Recently, we flew down to Arizona to test the all-new 2014 Subaru Forester. Our driving impressions are still under embargo, so you’ll have to wait a bit for the full review. For now, here’s a preview featuring our exclusive interview with the project lead on the new Forester, Takuji Dai.
Our focus in this preview is the 2.0XT model, which comes with a twin-scroll turbo, SI-Drive and other performance enhancements. As tested, the 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT model starts at $32,995. The 2.5i base model starts at $21,995.
250-hp @ 5,600 rpm
258 ft-lbs @ 2,000-4,800 rpm
DOHC, AVCS, DI, ETC, Intercooler, Turbo
High-Torque CVT Transmission (emulates 8-speed stepped automatic in S# mode)
23mpg city, 28mpg freeway (EPA est)