Subaru Reveals All-New 2013 Forester

Subaru today revealed the all-new 2013 Forester, which will make its world premiere on November 13, followed by its global debut at the upcoming 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show (Nov. 30th – Dec. 9th, 2012).

The 2013 Subaru Forester will be offered with two engine options. A turbocharged 2.0-litre boxer engine developing 186kW and 350Nm of torque, and a 2.5-litre boxer engine delivering 127kW and 236Nm. Both engines are available with two transmission choices – a continuously variable transmission (CVT) or a 6-speed manual.

The new Forester will have a more spacious interior with improved legroom and cargo area, despite little change in its dimension compared to the previous model.


Cherry Hill, N.J., – Subaru of America, Inc. today released the first official photos of the all-new 2014 Forester crossover SUV, which will make its North American debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The new Forester combines a bolder profile than before while offering a roomier interior with virtually the same footprint as the previous model.

The fourth generation of Subaru’s popular Forester will offer a new 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged BOXER® engine producing 250 horsepower. The standard naturally aspirated 2.5-liter BOXER engine debuted in the outgoing Forester model. Fuel economy will be higher across the line with the debut of a new six-speed manual transmission and available Lineartronic® continuously variable transmissions (CVT).

The all-new five-passenger 2014 Forester preserves the optimal blend of SUV capability and car-like ride and handling that have made the Forester one of the Subaru brand’s best-selling models for the past 15 years. Refined (or New) suspension system delivers agile handling and a highly compliant ride quality. Generous 8.7 inches of ground clearance enhances off-pavement driving capability.

The 2014 Forester will offer an exceptionally roomy interior, featuring increased rear seat legroom, and an enlarged cargo area. In-demand infotainment features will be offered, including smartphone integration, navigation, rear view camera, and harman/kardon® premium audio amplifier and speakers.

Basic Vehicle Specifications

Engine types and output
2.5-liter 4-cylinder BOXER, naturally aspirated
170 hp @ 5,800 rpm  174 lb.-ft. peak torque @ 4,100 rpm
2.0-liter 4-cylinder BOXER, direct fuel injection, turbocharging, intercooler
250 hp @ 5,600 rpm* 258 lb.-ft. peak torque @ 2,000-4,800 rpm
2.5-liter models: 6-speed manual or Lineartronic CVT
2.0-liter turbo: high-torque CVT with 6-speed and 8-speed manual modes and Hill Descent Control
DrivetrainSymmetrical All-Wheel Drive standard for all models
Wheelbase103.9 in.
Vehicle length180.9 in.
Vehicle height68.2 in (with roof rails)
Vehicle width70.7 in.
2.5-liter: 17 x 7 in. aluminum alloy with 225/60 R17 all-season
2.0-liter turbo: 18 x 7 in. aluminum alloy with 225/55 R18 all-season

* With premium grade gasoline

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