Subaru's prodigious growth in recent years has been linked to its ability to carefully evolve and develop its existing lineup (Impreza) while also buttressing it with relevant product introductions to fill niches before served by the brand (BRZ, XV Crosstrek). By leaving no vehicle behind, Subaru's range of offerings has remained strong despite not having the financial firepower of some of its Japanese competitors.
The 2014 Subaru Forester represents the latest fruit of this iterative strategy, a version of the venerable compact SUV that continues to meet the expectations of return buyers while also expanding its appeal to tug at the purse-strings of a more mainstream crossover shopper. This balancing act promises to introduce the Subaru Forester to an even wider group of potential customers.
Let's take a look at 10 things you need to know about the 2014 Subaru Forester.