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Learn More About the Subaru Forester

January 16th, 2014

2014_subaru_foresterAlthough the Subaru Forester may look like a station wagon, it’s no mistake that this weatherproof sport utility vehicle made the True Consumer Review top-pick list of SUVs that rock in the winter. So if your family is considering buying a new car in the post-holiday season markdowns, you’ll want to keep the Subaru Forester in mind if you want to invest in a solid bet for all temperatures and conditions. Especially when it comes to driving through snow, sleet, and everything in between, the 2014 Forester gets the job done with ease. We’ve highlighted some of our favorite features that make the Forester such a great winter SUV.

Probably the hottest feature on the 2014 Subaru Forester is the new X-Mode, which is featured in several models including the 2.0XT Premium, the 2.5i Limited, and all Touring models. X-Mode increases traction, making undesirable conditions feel like smooth sailing. It optimizes electronic engine control, transmission, brakes system, AWD, VDC and every other component critical to winter driving. The potential for slipping and spinning out on wet roads, incline surfaces, and rough, weathered streets are greatly reduced. And when a vehicle’s control and performance become sharper, so does the driver’s confidence.

With increased confidence you’re likely to be traveling further and with more people. Knowing this, the 2014 Subaru Forester maximizes the amount of interior space available for cargo and passengers. Whether you’re packing equipment for a family ski trip or just buckling in your seasonably voluminous bundled-up children, the winter months always seem to call for a little more space inside the vehicle. The 2014 Subaru Forester answers that need by adding 41.7 inches in legroom. This awesome winter SUV beats out the RAV4 and the CR-V in terms of legroom and cargo space, boasting a whopping 74.7 cubic feet of room to squeeze in extra blankets, goggles and boots.

The Subaru Forester also incorporates the latest technology to make winter driving easier. You’ll be extra confident in those shady winter situations with the backup camera helping to guide your parking. There’s also fully integrated Bluetooth technology making casual winter driving and rare snow emergencies go smoother than ever before in history. Not to mention heated front seats to give you a feeling of luxury and power steering for a general sense of ease and well being as you travel from one winter wonderland to another.

All in all, the 2014 Subaru Forester is a great winter vehicle for the price (starting at around $24,000). With its X-Mode traction feature, increased interior space, and responsive, well-weighted power steering, the 2014 Subaru Forester gives drivers have more control, comfort and confidence in nasty winter conditions.