2014 Subaru Forester
There are 4 user reviews for the 2.0XT Touring trim shown below
- Super to drive, solid build, good fuel economy
- Ageing Satnav System(UK Version), interior still a bit agricultural
Purchased As New
Previously I had owned 3 Subaru's from new, 1 Forester and 2 Outbacks. However when it came to change my 3ltr outback for something a tad more economical the choice at Subaru was a somewhat limited for my requirements.
The new outback was not really doing for me and with no new models seemingly on the horizon I decided to jump ship and went for a Mazda CX5.
Then after a couple of months as a Mazda owner Subaru announced a new Forester lineup.
Well by the time the new Forester was available for a test drive I was pretty fed up with the Mazda for a number of reasons mainly with performance issues.
After a test drive in the new Forester 2ltr turbo it very soon became apparent that it was trade in time for the Mazda.
It's still early days with the Forester but it's a dream to drive the fuel economy is pretty good given there is serious powerhouse under the bonnet. Ride and handling are great. Do I have any grumbles? well, the interior could be a bit more refined and the tech content is still a bit basic for a car of this level, but the drive experience goes someway to outweigh trim concerns. Do I miss the Mazda? Not a bit....read morehide
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- Visablity, Eye-Sight system, Harman-Karman Stereo system, fuel economy, fit and finish,
- Homelink system issues, Connecting phone to car system, turn signal sound too quiet
Purchased As New
Bought the car new in April, has never needed to go back to shop. Tight body, nice interior, great visablity combined with Eye-Sight system. Could use a backup alarm sensor, but backup camera is great. Love the large sunroof, and AC keeps are cool even without the sunshade closed. I do miss my acceleration from my 09 VW Tiguan, but don't miss using premium fuel and 21mph. Car averages 26-27 running around, and 31-32 on the highway....read morehide
3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Fuel economy compaired to 2013 models, Acceleration in Turbo model
- Can get expensive fully loaded.
Purchased As New
I researched forever before narrowing it down to 2 vehicles. The Mazda cx5 and the subaru forester. Both were so close it was hard to pick between the two. But once we drove the XT model, the decision was quite easy. I think both 2014 models are great but you really have to drive and find which one feels best for you. I think subaru has done a great job refining some of the things that made previous foresters such great vehicles. The visablity is better than any other small suv on the market. The XT model performance is great and has dummy proof paddle shifters for those who like to play a little bit. The paddle shifters can simulate a 6 or 8 speed transmission. Really hate CVT vehicles, but the XT model you barely notice. The AWD system also lets you feel confident in all driving situations. If you are in the market for a small suv that does everything well this should be one of the top 3 to look at. If you want one with a little bit more power the XT model will satisfy....read morehide
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- Build quality, ride, strong motor, AWD, interior quality, sound system, eye-sight system
- Premium fuel cost...not the cars fault!
Purchased As New
Just purchased 2.0 XT loaded with the eye-sight system even though I did not really want that system package, but It was the only one on the lot at the time. First I do think that package does have some value on it. The HID headlight are very bright, the keyless system is nice to have, and the eye-sight system itself is better than I thought it would be. I have another car that also has radar cruise control and i never use it because its somewhat dangerous (if a car cut you off, the car would automatically slam on the breaks and almost got rear ended several times). The same thing has happened in the Forester and the eye-sight slows the car down without slamming and is very good at making the system feel natural and not dangerous at all.
The car is solid also, you can feel the quality of the car just by closing the doors. I tested the CX-5 (solid car also) but I came away preferring the XT power and handling that was slightly better in my opinion to the Mazda. The Mazda does handle better than the 2.5 thought, but the Forester is also bigger and has better MPG.
I've also read about uncomfortable seats in this vehicle, but to me (5'10) the seats are great. I do not have any issue with them (so far) or are in anyway short or uncomfortable like some people have said.
Hope this review helps. I haven't tested off road or in snow, but its a Subaru so I'm sure it will be great. Cheers!...read morehide
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