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Tech Features Abound in the All-New 2014 Turbo Forester


Tech Corner


Chassis Differences
Naturally Aspirated 2.5i Models Turbocharged XT Models
Suspension: Coil springs Suspension: Sport tuned
Reinforced suspension mounting points
17" wheels 18" wheels
11.6" vented disc brakes front
10.8" solid disc brakes rear
12.4" vented disc brakes front
10.9" vented disc brakes rear
Powertrain Differences
2.5-liter DOHC, 4-valve, SUBARU BOXER engine with Active Valve Control System (AVCS) variable valve timing 2.0-liter DOHC, 4-valve SUBARU BOXER engine with  DAVCS variable valve timing on intake and exhaust valves
170 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm 250 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
174 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm 258 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000-4,800 rpm
Regular fuel Premium fuel
Standard 6-speed manual transmission, optional Lineartronic CVT (2.5i and 2.5i Premium)
Standard CVT (2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring)
Standard high-torque Lineartronic CVT with paddle shift switches
Incline start assist
Low Shift Mode (with optional CVT) (2.5i and 2.5i Premium)
X-MODE (with standard CVT) (2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring)
Hill Descent Control (with standard CVT) (2.5i Limited, 2.5i Touring)
Incline start assist
Hill Descent Control


High Torque Lineartronic CVT – SI-DRIVE (turbocharged models only)
SI-DRIVE adapts the engine performance management system via three driver-selectable modes of operation. The SI-DRIVE mode selected determines the number of manual-mode speeds.  
Mode Characteristics Number of Forward Speeds
Intelligent – I With its moderate power delivery and smooth drivability, this mode is ideal for around-town driving and for difficult driving conditions such as slick roads or loose surfaces. It is the most fuel efficient of the three modes. 6
Sport – S This mode is versatile, providing linear acceleration that is as ideal for freeways and suburban streets as it is for climbing mountain roads. 6
Sport Sharp – S# Delivering maximum driving enjoyment, this mode features eight-speed stepped shifting and is ideal for tackling twisting roads and for confidently merging or overtaking other vehicles on the highway. 8




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