For O’Brien Subaru of Ft. Myers, the New Year has been a new start indeed. As 2014 gets underway, our Subaru dealership is excited to see the fourth-generation Subaru Forester and 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid take the stage!

The 2014 Subaru Forester is a five-passenger crossover SUV that has been fully redesigned in the new model year to offer greater comfort, space, cargo capacity and overall utility. The model carries a 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged BOXER engine delivering 250 horsepower and a Lineartronic® continuously variable transmission (dependent on trim).

On top of becoming the first compact SUV to claim the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Pick + designation, the 2014 Subaru Forester offers the following new available features:

  • Keyless Access and Start
  • Subaru EyeSight, which integrates
    • Pre-Collision Braking
    • Vehicle Lane Departure Warning
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    • Power liftgate featuring automatic close

The brand’s first gas/electric model, the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid offers drivers all of the model’s versatility and performance on top of improved fuel efficiency and handling, plus so much more.

Powering the vehicle are a 2.0-liter Subaru BOXER engine delivering 13.4-horsepower electric motor integrated with a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission while a 100.8V nickel-metal hydride battery sits beneath the rear floor area. With light acceleration, the hybrid system initiates acceleration with the electric motor and turns over responsibility to the gasoline engine once the car is in motion.

Other capable features on the model include sharpened handling thanks to revised suspension and steering ratio while infotainment features such as its Color Multi-Function Display provide the driver with a greater understanding of vehicle operation; for example, it illustrates energy flow through the hybrid system based on driving conditions.

If you’re ready for your vehicle to go farther for your needs, then the 2014 Subaru Forester or 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid are each smart options for drivers who expect more in 2014. With these vehicles, Subaru truly delivers.