Compare 2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Subaru Forester
2019 Subaru Outback
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 2.5i 26 33 $22,915 $24,295
Forester 2.5i Limited 26 33 $28,787 $30,795
Forester 2.5i Premium 26 33 $25,110 $26,695
Forester 2.5i Sport 26 33 $27,040 $28,795
Forester 2.5i Touring 26 33 $31,991 $34,295
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback 2.5i 25 32 $24,774 $26,345
Outback 2.5i Limited 25 32 $30,761 $32,845
Outback 2.5i Premium 25 32 $26,766 $28,445
Outback 2.5i Touring 25 32 $34,391 $36,795
Outback 3.6R Limited 20 27 $32,696 $34,995
Outback 3.6R Touring 20 27 $36,369 $38,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,915
$24,774
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,295
$26,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$439 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty. The 2019 Subaru Outback makes a sensible crossover SUV alternative.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.9 108.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 40.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.6 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 58.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 57.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 108.1
Liftover Height (in)
28.4 27.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
182.1 189.6
Height, Overall (in)
67.5 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
31.1 35.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.3 42.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
70.3 77.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.1 35.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
51.2 46.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 32.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.3 73.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.7 41.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 2700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 270
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 270
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3449 3622
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
176 @ 4400 174 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 5800 175 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 4.11
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.69 3.67
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.60 - 0.75 3.58 - 0.62
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Subaru Outback
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
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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