2014 Subaru Forester Consumer Review: Good, but not excellent. Nav i

2014 Subaru Forester - Consumer Review

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2.0XT Touring 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD CVT Automatic)

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Good, but not excellent. Nav isn't........
By coddar on


2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


Picked up
a 2014 FXT Touring in November 2013. Comfort is average but could be improved with power passenger seat. Gas mileage is a little better than my 2011 BMW 335xi 6MT, but only by 1-2 mpg- so around 22 city, 27 hwy.
Big problem is 1990's navigation system that was delivered with Q3 2012 maps while Q1 2013 maps were already availble from the Subaru website - for $149!!!.
Maps can't be downloaded to Macs, only PCs and require
SD card reader. Subaru said they'd reimburse me for the maps, but really? Why should a vehicle produced in 10/2013 have Q3 2012 maps? Why can't the dealer keep current SD cards
and why on earth would anyone pay Subaru and the wait? Can't wait to dump this hog.

Feb 2016 update: Traded on 2016 BMW X3d. Quieter, MUCH more comfortable and 30 mpg city/38 highway. $7K off list for an ordered X3d and still got $26K trade in on Subie. Only depreciated $3K from what I initially paid!

Best Features

  • Rain snow traction
  • Climate control
  • Resale value

Worst Features

  • Entertainment
  • Navigation

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