Subaru Outback or Subaru Forester - Which New Subaru SUV is For You?

Get to Know the Subaru Outback and Subaru Forester at Hassett Subaru

The Subaru Outback and Subaru Forester are two of the Subaru lineup's most enticing options. Boundless versatility, excellent reliability, and a go-anywhere kind of attitude make both Subaru SUVs excellent choices for drivers who are eager to find the right vehicle for all sorts of adventures. So, whether your daily drive leads you around town or somewhere a little off the beaten path, the Outback and Forester offer a wide range of exciting features to help you make the most of it.

So, which one is right for you? Take a look at our overview to learn more about what each has to offer. While these two SUVs are similar in many respects, you might find that one speaks to you more than the other based on your specific needs and lifestyle.

Performance and Capability

Both models come with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which offers enhanced stability and traction with any Outback or Forester model you choose. Ruggedness and adventurousness are cornerstones of the Subaru lineup, and they're in full force with these two incredible SUVs. Both models also come standard with a 182-horsepower 2.5L engine, but the Outback allows you to turn things up a notch with the optional 260-horsepower turbocharged 2.4L engine.

You'll find 8.7 inches of ground clearance on both the Outback and the Forester, so both are exceptionally capable if you venture off the beaten path. You can also benefit from impressive towing capacity with either, though the Outback offers a bit more with a max towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

Pricing and Size

The Subaru Outback has a starting price of $28,395, while the Subaru Forester starts at $26,395. The Outback is considered a midsize SUV, so it's larger than the compact Forester. With all the seats filled, the Outback offers up to 32.6 cubic feet of cargo space over the Forester's 28.9 cubic feet, and you can expand both cargo holds easily by folding down the rear seats. So, both offer plenty of the flexibility you need. It's just a matter of which one is the better fit for your specific lifestyle. We can give you a tour of both models so that you can see what each one looks like inside.

Technology and Safety Features

The Outback and Forester are packed with sought-after technologies to help you get the most out of your driving experience. Both come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and the Outback offers available wireless connectivity to help you cut back on clutter. Subaru EyeSight is standard on both models, granting you a suite of driver-assist features that you can depend on to help you drive with more confidence.

The Outback starts with a slightly larger touchscreen than the Forester, beginning with a 7-inch touchscreen that you can upgrade to an 11.6-inch touchscreen. The Forester starts with a 6.5-inch touchscreen that you can upgrade to an 8-inch screen.

Explore the Subaru Outback and Forester Models

You can get a closer look at both of these fantastic Subaru SUVs when you visit us at Hassett Subaru. Stop by our dealership today to meet with our team and explore our inventory of Outback and Forester models. We'll be happy to go over the similarities and differences of both in more detail, and we can get you in the driver's seat for a test drive.

Want to get started on your next Subaru adventure? Dive into our inventory today to learn more about the new Outback and Forester models that we have in stock. We look forward to serving you and helping you pick out the perfect match for your needs.

  1. Hassett Subaru

    3520 Sunrise Hwy
    Wantagh, Long Island, NY 11793

    • Sales: 516-785-7800
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