- The 2014 Subaru Forester starts at $22,820, reflecting a $730 price increase over the base 2013 Subaru Forester.
- Starting price for the 2014 Subaru Forester is lower than for the 2013 Honda CR-V, 2013 Toyota RAV4 and the 2013 Ford Escape.
- The 2013 Kia Sportage undercuts the 2014 Forester.
CHERRY HILL, New Jersey — The 2014 Subaru Forester starts at $22,820, including an $825 destination charge, reflecting a $730 price increase over the base 2013 Subaru Forester. The 2014 Forester goes on sale in the spring.
The base 2013 Subaru Forester 2.5X starts at $22,090, including a $795 destination charge.
The 2014 Subaru Forester has a lower starting price than the 2013 Honda CR-V, 2013 Toyota RAV4 and the 2013 Ford Escape. The base 2013 Honda CR-V LX starts at $23,625, including an $830 destination charge. The base 2013 Toyota RAV4 LE starts at $23,145, including an $845 destination charge, and the base 2013 Ford Escape S starts at $23,365, including an $895 fee.
But the 2013 Kia Sportage undercuts the 2014 Forester. The base 2013 Kia Sportage starts at $19,800, including an $800 destination charge.
All-wheel drive continues to be standard on the 2014 Forester.
The 250-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine in the 2014 Forester 2.0XT is new. The Forester 2.5i model continues on with the same 170-hp 2.5-liter flat-4 as last year. The 2013 Forester's five-speed manual transmission and archaic four-speed automatic are gone, replaced with either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission.
Edmunds says: Budget-minded consumers should be happy about the 2014 Subaru Forester's starting price, especially when it's stacked up against much of the Japanese and domestic competition.