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2023 Subaru Forester Crossover AWD
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2023 Subaru Forester
Crossover AWD
MSRP
$26,395
Invoice
$24,847
Average Price Paid
$26,395
249 listings nationwide

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2023 Subaru Outback
AWD
MSRP
$28,395
Invoice
$26,657
Average Price Paid
$28,395
87 listings nationwide

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

2023 Subaru Forester
Crossover AWD
Fair Price
$26,488
Good Price
$26,173
Great Price
$25,993
2023 Subaru Outback
AWD
Fair Price
$28,631
Good Price
$27,886
Great Price
$27,459

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2023 Subaru Forester
Crossover AWD
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2023 Subaru Outback
AWD
Natalie Harrington Preview:

The Subaru Outback, America’s go-anywhere adventure wagon, will receive some key improvements for the 2023 model year. The 2023 Outback should be easy to spot, thanks to a revised fro...

Specs

2023 Subaru Forester
Crossover AWD
2023 Subaru Outback
AWD
Powertrain Continuously Variable Transmission 8-Speed CVT
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.6 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
182 hp @ 5,800 RPM
182 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque
176 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
176 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
12:1
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 Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
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 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
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.3 in 42.8 in
Back Legroom 39.4 in 39.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 28.9 cu ft 32.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,437 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 2,700 lbs
Exterior
Length 182.7 in 191.1 in
Width 80.9 in 82 in
Height 67.5 in 66.4 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 108.1 in

Available Options

2023 Subaru Forester
Crossover AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Cascade Green Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Alloy Wheel Package & Roof Rails
  • Exterior & Interior Auto-Dimming Mirror
  • Popular Package #1
  • Popular Package #2
  • Popular Package #3
  • Trailer Hitch
2023 Subaru Outback
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Cosmic Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Exterior & Interior HL Auto Dimming Mirrors
  • Popular Package #1
  • Remote Engine Starter - Key Start
  • Trailer Hitch

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