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 |  Apr 23 2013, 10:14 AM

Five-Point Inspection


It’s unwise to purchase a home without having a qualified expert give it a thorough going over, why should new cars be any different? Top-to-bottom, front-to-back, inside-and-out, the 2014 Subaru Forester is on the receiving end of AutoGuide’s weekly Five-Point Inspection.

This versatile crossover SUV is fresh off the sheet-metal presses. It was revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show late last year and it’s now available at Subie dealerships across the country. The vehicle provided for evaluation was a 2.5i Premium model equipped with a novel shift-it-yourself six-speed transmission; this type of gearbox is unheard of in the Forester’s class… or just about any other vehicle segment for that matter.

Compared to last year’s model the 2014 version is built on a new platform with a wheelbase that’s nearly one inch greater. Additionally, the body is slightly longer and a whisker wider. But enough numbers, here’s what really matters.

  • Hans Hong

    Did they improve the sound quality of the stock speakers and head unit? The 2011 2.5X models are TERRIBLE for sound quality and makes FM radio even sound like garbage.

  • Morro

    Another classic hit by the Subaru ugly stick

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Joash-Tan/100000351085371 Richard Joash Tan

    and you are a bullshit because I am biased with Subaru

  • Richard Joash Tan

    and you are a bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Richard Joash Tan

    and you are a bullshit because I am biased with Subaru