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OK I am trying to decide if I should speculate on buying a MY14 which we all know is MY13 with maybe a few tweaks.
I am planning to look at the new Forester MY14 as well but really like the looks of the Outback.

My speculation is:
2.0 DIT engine/ 2.5L
CVT transmission/ 6 spd manual 2.5L only
Power Tail gate like the Forester
Packages which probably include SAP and some other high end items like Eyesight, Nav, and sunroof (most likely only on Limiteds unfortunately)

If this thread turns out to be a bad idea it will die so here goes...

What do you think will be offered in the MY15?
 

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I can say with utmost certainty they will offer white as an exterior color.
 

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I can say with utmost certainty they will offer white as an exterior color.
And you'll only be able to get it with beige interior. :rolleyes:
 

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I bet it has cup holders!

And maybe 4 wheels! ;)
 

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I've been looking at a 2014 FXT and a 2013 3.6 OB. At the dealership I was speculating that since direct injection seems to be the wave of the future, the next gen Outback will lose the 3.6 option and go with a 2.0 DI turbo engine. It could also use the higher torque CVT that the current FXT uses. Weight wise, I think the FXT and current 3.6 are almost the same. The 2.0 DI turbo has a sweet torque vs horsepower curve, and gets a little better mileage then the 3.6 does.

If the Tribeca finally dies, the only Subaru left with a 3.6 would be the Outback. The bean counters would want to make it go away if no one else does. Also, the 5 spd auto is getting a little long in the tooth.
 

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It will come in about five external colors and two internal ones.
 

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* 2.0 DIT engine/ 2.5L
* CVT transmission/ 6 spd manual 2.5L only
* Power Tail gate like the Forester
* Packages which probably include SAP and some other high end items like Eyesight, Nav, and sunroof (most likely only on Limiteds unfortunately)
* Backup camera will be standard
* HIDs with LED DRLs on top trim level
* Rear HVAC controls
* Hope they offer a Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system with EyeSight
* Crappy Navigation
* Crappy H/K Stereo
* Multi-function display like in 2014 Forester
* Base audio system will support Pandora, bluetooth streaming
 

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Definitely hold off until 2020 for the next refresh, I've heard speculation that it will have more features and fewer first year issues than the 2015 refresh.
 

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I do think some of the Forester features will carry over to MY15 like the 2.0 DIT and CVT. Backup camera I thought was manditory for all cars produced starting in calendar year 14 but yes that would be an excellent idea as well as the blind spot detector which seems to be an omission on the current OB Limited with EyeSight.

A lot of Asian and European manufacturers are going with 6-8-9 speed auto transmissions while Subaru seems content to use the CVT...
 

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A lot of Asian and European manufacturers are going with 6-8-9 speed
auto transmissions while Subaru seems content to use the CVT...
With a CVT and paddle shifters, there should be no limit to the number
of "speeds" available in "manual mode" -- the number of speeds could
even be a user-selectable/user-adjustable configuration setting.

The 2014 Forester CVT is already offered in 6- to 8-speed "manual
mode" configurations -- depending of engine & trim level.

...it's 'only' software,

Looby
 

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Definitely hold off until 2020 for the next refresh, I've heard speculation that it will have more features and fewer first year issues than the 2015 refresh.
I heard that the 2020 model will have lane wandering issues...
 

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Padded dash
Power liftgate on Limited models
2.0DIT (2.5 will carry over for 2.5i and Premium models)
Normal sized headlamp cluster
The finest audio system 2008 had to offer

And no, it still won't be good enough for the premium brand snobs.
 

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A lot of Asian and European manufacturers are going with 6-8-9 speed auto transmissions while Subaru seems content to use the CVT...
Every time I go up any kind of grade, the 6 speed transmission in the company Dodge GCaravan downshifts like crazy, and "hunts" back and forth until the road gets level or on a downgrade. Going from Sac to Auburn/Grass Valley is a constant down/up/down/up shifting experience. Granted, it's not a CVT. I think the main reason for additional transmission gears is to get the vehicle into as high a ratio as possible to use less fuel.
Don't notice it in my 5EAT nearly at all.
 
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