Is the 2014 Subaru Forester an off road vehicle?

Is the 2014 Subaru Forester an off road vehicle?

The 2014 Subaru Forester may look only slightly different on the outside, but inside, underneath the hood and just about everywhere else, it’s a significantly improved SUV. Subaru has gone to great lengths to make sure the Forester is still a capable off-road or at least “off-pavement” vehicle — but it shines in everyday driving, too.

What kind of mileage does a Subaru Forester get?

The combined rating tops the CR-V, the Escape 1.6 and the four-cylinder Chevy Equinox at 26 mpg. Only the underpowered CX-5 outshines the field at 29 mpg combined. Highway mileage is right in line with the CR-V’s 31 mpg, RAV4’s 31 mpg, Escape’s 33 mpg, CX-5’s 32 mpg and Equinox’s 32 mpg.

What kind of horsepower does a forester have?

But the top-sellers in the class aren’t far removed. The Honda CR-V, new Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape and Mazda’s CX-5 get 185, 176, 173 and 155 hp, respectively. Look at torque figures, though, and the Forester’s 174 pounds-feet of torque compares well against the same group at 163, 172, 184 and 150 pounds-feet, respectively.

Even the 2.0XT models provide solid efficiency, though, as they’re rated at 23 mpg city/28 highway and 25 combined. In Edmunds testing, a 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, which is exceptionally quick for a crossover SUV.

What are the trim levels of the 2014 Subaru Forester?

2014 Subaru Forester Features & Trim Levels Subaru Forester 2.5i Features Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium Features Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited Features Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring Features Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium Features Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring Features

What kind of engine does a 2014 Subaru Forester have?

The 2014 Subaru Forester is completely redesigned. The 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i trim levels feature a 2.5-liter horizontally opposed (or “boxer”) four-cylinder that produces 170 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard for the 2.5i and 2.5i Premium models, and a CVT is optional.

Who is the product manager for the Subaru Forester?

Subaru Product Line Manager Todd Hill sits shotgun as we barrel down a barren wash road somewhere within the Sonoran desert. Our field of view is expansive, thanks to a few of the many changes implemented in the design of the all-new 2014 Subaru Forester.