The 2014 Subaru Forester is about to hit the market and to allow some of the potential buyers to prepare the budget that they might need in the event that they decide to purchase this compact crossover SUV, Subaru has finally announced the vehicle’s latest pricing information.
According to the information provided by Subaru, the base model of the 2014 Subaru Forester will be sold at a starting price of $22,820 including the destination charge of $825. Compared to price the base version of the outgoing 2013 Subaru Forester which is sold at starting price of $22,090 including the destination charge of $795, the upcoming version is more expensive by about $730.
Given the increase, a lot of car experts believe that the 2014 Subaru Forester will offer a number of standard features that were not found on the outgoing model. These experts also believe that the upcoming model will reflect a number of changes either in its exterior or interior appearance.
When compared to its closest competitors particularly the 2013 Ford Escape, 2013 Toyota RAV4, and the 2013 Honda CR-V, the starting price of the 2014 Subaru Forester is relatively lower.
The base 2013 Honda CR-V LX is sold at a starting price of $23,625 including the destination charge of $830. The price of the base 2013 Ford Escape S on the other hand starts at $23,365 including the $895 shipping fee. The base 2013 Toyota RAV4 LE is priced at $23,145 including the destination charge of $845.
Subaru has also revealed that the 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT will be propelled by a new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which is capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 250 horsepower. The upcoming version of the 2.5i model will still be powered by the same 2.5-liter horizontally-opposed or “Boxer” engine which is good for 170 horsepower.
In addition to that, Subaru has pointed out that the 5-speed manual transmission and the 4-speed automatic transmission used on the 2013 Subaru Forester are now gone and this will most likely be replaced by a continuously variable (CVT) or a 6-speed manual transmission.