- Forester 2.5i
- Forester 2.5i Premium
- Forester 2.5i Limited
- Forester 2.5i Touring
- Forester 2.0XT Premium
- Forester 2.0XT Touring
No matter what you do for a living or where life takes you, it’s safe to say you wear a number of hats. You’re constantly changing and evolving, and so you need a vehicle that can safely adapt and easily do the same.
Completely new from its boldly patterned wheels to its multifunctional roof rails, the stalwart 2014 Forester has features that enable it to take on any task, with looks to match. Little went untouched in our quest to further extend the capabilities of this crossover vehicle to perfectly fit your ever-changing life. Meaning: You can do more than ever before.
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The lower roof and narrowed body improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency without compromising rearward visibility.
In a world of social responsibility where we all attempt to minimize our environmental impact, Subaru produces its vehicles in zero-landfill plants with high levels of recyclability.
Plus, Subaru engineers and designers pushed their already efficient and earth-friendly standards even further with the new Forester. Fuel economy was increased with new aerodynamic styling that includes drag-reducing edges and sealed bottoms. The powertrain was improved with a more efficient automatic gearbox and better tuned manual. All of this was done while retaining the familiar iconic Forester styling.
Wind resistance is one of the biggest influences on fuel consumption, and so Subaru has made significant yet hard-to-notice changes on the new model. The base of the windshield has been brought forward, plastic panels now cover the drivetrain and chassis components underneath (contributing to noise reduction), and flaps were placed in front of the wheels.
As for under the hood, all naturally aspirated (i.e., non-turbocharged) models are Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV)1-certified. The 2.5-liter engine was designed specifically to match performance with fuel efficiency, with either a six-speed manual transmission (replacing the five-speed in the previous model) or a Lineartronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) that raises estimated highway fuel mileage to a class-leading 32 mpg2 highway – better than any gasoline-powered crossover on the market.
An additional necessity for those who are fuel-efficient aware, an eco gauge shows how economically you are driving. The multi-function display shows instantaneous and average fuel economy readouts, as well as distance to empty. With such a handy tool, you can find your drive-style “sweet spot” quickly and achieve your best possible mpg.
Other Forester features that help to improve mileage:
- Tires with low rolling resistance take you farther with less fuel
- An aluminum hood for reduced weight
- Expanded use of high-strength steel, also for reduced weight
1 2013 Subaru Impreza and XV Crosstrek 2.0L, and Forester, Outback, Legacy 2.5L non-turbo models achieving a Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) rating by the California Air Resources Board are available in all 50 states. Only those registered in California, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont will be eligible for the 15 years/150,000 miles emission warranty. Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington vehicles are not covered under PZEV emissions control warranty. See your warranty maintenance booklet for additional information.
2 Preliminary manufacturer estimates. Actual mileage may vary. 32 mpg is CVT North American model ONLY.