Compare 2019 Subaru Forester vs 2020 Subaru Outback

2019 Subaru Forester
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5i 26 33 $22,915 $24,295
2.5i Premium 26 33 $25,110 $26,695
2.5i Sport 26 33 $27,040 $28,795
2.5i Limited 26 33 $28,787 $30,795
2.5i Touring 26 33 $31,991 $34,295
2020 Subaru Outback

2019 Subaru Forester vs. 2020 Subaru Outback: Compare Crossovers

Despite names from seemingly disparate corners of the planet, the Subaru Outback and Subaru Forester approach carrying people and cargo in very similar ways. 

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,915
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,295
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.4
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 2020 Subaru Outback is more refined than ever and features the same, remarkable off-road capability.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg -
Highway
33 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 -
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.9 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 -
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 -
Passenger Capacity
5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
53.6 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 -
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 -
Height, Overall (in)
67.5 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 -
Liftover Height (in)
28.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
51.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
76.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.4 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.4 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3449 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 -
Front Wheel Material
Steel -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
176 @ 4400 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Displacement
2.5 L/152 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 5800 -
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 -
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 -
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.60 - 0.75 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 -
Trans Type
7 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.69 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester -
Body Style
Sport Utility -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 -
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2019 Subaru Forester
  • 2019 Forester still arriving at dealers
  • No factory rebate, but dealer discounting possible
  • Lease from $255 for 36 months
  • Get 3.49% APR for 63 months
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