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

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Subaru Forester
2.0XT Premium
MSRP
$29,495
Invoice
$27,607
Average Price Paid
$26,974
308 listings nationwide

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2018 Subaru Legacy
2.5i
Invoice
$20,979
Average Price Paid
$20,349
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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Subaru Forester
2.0XT Premium
Fair Price
$27,636
Good Price
$26,197
Great Price
$25,374
2018 Subaru Legacy
2.5i
Fair Price
$20,825
Good Price
$19,765
Great Price
$19,158

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Subaru Forester
2.0XT Premium
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$30,150
16 listings nationwide

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2018 Subaru Legacy
2.5i
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,195

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Subaru Forester
2.0XT Premium
Rob Feeman Preview:

Now in its 20th year and nearing the end of its fourth generation, the Subaru Forester compact crossover SUV enters 2018 with a few minor safety updates and a new 2.5i Black Edition pa...

2018 Subaru Legacy
2.5i
No Expert Reviews

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

2018 Subaru Forester
2.0XT Premium
290
writes:
Interior felt dated. The one thing I did like was the panoramic sunroof. I didnt like that you cant order th...
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Honda CR-V Touring AWD better.
"Feels better all the way around. Best gas mileage, and streamlined interior. "
30
writes:
Excellent vehicle with true Awd system
Power Ranked 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SEL 4Motion AWD better.
"Lighter weight "
Back Seats Ranked 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SEL 4Motion AWD worse.
"More legroom and comfort"
280
writes:
I drove several smaller SUVs and found the Forester the best overall. I ended up purchasing after driving the...
2018 Subaru Legacy
2.5i
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 Subaru Forester
2.0XT Premium
2018 Subaru Legacy
2.5i
Powertrain 6-Speed CVT
Drivetrain
AWD
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Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
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Power
250 hp @ 5,600 RPM
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Torque
258 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
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Compression Ratio
10.6:1
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Displacement
2,000 cc
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Bore x Stroke
3.39 in x 3.39 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 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
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43 in 42.9 in
Back Legroom 38 in 38.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 31.5 cu ft 15 cu ft
Maximum Payload 999 lbs 1,005 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs --
Exterior
Length 180.9 in 189.1 in
Width 80.5 in 81.3 in
Height 68.2 in 59 in
Wheelbase 103.9 in 108.3 in

Available Options

2018 Subaru Forester
2.0XT Premium

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Quartz Blue Pearl
  • Venetian Red Pearl

Option Packages

  • Thule Extended Cargo Carrier
  • Interior and Exterior Auto-Dim Mirror with HomeLink and Approach Light
  • Sport Grille
  • Popular Package #2A
  • Popular Package #3A
  • Protection Package #1
  • Protection Package #1A
  • Protection Package #3
  • Protection Package #3A
  • Trailer Hitch
  • Turbo Trailer Hitch
2018 Subaru Legacy
2.5i

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