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2014 Subaru Forester

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Subaru Forester highlights

Customer reviews

3.7 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

4 out of 5

Mileage (EPA estimate)

24 city, 32 highway, 27 combined

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All Subaru Forester years

New for 2014

  • The Forester is available in a variety of new trims, including the 2.0XT Touring, 2.0XT Premium, 2.5I, 2.5I Limited, 2.5I Premium, and 2.5I Touring.
  • The 2.5X, 2.5X Limited, 2.5X Premium, 2.5X Touring, 2.5XT Premium, and 2.5XT Touring trims have been discontinued for 2014.
  • Forester trims have been upgraded with Power Hatch/Deck Lid, Harman Kardon Sound, and Navigation System as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Warning, Remote Start, Smart Key, Full Roof Rack, and Tow Hitch features are now available as options on select trims.

Explore Subaru Forester details

2.5I Touring 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch

Drive type


Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 43"/R 38"

Head room

F 40"/R 37.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2014 Subaru Forester

1. Standard all-wheel drive

All-wheel drive isn't hard to come by on a crossover SUV, but rarely does this feature come as standard equipment. On the 2014 Subaru Forester, every trim comes with full-time all-wheel drive for added traction and control behind the wheel. Meanwhile, some trims (including the 2.5i Limited and 2.0XT) feature "X-Mode," which adds stability control intervention and transmission shift points.

2. Available turbocharged engine

The 2014 Subaru Forester is available in two engine configurations, depending on the trim you select. Standard on most trims is a 2.5L four-cylinder engine at 170 hp—though the 2.0XT Premium and 2.0XT Touring trims come with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder at 250 hp. This is a great option to have if you're looking for a compact crossover that can deliver a little extra punch underneath the hood.

3. Features galore

With six trims to choose from, there's a 2014 Forester out there for every type of driver. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the generous features on this crossover, which include standard Bluetooth® connectivity, full power accessories, and a height-adjustable driver's seat. If you're looking for more features, step up to the 2.0 XT Premium, which adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a sporty rear spoiler. Meanwhile, the 2.0 XT Touring boasts a suite of driver-assistance features to enhance your drive.

4. Spacious cargo area

Even with its rear row fully intact, the 2014 Forester offers a generous 34.4 cu-ft of cargo space. And by folding down the rear seats, you can extend that up to a massive 74.7 cu-ft. A low platform height also makes loading and unloading the cargo area a breeze.

5. Thoughtfully designed cabin

Inside the 2014 Forester's cabin, you'll find plenty of room, with a maximum seating capacity of five passengers. In the front, there are 40 inches of head room and 43 inches of leg room. And in the back, you’ll have 37.5 inches of head room and 41.7 inches of leg room. This crossover has even been designed with "stadium" style seating, so the rear row is elevated slightly to allow for better sightlines.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating

Above Average

RepairPal gave the Subaru Forester an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Subaru Forester 22nd out of 27 among Compact SUVs.

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