The new Forester is what you should shop for, even if it’s not on your list.
2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium
Body: 4-door crossover, front-engine, all-wheel-drive. Engine: 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder boxer. Output: 170 hp. Transmission: Lineartronic CVT. Curb weight: 3,366 lbs. Wheelbase: 103.9 inches. Length: 180.9 inches. Width: 70.7 inches. Fuel economy, EPA estimated: 24/32. Fuel economy, Globe observed: 25.8 mpg. Base price: $24,995. Delivery: $825. As tested: $26,320.
Builds upon tradition, plenty of models, options, improved fuel economy and interior room.
Tiny navigation screen/rear view mirror; hard to see and read.
THE BOTTOM LINE
An upgrade to a contender in the small SUV/crossover segment.