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
$22,507
1,301 listings nationwide

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2019 Subaru Outback
2.5i AWD
MSRP
$26,345
Invoice
$24,774
Average Price Paid
$23,200
1,091 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
$22,974
Good Price
$21,974
Great Price
$21,402
2019 Subaru Outback
2.5i AWD
Fair Price
$23,936
Good Price
$22,448
Great Price
$21,597

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Subaru Forester
2.5i AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,611
155 listings nationwide
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15 GOOD deals

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2019 Subaru Outback
2.5i AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,022
160 listings nationwide

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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 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...

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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"
writes:
Looking for best price within 40 miles of home
20
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"
2019 Subaru Outback
2.5i AWD
20
writes:
Waiting for 2020 for the new changes
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring AWD better.
"Like the new look and feel "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring AWD worse.
"Not enough different to matter. Different drive than Forrester"
writes:
Did not like the black interior
Power Ranked 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring better.
"Maybe the bigger engine"
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring better.
"The java leather and the design of the seats."
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 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 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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