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 |  Apr 23 2013, 10:14 AM

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Subaru is synonymous with two things: all-wheel drive and boxer engines. Like Newton’s laws of motion these truths can never be broken (shut up about the BRZ; you’re ruining my analogy!). Following Fuji Heavy Industries’ tried-and-true formula the 2014 Forester is hauled around by a horizontally opposed four-cylinder powerplant and features a system that sends power to all four corners.

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The company’s famous Symmetrical all-wheel-drive technology splits torque evenly between the front and rear axles. On models equipped with a manual transmission it features a viscous coupling and a locking center differential. This hardware can shuffle power from wheels that slip to ones that grip, quickly and without the driver ever noticing. Toss in nearly 9 inches of ground clearance and the Forester should be quite capable off road.

  • 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