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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
$22,574
1,618 listings nationwide

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2019 Subaru Legacy
2.5i AWD
MSRP
$22,545
Invoice
$21,301
Average Price Paid
$20,536
351 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
$23,057
Good Price
$22,130
Great Price
$21,600
2019 Subaru Legacy
2.5i AWD
Fair Price
$21,009
Good Price
$19,961
Great Price
$19,361

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,715
140 listings nationwide
6 GREAT deals
13 GOOD deals

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2019 Subaru Legacy
2.5i AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,123
74 listings nationwide
5 GREAT deals
5 GOOD deals

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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 Legacy
2.5i AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Legacy is the nicer and larger of two sedans in Subaru's lineup, nestled firmly in the midsize family-sedan class. It was redesigned in 2015 and given a major revamp in 2018, so 20...

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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
30
writes:
Roomy with great visibility. More road noise than other comparable cards. The drivers window did seem like i...
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD worse.
"Back seats in the CX-5 are fine for 2 people, but 3 in the back would not be comfortable for long trips. The USB outlets in the CX-5 are in the middle armrest, so I dont think Mazda intended the back seat to be used extensively to seat 3. The Forester was had plenty of room for 3 in the back."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD better.
"The CX-5 felt like a luxury vehicle that is fun to drive and noticeably more quiet and more powerful. Theres nothing wrong with the Forester, its just kind of ho-hum in comparison."
writes:
Just leased this. Love the way it drives, the safety features, rear electric door
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Subaru Crosstrek worse.
"They seemed a bit wider"
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Subaru Crosstrek worse.
"No contest: they are deep and comfortable... the back seat is cramped and"
10
writes:
Its a good looking car overall. The field of vision from the operator standpoint is outstanding. The windows a...
Handling Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD better.
"I was able to test drive the cx-5 on some open roads with curves. I was not given that opportunity on the Forrester."
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD better.
"Front headlight design and styling is sportier."
2019 Subaru Legacy
2.5i AWD
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited worse.
"Newer lines"
Family Car Ranked 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Limited worse.
"Improved mileage and safety features"

Specs

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
2019 Subaru Legacy
2.5i AWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission 6-Speed CVT
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.6 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
182 hp @ 5,800 RPM
175 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque
176 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
174 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
10.3:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.54 in
3.7 in x 3.54 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Optional Optional
Passenger Airbag Optional Optional
Front Side Airbags Optional Optional
Curtain Airbags Optional Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 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 Optional
CD Player Optional Optional
Radio Optional Optional
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.3 in 42.9 in
Back Legroom 39.4 in 38.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 35.4 cu ft 15 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,442 lbs 1,005 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs --
Exterior
Length 182.1 in 189.1 in
Width 80.9 in 81.3 in
Height 67.5 in 59 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 108.3 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 Legacy
2.5i AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Tungsten Metallic

Option Packages

  • Exterior & Interior Auto Dimming HL Mirrors
  • Popular Package #1

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