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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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    Detroit '08 Preview: Subaru reveals US-spec 2009 Forester
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    Detroit '08 Preview: 2009 Subaru Forester officially revealed
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    click above image to view high-res gallery var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Subaru_reveals_new_2009_Forester'; Subaru's Christmas present to everyone is the release of the first official photos of the 2009 Forester. The Forester's appearance has been one of the worst-kept secrets in all of autodom over the last few weeks, but nonetheless, here you ...

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    It never ends: More new pics of 2009 Subaru Forester
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    Yet... more... images of the 2009 Subaru Forester
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    2009 Subaru Forester leakage continues
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    Scans aplenty of 2009 Subaru Forester
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    Subaru begins teasing us with new Forester mini site
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    2009 Subaru Forester brochure finds way onto web
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    Redesigned Forester coming to Detroit, first unconfirmed sketch materializes
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    While there's no way to verify if this particular sketch foretells the future of the Subaru Forester, we think it's probably not too far off the mark. Considering Subaru's blandification of its lineup – from the Impreza to the Tribeca – the new nose seems entirely plausible, and the upkicked D-pillar seems to be all the rage nowadays.As in the ...

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    In The Autoblog Garage: 2007 Subaru Forester Sports 2.5X
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    Spy Shots: Subaru Forester goes through growth spurt
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    Although the badge shows six, 2008 Forester gets top five-star rating
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    Subaru may mate boxer diesel to CVT
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    The folks over at the North American Subaru Impreza Owner's Club (NASIOC) were kind enough to post a translated article from Yahoo! News that outlines the future use of CVTs by Subaru.According to the article, Subaru is currently developing a CVT to be used in conjunction with their new boxer diesel on models sporting two-liter engines, including the ...

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    No more aluminum for Subaru exteriors
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    According to Forbes, Subaru will stop utilizing aluminum exterior body panels on all new and redesigned models, beginning in March of 2007. Subaru claims that over the past two years, the cost of aluminum has more than doubled and as such, it will begin using zinc-coated steel sheets instead.The models currently using aluminum panels include the Legacy, ...

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    More STI goodness on the way?
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    Before the STI, even before the WRX, came to these shores, determined gearheads made every manner of modification to the old GC8 Impreza to get the turbocharged power they adored from afar. When the WRX finally crossed the Pacific, its powerplant found a home in every manner of Subaru, including the sleepy Forester. Scan any Subie-centric site (we like ...

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    Subaru may debut Forester sport model at SEMA
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    Click to enlarge (JDM version shown)Interesting little tidbit over at the Straightline blog, where they're reporting that the US will (finally) be getting a Forester turbo sport model that draws inspiration from the automaker's home-market Forester Cross Sports model. Expect to see the a lowered suspension, JDM Forester Cross Sports front end, and hopefully ...

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    Today in Japan: Subaru Forester Airbreak
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    Websites select top new vehicles for young drivers
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    Automotive websites Cars.com and DriversEd.com (a drivers education resource) have teamed up to determine the top new vehicles for teens this year. Criteria used included price, safety, size, and 'fun factor.'The two sites top picks, broken down in categories, are:Cars: Honda Civic       Mazda MX-5 Mazda3 ...

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    Edmund's Inside Line has got the scoop on some interesting developments over at Subaru. The Fuji Heavy Industries concern is reportedly working on a diesel version of its "boxer" four-cylinder engine for the European market. The first 2007 models to receive the oil burner, possibly a 2.2L turbocharged engine, will presumably be the ...

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