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.

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i Wagon AWD
Invoice
$23,375
Average Price Paid
$24,624
2022 Subaru Outback
Crossover AWD
MSRP
$26,945
Invoice
$25,325
Average Price Paid
$26,945
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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i Wagon AWD
Fair Price
$24,967
Good Price
$24,120
Great Price
$23,636
2022 Subaru Outback
Crossover AWD
Fair Price
$27,091
Good Price
$26,219
Great Price
$25,720

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i Wagon AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,795
2022 Subaru Outback
Crossover AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,987

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i Wagon AWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

The Subaru Forester was one of the original compact crossover SUVs. Along with the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and Toyota RAV4, it helped introduce a vehicular genre that is now displacin...

2022 Subaru Outback
Crossover AWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

The wilderness beckons and Subaru owners frequently answer the call. They modify and outfit their Subies for improved capabilities in the great outdoors, but in the process, they risk ...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 7
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

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

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i Wagon AWD
Prsmith3 writes:
Handling Ranked 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid better.
"Better gas Milage and better overall quality"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid better.
"It’s probably sixes. RAV4 sits up a bit higher with a Large cargo area"
2022 Subaru Outback
Crossover AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i Wagon AWD
2022 Subaru Outback
Crossover AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed CVT
Drivetrain --
AWD
Fuel Economy, City --
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway --
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.6 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type --
Gasoline
Power --
182 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque --
176 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders --
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio --
12:1
Displacement --
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke --
3.7 in x 3.54 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional --
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional 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 31.1 cu ft 32.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,438 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 2,700 lbs
Exterior
Length 182.1 in 191.3 in
Width 80.9 in 82 in
Height 67.5 in 66.1 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in 108.1 in

Available Options

2021 Subaru Forester
2.5i Wagon AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Horizon Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Jasper Green Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Alloy Wheel Package & Roof Rails
  • Int & Ext Auto Dim Mirror W/HL & Approach Lighting
  • Popular Package #1
  • Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
  • Trailer Hitch
2022 Subaru Outback
Crossover AWD

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