The Subaru Forester has long been the vehicle of choice for outdoorsy people, competent, no-nonsense lesbians, and Vermonters (not to be confused with Vermonsters, a colossal tub of ice cream incapable of purchasing a car), and I don't think that's going to change with the new 2014 model. It's been updated in some pretty significant ways, but it retains the fundamental qualities that have made it a niche favorite.
Only now it does it all faster, roomier, and a bit uglier.
(Full Disclosure: Subaru flew me out to Tokyo, put me up in a hotel, fed me, and even let me drive a tiny truck they didn't fly me out to drive. Also, they always made sure I was pretty much out of earshot before making fun of me to other journalists.)