2014 Subaru Forester Six-Month Road Test

Reincarnation: Is The Subaru Forester The Modern-Day Volvo 240 Wagon?
Reincarnation: Is The Subaru Forester The Modern-Day Volvo 240 Wagon?

Subaru and Volvo have, for decades, been on parallel paths, in some unlikely ways. Both industry outliers that found major success with safety, sensibility, and a somewhat offbeat sense of style, they've seemed like corporate cousins in some respects—even though there's absolutely no...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: Five Things We Liked, Five We Didn't

Our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT long-term test car is now back in Atlanta, and we've had a chance to sort through our notes and think about the experience of living with it in the hills of upstate New York for a month. Like any car, we found some things we loved and some things we didn't. We remain...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: SUV, Crossover, Or Wagon? We Try To Define

Language matters, as you'll hear from everyone from scholars to activists. And the way we describe cars matters too--but that's where it can get complicated. We conventionally call our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT six-month test car a "crossover," short for crossover utility vehicle. But others call...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT with 2000 Subaru Outback, Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2014
2014 Subaru Forester: Today's Compact Crossover Was Mid-Size In 2000

If you haven't shopped for a car recently, you may not have noticed the trend: Every car segment is getting larger. Our long-term test car, a 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT, is considered a compact crossover utility vehicle. So are the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Chevy Equinox, Nissan Rogue...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, Catskill Mountains, New York
2014 Subaru Forester: High-End XT Vs Base Model, Pros & Cons

Our long-term 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT test car is now in its fourth month, and in a new venue--New York state's Catskill Mountains, rather than the suburbs of Atlanta. That's taken it into new roads and terrain, and posed some new questions too. Today, we've been mulling over which we'd prefer...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, upstate New York
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: So Far

Three months ago, a Subaru Forester XT showed up in the nick of time to help us navigate Atlanta's worst winter storm in 20 years. And then another. And one more. Think it deserves a break? We do too. Now at its halfway point in our Six-Month Road Test, the Forester's spending a month at our New...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: What's New For 2015

We're just starting our third month behind the wheel of our 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT, and change is in the air--not just the change from snow and slush to epic layers of pollen. The Forester's headed to our upstate New York bureau for an extended look at spring--and Subaru's already issued...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester
2014 Subaru Forester: Six Reasons It's Among The Safest Crossovers

Long before beginning our Subaru Forester Six-Month Road Test--and before the brand's recent sales surge--the Forester had built quite a reputation as one of the safer small utility vehicles or crossovers on the market. Today it lives up to that reputation; and that holds whether we're speaking of...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT convoy on tour in South Africa
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: Ultimate Guide

At one month into our 2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test, we're pleased to report we've settled into an easy rhythm with our Best Car To Buy 2014. It's one of the most versatile wagons we've ever driven--a gaping maw to stuff with household goods or charity donations one day, a perky...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT convoy on tour in South Africa
2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test: The Competition

We're a few weeks into our six-month road test with the 2014 Subaru Forester, and now that the snow above has cleared, we're going over the bona fides line by line, re-evaluating some of the vehicles you might also be shopping while contemplating one. We named the Forester our The Car Connection's...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester XT Six-Month Road Test
2014 Subaru Forester XT: Six-Month Road Test

We may sound like a broken CD here, but the 2014 Subaru Forester is one of the most versatile, safest vehicles you can buy--which is why we named it The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2014. It's a perfect example of the "utility" part of "sport-utility vehicle," even though, yes, we know it's...Read More»

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