2014 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: very very disappointed, lost l

2014 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

2014 Subaru Forester

Average Consumer Rating

124 Total Reviews

2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD CVT Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
11 of 48 people found this review helpful
very very disappointed, lost lots of money on purchase
By john674 on


2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium PZEV 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Bought vehicle based on excellent reviews . very disappointed 1.seat front and back very uncomfortable ,got severe back pain, lumbar support too hard on back problem not detected during 15min test drive complain to dealer, other customers also complained no effect 2.poor mileage only 26 on freeway subaru claims 32 MPG 3.light on dials red at night very disturbing on eyes. not easy to change 4.noisy engine hallow noise idling 5. sound quality very poor knobs small.
6. steering heavy 7. problems finding dealerships very important , had to rent car very expensive must consider before buying subaru.had enough of problems so I trade it in at a huge financial loss. careful of excellent reviews.

Best Features

moonroof, view

Worst Features

seat and lumbar support, sound quality, gas mileage,subaru should have more dealership in california ,few dealerships take advantage of the customers and repair cost are high, maintianance agreement are not free after paying for rented car
Recommend (11) (37)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (2) Post a Comment
By godeacs
on 09/12/13 09:14 AM (PDT)

You are clearly in the minority! Some of your issues are kind of silly. Not sure there is a car you'll be happy with but good luck anyway!

Report it
By eja6
on 03/20/14 11:08 AM (PDT)

Only issue that seems unfair is a complaint about lack of dealerships. The other observations are spot on for me and my car, although I also hate the CVT 2.5i NA drivetrain, which is underpowered and rubber bands constantly. CVT never again, especially with 170 hp and a car this heavy.

Report it
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Other Vehicles to Consider


Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.