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2014 Subaru Forester XT

Power Doesn't Come Cheap When Subaru first offered a turbocharged Forester XT model to US customers for the 2004 model year, the shoe-shaped second-gen model fell into a ready-made competitive set of small, V6-powered crossovers and SUVs. The XT might have been more of a raucous shopping-trip companion than, say, a Ford Escape V6, but the basics of the cars offered a clear differentiation from the naturally aspirated, four-cylinder models found just a bit downmarket. Here in 2013, the V6 breed of crossover in this size class is all but extinct, and turbocharged four-cylinders with the... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.0L Boxer-4
Power:
250 HP / 258 LB-FT
Transmission:
CVT
Base Price:
$27,995
As-Tested Price:
$36,220
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