Subaru Forester or Subaru Outback: Which is Right for You?



The 2018 Subaru Forester and the 2018 Subaru Outback are both great vehicles, and the specs are very similar. So to help you determine which of these practical, go-anywhere people movers is right for you, the experts at AutoNation Subaru Scottsdale have put together a quick comparison illustrating what you need to know about each vehicle. Take a look at the chart below, then give us a call or stop by our dealership to arrange a test drive of a 2018 Subaru Forester or 2018 Subaru Outback! 


2018 Subaru Forester

Starting Price
$22,795*

Length/Width/Height
181.5 inches/70.7 inches/68.2 inches with roof rails.

Base Curb Weight
3,322 lbs (2.5i Trim)

Wheel Base
103.9 inches

Ground Clearance
8.7 inches

Cargo Volume
34.4 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume
74.7 cubic feet with rear seat lowered

Passenger Volume
108.3 cubic feet (2.5i trim)

Legroom (front/rear)
43.0 inches/38.0 inches

Available Engines
2.5-liter DOHC Engine
2.0-liter DOHC Turbocharged Engine

Maximum Towing Capacity
1,500 lbs**

Available Transmissions
Fully Synchronized 6-speed Manual Transmission
Lineartronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)

Fuel Economy
2.5i trim with CVT: 32/26 MPG***

Forester Exterior Colors:



Forester Interior Colors:

 


Forester Trims

  • Forester 2.5i
  • Forester 2.5i Premium
  • Forester 2.5i Limited
  • Forester 2.5i Touring
  • Forester 2.0XT Premium
  • Forester 2.0XT Touring



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2018 Subaru Outback

Starting Price
$25,895*

Length/Width/Height
189.9 inches/72.4 inches/66.1 inches with roof rails

Base Curb Weight
3,622 lbs (2.5i Trim)

Wheel Base
108.1 inches

Ground Clearance
8.7 inches

Cargo Volume
35.5 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume
73.3 cubic feet with rear seat lowered

Passenger Volume
108.1 cubic feet (2.5i trim)

Legroom (front/rear)
42.9 inches/38.1 inches

Available Engines
2.5-liter DOHC Engine
3.6-liter DOHC Engine

Maximum Towing Capacity
2,700 lbs**

Available Transmissions
Lineartronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission)



Fuel Economy
2.5i with CVT (hwy/cit) 32/25 MPG***

Outback Exterior Colors:



Outback Interior Colors:


Outback Trims

  • Outback 2.5i
  • Outback 2.5i Premium
  • Outback 2.5i Limited
  • Outback 2.5i Touring
  • Outback 3.6R Limited
  • Outback 3.6R Touring



AutoNation Subaru Scottsdale

15678 North Northsight Blvd
Directions Scottsdale, AZ 85260

  • Contact Us: (480) 420-3440

Hours

  • Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Sunday 9:00am - 7:00pm
  1. AutoNation Subaru Scottsdale

    15678 North Northsight Blvd
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    • Call Toll-Free: (480) 420-3440
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*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.
**Certain limitations apply. See Owner's Manual for details.
***EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.