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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
MSRP
$24,295
Invoice
$22,915
Average Price Paid
$22,478
2,299 listings nationwide

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek
2.0i Base AWD
MSRP
$21,895
Invoice
$20,784
Average Price Paid
$20,472
832 listings nationwide

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

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
Fair Price
$22,926
Good Price
$21,987
Great Price
$21,450
2019 Subaru Crosstrek
2.0i Base AWD
Fair Price
$20,842
Good Price
$20,076
Great Price
$19,639

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,726
76 listings nationwide

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek
2.0i Base AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,197
30 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

Consumers are hungry for all-weather capability, plenty of space for passengers, and plenty of space for the gear that comes with those passengers. Crossovers can offer all of this, wh...

2019 Subaru Crosstrek
2.0i Base AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Subaru Crosstrek was subtly, yet effectively, redesigned for the 2018 model year. It has much in common with the Subaru Impreza. That said, with different front and rear ends, rugg...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
10
writes:
Nice but expensive
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium AWD worse.
"Like the new look and feel "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2019 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium AWD better.
"Not enough different to matter. Different drive than Forrester"
20
writes:
Handling Ranked 2019 Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium AWD worse.
"The feel of the Forester was much more premium than the RAV4. It just drive better. "
Value Ranked 2019 Toyota RAV4 XLE Premium AWD worse.
"The safety features were much more than the RAV4. The car just seems like it was overall a better product. "
2019 Subaru Crosstrek
2.0i Base AWD
50
writes:
Nice ride, not too bulky. Has nice safety features that my last car did not. Stylish & Sporty looking. The hy...

Specs

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
2019 Subaru Crosstrek
2.0i Base AWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
27 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
33 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.6 gal 16.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
182 hp @ 5,800 RPM
152 hp @ 6,000 RPM
152 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
176 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
145 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
145 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
12.5:1
12.5:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.54 in
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 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 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 35.4 cu ft 20.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,442 lbs 1,230 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 182.1 in 175.8 in
Width 80.9 in 79 in
Height 67.5 in 63.6 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 104.9 in

Available Options

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD

Exterior Colors

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

Option Packages

  • Alloy Wheel Package
  • Int & Ext Auto Dim Mirror W/HL & Approach Lighting
  • Popular Package #1
  • Protection Package #1 Fixed Cross Bars
  • Protection Package #2 Aero Cross Bars
2019 Subaru Crosstrek
2.0i Base AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Cool Gray Khaki
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Quartz Blue Pearl
  • Sunshine Orange
  • Venetian Red Pearl

Option Packages

  • Eyesight System
  • 17" Wheel Sport Package
  • Exterior & Interior Auto Dimming HL Mirrors
  • Popular Package #1
  • Popular Package #3
  • Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
  • Trailer Hitch

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