2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Subaru Forester takes on Australia and wins [video]

The all-new 2014 Subaru Forester is taken on a 60,000 mile treck across five continents and it starts in Australia where it tames the most adventurous terrain.

Subaru wanted to test the all-new 2014 Subaru Forester, so they took it on a one year treck over 5 continents and 60,000 miles. They started in Southern Australia where there is some of the most rugged terrain and beautiful scenery on the planet. Driver Morio Fukui and team leader Koya Nitta took the new crossover to prove its all-round performance, from everything from narrow dirt roads to sand dunes in Southern Australia. The pair is filmed as they take the new SUV over the year long journey.

The journey starts in the Australian Finders Range

The first video takes the team into the Australian Finders Range where they test the Forester’s Symmetrical all-wheel-drive and X-Mode. They take the new SUV up a narrow rocky path with a 52 percent grade to prove the performance of the X-Mode. As they ascend the rocky ridge, they switch on X-Mode and it makes a big difference in climbing the steep grade.

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Nice write-up. I'm really looking forward to driving the new XT. It looks to be a well-rounded package. Looks like the intercooler is fed cool air through some sort of scoop, I'm assuming runs from the grill area. Any ideas?
This reviews and the videos are the best info on the Forester 2014 on the web atm. I'm looking to change my '06 WRX that served me so well over the past 7 years. I have been focusing on the Forester for a while but couldn't go with what was actually offer. I never that the new model would be such an enhancement over the last one and I really look forward to test soon. I've got some questions for you guys that you might be able to answer since I am unable to find anything on it, and nobody seems to care either for these difference: 1) I live in Canada, could you tell me why the XT version has only 250 hp here instead of the 296 like the one in Japan? What makes up that huge difference on the same 2.0l engine? 2) I've noticed that there are tiny LEDs next to the the fog lights. Is this standard on all XT of is this a special feature of that particular Forester in your review? They are really nice and add a very good looking touch. Regards, P.J from Canada

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