2013 Subaru Outback Premium 2.5i All-Weather+Moonroof Venetian Red Pearl W/ Ivory Coth
Given that my father may be in the market for a new car I suggested he try the new Forester. He likes our Outback 2.5i and is also considering the Outback. We visited our local Subaru dealer and they had two 2014 Forester 2.5 Premiums with the huge moonroof. Overal first impressions were really good. The 2014 no longer has the "tinny" feel of the 2012-2013 Forester. It is so much more stout of a vehicle. The car has the stance of a Honda CRV and looks to be a very nice vehicle. The seats are still "Forester-ish" and nothing special. The one we had was a rarity and had the navigation (in a premium) which seems like a nice simple to use system. The mpg gauge is electronic and a lcd disply which is a nice touch (same lcd as the backup camera). This is a nice improvement over the Outback. Driving down the road the car seems very nimble with quick steering and has a decent ride. The ride is much more "springy" than the Outback. The Outback rides much better. You can tell the Forester is still a Forester. I think Forester people will like the new one, but i doubt after driving it Outback people will give it a chance. I love my Outback. I did not really like the ride feel of the Forester. I guess it woud be fine for tooling around town, but for a road trip the Outback is much more vehicle.