Sticking to the basics, the Subaru Forester embodies the saying "a steady pace wins the race." It has always been a sound and practical vehicle, although its plain, unpretentious demeanor didn't help it stand out to car shoppers in this crowded field. Subaru put function in front of form, resisting the contemporary trend toward making SUVs look like sports coupes with descending rooflines and curvaceous bodies.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"XT Touring model has better acceleration and handling than other models."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester accelerates smoothly and brakes straight. The CVT transmission is fantastic. The all wheel drive system works flawlessly. I cannot say anything bad about this vehicle."

John M., NM (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Nice acceleration and smooth handling"

Bruce S., TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It is a turbo. The acceleration is excellent with no downshift noise. (CVT transmission) Handles very well, grips the road and cornering well. AWD provides a sense of added safety. Use in the snow occasionally."

Mike K., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Love the view, large front windows. Great auto for shorter folks. Easy entry and exiting. Love my Forester."

Lou W., ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"drives well but my Mercedes is steadier at high speeds. Thenavigation system shows the route but dies not want to talkd to me. Frud\strating"

Dan T., WY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I was driving in the fast lane at about 65 MPH, when a car stopped in a left turn lane, right next to my lane, suddenly pulled out in front of me (about 25 to 30 feet); I quickly turned right and then a quick left into the next lane. The Subaru reacted perfectly and I don’t think any car I have owned in the past would have done it without a rollover into the ditch. My wife was with me and could not believe what what had just happened. The vision out of this car is better than any vehicle I’ve ever driven as well. My wife is only 5 ft. Tall and she too really loves this car. On trips or longer highway driving, we usually get about 37 MPG."

Donald V., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Not as comfortable as the Outback"

Anonymous, MT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handles great! Gas pedal is a bit touchy starting out."

Edward V., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I have taken this vehicle on very difficult back country terrain and it performed like a champ. Slickrock wet and dry, Mancos shale in the wet - nothing deters it."

Leslie S., MI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Predictability in handling Adequate acceleration in all situations"

John E., BC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"CVT transmission is xtremely good at matching vehicle load and terrain to engine pms. After fifty years of driving standard shift vehicles I was aprehensive about going to an automatic but Subaru has nailed the engine/load/speed response. Excellent!"

John C., MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handles very well and good acceleration"

Gene T., TN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It can get up to highway speed effectively. No hesitation. Safe feeling when I am using an on ramp in Atlanta, for instance. Vision around the car is outstanding. I feel very safe when driving."

Denver N., OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Good pick up, excellent in the snow."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"One of the few vehicles with a stick shift left. I wish more had this feature."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is jerky and slow. Braking isn't great. I experience a lot of lean on cornering. Not at all fun to drive."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I like the acceleration"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great pickup"

Mary P., VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excelleration is great. Handles the snow like a dream. I feel very safe in this car."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Same engine as Outback but shorter wheel base and overall less weight makes it feel more nimble on the road."

Len S., IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The vehicle doesn't seem as stable as previously owned Subarus during poor weather conditions."

Michael C., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Fantastic on snowy roads and rough roads."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handling is fine, and for a non-turbo, acceleration is adequate, but I would go forca turbo next time."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"great car for city driving...handles well and easy to maneuver"

Anonymous, AK (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Touchy accelerator; can't start smoothly without a great deal of concentration."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Don't expect a lot when you step on the gas. That said, for secure driving in snow and bad weather the Forester is terrific. The AWD is simple and good."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I like the CVT transmission"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The acceleration is very sensitive and when stopped and begin to accelerate, it lurches forward. This can be very dangerous."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Often difficult to accelerate smoothly. The accelerator pedal probably tied to computer rather than mechanical linkage."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Turbo model: accelerates and handles as well as my prior 2010 Mercedes-Benz, so I sold that as there was no need for both."

Eric L., AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very good handling and visibility especially for an SUV"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is good with quick response and the car handles very nicely especially in rain and snow conditions. Turning radious is great."

Milton H., TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Wimpy. Slow to accelerate. Boring to drive. Engine is too small for the vehicle. It should be able to do more including towing more."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration and handling, enjoy driving."

L R., UT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The acceleration on the Forester is excellent. The handling is similar to that of a larger sports car."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It is very stable on the road, in all weather conditions. Off-road it is very grippy; as long as I have clearance it will go just about anywhere."

Mark F., AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Quick acceleration ,"

Nina A., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Quicik acceleration and all wheel drive works great"

Richard C., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Runs great, good fuel milage. A little noisey in the cabin at highway speeds."

David B., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Needs broader spectrum of gear ratios on the cvt to allow for highway speeds on US interstate system,"

Don O., TN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handling is very good for a SUV and the Forester works great off road, providing good clearance and traction. The CVT takes some getting used to, but works well. I especially like being able to set a throttle position, which establishes engine RPM and thus rate of acceleration, and letting the vehicle accelerate at that fixed RPM. Acceleration with the normally-aspirated 2.5 L 4-banger is anemic compared to my 2.0 L turbo Sonata, but adequate for normal use. It would be nice if the cruise control would let you communicate a maximum desirable RPM so it would not wind up the engine so much climbing hills."

Anonymous, ID (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is adequate. Handling is very good and is responsive. The size of the vehicle is perfect for my use, i.e. city driving. It is perfect In parking ramps."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great performance while driving in snow or pacific northwest roads"

Anonymous, OR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I test drove multiple, 4 cylinder, small SUV models. The Subaru stood out because of its ability to accelerate up hills, and for its secure handling."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It does not hug the road while cornering the where are you I would like it to"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"A dead zone in transmission engagement when accelerating from a stop or after coasting at a slow speed. Causes an unnecessary Jerk instead of smooth acceleration"

Anonymous, VT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"slow transmission changes from reverse to forward."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ease of parking; ease of entry & exit; handling off-road & during inclement weather."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"the 2.0 XT model has a good combination of quite peppy performance and passing ability on two lane roads with better fuel mileage than any other car in its class. Handling is adequate given its ground clearance."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"4 wheel drive is awesome"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"all when drive handling"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration getting on freeways is very fast. I find the Gorester to be easy to handle. Others who have driven my car have remarked on the ease of use and the smooth ride."

Judith M., GA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It is acceptable for acceleration but I wishb it was faster to respond and I really like the style."

Peggie C., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"For an SUV, my Forester accelerates and handles like a sports car. It's so much fun to drive! Buying the turbo option was definitely a good move for me."

Robert B., AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"turbo model gives excellent acceleration and response. I'm told the turbo will not be provided in the 2019 models."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Poor acceleration when CVT is cold. Tranny locks down so you can’t accelerate at a normal rate."

Gary W., CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It has good acceleration to get on to freeways and to get use passing lanes etc."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I often go fishing and need to drive down some rough trails and logging roads. I have a lot of faith in my Forester to get me back out. I don't have to suffer the gas penalty of a truck to do this."

Stephen R., NB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The car turns into a lemon at 100,000 miles. Major rotor repair followed by a very serious computer issue. The CVT system broke. It was a such a known problem that Subaru offered to fix them for free up to 100,000 miles or July 31. Ours broke at 110,000 and initially just a few days before July 31, but dealer failed to recognize it. It truly and permanently broke a few days AFTER July 31. We are now on the hook for >$1K to fix it. Braking is unreliable in winter. It's too smart and tends to just not stop on ice when simpler cars would. Slow to shift from reverse to drive. Often lurches when it goes from 1st to 2nd. It looks like that may be the CVT."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great secure handling, Great traction, smooth and firm ride, love the CVT transition, secure breaking"

David V., VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The all wheel drive system is perfect for northern New York state."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is good and handling is good to exceilent."

Andrew F., AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"See priorcomments."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Much improved from our 2012 Subaru Forester"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"All around this vehicle exceeds in all the ride comfort dependable and service"

Gary S., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It has good handling with fine acceleration but sometimes surges and loses power"

Ernest D., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Power and handling very good"

Bruce F., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration and handling are both quite satisfactory. Not powerful but meets our modest needs."

Michael D., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"good acceleration and handling"

Steve C., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Car handles very well, accelerates well"

Herbert F., SC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Smooth acceleration with CVT transmission with no shifting sounds or learches."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It accelerates very well from a stop. It rides well on the highway."

Mark C., OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"This is one of its strongest attributes. I feel so comfortable driving this car as compared to others I've driven. Acceleration feels like it knows what its doing and handling likewise."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is good, but handling tends to be too quick because of short wheel base"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"All wheel drive is as good as the Audi system - and much better than all other AWD systems. Staying on the road in the winter is my top safety priority."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"This is a truly horrible, overpriced car. The engine/transmission jerks & hesitates under light acceleration and there's an excessive and unsafe delay when shifting from Reverse to Drive & vice-versa. Dealer has tried several "tweaks," without success. In light of all the Consumer Reports reviews & articles plastered throughout their showrooms, it's fairly obvious that Subaru is paying off (aka, bribing) CU to publish all these glowing reviews and ratings."

Charles S., NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Love the eyesight system used in adaptive cruise control. Good acceleration and easy handling."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Lots of acceleration when ever needed. Handling a little touchy but easy."

Connie S., BC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"One of the worst vehicles I have owned (out of 15) on these two characteristics. The acceleration is extremely uneven. It is too quick off the line (even with little throttle) and then too slow as it accelerates. It is as if they are trying to make up for slow overall acceleration with a quick 0-25 time (even if you don't or can't use it, due to traffic conditions). I have adjusted to it, but it is a problem for a new driver or occasional driver (primarily drives anther family car)."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The 2014 has increased acceleration over my previous Subaru, and it provides all the power that I require. Ride is very well controlled and steady."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Poor acceleration, could have a more powerful motor. Noisy cubicle."

Anonymous, QC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"very good acceleration and good pick-up on the interstate."

Anonymous, SC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It has a smooth and compliant ride."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Perhaps a bit too much acceleration. I really have to watch the speed when on the interstate. I have to use the Cruise Control to keep speed within legal limits."

Louise T., FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great acceleration. Handling in curves somewhat sloppy."

Anonymous, CT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"This AWD has good handling and traction in snow."

Anonymous, QC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I have the turbo. Fantastic acceleration. Very nimble,"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I'm not sure how I feel about the acceleration curve that you get. When you press the pedal, it definitely give the car a big goose to power, more than the amount you moved the pedal."

Ron H., VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Our Forester is reliable, responsive, and comfortable on extended journeys. Fuel economy is outstanding and comfort is very satisfying. The adaptive cruise control manages vehicle speed and interval distance on long drives which is very satisfying."

Ross H., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"sails uncomfortably with sidewinds."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent acceleration, nimble handling and excellent visibility"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration and handling are reasonable, but we do not really explore the limits. We never take it over very rough terrain as we do not think it really sturdy enough."

Anonymous, UT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Good handling, especially in winter."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester handles well, but you have to remember the center of gravity is higher than a regular car. Accelaration is quite good. Visibility is excellent. Handling is very good. Live the Forester. AWD is of courae standard."

Thomas Z., OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Accelerates easily and appropriately when needed. Handles very well in all cases."

Anonymous, CT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It accelerates as I need it to. I find it handles very well especially on back roads and what limited off-roading I do."

Thomas R., WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"all wheel drive all the time-safety-comfort-security-roominess and utility"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great snow car. over 8" ground clearance"

M B., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"excellent handling great traction on slick roads very easy to steer good acceleration for 4 cylinder"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, AR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It takes some time to get used to the accelerator pedal: the vehicle has a tendency to jump forward from a standing start with only a slight touch of the pedal."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration so-so. CVT transmission seemingly takes forever to engage from reverse into drive. Especially when cold, engine sounds like it belongs in a tractor."

John L., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It is very stable and very nimble - I love the way it responds on curvy roads. Also with the All-wheel drive it goes in any kind of weather. I have yet to meet a snow storm in Ohio where I could not go out to the store for bread and milk. Being a Subaru, it is not going to beat many cars off the line, but it has plenty of power to handle super-highway speeds and the excellent handling makes it great for road trips."

Lee N., OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent acceleration and handling."

Richard W., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handling in snowy conditions is exceptional. I lived high up a steep hill that had frequent snow, and the Forrester handled snow well, both going uphill (AWD+traction control) and downhill (ABS)."

Anonymous, BC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"CVT disengages, allowing car to roll when shifting into reverse"

Terence L., NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"AGAIN THIS SUV HAS ALL THE POWER TO PERFORM IN ALL TYPES OF WEATHER AND THE VISABILITY OUT OF THE CAR IS GREAT."

Elaine B., AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"On ice and hard packed snow (slippery conditions) the vehicle would experience increasing back and forth oscillations to a point of loss of control unless the vehicle was quickly slowed. Minimally stable at 30-35 mph below surrounding traffic. Driver has much experience driving in winter conditions!"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I still drive m y 1998 Subaru Forester and I love that car & it is my basis of comparison. I don't like the modern big pig looking style of the 2014. It is to dam big to wash & dry. The top is to high & to wide to use the roof for tie down straps for hauling oversize items. All around visibility & access was perfect with my 1998 Forester. My 1998 has a fun manual transmission. I really like the way the "SNOWMOBILE" type transmission operates on the 2014 and keeps the engine rpm lower at a constant rpm under normal acceleration. The interior noise level is to loud when I compare it to my 2004 Acura MDX that I also still have."

D P., MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester is plenty quick with high visibility and a quite, comfortable ride. X mode make the best all-wheel drive system even better. Pressing that button got me out of being hopelessly stuck in eight inches of snow after a wrong turn onto a "seasonal road" in northern Michigan late one 14 degree night - up a hill. After that I swore I would always own a Subaru."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The acceleration between 0 and 5 mph is inconsistent in its acceleration and it constantly jerks."

Brian D., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent acceleration and handling is good. Noise in the cabin could be improved."

Charles H., FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I find this car to be reliable and I find it responds well."

Teresa G., NM (2014 Subaru Forester)

"This car handles fantastically both in wet and snow conditions. It also reacts quickly in emergency situations. I have nevere had a car that bounces back as quickly as this one does."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Surprisingly good acceleration for a four cylinder vehicle. Very tight turning radius."

Daniel F., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It handles very well stopping is excellent and acceleration is there when I need it"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is too abrupt from standing start, needs to be smoother. Acceleration is adequate. Basically handles well on road although bumpy roads are annoying (suspension too stiff?)."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Reliable in all weather. Vehicle of choice for snow"

David P., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester is a little underpowered, but does handle acceptably in everyday driving."

William H., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"All wheel drive operates smoothly and is a necessary safety feature in the set and icy northwest."

Sharon A., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It has a lot of pep and can accelerate fast if needed."

Anonymous, CT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The Subaru lets you sit up a little higher than a regular sedan-style. Our Forester accelerates well and handles well in heavy rain, sleet and snow. We love it!"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The driver's view of the road and surroundings is excellent. By using the 3 mirrors I avoid blind spots most of the time. I think the accelleration is adequate for passing or getting out of a tight spot. It turns a 360 degree circle very tightly in a small diameter circle. Parallel parking is easy."

Anonymous, ME (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handling in snow and rain where there is diminished traction."

Anonymous, KY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are comfortable. We frequently drive for 2 to 4 hours without stopping without fatigue."

Anonymous, NS (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The maneuvering of the Subaru Forester is outstanding. The noise within the vehicle could be improved and the ride is too stiff."

Raymond B., AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent -- beyond excellent -- on icy and snow covered roads, even those with a significant slope!"

Elizabeth S., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is very good - no hesitation. Very good handling."

Karen E., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Quick acceleration with the turbo. X Drive handles through mud, sand, dirt with ease."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great front windshield vision. Much better than my Camrys front vision"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handles well but acceleration could be faster I also learned it would not tow over 1500 lbs"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent acceleration for the size of car. Handling is precise and stable."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very good acceleration, holds the road,steering wheel is responsive."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The car handles and drives really well. Acceleration is inconsistent. When starting off slowly, it will really kick in. Other times it doesn't accelerate/change gears quick enough."

Greg S., BC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I do not like the CVT transmission. It pauses and jerks most times."

Robert T., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is very good for this vehicle, better than my lighter weight Civic. Handling is very responsive and nimble."

Robert C., NH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I found it acceleration was pretty good in the winter and handling quite well on the road. However, the road noise was bad on the highway."

Anonymous, AB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Absolutely fabulous in snow."

Ann A., NB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration and all around visibility"

Dennis H., AB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"reliability"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"With the standard CVT transmission shifting to a lower "gear" for engine braking has almost NO effect."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I always feel in control no matter the conditions. Good acceleration. While some don't care for the cvt transmission I find it to be smoother operating than conventional transmissions yet very responsive. Also contributes to impressive fuel economy."

Jon K., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is only OK with the base engine. On the manual transmission, there is not much difference between 5th and 6th gear. Not only is fuel consumption higher than it could be, I have to make a point to skip 5th gear when either downshifting to accelerate, or up-shifting at a cruising speed."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The continuous variable transmission causes a hesitation between shifting and moving that is disconcerting. It takes a few seconds to move after shifting into reverse or forward."

Laura M., WV (2014 Subaru Forester)

"drives well"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"This car handles well but the accelerator pedal is much too sensitive.. If you touch the pedal lightly you take off like a rocket. I complained to the dealer, but was told there was nothing they could do about it"

E G., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"very quick"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The car is underpowered, not the first time you will have heard this. While I don't like CVT transmissions, the Forester's CVT works okay. It jusy needs more power."

William S., TN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Visibility in all directions particularly the back window. The cabin is dark inside at night with only red lights on the dash allowing me to concentrate on the outside with no distractions."

Anonymous, NH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The steering is really agile for an SUV, and the acceleration is quick. After driving a Volvo S40 that was great and handling and acceleration, I was surprised that the Forester was comparable."

Gary M., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration CVT sometimes jerky handling is just ok"

Robert K., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handles well for an inexpensive SUV Do not like inability to control gear selection in CVT Good cargo capacity Inability to read speedometer during daytime is annoying/dangerous Air conditioner rather weak"

Anonymous, OR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handling is middle of the road, but power is low for the vehicle. With 6 speed manual, need to downshift to 5th or 4th for even moderate hills."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Quick and nimble. Great acceleration for 4-cylinder engine."

William S., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The all wheel drive in snow and ice"

Roger P., NH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration when passing and great turning radius"

Charles A., AL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Quiet car,ride a little bouncy,acceleration good,smooth shifting,used oil first 20000 miles"

Steven C., WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I have the turbo-charged XT model and it has the best acceleration, hands down, of any compact or mid-size SUV available. The 4wd system with Subaru's Dynamic Traction Control gives the best handling under adverse conditions of any 4wd on the market. I have driven over a million miles and have driven over 10 different 4wd vehicles. None come close to Subaru for handling."

Dean W., GA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"My Forester is really good at acceleration and responds quickly to lane changes. It's size makes it very easy to negotiate small tight situations."

Janet P., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handling is excellent"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester has a very responsive steering system and surprising acceleration for a 4 cylinder engine."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Love the visibility!!! Acceleration is just ok. It’s way too noisy.....rattles"

Martin N., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Responds briskly, handles smoothly all types of roads."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Accelerates very well but almost too well when on slower streets Handles well in maneuvering through traffic"

Thomas M., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Shifts smoothly."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It is fun to drive - very responsive steering and acceleration - similar to a sports car."

Fred C., TN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Engine takes some time to warm up and during that time, acceleration can be sluggish."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Have to really push it hard to get higher highway speeds"

Michael B., MI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration could be better especially upon initial portion of trip"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It has good pickup and does well on long drives"

George D., VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"There is NO better car in winter, esp. in the snow. I'm a ski patroller and we must be first up the Mountains Many other patrollers also drive Subarus (now) With 'I sight" the safety will be even better!"

F S., BC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The turbo takes the mountains like a hot knife through butter."

Pat M., CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Nice handling of snow and ice. Enough power for normal drive and highway driving. Good turn radius."

Leonid M., MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handling is very predictable, and, while it's no hot rod, it accelerates well when passing on two lanes, and has no trouble maintaining 80+ MPH speeds on interstates."

Philip H., ND (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It really is as good in snow as advertised. In heavy, wet, west-coast snow, it ploughs right through it, even with the standard (i.e., not winter) tires."

Duncan D., BC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration when already at highway speed is not responsive enough (for accident avoidance). There is a lag."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"handles well - great acceleration - fund to drive"

R P., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"secure handling in bad weather"

Ysela L., FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The acceleration is just adequate, especially with the air conditioner running. Handling is good, sportier than I expected."

Robert E., MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Inadequate power for the car"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Performs well in all driving conditions."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It handles very good, acceleration is not good due to the 4 cylinder engine"

Jack F., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It operates as I expect, and is very reliable."

Kathy-Fred G., OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great ride"

John M., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"excellent."

D A., OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent. Both my wife and I feel very comfortable driving this vehicle between 100 and 120km/hr, acceleration is great and keeps us out of trouble when passing, braking is symmetrical at speed. On gravel roads, the AWD gets us out of trouble on heavily gravelled sharpe turns (if we remember to accelerate rather than brake.) Great handling vehicle."

Anonymous, NS (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Tight steering and responsive handling make this an enjoyable daily driver"

Anonymous, UT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I'm glad I got a Forester before they ruined the CVT by adding fake shifting. I blame CR for that -- those reviews complaining about "engine drone" probably influenced Subaru to ruin the transmission."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Peak torque arrives late, about 3000 RPM, which is not good. The handling, for a boxy, high center of gravity SUV, it pretty good."

Anonymous, NH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration feels like it's logarithmic - 800-2000 rpm in the first 0.25" of pedal depression which has caused me to lurch forward rather than move forward paced. Dangerous."

Raymon B., KY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handles well in corners; the cvt is jerky when accelerating on an incline."

Anonymous, NS (2014 Subaru Forester)

"good acceleration and responsive, reliable handling"

J D., MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"a little pokey but once in motion just fine"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The acceleration is excellent for passing . The handling is firm. The ride was greatly improved when the factory equipped tires(toyo) were replaced with Michelin."

Vincent G., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Meets my every need!"

R P., VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Good mpg, size is good which translates to nimble driving and good turning radiuses"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I especially appreciate the extra ground clearance and all wheel drive when driving on more rugged roads when I go hiking."

Anonymous, NM (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It is very responsive around town, but if you need to pass someone on a two lane highway you better pack a lunch, because it’s going to take a while."

John S., KS (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I have no problems with anything regarding the handling or the acceleration all very good."

Robert C., WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"For an SUV this handels really well"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration from a stop is great."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is acceptable. Handling on wet or snowy roads is exceptional."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ease of turning ratio. Excellent handling and traction in winter weather."

Millie J., MI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Fun to drive, good acceleration and handling, mileage is good if I stay off the accelerator and don't use the cruise control (our area is hilly)."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent acceleration and handling. I really enjoy driving this car!"

Robert Z., CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I have the 2.5 liter non-turbo Touring model. My Forester is much more powerful than my previous car, which was a Honda Fit. But, what really impresses me about the Forester is its symmetrical all-wheel drive, X-Mode, and its Eye-Sight system is the confidence I have when venturing onto back-country roads, well away from the main highway. It has never let me down."

Robert C., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It's not bad for an SUV. Some people complain about the CVT but I find it an amazingly good transmission."

Tim R., NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very nice handling car with good accelleration"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Good handling"

Anonymous, VT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"very quick acceleration"

Robert Y., ME (2014 Subaru Forester)

"goo"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent vehicle, particularly in snow"

Rene B., QC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Fun car to drive, the CVT is smooth. The car is jumpy off the start. The Forester is known for traction, however, we have not gone through a winter yet with the car. I can get over 30 MPG on my commute to work. Highway is less."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Awesome. The XT is is about as close as you can get to driving a Subaru WRX (rally car) but still in a pragmatic SUV - a good balance between family and fun driving or best of both worlds."

David H., ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Good around turns and in mountains, flappy paddle shift helps, good acceleration and quick to pass, sticks to the road"

Jonathan G., AB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Decent acceleration, stable handling because of 4 wheel drive, low center of gravity, symmetrical power transfer due to the engine position."

Chi S., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The car handle fairly well for an SUV and the acceleration feels quick because the CVT keeps the engine in the best rpm zones to take advantage of the torque (2.5l 4cyl)"

Anonymous, RI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Throttle tip in is jerky.."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handles well, good speed when car decides it wants to speed up, but there is a noticeable lag in command and output of the turbo"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is good, handling is secure, 4WD is great, xmode is great on hills in snow."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Turbo is awesome. Hope the next design has even more power."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"nice pick up for a small four cylinder engine; good handling"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Reliability. This car is durable, and has been problem free for the most part."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Nothing stands out - it's ok"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Disappointing handling, especially compared to the Honda Accord. Also, the CVT is sometimes balky, with a delay between shifting into Drive or Reverse and movement of the car."

Richard L., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is better than expected. Makes tight turns and corners better than expected for an SUV."

Lee M., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"acceleration is very sporty, more than sufficient to merge and stay up with traffic. when driven hard into corners and curves it feels top heavy, suspension and brakes not up to the power of the engine."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Fantastic handling on snow/ice"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Good driving experience."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handles well in traffic or on the highway. Good acceleration when needed."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Love the driving experience."

John A., IN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Drives good"

John M., MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The turbo acceleration is stellar"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Subaru goes 0 to 60 in less than 6 seconds with an XT turbo engine. Drives solid with quick acceleration and handles well as boxer engine sits low in body for stability. A bit jittery ride but calms down no the highway."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great power on hills and entering freeways. Great visibility makes it easy to handle safely."

L L., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The turbo charged engine provides smooth and impressive power. The handling with this vehicle is outstanding."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"After about 1 year the battery completely died and needed to be replaced. They replaced it with a larger capacity battery as the original was considered under-sized for the south Canadian climate. The car had to be towed. Fortunately it was from home, but would have been very awkward if we had been away from home when it died."

Anonymous, NB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Car handles very well with minimal body sway on turns. Acceleration is adequate for almost any situation. Great in slick weather."

Jim T., NE (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very responsive steering and acceleration. Feels like a sports car - fun to drive. I wanted to buy another Forester instead of an Outback, but I could not find any Foresters with the drivers' assist features, which I insisted on having."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"For a 4 cylinder engine gives the Forester very good gas mileage We've averaged 27 mpg on average. It accelerates well and the AWD is very complementary."

Thomas Z., OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Accelerates quickly so easier to merge into heavy traffic. Resoonsive handling"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Extremely pleased with all aspects of this car. Great in snow. Turbo really makes it fly."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great pickup"

J C., NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"My Subaru has been plagued with a stumble/stutter issue for two years that the dealer has not fixed yet!"

Charles S., AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration for a small SUV. Excellent turn radius."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"This vehicle despite being an SUV averages 30 mpg and yet still accelerates like a rocket and drives very smoothly. It even handles quite well in windy or wet conditions. It stops on a dime also."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent acceleration"

Anonymous, HI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handles well"

Tom M., AR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration."

Anonymous, RI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Choppy ride"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great reliability and power in acceleration"

Michelle V., MI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The acceleration is fine, but the car definitely has a top-heavy feeling in the corners and tends to ride stiff and jolty over a rougher road."

Anonymous, WV (2014 Subaru Forester)

"esp. impressive acceleration??"

D A., OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Compared to many SUVs, this feels very quick and handles heat!"

Zane B., IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very quick and nimble."

Perry F., AB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handles great."

Debra R., MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The handling of the Subaru is almost as good as my BMW. Acceleration is outstanding with the 2.0 turbo."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Extremely good visual field for the driver"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is good for a car this heavy - not a big fan of the CVT...wish I'd bought the manual Handling is predictable Traction control too intrusive in snowy weather"

GUY V., ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"acceleration is fine and the vehicle handles predictably - - not a sports car."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Surprisingly quick acceleration."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Drove through freshly fallen snow with no problem on worst winter snow storm of the year. Fantastic in snow."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Absolutely unstoppable in the snow. Great handling and keeps going!!"

WILLIAM F., MD (2014 Subaru Forester)

"More acceleration that you expect. Can be surprising to some one who has not driven one"

TERI P., MO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Fun to drive Good acceleration"

R P., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It has been hard to adjust to a sensitive throttle and sensitive steering."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It hesitates or does not accelerate smoothly at relatively low speeds. Initially it was very poor during really cold weather but the dealer applied a technical fix and it improved, but the problem was not eliminated entirely."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent turning radius, smooth ride"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"acceleration is too sharp"

SHAWN C., CT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Easy in and out of car, but not enough leg room to fully extend (or nearly fully extend legs. So, with legs somewhat bent, outer aspect of right knee rests against center console, which is uncomfortable. (I am 6', 240#.) for longer trips, I take a foam pad to rest my knee against. This car is simply not terribly comfortable to drive for long trips."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It has the best CVT I have either owned or rented."

JOHN C., CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"cross winds affect it too much."

R L., AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration "stutters" frequently - when I step on gas, it jerks along to accelerate. I took it in but they could not find a problem, has been happening intermittently for a year - very unhappy about it"

STEPHANIE F., VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"slow acceleration at highway speeds transmission is very jerky at low speeds feels as if transmission is just a rubber band."

WALTER P., NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The turbo charged engine is extremely responsive and the car is very agile and easy to maneuver."

Anonymous, AB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration slow for mountain driving or some freeway on ramps. Fine for city"

Anonymous, ID (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Pick up is very good - didn't feel necessary to purchase turbo"

ELIZABETH B., MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The turbo is very fun and fast!!"

ROBERT D., IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The acceleration is good on our turbo model but the good handling comes with a relatively stiff ride and the quick steering requires more attention on highways and thus is more tiring,"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Poor phone pairing and performance"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Disappointed that the phone system is rather antiquated for the year of the vehicle. Accelerator is very touchy."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I find my 2014 Forester a bit sportier than the 2015 Toyota RAV4 I borrowed recently (while my car was being cleaned) -- better acceleration and more responsive steering."

Anonymous, VT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The suspension transmits road roughness too readily. Otherwise it's great."

RUSSELL O., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The car handles very well, turns great, u-turn very easy, very comfortable driving this car."

DREUX D., NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"For the money it is a great little truck for handling all the needs of the average home owner. Has plenty of capacity to haul bark dust, rock dirt, plywood and lumber as well as yard debris. Four cylinder engine has plenty of get up and go. Ride is a little stiff but it a truck."

BRETT H., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It burns oil faster than the recommended oil changes. Need to change oil more often and carry an extra bottle of oil just in case. My Forester needs ethanol free gas to run smoothly. An extra cost, and it is a nuisance to track down stations that pump ethanol free gas."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"handling in rain, snow and washboard gravel roads is exceptional"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Bad= brakes are very soft."

MICHAEL H., MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Sporty and fast when needed."

PAUL W., MO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"No feel for the road. Very light imprecise steering."

FRANK F., MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is very good. However, the car seems to "squirm" at highway speeds, i.e. does not track straight."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The car has great pickup speed and is a dream to drive."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The CV Transmission is a little slow to accelerate"

EDWARD S., TN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"very peppy. handles well."

EDWARD S., FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration no problem passing on a highway"

DAVID B., AB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration, handling"

KENNETH B., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"hesitation on acceleration"

STEVE M., VT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"All wheel drive gives a sense of stability on wet roads. Like the higher seating position for seeing traffic. The seat could be more comfortable for my short legs."

E G., NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"hesitation when accelerating and the mechanic s say they all hesitate....aggravating"

JANET H., VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handling is OK for an SUV; the acceleration is also good; however, the throttle is "geared" (no pun intended) to be very sensitive from start, so I needed to adjust my input to the pedal a bit."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It meets my needs"

Anonymous, MT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The car handles well, but I find the ride too bouncy for me."

BOB C., OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration from stand-still often abrupt, I.e., very sensitive."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"transmission spastic at low speed acceleration"

Anonymous, AL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Reliability has been very very good on this car and all other Subarus we've had"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Cannot manually downshift except to one gear going downhill. Consumer Reports did not mention that you had to buy a higher price model to get this feature."

JOHN C., CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The 2.0xt engine is very responsive and quick: it's a thrill to drive."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The cvt transmission feels like it shifts into low when I take my foot off the accelerator."

DAVID W., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Never had a CVT before. Lots of power and good gas mileage."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent acceleration and very secure handling in wet conditions."

L L., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent performance on winter roads, esp icy or snowed roads."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Fantastic turbo acceleration experienced on a 11,000 km drive across N America. Eyesight feature potentially lifesaving but sometimes a pain because braking initiated too conservatively (but this can be overridden). Handling excellent (but have not used X-drive, a probable great feature if stuck in snow. This car is a tech powerhouse."

ASOKA Y., ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent in each of these but like visibility better than any vehicle I've ever owned. Only complaint is noise-"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It's a little rough. While I feel safe driving it, I wouldn't mind if it was a litle smoother. It sometimes seems to hesitate before accelerating. Perhaps it's the continuous gearing, since I only had manuals before this!"

DEBBE N., NV (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Overall- happy with the purchase. A couple of issues: - Gas Mileage is not close to what is stated. Its off by about 3-4 MPG for each of city and highway. - The front seats are a little short- meaning the distance from the seatback to the front of the seat is not as long as other cars. This make the ride uncomfortable for tall people. - the 2014 navigation system is clumsy to operate and the touchscreen is not very accurate. - Battery has died twice in a car that is 3 years old (I'm in Ca"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great in snow and slippery conditions"

Anonymous, NM (2014 Subaru Forester)

"AWD in snow is great."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is a little harsh.Throttle is touchy and engine seems to lope at times at moderate speeds. Acceleration however is good for a 4- cylinder.and handling quite good."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Car has very touchy accelerator pedal and lunges forward. Had two accidents without injury....due to sensitivity of gas pedal. Not only one in family to notice this....husband had accident when car jolted forward and wiped out some hedges. Daughter noticed sensitive acceleration."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"good acceleration visibility seat comfort room"

RICHARD C., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"This car is astounding in both cornering and acceleration for a four cylinder box on wheels. Plenty of power and acceleration even with four plus-sized people aboard."

DAVID F., MI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I bought the car because of the Eyesight system. It has avoided one accident for certain, when it stopped us when a car turned left right in front of us. It applied the brakes before my wife could move her foot off the accelerator. Other than that, the adaptive cruise control has dramatically reduced the stress and fatigue on long trips and in heavy traffic. Handling is the best I've seen in a crossover or SUV. I love going off-road and flying around corners and letting the traction control eng"

ROBERT H., UT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester handles quite well in day to day driving conditions, however the CVT transmission performs poorly on the highway. The lack of a lock-up torque converter sends the RPMs of the engine sky high with any headwind or the slightest incline. This will impact the otherwise good fuel economy of around 27 MPG to go down into the low 20s or worse. A rework of the trany is indicated!"

MARIA K., FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It'll jump out from under you if you're not careful. It has an exceptional turning radius. ."

PAUL M., IN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Love the adaptive cruise control!!!"

JOAN A., OR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is relatively slow but the manual transmission is a big plus. I believe this is the only remaining all wheel drive SUV available with a manual transmission."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I am very satisfied with the handling of this vehicle. It feels nimble and responsive. I enjoy driving it. It has been in an accident. It preformed nicely in the accident."

JUSTIN C., FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Engine misses near 2000 rpm when accelerating. This is due to a software problem according to Subaru when the weather is hot or humid. I must wait until Subaru has a software fix or better weather for this problem to go away. Not good!"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"car does very well in snow"

LAWRENCE L., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I love this vehicle. My only issue is acceleration from a stop. It is difficult to keep from doing jack rabbit starts. Subaru claims it is because of the low end of the CV transmission."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very bumpy and unsettled ride"

JEFFREY S., MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very abrupt throttle response. Transmission takes a while to engage. Harsh ride."

JOHN L., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"To get to our chalet, 4-wheel drive is particularly good for travelling on the river-bed (St-Lawrence)"

Anonymous, QC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"decent acceleration, accelerator is a little sensitive when first applied, great traction and cornering, a pleasure to drive in the Canadian winter"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"We have the turbo engine and it handles quite well."

DAVID M., NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Superior snow and bad weather handling"

GARY L., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Phenomenal road holding ability, especially in off road situations; we do a lot of hiking."

WALTER S., OR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Better acceleration would be optimal."

SAMUEL E., ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The turbo xt model handles like a sports car and has plenty of power."

EDGAR R., AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester has excellent handling and acceleration. (It is not a dragster, but it gets into traffic without difficulty.) Cruising on speed control is"

ROSS H., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"same as earlier entry"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Gas pedal is very sensitive. Turning radius is excellent. Overall the Forester is a good vehicle. However if I did it all over, I might have selected the Outback model."

JOEL S., ME (2014 Subaru Forester)

"My Subaru Forester handles very nicely. It does not feel top-heavy in turns. Lots of glass, so it's very easy to see surroundings. Even though it is a 4-cylinder, it accelerates nicely once warmed up."

SHELIA R., AR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"handling is a bit wobbly, needs an anti roll bar or something"

RANDALL A., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The car has full time 4 wheel drive and handles very well in all kinds of road condition. The car uses CVT for transmission. It has exceptional gas mileage for a SUV with full time 4 wheel drive."

C S., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I find the Forester acceleration is actually very good, especially when I compare it to the Honda CRV which is our other car. I like the CVT in the Forester and I think its very smooth and provides power when I need it. The car handles excellently for what is actually a fairly tall vehicle. Road noise could be better. I don't think its an engine noise problem, but general road noise."

DAVID H., NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"with suitable tires performs well in winter. AWD prevents wheel slippage when accelerating. CVT is prone to minor glitches/shudders during shifting. Tailpipes are relatively sooty."

KURT W., OR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I bought the turbo and I appreciate the power and handling"

RAY O., MB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Turbocharged engine responds well, even in the mountains and over passes up to 12,000 feet. Adaptive cruise control is a real pleasure to have on long trips and on the interstate. It also functions well to control speed on downhill slopes in the mountains. CVT is a pleasure to drive."

DAN F., CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"This car goes exactly where I turn it when I turn it"

SHEILA M., MO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Sometimes it has a top heavy feel."

DICK D., IA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The acceleration is great. But the car is very hard to drive when it's windy. The high profile makes it unstable in gusty winds."

LINDA O., NM (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The throttle is very sensitive causing the vehicle to surge."

LANCE P., TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"View is great, especially for short people. Engine consumes oil, need to put in up to 2 qts between oil changes."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is far better than any of the other small SUVs that I test drove. The handling is very secure and steady."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The CVT is a mixed bag. It has a significant degree of lag, and sometimes when rapid acceleration is needed the lag is dangerous."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester offers very good pick-up when needed. However, the "infinite gear" transmission system can make for some momentary lags in power that I don't like. Also, the brakes- while perfectly effective, feel a little jumpy. I should point out that my wife, who is the primary driver of this car, has gotten used to these issues and really loves her Forester."

ELLEN P., MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very fun to drive, very nimble and responsive in traffic. wasn't sure how i'd like the CV transmission, but it works great."

BROOKS B., CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"My 2014 Subaru Forester is the little engine that could! Acceleration is very good, visability is great and overall handling is good."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The first time I drove my "brand new" Subaru AWD on snow I could not exceed 40mph. I live in a snowy climate where we drive on snow for 6 months a year. I contacted the dealer and the company but was told to buy snow tires. I did buy snow tires for around $1,000 and that solved the problem, but I have driven AWDs and 4WDs for over 30 years and have never had to purchase snow tires before. The following year, they changed the tire brand on the 2015 Foresters so I'm probably not the first person t"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Accelerates well, the CVT is seamless, it handles well, and does well in snow."

SIMUEL B., NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Our Turbo is so fun to drive that often I forget I'm in an SUV. Choice of 6 to 8 gears, either full auto or manual, instantly activated by the touch of a paddle. The power and response sometimes tempts me to try on that Mustang or Camero next to me. Most fun since my '86 Turbo Thunderbird."

ROBERT B., AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"good"

ADRIAN A., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Good acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Handling, cargo space, visibility"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Adequate and smooth but noisy acceleration and good normal handling but a little clumsy at handling limits."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Short turning radius. Steering positive and gives good feedback and feeling. Corners well for a relatively tall, boxy body. Acceleration is barely adequate. Sudden throttle opening is unpleasant and maybe a little unsafe."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"This car accelerates well, both from a stop, and at speed. Handling is very good, with little sway while cornering."

WILLIAM D., CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ability to maintain the speed even in tight corners due to all wheel drive and stabile suspension. Very tossable vehicle especially for SUV."

ADAM K., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"This small SUV handles as well as my former Legacy wagon which was smaller and lower to the ground. I have driven my husband''s 1998 Forester and found it a little top-heavy. I expected the same from this one, but perhaps due to its wider stance it takes curvy roads much like a smaller car. And, trust me, I have put it to the test in the hills of southern Ohio and Indiana. I love how this drives! I also appreciate the safety features of traction control and what I call the "you're driving to fas"

LEE N., OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Extremely quick and agile with a good steering feel. The 2.5i has more than enough power and is very good with emergency handling."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"This car has a CVTransmission and it is a surprise when you take your foot off the gas. It does not slow up and if going down hill it will accelerate."

MEREDITH F., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"A quick capable car which gives the driver a feeling of confidence"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Accelerates well for a non turbo. Feels safe and sturdy."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent all around vision. The ride is rougher than we'd hoped and noisy as well."

DARRYL F., OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"CVT transmission isn't always the smoothest."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration could use improvement. Handling is fine."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I definitely do not like the CVT. It is a herky-jerky shifting transmission, especially in the cold. When I initially accelerate, it unexpectedly throws me back in the seat. I have to pause a long time to move forward after backing up, otherwise the vehicles continues traveling in reverse. This vehicle has behaved like this since it was new. I have talked with other Subaruu owners and their stories are the same. I strongly recommend using snow tires for this vehicle in snow country. The Yokohama"

DALE R., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is adequate, with the occasional jumpiness that comes with a manual transmission. Climbing up mountain freeways with the vehicle loaded down required high revs to keep up with traffic. Handling is fine, neither sporty nor clumsy."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"comfort and safety and accessibility for someone with physical problems"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Sufficient power, excellent handling for this price range!"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The car is not stable. I purchased the Subaru as I wanted a safe AWD vehicle for northern conditions. In heavy rain and ice the car breaks loose. I hydroplaned extremely seriously once and it is a miracle that I never hit the ditch. In inclement weather it often feels as if it's going to break loose. I end up driving way beyond the speed limit as I am scared when I am behind the wheel in those conditions. That is exactly the opposite of why I bought the car. I paid the extra price for a Subaru t"

BRENDA H., BC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"With the 2.0 litre this vehicle is extremely quick and fun to drive. My wife and 3 grown daughters, as well as myself, love driving it."

MICHAEL C., AB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great handling car: excellent acceleration, excellent turning ratio, great visibility, great mileage, handles well around curves. A little more road noise then I would like."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"on windy days, highway driving very poor"

GARY C., WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent handling and acceleration. The ride is extremely smooth and comfortable."

TINA E., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Acceleration is inconsistent. Sometimes acceleration is good, but is sluggish a lot of the time. Handles really well. Steering responds quickly."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Safety, reliability and gas mileage...."

STEVE H., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Love the small turning capability!"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Quitte good com fort and noise Lebel for a SUV"

P D., QC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Everything fine."

Leonid M., MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are comfortable road noise is noticeable Ride a little stiff but secure"

Thomas M., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"amazing visibillity, lots of light and space, complaint is about the road noise -- way too loud."

Scott H., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are comfortable for medium length trips but long trips require adjustable back pressure points which this car does not have."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Subaru isn’t the most stylish car with regard to the interior. They tend to have basic interiors, and are not extremely focused on a plush interior. The heated leather seat is just the thing in the cold weather though! There is a fair amount of road noise, but it can’t be heard over the radio. The ride is comfortable but again not superb. That said, if you are looking for a car with superior longevity, and plenty of room for a large Lab, you’ll have that. The confidence of quality makes up for the little things."

Kim B., NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"A little noisy."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Comfortable seats and good sound deadening materials."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The engine is relatively noisy especially during acceleration. There is more noise than there should be with wind."

Laura M., WV (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are very comfortable and sit tall"

L R., UT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Driver's seat is comfortable, the passenger seat is not comfortable."

Anonymous, NS (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Battery died early and tires were poor quality. Very noisy"

J N., IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Enjoy riding in it very comfortable"

Bruce S., TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are not sculpted and headrests are adjustable."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"suspension hard road noise is loud"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The vehicle is comfortable to drive with good control of the position of the driver's seat. The front passenger seat is very limited and should be more adjustable. The best feature of the Forester is the driver's visibility. You can see all angles very clearly. Other makes in this class have limited visibility. The vehicle does allow lots of road noise and improvements could be made here."

Anonymous, NS (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats could offer more side support and thigh length. The ride is smooth on smooth roads, but gets a little bumpy on rougher roads."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are very comfortable, ride is smooth and it is relatively quiet. The back seats are not near as comfortable as the front seats. It's very quiet on black top roads, but loud on concrete roads."

Benjamin L., MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Poor suspension...feel every little bump in the road. Cushioning in seats thin. Climate control fan on highest setting very loud. Road noise very loud even with window just cracked."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Overall working the controls in the Subaru is very counter intuitive ntuitive. It’s legal kevthe engineering team had no idea how most people think."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Rides relatively comfortably. Road noise is loud, and ride is bumpy. Better than my 2002 was, but still not good."

Mary S., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Disappointed overall; seats are not the worst I have had, but close to the bottom and we have the Limited with leather. They are not close on comfort to the Mazda 6 we own for a long trip. Ride is also a disappointment."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Road noise is the only comfort downside of my Forester."

Billie A., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"We occasionally drive from Tacoma to the northern end of the Okanogan Valley. We are cpmfortable driving this with one stop"

Ross H., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are comfortable. Ride is bumpy and road noise is loud."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats average for comfort. No great but OK. Cabin noise level is OK. Ride is very smooth"

Dave L., AB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The heated seats are wonderful and the lumbar support is great on long trips/"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It is very comfortable. Noise is moderate. An excellent ride for a small SUV."

Robert Z., CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are rather hard. Otherwise the ride is fine."

William S., TN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very comfortable. Power driver seat offers considerable flexibility."

T B., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"A/C system is totally inadequate for Texas summers (and, often, springs and falls, too), and probably for most of the rest of the south and southwest. The A/C directional controls (vents) are poorly designed - you can only direct the air downward and to a limited extent sideways - and appear to be the same on the newer models."

Bill B., TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Road noise makes it competitve with radio sound. Difficult when one is somewhat hard of hearing."

Marie L., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Front seats are thin and uncomfortable"

Merllyn F., AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seat height and comfort is perfect--in and out at right level with ease. Ride a bit noisy and jittery, but overall very good."

Natheer S., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Not comfortable seats (basic model) such that I have to shift frequently and often my butt goes numb in long (few hours) drive."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"While the seats are great, the noise and ride are really loud and bumpy compared to other cars. The ride is a lot bumpier for passengers than driver and the noise is pretty loud, especially on the highway."

Holly C., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Being on the short side of petite, I would like the seat to have the capability to move down a little further so that the circulation in the back of my legs isn't reduced. With that said, this vehicle had the most comfort for my short stature of those I test drove."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The outside noise is very noticeable and distracting"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"extremely comfortable front seats"

Philip W., TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"ride is a little rough, seats are comfortable/w good lumbar support"

David F., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"There is a lot of road noise in the cabin at highway speeds. This is partly do to the tire tread, but these early models of the current design lacked adequate noise insulation. I think that has been addressed in more recent models."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Intermittent unknown source rattling noises."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I am quite happy with positioning, etc. The outside & mechanical noise not as muted as previously"

Anonymous, AB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are very comfortable, good lumbar support The fan for heat or AC makes unpleasant noise on low, it's all or nothing. Some creaking noises now that the vehicle is older The ride is pleasant, smooth handle"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Too many rattles!! Accelerator very touchy meaning it lurches forward when depressed"

Martin N., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"wind noise"

Ronald H., AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Noice level is pretty high on highway, and the ride can be "bouncy" at times."

Anonymous, MO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are upholstered. They can get stained. I should have gotten leather seats."

Anonymous, CT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I love my Subie, but the road noise is excessive. just put new tires on it, but the road noise has not improved."

Robert B., AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"road noise is awful"

Anonymous, AK (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Although the seats per se are comfortable, the condition of the road on which you are driving is very obvious in the car. Outdoor road sounds are even more obvious when doing highway driving. Very noisy!"

Patricia K., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"High level of wind and road noise."

T W., OR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Too much highway road noise. It's hard to hear the radio or other passengers when talking. I purchased new quiet tires but they didn't help to cut the road noise."

Robert C., GA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Butt warmers are awesome! Side mirror defrosters make winter mornings so much nicer! Basically, the cold weather package is well worth the investment."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are narrower than I am, but are fairly comfortable. Noise and ride are reasonable."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The car is noisy enough on the highway (100 km/h) that it is difficult to listen to the audio system at a moderate (non-distracting) level."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The front bucket seats are uncomfortable for myself. I stand 6 ft and weigh 205 lbs. upper portion of seats makes you feel like seats are pushing your shoulders forward. Very uncomfortable on a long trip"

Dennis H., AB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The Subarus that I have had have always fit my size. I am just over 5 ft tall, and the seats are always comfortable. There is some noise, however I feel it is okay considering I have taken it into very rural areas in southern Utah."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Road noise is louder than I would prefer. Ride is a bit stiff, but not uncomfortable. Seats are good/supportive."

Carol-Sue S., FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The driver's seat places pressure on the underside of my leg which makes driving any significant distance very uncomfortable."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"a lot of road noise... interferes with phone calls over bluetooth"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Rides like a truck. Way too much road noise. Seats are good."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"more than comfortable enough. Road noise could be lower. can be a little loud on the highway on some surfaces."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very comfortable. Love the heated seats. I can adjust the seat to my comfort level. Very quiet ride. Smooth riding and easy handling."

Louise T., FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excessive road noise."

Paul M., IN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride in these premium leather seats is excellent! Result is "...not too tired after long rides. No low back pain. Excellent support. In winter, heated seats - excellent. Driver's side seat is 6 way power seat! Wife is a good bit smaller than I - & she likes the seats too!""

Anonymous, IN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"! am 6feet 6 inches(198cM) seat is not comfortable"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The car is very comfortable to drive long distances. Seat is supportive, steering wheel is comfortable. The drive is fine. Neither too soft nor too firm. The cabin is noisy, however. It's one of my main complaints with the vehicle."

Ron H., VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"We drive our Subaru on paved roads, gravel roads with large pot holes and single track roads with soft spots occasionally scrapping the axle housing. This vehicle has kept us out of difficulties from getting stuck and in spite of boulders in the way, we have never had significant damage. I have tried to enter my age on the last page and the program will not allow it. Unless you can correct this, please erase my input. Charles (Tim) Dean"

Anonymous, NS (2014 Subaru Forester)

"comfort of seats, fuel economy, poor radio sound"

Judith R., AB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Comfortable cabin, large windows to see out. Cabin has some wind noise on the highway."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Car really bounces when not on smooth road. Which it absorbed bumps better."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Road noise is loud"

Michael B., NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"the ride is fine, the seats are not (don't have leg support), the noise level is hight."

Mario G., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I find the seats very comfortable. The interior noise level is so high that I usually have to turn the volume up on the radio to compensate. Also I am not happy with the view on the back-up system. It is not clear and sunlight makes it impossible to make out what is behind you."

Eva B., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats and ride good Noise from road high."

Rick K., ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Noisy when windows or sun roof are opened"

Laurie F., WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Driver's seat is acceptable. - multiple seat controls including bolster. Passenger seat controls are very limited, i.e. single height with manual controls. Multi-function controls similar to driver's seat including bolster would be most welcome."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I have a hard time getting the seat adjusted so that I am comfortable."

John B., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Visibility, seat comfort, handling, acceleration"

Anonymous, AB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The forester is slow to warm its interior in winter"

Gordon S., AB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Comfort generally acceptable. Step in height, visibility great. No problems with noise. Seats a little firm. Ride tends to firm/jarring over road bumps. Could be a little softer but then too, it's an AWD built for offroading and so is engineered to be tough. But as most users just do commuting/highways, ride could be softer. I hear newer version are. Heating and cooling are slow to start/wimpy and loud at high fan speeds."

John G., IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"the seats are the least comfortable of any car I have owned"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The door weather stripping seal peeled off"

Timothy Q., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very spacious and generally comfortable with controls easy to understand and use. Would consider comfort for long trips good but not outstanding."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Plenty of legroom. Worst dead pedal ever!"

Terence L., NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Roomier than it appears. Good access getting in and out for plus sized people. Seats not too ergonomic. Constantly have to make adjustments on long rides."

Alvin M., NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"comfortable seat support. Ride is a little stiff and not very quiet. Good secure feel to the ride."

J D., MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"drivers seat pretty good and good range of adjustment"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are just OK, and not too comfortable on long trips. Ride is noisy, especially on rough roads."

Daniel B., CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The driver's power sits the power lumbar support, power height, tilt adjustment."

Robert C., WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seat comfort is quite good. Road noise if high."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Stiff ride, noisy"

G C., ME (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Wish it were quieter. Ride could be smoother on rough roads."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Road noise makes it hard to hear radio or CD."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are very comfortable. The ride is not very smooth--the suspension could definitely be improved."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"This is my 3rd Forester and I’m sure not my last. My only complaint is road noise. I’d love if Subaru could figure out a way to make it quieter on the highway. My 2014 is an improvement over the first two, but not nearly as quiet as the Outback that we owned."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Road noise"

Michael B., NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I find the ride firm but comfortable. The cabin is a bit noisy."

Thomas R., WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I find the ride to be stiff and hear a lot of road noise."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats could use more padding. Especially the back seats."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Driver seat failed twice in 100,000 Kgs. The non leather sides of the bottom seat portion left side (get out side) cracked and then left q rip line. This happened at or just over 50,000 Kms, the first under warranty, the replacement failed in same spot 52,000 kms later not under warranty which has not been fixed but is a mess."

Anonymous, BC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"In 2014 I drove all vehicles in this class and I thought the ride and noise level were the best in the Forester. After having this vehicle for 4 years and 60000 miles I still feel that I made the correct decision."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I think the front seats are most comfortable, contrary to CR's evaluation. Road noise (mostly tire noise) could be a bit quieter, but that is a minor complaint."

Hugh S., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats could be a little larger, need more driver foot room. Wind noise and acceleration noise too loud."

Anonymous, CT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are stiff and suspension not soft enough"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are pretty good with good adjustability for the driver. I would have preferred leather, sunroof and other features, even at higher cost, but they were not available with a manual transmission. A manual transmission is not available at all on new models: a shame."

Robert E., MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are not cushiony enough for a person with back problems. The bucket seats don't seem to hold a person securely in curves and turns."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seating is very comfortable. Noise levels are high and an be annoying."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very comfortable, good lumbar support"

Greg S., FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"seats were not comfortable. we had them reworked to make them more comfortable"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Lumbar support is excellent. Interior is spaciuos ."

Isabel C., FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Wish the passenger front seat had electronic controls like the drivers seat. The manual positions are too restrictive."

Michael C., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Wind noise on interstate too great. Bumpy ride on rough roads. The seats are a little too narrow for my wide derriere..."

Margaret K., NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Front seats are not as comfortable as my Toyota Matrix, as they lack lumbar support. The electric controls for the driver seat are very useful, especially for making small adjustments to the seat position (forward/back)."

Anonymous, BC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Leather Sears are comfortable but a little on the cheap side. Driver side is already beginning to tear on the side"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Area right foot sits on when using cruise control is angled and bothers my knee."

Anonymous, OR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The driver seat is very comfortable and with power adjustment and lumbar support works great on a long trip."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are the most uncomfortable seats I've ever had. I've gradually gotten used to them but the chair seat is too short. It's worse than a bus seat. The cabin is SO noisy I can barely hear the radio."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are a bit hard to sit in for long trips. The sides of the cushioning feel restrictive, even though my wife and I are relatively small people (5'5" and 5'6"). There is so much noise in the cabin when driving that it's not easy to hear the radio."

John B., ME (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Could use a little more sound control to make the road noise less noticeable"

Bruce F., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Highly seated giving excellent visibility"

Roch S., QC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"During cold weather (<65 F), there is an annoying buzzing sound coming from right part of the dashboard which the dealer has not been able to locate and fix. Only happens when driving and again only during cold weather. this is my only complaint."

Richard M., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I am a big guy and the Subaru is extremely comfortable for me. The front seat goes back far enough and is adjustable into the upright driving position I like. The visibility is awesome. Ride is great, but road noise could definitely be better."

David H., NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"uncomfortable front seats, especially for long drives"

Robert K., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It is a rough ride, does not have the comfort of other small SUV’s, but I do like my Forester very much just not very comfortable"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is stiff but okay on freeway. Have to really slow down on speed bumps - especially if they are angled where one wheel crosses before the opposite side because jerks back and forth uncomfortably. Seats are good; we purposely bought the Limited trim line because of the leather seats."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are basic---noise is loud"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Noisy"

Sam A., CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Cannot engage in conversation at highway speeds due to road noise. Was not an issue with our 1992 Mercury Grand Marquis."

Raymon B., KY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Height of car. Easy entrance and exit."

Sharon A., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Getting I and out!!!"

Albert C., VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Front passenger seat uncomfortable on long trips. Increased road noise"

John R., MD (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It's very comfortable on long drives. Noise is low."

Ted C., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The suspension leaves a lot to be desired. Cracks or bumps in the road make the rear end jump around. Plus, I have already had to replace the rear struts."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is very rough, dealer says this is normal for a small 4 Wheel Dr. SUV"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are fine for around town, but on long trips they are not very comfortable."

Skip K., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It has a pretty stiff ride and is noisy at highway speeds."

John S., KS (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Wind and road noise is irritating."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Easy for 5’1‿ 80 year to get in seats."

Lenore M., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Both front seats have tears on the outer sides which appeared w/in the first year. Not our doing."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride comfort is good for a SUV. Suspension is a little stiff. Road noise on highway is higher than desirable."

Brett H., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It's developed a couple of annoying rattles audible on rough roads but fortunately not otherwise present."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Subaru makes driver comfort a hallmark of their Forester line - it's my 3rd Forester and purchased with the intent of lasting most of the remainder of our lives. The 2014 back seats are the most comfortable of my 3 Foresters ('03, '10, '14) and the suspension is the best yet! Even without the turbo, their acceleration is enough to get the hill climbed whilst hauling an older/heavier pop-up full of gear!! CANNOT say enough positives about my Forester!"

P L., IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Better ride and less road noise would be the two things I would like to have improved."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The ride and seats are comfortable. I would like less road noise."

Mark G., NV (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is OK, Very noisy. Seats are good."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Leather seats are comfortable. More wind/road noise than I would like - car should be quieter. Ride is choppy on bumps in road. Handles reasonably well on road and when cornering."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I have to turn up the volume when traveling at speed. So road noise is a factor."

Anonymous, CT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Love that I can adjust the headrests. One of the reasons I bought this car was because I could adjust the headrest. Many other cars caused my head to tilt forward, so much so that the Honda salesman told me I should turn the headrest around backward as his wife had to do in her car. The car has a rough ride but I can deal with that."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are comfortable, with very good ride and acceleration along with reasonably low level of noise"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are extremely comfortable and offer several adjustment options. I think it's very quiet, and the ride is smooth. The all wheel drive makes it an exceptional car to drive in the ice and snow."

Gary M., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Not enough leg support for driving long distances. I need to add an external cushion."

Anonymous, KY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Road noise is more than I would like. Driver's seat width is impacted by location of seat belt connector. My short height makes positioning a challenge so it doesn't adversely impact my hip/thigh area on longer drive times."

Anonymous, IA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seat backs need better support for longer journeys. They are too soft."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"City driving reveals the rough pavement. Highway driving, depending on condition of the payment is less rough."

Anonymous, MO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"very quick acceleration could be a little quieter"

Robert Y., ME (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats and seating position very, very good. Visibility very, very good."

S P., CT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats comfortable in driving position but not so comfortable when reclining. Road noise level could be lower."

Clines C., WV (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is subpar and we are weary of it after 5 years"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Cabin noise excessive; seats just OK but not comfortable on long trips"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"This my wife's car and she is very short. The height of the Forester lets her see out all directions and move her seat height up where she is comfortable when driving."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats not very well cushioned. Especially the passenger seat."

Robert T., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"There are leather seats that are very comfortable. The ride is very well controlled and gives you the feeling of safety."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"This car fits my body. Seats are easy to enter and leave. The height above the ground is perfect for me as I get older and less flexible."

Anonymous, DC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"You hear a lot of road noise"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I think the ride on a bumpy road could be better. The bumps are not removed very well. The engine revs up more (noisier) than my old 2003 Outback, which had an automatic transmission instead of CVT. That seems to be a tradeoff to get better mileage in the Forester."

Anonymous, ME (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The car is so noisy that I cant even listen any music in it."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride not as smooth as I'd like."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"While it's a little noisy, I love the ability to adjust the seats and lumbar support and the extra roomy back seat. Also, the big windows make for wonderful viewing."

Anonymous, NE (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Driver seat is ok. My tiny wife HATES the passenger seat. It is not 8 way adjustable. Came from a Chevy Tahoe. Says seat is uncomfortable after an hour. Makes for LONG road trips."

Lisa D., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Road noise is my major concern. As I accelerate, I have to keep changing the radio due to increased road noise."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"comfortable with plenty of room in the front."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"very good visibility and ability to adjust driver seat settings"

Anonymous, ME (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are solid and comfortable for short or long rides. Road noise is low and ride is medium/comfortable. View of outside is great all the way around the car."

Robert C., NH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats a pretty hard and unyielding. Not great for long-distance drives"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is pleasant for everyday driving, but tiresome over longer journeys"

Kevin R., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"clear view"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester front seats are very comfortable. Back seats are pretty comfortable but not the same as front"

Judith M., GA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Back seats are uncomfortable. Might not have purchased if I had sat in back seats"

Martin C., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The leg room is great, both front and back. However the seats are hard as a rock. I have taken to adding a cushion to the driver's seat on trips that take more than half an hour. The road noise and ride are not nearly as nice as my old Volvo mini wagon"

Diane V., NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"the forester is very eazy to DRIVE with. THE SEATS ARE VERY COMFORTABLE. I VERY HAVE WITH THE CAR"

T S., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I find this vehicle quite noisy(road and wind) and the ride is a bit rough. Improving this could make a great car an excellent one."

Anonymous, AB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The original tires were noisy and harsh riding, designed for off-road. I replaced them with the same size "street" tires and the result is less noise and seems to provide a softer ride. I think I made a great switch."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Bad wind noise"

Guillermo R., FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Good high seating position, big windows for unrestricted view, reasonable comfortable seats"

Joseph M., OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Headroom Door access All round visibility Cargo area"

John E., BC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats in the Forester are very uncomfortable for long trips. They tend to make my back hurt during the drive."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are really too small for an average size male (5'10", 210 lbs). They seem more suited to a woman. My wife (5'2", 115 lbs) thinks they're great. My wife is the primary driver of this vehicle."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats need to be better designed for tail bone always becomes sore on long drives (common prob I find in most SUVs), ride is good, stiff enough for really good handling but not too stiff. Noice is perfect with the XT - when cruising it's ghostly quite, when accelerating hard the engine has a lovely roar that is perfectly matches the turbo engine's fun to drive power."

David H., ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are fine but the noise could be improved as well as the ride. Of the two, I think focusing on the noise factor should be prime for the engineering department."

Raymond B., AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Easy entry and exiting from the vehicle. Seat are very comfortable and driving vision is excellent. The ride is firm and quiet."

Vincent G., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"good comfortable seats good ride has become pretty noisey"

Kenneth E., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Quiet acceleration that is reasonably quick"

Nicholas H., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"seat bottom bolsters (vinyl) crack 3 times in winter. the vehicle is definitely too noisy the ride is way too stiff"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"stiff seats can be uncomfortable on extended trips"

Anonymous, UT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Relatively good seats but very small (No wonder you found it to be roomy). Noise is average. This vehicle is one of the worst-riding we've ever had. You feel EVERY imperfection in the road."

John L., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"My Forester ride is very stiff with high road noise. I find the seats to be very comfortable, however my wife doesn’t agree."

Ken G., IA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Driver’s seat very comfortable w/power adjustments, great lumbar support. Other seats very comfortable. Ride not too noisy except for noticeable road noise. Absorbs bumps well."

Donald S., NH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are supportive and comfortable even on longer rides. Quiet vehicle especially for a small SUV. Ride is smooth and quiet even over most bumps."

Jim T., NE (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is a bit jumpy, nervous but gets better with more weight ."

Don O., TN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Th seats aren't sports-type but are good. Noise isn't bad and the ride could be a little harser but wouldn't expect the suspension to be too much stiffer for this type of vehicle."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The front passagenger seat is very uncomfortable. Driver's side is fine."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Back seats are very stiff and angle of seatback cannot be adjusted. quite uncomfortable on any long trip."

Lisa D., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very good ride for an SUV, easy to see out all side windows thus minimal blind spots, great seat height"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"so noisy that you will think it's missing a window"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The car suffers from road noise."

Tom W., OR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Love the shape of the front seats - fits me perfectly. I also have heated seats, great in winter in Ohio - they heat up fast & are a fantastic addition. Makes for a very comfortable ride."

Lorene O., OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"very well designed with good headroom, leg room and ample rear seating"

Patrick S., IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is rough."

Debra R., MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The ride is quite comfortable, but the seats lack thigh support for long rides."

Tim R., NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great vehicle...all around..."

Michelle V., MI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are firm and supportive, with nice lumbar support control. The ride is rather firm (more than I expected) and sporty, but also quite composed and controlled. You do feel the bumps in the road. The new Fuzion tires on my Forester are a little noisy, providing a constant growl. But other than that, the noise level is very low. The heated seats are very nice, but it seems like the "High" heat setting does not stay on very long."

Dan B., KS (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Bad, electronics controls."

Anonymous, RI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Plenty of leg and head room, even for a 6'8" man! Great handling and low noise."

Zane B., IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I love the pitch and support of the seats. I have back and neck problems and most seats are very poorly designed, and don't provide enough headroom for a tall person to sit up straight. But the Forester does."

Charles B., MO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Squicks in driver seats, carpet is very thin, plastic is very thin, broke at rear passenger side, replaced by manufacturer, ride is noisy, front seats are short"

Vladimir K., AL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"There is a lot of road noise."

Anonymous, ID (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The driver's seat if purchased without the lumbar support provides very poor support for long distance driving and very sore back."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"drivers seat is horrible, bolsters are not effective, lumbar support is too harsh. not a "drivers" seat"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The ride can be quite rocky, undulating on roads that my sedan rides smoothly over. The seats are quite spacious and have good thigh support. The back seats have tons of legroom."

Terri H., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Uncomfortable seats for anyone over 6' tall. No thigh support - in fact every Subaru seat has the same problem."

Michael C., MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very noisey"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is a little rough and road noise is very pronounced. The seats and leg room are fine, though."

Heather M., TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are comfortable to sit in for hours at a time, very comfortable, mine is essentially an office on wheels."

Anonymous, WV (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The Forester handles nicely and is fairly quiet."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Driver's seat (power) is nice and high -- car is easy to enter and exit. The door handle and center console contact the inner aspect of my knees while driving -- most uncomfortable during long trips. I am 6' tall, but it is necessary to splay my legs out to the side a bit which ties into the problem I described with my knees."

Richard L., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are comfortable, car is relatively quiet, ride is firm but controlled, 4WD makes you feel secure."

Anonymous, IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Quick take off but a little bit of a bumpy ride."

Anonymous, WI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Comfortable and spaces."

Richard A., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats could be longer along the legs as they cut off too far up m,y legs. I am 5'10""

Michael P., OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great visibility for the driver. Rides a bit flimsy around town."

Jay A., TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Wind noise is loud when driving at over 40mph"

Bryan S., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"seats are a bit flat and therefore lack support in turns. The heat on 20 degree or colder days is slow to warm. The transmission on very cold days stays in the low ranges until you get to highway speeds. I like the ride"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I am short, about 5'1" and this car is the first in which I can put the visor down and actually reduce the sun in my eyes. My 2010 Toyota Rav 4 was a joke. The console jacked up my shoulders and the sun would blind me"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Cabin of car is very noisy on the freeway"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very noisy"

Anonymous, VT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Overall, the car is very good. My only complaint is with the control panel, phone, clock etc. It's not very user friendly at all"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Subaru Forester)

"a bit noisy, seats are just okay"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The ride is a bit stiff, rough over bumps."

ANDREW K., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very noisy."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"a little noisy"

Anonymous, AL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"As always, the Subaru Forester has a lot of road noise."

DALE B., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I have the 2.0XT and this is a very quiet vehicle at all speeds."

MICHAEL C., AB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"more road noise than I would prefer."

CHARLOTTE W., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Easy entry and exit, roomy, comfortable seats no "blind spots""

Anonymous, FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are uncomfortable"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is stiff and somewhat noisy at highway speeds."

G C., ME (2014 Subaru Forester)

"comfort and seats, noise, ride are all great, the climate controls are terrible. Need to have on highest setting to do any good, heat or AC"

NICK S., CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Most comfortable car we tried. I'm fairly tall and it was the ONLY car that allows me to enter with seriously craning my neck and twisting my torso."

ROBERT D., TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Air vents BADLY designed. Impossible direct air to any/every particular place in car."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I live in a very hot climate and wish the A/C were a little better."

LINDA P., AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are not comfortable for long trips. A door molding sticks out and hits my left knee if I want to spread out. The AC cannot keep up on a hot day."

TOM K., IN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seat have no bolstering/support. Feel like I'm sliding off all the time."

FRANK F., MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"find it odd that power seat only on driver side given the trim line of vehilce we purchased. no ability to set climate control to certain temperature."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I love the car, but it needs an air vent in the back seat for back seat travelers. The defroster does not always work right. Still love the car."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I know that the driver's seat has an adjustable lumbar support, and although the passenger seat does not have an adjustable lumbar support, it is extremely comfortable and the design is such that there is excellent lumbar support. The climate control is responsive and cools or heats quickly. Noise is not a problem. The ride is smooth, but you know you're not in a luxury car. I love my Subaru!"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The door arm rests are too hard, and the door squeaks when I lean on one. The A/C blower stopped working completely, then later started up again. Engine noise when starting, like lack of lubrication, for a few seconds. The fuel gauge and tire pressure warning would intermittently give very bad readings."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats will get uncomfortable on long trips. they feel a little hard in the sitting area. I will have to take frequent stops as my butt gets pretty sore."

Anonymous, NM (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is jittery...surges...i'm led to believe its the cvt transmission.that causes this to happen"

ERNEST D., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"It is a very bumpy ride. Noticed this on the test drive but did not take it seriously enough. Just bought very good new tires: more than $800. Has not helped."

SUSAN M., CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"lumber support and power seats"

JOE U., ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The warm air delivery to legs and feet is very anemic and there are no separate vents to deliver heat or AC to the rear seats."

Anonymous, GA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seat upholstery soils too easily."

JOHN B., BC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The Subaru Forester is excellent for long trips. We arrive at our destination refreshed and ready for whatever event is taking place."

ROSS H., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Room for Tall big Driver"

LUIS M., NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Air conditioning not as robust at cooling cabin as one would hope for our central Texas summer temperatures"

JOHN G., TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Doors don't auto lock and they should for safety. Auto start shuts down when a door is opened."

THOMAS D., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"A/C works hard to keep up on hot days. The ventilation crossover is poorly designed - switching from 'all top' to 'mix top and bottom' takes way too much away from 'top'. The jump from fan speed '2' to '3' is too great. Need a 2.5 :)"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Weak heater with very slow warmup compared to earlier Subaru Foresters."

CLYDE W., NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The rear bottom door gasket fell off and now road noise is quiet noticeable. I will replace it ($125 for 20" of foam rubber)"

GRANT G., ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The main problem I have with the riding comfort is the stiffness of the suspension. It can get very bumpy on rough streets and I get bounced around when going over railroad crossings."

Anonymous, SC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very poor air conditioning. On a hot Virginia day, this car does not sufficiently cool."

Anonymous, VA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Rides a bit stiff. could be the brand of tires"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The redesign of the 2014 Forester was true genius. I often have to ride in the back seat and have plenty of legroom. The seats are comfortable. "Re-designed from the back seat forward" was a true statement."

TERRIE G., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Too much road noise. Rear view camera useless in sunlight and rainy, snowy weather. Very poor visibility."

Anonymous, AK (2014 Subaru Forester)

"AC could be more powerful; has a hard time "keeping up" in very hot weather. Rear window defroster tends to be somewhat wimpy."

DAVID H., NH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats are comfortable even on long trips with plenty of leg room front and back. Adequate luggage space in the way-back for two people. The car is a bit noisy on the highway, about the noisiest car I've driven. The ride is a bit bumpy even on the highways. Plenty of visibility though."

DAVID F., MI (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The car does not have a soft comfortable quiet riding experience."

Anonymous, NH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Noisy ride, clumsy Bluetooth integration. Otherwise, fantastic car."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Road noise is a little loud and the audio system keeps freezing every now and then."

KEVIN D., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I love the power seat position options and lumbar support. Very comfy. Very roomy in the back seats. I alays have surprised passengers when they get back there and experience the legroom. Also love the sun roof, very large and let's those in the backseat see out too!"

ROBERT H., UT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"-Seats are uncomfortable on long distances..not enough lateral support. -driver's side seat squeaks while driving on roads. -bluetooth connectivity Failed twice, complete in dash audio unit replaced twice. -automatic tailgate lifting mechanism failed once and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Subaru should include oil pressure and temperature gauges, not just idiot lights which are no good. Not all drivers are idiots!!"

RICK K., ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I like the fact that those riding in the rear seats are as comfortable as those sitting in the front seat, there is leg room and the climate control works well, although the there is no individual control for those sitting in the rear seat."

LINDA S., IA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"When the ac or heat is turned up it makes too much noise"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I bought the "Premium" model; had I bought up one level to "Limited" I would have included automatic climate control which would allow me to turn on the heat in the morning and adjust it to no heat as the day warmed up. As it is, I sometimes feel the car is hot midday, then realize I have not turned off the heater. I consciously did not opt for this model to save $$$ since my trade-in car did not have that feature either, but it would have been worth the extra cost. I also find that the seat a"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The drivers seat does not conform to the driver's bottom. there is a slight bulge in the center rather than a more formed shape."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Leather seats are uncomfortable. Just uncomfortable."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"it rides a little rough for backseat riders"

DAVID P., CA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"bad - noise (rattles, squeaks) good - practicality"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Lower lumbar support on driver side is great. The same can not be said for passenger side. Noise level is very nice. Corners great, rides nice."

TERI P., MO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are supportive, road noise could be better."

Anonymous, CT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Unless you are driving on a very smooth road the ride is very rough. Not as notice le by the driver as it is by the passenger. Too noisy."

Anonymous, IA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The seats, while adequate in terms of comfort, could be better padded especially for long trips. The ride is somewhat stiff in that one feels the road surface unevenness more so than in other vehicles. But I would not give up the steering preciseness at the cost of a softer ride."

BARRY G., NS (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The AC is very poor, barely cools, heater barely heats due to poor fan blow. Very noisy when fan is on."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"This vehicle has a great deal of headroom compared to the other vehicles I considered."

DAVID S., MT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are great. AC is terrible. Have to run on high and it can't cool the vehicle on hot days. It's been checked multiple times and no problems found. The car is very noisy on the highway."

LINDA O., NM (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Very comfortable seats and climate control works well. The interior is noisy. It's probably a trade off between the size of the windows (great visibility) and the amount of cabin noise. I'd rather have better visibility and more noise but it would be great to have a quieter interior."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is stiff and seats are too firm and uncomfortable"

DANIEL F., WA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great car uncomfortable front drivers seat. Skimpy size, padding and poor support"

MERLLYN F., AZ (2014 Subaru Forester)

"AC system doesn't! Since Feb 2016, 3 trips to dealer; In June told $1800.00 charge for AC condenser/evaporator not in warranty. They forgot to recharge the A/c. In July couldn't take it any more...went back to dealer & they recharged the A/C"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Climate controls v.g. Much wind noise from open windows and sun-roof. Bought optional deflector for latter issue."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"-Lots of leg room -Easy to find a comfortable driving position - A/C & heat work well - I would prefer that the A/C could be turned off when defrost or defrost/floor is selected - Car is quiet and ride is controlled - Light grey upholstery shows grime"

GUY V., ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seats are kind of cheaply made. Starting to fray on the drivers side after only 34000 mi."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"While headroom and legroom are more than adequate, contact points for knees and sides of legs are uncomfortable due to lack of padding. My knee caps always seem to be in contact with a hard piece of plastic. I would never take this vehicle on long trips. For some reason Subaru continues to ignore the amount of interior noise. Sound deadening would be nice. The ride of the CVT transmission is akin to riding a horse. You constantly feel a loping motion when the vehicle is motion. This is anoth"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is bumpy. Highway noise is still loud"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Excellent driving visibility and seat comfort for both me and my wife. Excellent leg room for me."

FRED M., OR (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Quiet and stable , good sight lines"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Subaru Forester)

"We wish the ride were somewhat softer."

RONALD W., TX (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Seat bottoms too short"

RICHARD P., ON (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Below satisfactory air conditioning"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Climate control knobs poorly marked, air conditioning adequate but could be better."

Anonymous, CT (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Great car. Better than expected."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Subaru Forester)

"seat look great, but get real uncomfortable after about an hour. they are the leather seats."

ROGER L., PA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Climate control in the Forester is not as smart as the Legacy. It is slow to heat in winter and I must force it to recirculate and max fan. Same is true in summer. Th system is not smart enough to use recirculate and max fan at start up. It must be dialed in manually. The Legacy I have does it perfectly. Indiana vs Japan"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"the seats are just ok,the HVAC is weak, noise moderate, ride is good esply on gravel roads. but realy hater having to get a sunroof that is not good for any thing but cost and loss of head room would sooner have power seat on the passenger sid"

JUDITH R., AB (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Ride is very hard. Seats not comfortable for longer (3+ hours) driving times. Poor air circulation (heating and cooling) into the rear set area"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"Driver's seat, in particular cann be adjusted & there is lumbar support . I am 5'11" and it is very easy to get in and out of the front seats. Back seats are comfortable with enough legroom, and best of all is the superior vision from back window. I took out back seat headrests to improve sight even more."

ELIZABETH B., MA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"The climate control is very good, and the automatic temperature control works well. The seats are a little too firm, and this is not as comfortable on long drives as I'd like."

WILLIAM D., CO (2014 Subaru Forester)

"All in all seats, climate control its a very comfortable ride"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Subaru Forester)

"air-conditioning system is not as powerful --I live in the south and it gets very humid/hot. I am not getting the high level of cool air as I think I should and I am in the front. Thank goodness I don't have frequent passengers in the rear seats Noise level is just ok"

Anonymous, LA (2014 Subaru Forester)

"I have never had a drivers seat that supported me so well."