Jan. 17, 2013
, Inc. (SCI) is thrilled to announce the Canadian premiere of its completely redesigned 2014 Forester today at Le Salon International de l'auto in
. Set to arrive in dealerships in early spring, the
2014 Subaru Forester
is an evolution rather than a revolution in its redesign. While still maintaining its strong reputation for safety, performance, dependability and versatility in the compact SUV segment, the new Forester will debut a bold exterior design and roomier interior along with improved performance and impressive fuel economy.
With virtually the same footprint as the outgoing model, the five-passenger 2014 Subaru Forester offers expanded room, comfort and utility. A new 2.0-litre direct injection twin-scroll turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine producing 250 horsepower will be introduced on Forester 2.0XT models, while the naturally aspirated version will continue with the 2.5-litre horizontally opposed SUBARU BOXER engine producing 170 horsepower. Standard Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive continues to set Forester apart from segment competitors.
For the 2014 model year, Forester will jump to the head of its class in full-time all-wheel-drive fuel economy as Forester 2.5i models newly equipped with Subaru's Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission) achieve manufacturer-estimated fuel economy ratings of 6.2 litres per 100 kilometres on the highway.
Forester will be available in the 2.5i entry level as well as a Convenience Package with a PZEV option, a Touring Package, and a Limited Package with an EyeSight option. Forester 2.5i entry level and Touring Package models offer a choice between a new 6-speed manual transmission or Subaru's vaunted Lineartronic CVT. All other Forester 2.5i models are equipped with our Lineartronic CVT. A high-torque version of the CVT, featuring 6-speed and 8-speed manual shift modes with steering-wheel paddle shifters, is offered as standard equipment on the direct injection, twin-scroll turbocharged Forester 2.0XT with EyeSight option. All CVT models will also gain a brand new X-Mode and Hill Descent Control feature that works in conjunction with Subaru symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive, the SUBARU BOXER engine and the brake system to provide extra control in slippery driving situations. New safety features for all 2014 Forester models include anti-whiplash front seats, a driver's knee airbag, Brake Override and an impact-sensing fuel system cutoff.