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Subaru Forester Photos: 2014 Subaru Forester XT front view

XT adds more aggressive bumper cover, but (unlike in the past) no scoop.

Subaru Forester Photos: 2014 Subaru Forester cargo area seat folded

Best-in-class cargo volume with the seat folded.

Subaru Forester Photos: 2014 Subaru Forester cargo area

Competitive cargo volume with the rear seat up.

Subaru Forester Photos: 2014 Subaru Forester Touring rear seat

Rear seat photo of tested car didn't properly record. Plenty of room, but no vents.

Subaru Forester Photos: 2014 Subaru Forester XT Premium front seats

Partial cloth upholstery with white stitching attractive. Seats supportive, if not luxurious.

Subaru Forester Photos: 2014 Subaru Forester XT instrument panel

Simple, easy to understand and use controls--except for the nav.

Subaru Forester Photos: 2013 Ford Escape Titanium interior

A whole lot more going on inside the Escape. But too much? And less roomy.

Subaru Forester Photos: 2014 Subaru Forester XT instrument panel full

For good and for bad, the instrument panel could hardly be more conventional.

Subaru Forester Photos: 2014 Subaru Forester XT Premium interior

Materials are good, but the ambiance nevertheless lags due to functional, dated design.

Subaru Forester Photos: 2014 Subaru Forester XT rear quarter view

Probably the new Forester's most stylish angle. But this isn't saying much.

Subaru Forester Photos: 2013 Ford Escape Titanium front quarter

Much sleeker, but some find the new Escape over-styled.

Subaru Forester Photos: 2014 Subaru Forester XT side view

XT upsizes wheels to 18s, but they still don't fill the wheel openings. High stance for off-road

Subaru Forester Photos: 2014 Subaru Forester XT front quarter view

The new Forester's exterior wouldn't have been leading edge a decade ago. Chunky front overh

Subaru Forester Photos: 2014 Subaru Forester XT engine

New turbocharged flat-four-cylinder engine is smaller, but more powerful and more efficient.

Subaru Forester Photos: Subaru Forester 2.5i front view

It's a Subaru, what did you expect to see?

Subaru Forester Photos: Subaru Forester 2.5i front quarter high

Good traction in the snow. Winter tires still advisable.

Subaru Forester Photos: Subaru Forester 2.5i front quarter view

Longer nose, bulkier body sides than the sleeker 2009-2013 Forester.

Subaru Forester Photos: Subaru Forester 2.5i side view

"Functional shape" puts it in the best light. Could be worse.

Subaru Forester Photos: Subaru Forester 2.5i rear quarter view

Slight up-kick in belt line after the doors a rare concession to aesthetics.

Subaru Forester Photos: Honda CR-V side view

This is worse. Both aesthetically and functionally.

Subaru Forester Photos: Subaru Forester 2.5i interior

Limited adds leather. But much hard plastic remains.

Subaru Forester Photos: Subaru Forester 2.5i instrument panel

Engineers could have penned this somewhat dated, simple-to-a-fault design.

Subaru Forester Photos: Subaru Forester 2.5i instrument panel

Clear conventional gauges and three big knobs for HVAC.

Subaru Forester Photos: Subaru Forester 2.5i nav interface

Most controls are easy to use. This is the exception.

Subaru Forester Photos: Subaru Forester 2.5i traction display

Drift-o-meter. Yellow bars indicate operation of the traction control, stability control, or ABS.

Subaru Forester Photos: Subaru Forester 2.5i fuel economy display

Highest average for the trip from school to home. Typically 23-27.

Subaru Forester Photos: Subaru Forester 2.5i driver seat

Comfortable seats.

Subaru Forester Photos: Subaru Forester 2.5i rear seat

Rear seat roomiest in class, comfortably high, and reclines.

Subaru Forester Photos: Subaru Forester 2.5i cargo area

Official cargo space with the seat up is 34.4 cu. ft., a few below Honda and Toyota.

Subaru Forester Photos: Subaru Forester 2.5i cargo area seat folded

Official cargo space with the rear seat folded is a class-leading 74.7 cu. ft.

Subaru Forester Photos: Subaru Forester 2.5i engine

There's a horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine somewhere beneath that intake. No cover needed.

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