2014 Subaru Forester Bows at LA Auto Show

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Subaru’s fourth-generation Forester crossover got its North American debut today during the L.A. Auto Show.

Last time Subaru offered a new Forester, it meant ditching the car’s boxy styling. This time around, the brand returns slightly to the former car’s angular looks, although minimally.

It gets a revised front fascia that looks superficially similar to the previous generation car, but has revised fog and headlights, a different front bumper and grille as well.

Other touches like restyled wheels also help the car looks new, but this car is remarkably similar to the preceding generation’s exterior styling.

The new car will also come with two engine options instead of the universally-used 2.5-liter unit the current Forester relies on. While the 2.5-liter flat four with 170 horsepower will still be available, buyers will also be able to choose a turbocharged 2.0-liter boxer engine with 250 hp.

As in all Subaru vehicles save the BRZ, that power will be put to all four wheels through the brand’s all-wheel drive system. There will be both a CVT and six-speed manual transmission available.

GALLERY: 2014 Subaru Forester

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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