2014 Subaru Forester gets price and fuel mileage increase
The all-new 2014 Subaru Forester is much more than just a mild refresh for the fourth-generation model. Subaru has given the crossover a complete redo both inside and out. Subaru has just announced new pricing and options on the 2014 Forester and it will come with improved fuel mileage over the outgoing model. The 2014 Forester will come in base, Premium, Limited and top-line Touring versions, and it gets a new 2.0XT turbocharged model that will come in the Premium and Touring versions.
New 2014 Forester models will get a price bump of $700 across the lineup with pricing for the base 2.5i model starting at $21,995 with a six-speed manual transmission. The base 2014 Forester will feature the standard naturally aspirated 2.5-liter Boxer engine that was introduced in the outgoing model. It will still have the same 170 horsepower and 174 lb ft of torque, but will get an increase in fuel mileage.
A significant increase in fuel mileage
The 2013 model year engine had an EPA estimated 21/27 mpg city/highway. The 2014 Forester will lead the segment in all-wheel drive fuel economy, with the 2.5i model achieving manufacturer’s fuel economy estimates of 24 mpg city / 32 mpg highway / 27 mpg combined. That’s a significant increase and compares well with competitors that only feature front-wheel drive.