2014 Subaru Forester Starts at $22,820


  • 2014 Subaru Forester Picture

    2014 Subaru Forester Picture

    The 2014 Subaru Forester starts at $22,820. | January 18, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • 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.

Comments

  • ed124c ed124c Posts:

    Comparing the base prices of the CR-V, Escape, and Rav-4, all 3 of which are FWD with automatic transmissions, is silly. The Forester has AWD and a 6 speed manual in the base model. And the Sportage, I believe, is much smaller inside than those mentioned above. Sportage? Why not the Mazda CX-5? Also, Autoblog has much more info than what is in this "article". And another comment: Please get rid of the "just the facts" and the redundancy.

  • usa1fan_ usa1fan_ Posts:

    2.0l must be a magic size for turbocharged fours now, because it seems like everybody has or is getting one! (I love the 2.0l in my Escape too)

  • jpnpower jpnpower Posts:

    @usa1fan: Obviously this has to do with the fact that rally specs mandate that engines must be 2L. Since most buyers of compact SUVs regularly compete in local rallies, this is a necessity.

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