Archive for the ‘2014 Subaru Forester’ Category

2014 Subaru Forester Named ‘Most Reliable’ by Consumer Reports

Friday, October 25th, 2013

What more is there to say about the 2014 Subaru Forester? This small SUV is just simply amazing! It seems like every week this car gets yet another huge award for one thing for another. If you keep up with our blog then you know that Motor Trend just recently named the 2014 Forester “Sport Utility of the Year”. And now, just a couple weeks after being named ‘Sport Utility of the Year’, Consumer Reports has come out and said that after testing all the new cars for reliability, the 2014 Forester has come out on top yet again!

We kid you not. Every year Consumer Reports analyzes all the new makes and models to see which ones are built the best and will keep you out of the repair shop. And sure enough, after a thorough examination of all the new cars, Consumer Reports had this to say about the Forester:

“The most-reliable new car in our latest survey is the 2014 Subaru Forester. This small SUV has done great in our testing. It has excellent crash test scores. And now it is the reliability champ. A true grand slam.”

Needless to say, all of us here at Hassett Automotive are proud to sell the best SUV on the market today. If you’re looking for a small SUV, be sure to stop by Hassett and take a new 2014 Forester for a spin!

2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester Named Best SUV by Motor Trend

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Most of you probably already know that Motor Trend gives out awards every year to the best car, truck and SUV. They put each and every new car through the ringer to see which ones are the best overall. But what you may not know is that the 2014 Forester has been named the Sport/Utility vehicle of the year! And as if that wasn’t cool enough, this award gives Subaru the “hat trick” in the SUV category. In other words, Subaru has received this honor two other times, in 2009 with the Forester and in 2010 with the Outback (more than any other manufacturer). Well done, Subaru!

According to Motor Trend, “The redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester has better efficiency, added power, and increased cargo volume, without a significant increase in overall size. The new Forester provides a comfortable ride with a roomy interior. Its off-road capability is plenty for the majority of sport/utility buyers. It offers a lot of value for the money. And it accomplishes all this while still being fun to drive.”

If you’re interested in learning more about the 2014 Subaru Forester, feel free to stop by Hassett Automotive in Wantagh! Any one of our sales team members would love to answer all your questions about this award-winning SUV.

2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Subaru Forester

Consumer Reports LOVES The New Forester!

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

When Consumer Reports speaks, people tend to listen. Why? Because Consumer Reports has long been known as the review company that is solely focused on giving real, down to earth and honest reviews to everyday people. That’s why we were so excited when we heard that Consumer Reports finally got their hands on a new 2014 Forester!

Here is an excerpt from their review: “The small-SUV category is like a rugged, rocky mountain that has proved difficult to scale for many hopeful models. For the past decade, the Toyota RAV4 and Subaru Forester had maintained a vigorous rivalry while scrambling for the top spot. But recent redesigns to the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and RAV4 have reshuffled the class. Now the Forester has undergone its own redesign for 2014, and its lofty road-test score of 88 has left it alone at the summit with its competition far below.”

Needless to say, all of us here at Hassett are thrilled to see that the Forester is getting the recognition and praise it deserves! The new Forester has undergone a complete redesign on the outside, and the inside has been updated with technology that will make your life much easier.

Stop by Hassett Automotive in Wantagh today to take a new 2014 Subaru Forester for a test drive.

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Friday, May 10th, 2013

When homeowners need room to build a bigger house, they often have a backyard or garage sale. Everything is marked down to rock-bottom prices in an effort to ‘clean house’.

When it’s Hassett of Wantagh — Long Island’s #1 volume Ford Lincoln dealer — that’s building a bigger, better dealership, that means a Construction Super Sale to move out as many vehicles as possible. It means pulling out all the stops. Sacrificing now for the future. Giving groundbreaking deals on every car, truck, and SUV in Hassett’s tremendous inventory.

Sure, dealerships regularly run sales…but not like this one. Hundreds of beautiful, brand-new Fords, Lincolns, and Subarus have to go, so Hassett is cutting prices to record lows. Prices have also been slashed on every high-quality certified pre-owned vehicle on their lots. And remarkable lease deals are also being offered, with competitive lessees (non-Ford Motor Company) receiving up to an additional $1000 when they lease or buy a new Ford vehicle.

e“It’s really a dual-powered event,” explains Lou Evans, General Sales Manager at Hassett Ford of Wantagh. “We do need to make room for all the improvements we’ve planned and are currently building, but just as important, we want to thank all our customers for their patience and understanding during our rebuilding period. All of us here know it hasn’t always been easy — or pretty — but the good people of this Island have stood by us the whole time. So our ‘Super Construction Sale’ is our way of thanking everyone for their support while clearing space for the ‘new and improved’ Hassett. And we’re not holding anything back!”

When Lou Evans says everything has to go, no matter what, you can count on remarkable one-of-a-kind values on whichever vehicle gets your motor running. Want a beautiful new 2013 Ford? How about a Mustang Convertible for just $29,999? Or a Focus for under $17,000? If you prefer to lease, a 2013 Ford Edge SE is yours at the ridiculously low price of $149 per month for 24 months. An extra $10 a month lets you lease a new Ford Explorer. Want more? The new Ford Escape SE or Fusion SE is available for just $119 per month for 24 months. And select 2012-2013 models are available at zero percent financing for up to 5 years!

Subaru enthusiasts will find a lot to love, too. The 36mpg 2013 Impreza 2.0i can be purchased for the low price of $19,488, or leased for a mere $99 a month for 36 months. Subaru’s 2013 Outback 2.5i with automatic transmission, and Legacy 2.5i are also available at outstanding savings. And if you thought the 2014 Forester 2.5i — with automatic transmission and 32mpg — wouldn’t be included in this sale, think again: with a sale price of only $23,444 and 36-month lease with payments of just $109, you may never see these kind of savings again!

Luxury driving has never been more affordable with outstanding deals on all the magnificent new Lincolns during Hassett’s “Super Construction Sale”. Now’s the time to get the all-new redesigned 2013 Lincoln MKZ or MKX — both featuring all-wheel-drive — for a 24-month lease of only $299. Just $389 a month for 24 months lets you lease the amazing new Lincoln MKS all-wheel-drive, with similar deals available on the Lincoln MKT & Navigator, as well.

Huge savings are being given on every Hassett certified pre-owned during their “Super Construction Sale”, and, of course, come with many benefits, including include the “Hassett Advantage” with all its perks.

So that you know the tremendous value and savings waiting for you at Hassett’s “Super Construction Sale”, it’s time to get yours! Because even with Hassett’s huge inventory, these deals can’t last long. Hurry in now, and get the thanks and super-low prices you’ve earned by sticking with us while we’re building your better Hassett of Wantagh.

The 2014 Subaru Forester is Here!!

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

A couple weeks ago we wrote a blog about the 2014 Subaru Forester and mentioned that it would be here sometime during the month of March, and well, we’re happy to announce that the newly redesigned Forester has finally been delivered and is now available at Hassett Automotive!

Essentially what Subaru did is take a look at the older version of the Forester and thought of how they could make it even better. And you know what? They did. Nearly every aspect of the Forester has been rethought and improved upon.

Upon first look at the 2014 Forester, you’ll notice that it has definitely been redesigned, but it is still very much a Forester –it’s just a more attractive one. You’ll also probably notice new, more aggressive looking headlights, as well as a direction signal on the side mirror. As for the inside, the new Forester is packed with new technology that will make your drives a lot more pleasant and safe. The hands-free Bluetooth system comes standard on all trim levels, while the innovative EyeSight system and GPS navigation are both options you may want to spring for.

We could go on and on about how great the new Forester is, but you really just need to come on down to Hassett Automotive and see it for yourself. If you want a new, safe, and eco-friendly small SUV, you should consider getting a 2014 Forester. Come take one for a test drive today!


Friday, March 8th, 2013


Long months of anticipation will soon be over…

on March 29, the completely redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester will be formally introduced to the world at the New York Auto Show inside the Big Apple’s Jacob Javits Center. At roughly the same time, Hassett Subaru of Wantagh will welcome its first models of this exciting new SUV-crossover into its showroom on Sunrise Highway.

It’s extremely safe to say the excitement levels at both locations will be off the charts…and that a whole lot of pulses are going to be racing when they see it.

What’s really exciting is that the 2014 Subaru Forester deserves it all.

“The company has done an amazing re-design with the new Forester,” says Matt Fusco, Subaru Sales Manager at Hassett of Wantagh. “Too often, manufacturers attempt something like this, and the results are less than impressive. But Subaru has managed to improve on past models while preserving the elements everyone loved about them, like their famous Symmerical All-Wheel-Drive (AWD). Quite a few customers have already pre-ordered their 2014 Forester, and earned a $250 rebate to go with their assurance of the color they want. Anyone interested can still get it on this offer with just a call.”

Under its fresh, stylish exterior, the new Forester — and every Subaru vehicle — features the Subaru BOXER® engine, so-named because its ‘punch-counterpunch’ movements of its pistons cancel out each other to provide a smoother running engine without the need for additional components. The horizontal movement of the pistons also gives the BOXER® a flat, low profile which can provide a lower center of gravity that helps deliver quicker handling response and flat, confident cornering.

Another crowd-pleasing feature of the 2014 Forester BOXER engine is the improved gas mileage over its predecessors, a combined 32mpg. And Subaru also offers the option of a 250-hp turbo-charged version. This exceptional fuel efficiency also comes from the Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission, or CVT, that allows the engine to operate far more economically while giving the 2014 Forester maximum agility. Drivers will be quick to notice the quicker acceleration the CVT makes possible, as well.

Early industry buzz has been very positive thus far, heightening expectations for a highly-successful New York debut. had this to say: “…a lot of small SUVs grow sleeker with each redesign, reducing visibility and cargo space…the Forester is a refreshing contrast.”And MotorTrendOnline gave it “gold stars all around.”

Of course, the latest in the proud Forester line comes with all the technological options one could want, including Bluetooth, GPS, and satellite radio, to name just a few. “The 2014 Subaru Forester has it all,” notes Fusco, “especially at Hassett, where it has a starting price of just $22,825, and comes with Hassett’s exclusive Customer Advantage Program. And, again, there’s an extra $250 rebate with pre-orders.”

“We’re expecting a very exciting March in our Subaru showroom,” adds Hassett Automotive General Sales Manager Lou Evans. “Whenever a new model has so much interest and ‘electricity’ weeks before its officially introduced, it’s pretty obvious what an impact it will have upon arrival.”

To see the redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester up-close-and-personal, visit the New York Auto Show March 29-April 7, or come to Hassett Subaru on Sunrise Highway in Wantagh. For information on pre-ordering the exact model you want, call (877) 469-8205.


The 2014 Subaru Forester is a Big Hit in Japan

Friday, December 28th, 2012

2014 Subaru Forester

The 2014 Subaru Forester has completely exceeded expectations for sale since last month. While it was only expected to see orders for around two thousand vehicles, Subaru found itself collecting over eight thousand orders! Exceeding expectations four times over is really something to be proud of, and it demonstrates the explosive popularity of this model.

Almost ninety-percent of customers ordering chose to equip the Subaru EyeSight system, which is a pair of cameras mounted next to the rearview mirror and helps to detect obstacles ahead, including pedestrians or other cars. The most popular engine choice is the turbocharged version, which indicates these people like the Forester and they want it souped up.

If you’re considering the 2014 Subaru Forester, be sure to check it out for yourself when it hits dealerships in America.  It’s definitely one that you won’t want to miss!

Subaru Unveiled the 2014 Forester!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Just last month at the LA Auto show, Subaru unveiled the 2014 Forester (see some pictures, here). This new small SUV has everything you love about Subaru, including the legendary Subaru Boxer engine, but now it’s even greener! According to Subaru’s website, “Subaru Forester has always embodied the right-sized power, control and versatility that owners love. Now, it also represents a green-minded, fuel-efficient small SUV, as the 2014 Subaru Forester is a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle and built in a zero-landfill plant.”

You can expect to see the all new 2014 Subaru Forester at Hassett sometime next year.

However, if you just can’t wait that long to have a Forester in the garage, we have plenty of 2013’s on out car lot right now! Some of the key features in the 2013 model include symmetrical all-wheel drive, up to 8.9 inches of ground clearance, Vehicle Dynamics Control, and available High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights. Oh, and did we mention it gets 27 miles per gallon on the highway?

If you’re interested in taking a 2013 Forester (or any other Subaru for that matter) for a test drive, stop by Hassett of Wantagh. We’d be happy to help you find the car of your dreams!

The 2014 Subaru Forester will be at Hassett Auto next year.