SHARP TURNS- Subaru combines comfort and utility

2014-02-14T00:00:00Z SHARP TURNS- Subaru combines comfort and utilityMATT SHARP nwitimes.com
February 14, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Subaru’s 2014 Forester is designed with features important to drivers, from fuel efficiency to cargo space and everything in between. It is perfect for all seasons with the all-wheel drive for the winter, and the available cargo space for the summer to bring along beach supplies. The Forester is also ideal for a family vehicle with plenty of legroom in the back and other passenger friendly features. It comes in six different model choices from the 2.5i up to the 2.0XT Touring.

The Forester can be pointed out for its basic SUV look. When other SUV’s have been changing their appearances, Subaru focused on making other aspects of the Forester better. Plus there was nothing wrong with the old designs anyway, so as the saying goes, don’t try and fix what isn’t broken. Being led by high-intensity discharge headlights, which produce a brighter output than traditional halogen lamps while also using less energy, are sure to get you where you need to be. With the Forester, drivers get plenty of storage space; especially with the 60/40 split flat-folding rear seats and the luggage rack atop the vehicle.

When everyone else was focusing on changing the exterior, one of the things Subaru was focusing on was safety. With the Eyesight driver assist, an alert will sound along with a visual warning when it senses danger of a collision. It does this by using two cameras mounted by the rearview mirror to monitor traffic and driving conditions. The advanced protection system offers a total of seven airbags, and uses an array of sensors to help deploy the airbags in the most effective way possible.

The Forester also has voice-activated GPS navigation to get you where you need to go with out ever taking you hands off the wheel. You can also use that voice-activation for text messaging and traffic information. To make the passengers more comfy the Forester has dual-zone automatic climate control. Your passenger will be able to set his or her own desired temperature.

Drawn from more than 40 years of intelligent performance, the unique Subaru boxer engine has pistons that move side to side, cancelling out each other's vibrations so it can run smoother and more efficiently. This horizontal layout also offers better balance while delivering a maximum transfer of power. Plus every Forester 2.5i model is a partial zero emissions vehicle, which means it offers lower emissions than some hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles. With all that you can achieve up to 32-MPG highway and you get the symmetrical all-wheel drive as well.

The Subaru Forester starts out at about $22,000 for the most standard model, and can get up to $33,000 for the 2.0XT Touring.

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