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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
$22,496
1,318 listings nationwide

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2019 Subaru Legacy
2.5i AWD
MSRP
$22,545
Invoice
$21,301
Average Price Paid
$20,600
999 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
$22,963
Good Price
$21,975
Great Price
$21,410
2019 Subaru Legacy
2.5i AWD
Fair Price
$20,975
Good Price
$20,059
Great Price
$19,535

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,588
146 listings nationwide
11 GREAT deals
13 GOOD deals

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2019 Subaru Legacy
2.5i AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,284
56 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
9 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
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"
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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"
80
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 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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