Posted Friday, June 14, 2013 at 6:48pm
We recently spent three days with a new 2014 Subaru Forester XT–the more powerful turbocharged model–driving South Africa’s Garden Route along the country’s south coast, from Plettenburg Bay to Cape Town. The drive included quite a few single-lane dirt and gravel roads, along with a few memorable mountain passes. Together, they gave us a feeling for how the new Forester XT coped with the kind of rough roads that Subarus are often used on. And it let us contrast the bigger 2014 Forester to the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek we tested six months ago.