2014 Subaru Forester  RealSafeCars77Safety Rating

#30 of 2014 SUVs

#62 of all 2014 vehicles

Pictured: 2019 Subaru Forester
The Forester, a mainstay of Subaru's lineup since 1998, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. The Forester has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With standard all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Subaru offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2014 Subaru Forester is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2014 Subaru Forester has a score of 77, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4.1% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.039%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.5%.

We estimate that the 2014 Subaru Forester has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0453% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.1743%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0453% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.1743% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2014 Subaru Forester is 3% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2014 Subaru Forester is 11% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

2014 Subaru Forester offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8757Mazda 5Chevrolet EquinoxToyota RAV4Mitsubishi OutlanderMazda CX-5Ford EscapeChevrolet CaptivaJeep CherokeeSubaru ForesterSubaru OutbackJeep CompassHonda CR-VComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2014 Subaru Forester with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 87. The 2014 Subaru Forester is safer than the 2014 Mazda 5, the 2014 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2014 Toyota RAV4, the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander, and the 2014 Mazda CX-5 and less safe than the 2014 Chevrolet Captiva and the 2014 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2014 Subaru Outback and the 2014 Jeep Cherokee.

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