Quick Facts: 2014 Subaru Forester – Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year!

In this Quick Facts, we have especially spotlighted the turbocharged 2.0XT spec, which, although is a smaller displacement, square engine, puts down more Reasonable (and Utile) torque for a crossover at 2,000 rpm and above.

Subaru thinks some specs may change before retail March 2014. In any case we’ll keep you posted.

SUSPENSION
FRONT: MacPherson-type struts, lower L-arms, coil springs and stabilizer bar
REAR: Double wishbone with subframe, coil springs and stabilizer bar

TIRES, WHEELS, AND STEERING
STEERING: Rack-and-pinion with electric power assist
FRONT / REAR tires: 225/55 R18 97H Bridgestone Dueler, H/L 400 M+S all-season
FRONT / REAR wheels: 18″ x 7″ aluminum alloy
CURB-TO-CURB TURNING CIRCLE: 10.6 m (34.8 ft.)

BRAKES
Power-assisted 4-wheel disc with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and
4-channel / 4-sensor ABS and Brake Assist
FRONT: 12.4-inch (31.5 cm) ventilated discs dual-piston calipers
REAR: 10.9-inch (27.7 cm) ventilated discs, single piston calipers

ENGINE
TYPE: 4-cylinder, horizontally opposed (Boxer), turbocharged/intercooled, aluminum cylinder block and heads
DISPLACEMENT: 1,998 cc (121.9 cu.in.)
BORE x STROKE: Ø 86 mm x 86 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO: 10.6:1
MAX POWER: 250 hp (186 kW) @ 5,600 rpm
MAX TORQUE: 258 lb-ft (190 N.m) @ 2,000-4,800 rpm
EMISSION CLASS: Tier 2 BIN 5 Low Emission Vehicle (LEV II) standard, 50-state certified

TECHNOLOGY:
FUEL: Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
INDUCTION: Electronic Throttle Control (ETC)
VALVETRAIN: Subaru Dual Active Valve Control System (AVCS)

DRIVETRAIN
TRANSMISSION: Lineartronic® CVT with 6-speed and 8-speed manual
AWD SYSTEM: Continuous AWD with viscous-coupling locking center differential or Active AWD with electronically managed continuously variable hydraulic transfer clutch

PERFORMANCE
TOP SPEED: N/A km/h (217 mph)
ACCELERATION 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): N/A s

DIMENSIONS
WHEELBASE: 2,640 mm (103.9 in)
OVERALL LENGTH: 4,595 mm (180.9 in)
OVERALL WIDTH: 1,795 mm (70.7 in)
OVERALL HEIGHT: With roof rail: 1,735 mm (68.2 in); without roof rail: 1,687 mm (66.4 in)
FRONT TRACK: 1,547 mm (60.9 in)
REAR TRACK: 1,552 mm (61.1 in)
GROUND CLEARANCE: 220 mm (8.7 in)
CURB WEIGHT: 1,642 kg (3,622 lb)

CAPACITIES
FUEL TANK: 60.2 (15.9 gal.)
TOWING: Up to 1,500 lb (680 kg)

FUEL CONSUMPTION
CITY / HWY / CBD: 23 / 28 / 25 mpg (avg. 9 liter per 100 kilometer)
CO2 EMISSION: N/A

PRICE
BASICALLY: $21,995

AVAILABLE:
Spring 2014

See hi-res photos of the 2014 Subaru Forester here.

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