Compare 2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs 2022 Subaru Forester

2021 Ford Bronco Sport
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Badlands 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Bronco Sport Badlands 4x4 21 26 $32,192 $33,360
Bronco Sport Base 4x4 25 28 $26,806 $27,215
Bronco Sport Big Bend 4x4 25 28 $28,002 $28,720
Bronco Sport First Edition 4x4 21 26 $36,824 $38,160
Bronco Sport Outer Banks 4x4 25 28 $31,710 $32,860
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester CVT 26 33 $24,387 $25,895
Forester Limited CVT 26 33 $30,419 $32,575
Forester Premium CVT 26 33 $27,131 $28,895
Forester Sport CVT 26 33 $28,574 $30,465
Forester Touring CVT 26 33 $33,549 $35,995
Forester Wilderness CVT 25 28 $31,383 $33,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,192
$24,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,360
$25,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$556 / month
$432 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport carves out a new all-terrain niche for one of the most beloved off-road names in auto history. The 2022 Subaru Forester rains value down on crossover-SUV drivers, and safety’s a very close second.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 33 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
41.7 39.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.5 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 58.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 111.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.6 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
172.7 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
71.4 67.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.3 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 61.6
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.4 28.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
60.6 74.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
29.4 28.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 69.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 51.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 34.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 35.7
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16 16.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2200 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
220 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
220 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2200 1500
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6260 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3707 3454
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4630 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5500 182 @ 5800
Engine Oil Cooler
None -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 3000 176 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
999 NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 26
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 -
Trans Order Code
448 NA
Transfer Case Model
Electronic -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.56
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 3.60 - 0.75
Trans PTO Access
No -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 -
Trans Type
8 7
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Bronco Sport Subaru Forester
Body Code
S -
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.80 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.80 -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.1
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Small SUV 4WD
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
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2021 Ford Bronco Sport
  • 2021 Bronco Sport in stock; 2022s can be ordered
  • Lease: From $329/mo
  • Rebates: $500 off 2021s
  • Finance: From 0% APR
2022 Subaru Forester
  • 2022 Forester still arriving at dealers
  • Lease: From $275/mo
  • Rebates: No factory rebate; dealer discounting possible
  • Financing: From 1.9% APR
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