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

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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
$22,692
2,934 listings nationwide

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2019 Subaru Outback
2.5i AWD
MSRP
$26,345
Invoice
$24,774
Average Price Paid
$24,021
1,787 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
$23,238
Good Price
$22,233
Great Price
$21,658
2019 Subaru Outback
2.5i AWD
Fair Price
$24,594
Good Price
$23,484
Great Price
$22,849

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,877
7 listings nationwide

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2019 Subaru Outback
2.5i AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,131
9 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Since Subaru first appeared in America 50 years ago, its popularity continues to soar. Much of that glory has been tied to the Forester, which--even in a market full of compact other c...

2019 Subaru Outback
2.5i AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

During its two-decade tenure, the Subaru Outback has climbed its way to best-seller status. Subaru last redesigned the crossover in 2015 and thoroughly refreshed it for 2018. It decide...

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

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
No User Reviews
2019 Subaru Outback
2.5i AWD
writes:
Handling Ranked 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium worse.
"It has the additional safety features to correct you as you drive"
Value Ranked 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium worse.
"I loved the new package(s) on the 2019"

Specs

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
2019 Subaru Outback
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
32 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
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 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 35.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,442 lbs 1,071 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 2,700 lbs
Exterior
Length 182.1 in 189.9 in
Width 80.9 in 81.3 in
Height 67.5 in 66.1 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 108.1 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 Outback
2.5i AWD

Exterior Colors

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

Option Packages

  • Exterior Interior HL Mirrors
  • Popular Package #1
  • Protection Package #1
  • Trailer Hitch

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