2014 Subaru Forester Set for 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show Debut

2012 Los Angeles Auto Show


  • 2014 Subaru Forester Picture

    2014 Subaru Forester Picture

    The revised 2014 Subaru Forester is set for a debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. | November 01, 2012

2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The updated 2014 Subaru Forester, which will get a new six-speed manual transmission and a continuously variable transmission, will debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.
  • The 2014 Forester's 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine now makes 250 horsepower, up from 224 hp.
  • The 2014 Forester has 8.7 inches of ground clearance, just slightly less than the 8.9 inches on some 2013 Foresters.

CHERRY HILL, New Jersey — The updated 2014 Subaru Forester, which will get a new six-speed manual transmission and a continuously variable transmission (CVT), will debut at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Pricing has not been announced.

The revised Forester gets what Subaru describes as a "bolder profile," that appears to be influenced by the 2013 Subaru Impreza.

The 2013 Forester is equipped with either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic transmission. The 2014 Forester will be one of the few crossovers that offers a manual transmission.

The standard 170-horsepower 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine is a carryover from the 2013 Forester. But the 2014 Forester's 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine now makes 250 hp, up from 224 hp. The 2014 Subaru Forester Turbo is only offered with the CVT, which features six- and eight-speed manual modes and Hill Descent Control.

The 2014 Forester has 8.7 inches of ground clearance, just slightly less than the 8.9 inches on some 2013 Foresters.

All-wheel drive will be standard. Subaru says rear seat legroom has increased and the cargo area is bigger. Options will include a navigation system, rearview camera and a Harman Kardon premium audio system.

Edmunds says: The 2014 Subaru Forester gets an update with some major hardware changes.

Comments

  • bankerdanny bankerdanny Posts:

    I am genuinely disappointed to read that the 2.5 is unchanged. This engine is woefully underpowered (I had a 2007 Forester for 3 years). With the new pathetically weak 2.0 in the Imprezza and the failure to improve the 2.5, the only non-turbo 4cyl Subaru that would interest me right now is the BRZ.

  • zgare zgare Posts:

    Nice. Will the 2014 Forrester offer Eyesight?

  • bonzjr bonzjr Posts:

    Jeez, Anita, inline engines? Boxer. BOXER. As in... flat... or horizontally-opposed. Subaru's engine type (for the NA market, at least) is one of Subaru's two standout marketing traits. AWD (ignoring the BRZ), of course, is the other. It's like saying "BMW V6." Or "desirable Kia."

  • carguy214 carguy214 Posts:

    Why do they keep referring to the engine as an inline 4-cylinder? Did they do away with the boxer engine? And is that correct, it went from a 170hp 2.5 to a 250hp turbo charged 2.0, which I wouldn't imagine. Turbo's are great for adding speed, but for an SUV you need more grip, and better torque, so that is why they usually don't have turbo's.

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