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Old 11-13-2012, 04:33 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Hopefully they follow what everyone else is doing and making it so it can take regular gas. Well not everyone....alot of makers. The new ford fusion has a 250HP 2.0 DI turbo that can take regular(a trade off with lower HP 237 or something)
And don't market it as a turbo so you don't scare away people.

I think Ford's "Ecooboost" marketing is GENIUS.
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2014 Subaru Forester: Around The Block
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And don't market it as a turbo so you don't scare away people.

I think Ford's "Ecooboost" marketing is GENIUS.
LOL do you remember this one?

Driver control system!

AKA GM selling ABS equipped vehicles ha ha!!!!!!!!!!
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Hopefully they follow what everyone else is doing and making it so it can take regular gas. Well not everyone....alot of makers. The new ford fusion has a 250HP 2.0 DI turbo that can take regular(a trade off with lower HP 237 or something)
Combat - you remember those bullet proof 80's turbo Volvo engines? They were running fairly low pressure large turbos which ran forever. It seems like this new DI tech paired up with the old school lower pressure big turbo would return good reliable low cost performance - a little bump in power at altitude and still keep fuel consumption in check.

The thing that really kills me is this stupid game of boosting power in a big way all while having a car that gets similar to very marginally better mileage over the prior version. When they could have boosted the power some - and seen a big gain in mileage.
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A turbo with a CVT huh? There is something I'd let be on sale for a couple years before I buy it.

I think I'd still look for a current gen or previous gen XT over this new one. The interior looks like the Impreza, which isn't bad, but isn't exactly a giant leap over the current Forester.
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A turbo with a CVT huh? There is something I'd let be on sale for a couple years before I buy it.

I think I'd still look for a current gen or previous gen XT over this new one. The interior looks like the Impreza, which isn't bad, but isn't exactly a giant leap over the current Forester.
The Nissan Juke and Legacy 2.0DIT GT are current examples of turbocharged engines with CVT's.
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2014 Subaru Forester First Look

Edmunds posted a first look.

Looks like the interior dimensions are larger than the outback in cargo and rear seat legroom.

I think this might give us a clue as to future Outback positioning. Perhaps they might do what Hyundai did with the Santa Fe if the Forester is just as big as the Outback now?

Have a 5-seater and 7-seater Outback...Just guessing.
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2014 Subaru Forester First Look

Edmunds posted a first look.

Looks like the interior dimensions are larger than the outback in cargo and rear seat legroom. I also wonder if they're going to put Si-Drive in the US version when complete. I think only the Sti has it right now.

I think this might give us a clue as to future Outback positioning. Perhaps they might do what Hyundai did with the Santa Fe if the Forester is just as big as the Outback now?

Have a 5-seater and 7-seater Outback...Just guessing.
Good find. I think its kinda funny that they said the steering doesn't return to center like they'd like and you hear that complaint over here too. (I'm one of them) I've never driven anything other than this Gen so I'm always kinda curious how other Subarus drive.

The 2.0T has better MPG numbers than the 3.6. Unless Subaru mates a CVT to it the 2015 Outback will have to say good bye to the extra cylinders. However if the CVT can handle the Turbo I see no reason why it can't run the 3.6.
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From what I read it does not sound larger than the OB but the game of volume numbers ie taller roof line might make people think that. It sounds like like Subaru is shooting for a more rugged 4x4 type rig vs prior years along with fixing the seating space issues the older version has suffered from for a long time now.
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Jalopnik took one for a spin:
2014 Subaru Forester: Around The Block
very nice write up...
Turbo under engine? ..... wonder what those off road guys think?
2.0T is definitely the one to go for... But only CVT, no Manual on the Turbo?
get ready for 2014 SUV of the year award! ...again, I know it is getting boring for SUbaru to keep winning these award!!! LOL!
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