The new fourth-gen Subaru Forester’s prettier styling and mechanical upgrades show Subaru is challenging segment leaders such as the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape. Pete ’n’ Pam just spent a couple of weeks in a turbocharged 2014 Forester XT.
Pete: The Forester seems to be the kind of SUV that would suit both of us perfectly. We both need to carry lots of outdoor toys, and we occasionally haul our bicycles around in our vehicles. And we both value SUVs with peppy engines that get decent gas mileage. But the Forester kind of left me cold. Did you get that impression, too, Pam?
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