Subaru Forester vs Subaru Crosstrek Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i Wagon AWD
Invoice
$23,375
Average Price Paid
$24,721
2021 Subaru Crosstrek
Base AWD
MSRP
$22,245
Invoice
$21,108
Average Price Paid
$22,245
161 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i Wagon AWD
Fair Price
$25,046
Good Price
$24,158
Great Price
$23,651
2021 Subaru Crosstrek
Base AWD
Fair Price
$22,645
Good Price
$21,818
Great Price
$21,345

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i Wagon AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,795
2021 Subaru Crosstrek
Base AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,613
50 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i Wagon AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Subaru Forester was one of the original compact crossover SUVs. Along with the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4, it helped introduce a vehicular genre that is now displacin...

2021 Subaru Crosstrek
Base AWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

The Crosstrek applies the successful formula of the Subaru Outback to a smaller vehicle. Like the Outback, the Crosstrek is an ordinary car that gets a raised ride height and plastic b...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i Wagon AWD
Prsmith3 writes:
Handling Ranked 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid better.
"Better gas Milage and better overall quality"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid better.
"It’s probably sixes. RAV4 sits up a bit higher with a Large cargo area"
2021 Subaru Crosstrek
Base AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i Wagon AWD
2021 Subaru Crosstrek
Base AWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain --
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City --
--
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway --
--
29 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.6 gal 16.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type --
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power --
152 hp @ 6,000 RPM
152 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque --
145 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
145 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders --
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio --
12.5:1
12.5:1
Displacement --
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke --
3.31 in x 3.54 in
3.31 in x 3.54 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional --
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.3 in 43.1 in
Back Legroom 39.4 in 36.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 31.1 cu ft 20.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,438 lbs 1,155 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 182.1 in 176.5 in
Width 80.9 in 71 in
Height 67.5 in 63.6 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 104.9 in

Available Options

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i Wagon AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Alloy Wheel Package & Roof Rails
  • Int & Ext Auto Dim Mirror W/HL & Approach Lighting
  • Popular Package #1
  • Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
  • Trailer Hitch
2021 Subaru Crosstrek
Base AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Cool Gray Khaki
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Plasma Yellow Pearl
  • Pure Red

Option Packages

  • 17" Wheel Sport Package
  • Exterior & Interior Auto Dimming HL Mirrors
  • Popular Package #1
  • Popular Package #3
  • Publication To Notify Retail
  • Trailer Hitch

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