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Quick Spin: 2011 Subaru Forester

New Engine Helps Smooth Out Most Rough Edges In the years since Subaru last gave its workhorse flat four-cylinder engine a significant revision, an entire generation of customers has gone from pulling up their Huggies to donning college graduation gowns. More than two full decades have passed since the company's engineers seriously sat down to re-examine the engine's architecture, and in that time, there's been an explosion of automotive technology geared toward squeezing every last bit of energy out of a drop of gasoline. With fuel economy and emissions standards growing tighter by... Read More

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    Report: Subaru mulling three-row utility, upscale versions of existing models
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    Subaru was one of few automakers whose sales actually picked up during the recent recession. But now that auto sales are back on track (and expected to hit pre-recession numbers this year), Subaru is trying to come up with new products to fill voids in its current lineup. Wards Auto had a chance to talk to Subaru's director-product manager Ken Lin, who ...

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    Report: Subaru's first hybrid drawing close
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    In 2011 Subaru parent company Fuji Heavy Industries confirmed that a hybrid Subaru would debut this year. Ever since, there's been speculation about what kind of technology the gasoline-electric hybrid would use – Subaru's own or some version of the Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive, which car would debut the new system – Forester, Legacy, or ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Subaru Forester XT
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    Hitting The Mainstream Sweet Spot The Forester does quite a bit of heavy lifting for Subaru. What was once a plucky little all-wheel-drive utility box has matured into a competitive crossover that accounts for a large chunk of the company's total sales. With those numbers continuing to swell even in the third generation's twilight hours, engineers and ...

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    Video: Subaru lifts leg at Super Bowl, goes with Puppy Bowl ads instead
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    There will be many automakers spending millions upon millions of dollars advertising in the Super Bowl next weekend, but Subaru will not be one of them. Instead, the automaker will be catering toward animal – specifically dog – lovers with a set of commercials for the 2014 Subaru Forester that will appear during Puppy Bowl IX on Animal ...

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    Official: 2014 Subaru Forester unveiled in Canada, priced from $25,995*
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    Subaru has officially announced that its all-new 2014 Forester will carry a base MSRP of $25,995 when it hits Canadian dealerships this year, (*not including destination fees). This represents the exact same price as the outgoing 2013 model. The 2014 base price Forester will net buyers the entry-level 2.5i model equipped with a six-speed manual ...

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    Official: Subaru says Forester logs 8,000 JDM orders in first month, 4x expectations
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    The 2014 Subaru Forester is not on sale yet here in North America, but it has been on sale in Japan since the middle of last month. In that time, Subaru says that the 8,149 customer orders it has received have more than quadrupled the original expectation of just 2,000 units. To go along with these impressive orders so far, Subaru has also provided a ...

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    Los Angeles: 2014 Subaru Forester finally steps in front of the camera
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    Although we already know what the 2014 Subaru Forester looks like, and we've even driven it, we have not actually been able to snap any first-hand pictures of Subie's redesigned crossover... until now. Sitting on stage at the LA Auto Show for its official US debut, we finally get to see what the latest Subaru looks like through our lens. Going on sale in ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Subaru Forester
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    A Weekend Away With Subaru's New Crossover My trip was so quick, I didn't even realize I was in Tokyo. Arrive Friday, drive Saturday and head home on Sunday. That's a brutal, sleep-depriving, time-zone-crimping turnaround, but I was game, because the 2014 Subaru Forester is an important product. In fact, in the last 15 years or so, it's arguably become ...

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    Official: 2014 Subaru Forester revealed ahead of LA debut
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    Subaru has released two pictures and some preliminary details of the all-new 2014 Forester that will make its public debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The new Forester arrives with either a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder boxer engine that produces 170 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque or a 2.0-litre direct-injection ...

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    Spy Shots: 2014 Subaru Forester caught loafing outside factory
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    Last month, we got our first sneak peak of what the 2014 Subaru Forester will look like courtesy of some scanned brochure images, and now we're finally seeing some images of the new crossover out in the open thanks to these spy shots of the new Forester in Japan. These are likely early production build vehicles, and they give us a good look at the newest ...