What Is The Difference Between The Subaru Outback & The Subaru Forester?

Both the Subaru Forester and Outback are two very popular Subaru SUVs among Loveland, CO drivers. But which SUV is right for you since the Outback and Forester seem to be very similar?

Drivers from all over Northern Colorado choose the Outback and Forester for all of their adventure needs for the safe and reliable performance as well as ample cargo room that both Subaru SUVs have to offer. While the Outback and Forester look to be the same SUV from the outside, there is actually a number of differences that may make one SUV better for you than the other.

  • 2019 Subaru Forester: The 2019 Forester is totally redesigned and has even more for Fort Collins drivers to love. The Forester is powered by a new 2.5L four-cylinder BOXER engine with 182 horsepower, auto start-stop technology for 33 highway mpg., and can tow up to 1,500 lbs. The Forester is taller than the Outback and has 111.9 cubic feet of passenger space and a maximum cargo space of 76.1 cubic feet. The Forester comes standard with EyeSight Driver Assist Technology and is available with the first every Subaru DriverFocus Distracted Driving Mitigation System. A new feature that is available on the Forester and not available on the Outback is 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • 2019 Subaru Outback: The Subaru Outback may be the most well-known Subaru SUV and it really is one of a kind. The Outback is a wagon-style midsize SUV with 73.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo space and 108.1 cubic feet of spacious seating for 5. The Outback is the only Subaru SUV that comes standard with raised roof rails with integrated crossbars that fold out when you need to attach a roof rack or cargo box. The Outback has two BOXER engines to choose from. A standard 175 horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder or an available 3.6L six-cylinder with 256 horsepower. Both powertrain options of the Outback can tow up to 2,700 lbs. In addition to Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the Outback comes standard with X-Mode with Hill Descent Control for enhanced performance on and off-road.
  • Shared Features: The Forester and Outback are both cut from the same cloth and share many of the same features. Like standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. Another shared feature of the Outback and Forester is Subaru STARLINK multimedia system with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto standard.

The only way to really decide whether the Outback or Forester is the Subaru SUV for you is to come down to Subaru Loveland for a test drive. Only from behind the wheel will you be able to fully experience why so many drivers in Northern Colorado choose the Forester or Outback time and time again.

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