2014 Subaru Forester ReviewOctober 28, 2014
Although it lacks six speeds manual but still the 2.5 litres boxer four along with the CVT Ute makes it capable of giving a good competition to the Honda CR-V and Mazda CX-5. But now the mission is more grand, on the basis of CVT model to bring Subaru at the 32 mpg that is 5 mpg more than what was estimated last year forester.
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The new XT with Ute new turbo 2.0-litres 258lb-ft and 250hp torque will make your ride more fun. The CVT performs its task well, whereas the throttle response is offered by turbo deeper of mid and low rpm. Within a second, the wheels of Subaru will take over the Japan-spec 3.5-litres, 305-hp for doing the improvisation. The forester XT was estimated between 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 sec.
The presence of the production foresters is of great relief but the preproduction samples shows improvement in body control and offers greater structural stiffness than other models. You can feel its performance even on the single off pavement and undulating surfaces. This car possesses higher observed spring and damping rates. The electric-boosted steering wheel is reasonably weighted but linear in response and less communicative. The eyesight driving–assist system is also present in the Subaru which has been already introduced in the 2013 models legacy and outback. The new forester is having the precollision throttle management, dynamic cruise control, optional precollision braking and sway warning system etc. another ravishing features is the power lift gate with the keyless remote that can stop, open and close the door at any instant. The new high end Kardon/Harman covered sound entertainments is both android and iPhone friendly along with the voice recognition system. The touch screen offered is similarly small and is of six inch with pill size Chiclets, reflective issues and multistep station tuning.
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Undoubtedly, the new Subaru Forester is a complete car that is apt for all season, all roads and all types of drives. Now it is claimed by the latest X mode that it will perform better in the traction of split and low friction conditions. The switch on console will help in adjusting the CVT calibration, throttle map and allows setting the hill descent auto braking control. The X mode instantly activates the traction and will proactively bring some continuous variation in the hydraulic transfer clutch. Concluding this by saying that this vehicle is loaded with all important stuffs that is targeted from an ideal one.