LOCKS (STEEL WHEELS)
$52

 
REAR BUMPER COVER
$92

 
GUNMETAL SPORT GRILLE TRIM
$485

 
CRYSTAL BLACK SILICA BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$259

 
SATIN WHITE PEARL BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$259

 
ICE SILVER METALLIC BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$259

 
BURNISHED BRONZE BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$259

 
DARK GRAY METALLIC BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$259

 
MARINE BLUE PEARL BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$259

 
VENETIAN RED BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$259

 
EXTERIOR AUTO DIMMING MIRROR W/APPROACH LIGHTING
$420

 
EXT. AUTO DIMMING MIRROR W/APPROACH LIGHTING
$494

 
SUNSHADE
$76

 
FRONT BUMPER UNDERGUARD
$202

 
JASMINE GREEN BODY SIDE MOLDING KIT
$259

 
SPLASH GUARD KIT
$147

 
SINGLE TAIL PIPE COVER
$52

 
FOG LAMP KIT - BLACK INTERIOR
$381

 
FOG LAMP KIT - GRAY INTERIOR
$381

 
REAR BUMPER UNDERGUARD
$293

 
MOONROOF AIR DEFLECTOR
$122

 
SPEAKER KIT
$333

 
TWEETER KIT
$144

 
LEATHER SHIFT KNOB 6MT
$122

 
STI PEDAL PAD KIT - MT
$193

 
STI DURACON SHIFT KNOB 6MT
$92

 
LEATHER & ALUMINUM STI SHIFT KNOB 6 M/T
$182

 
AUTO-DIM MIRROR COMPASS
$198

 
AUTO DIM MIRROR W/COMPASS & HOMELINK
$272

 
RED INTERIOR ILLUMINATION KIT
$202

 
BLUE INTERIOR ILLUMINATION KIT
$202

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$72

 
CARGO TRAY
$75

 
COMPARTMENT SEPARATOR
$381

 
CROSS BAR SET FIXED (CARRIER BASE)
$434

 
SEAT BACK CARGO NET
$55

 
SIDE CARGO NET (QTY 2)
$87

 
VERTICAL CARGO NET
$55

 
LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT COVER
$182

 
FRONT SIDE SILL PLATE
$36

 
110 POWER OUTLET KIT
$409

 
SECURITY SYSTEM SHOCK SENSOR
$193


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