Subaru Outback vs Subaru Forester


A Subaru Forester or a Subaru Outback: Which Is the Right Model for You?

The entire Subaru lineup is award winning, high quality, and capable, but some models get a little more love from our fans than others. This year we'd like to focus on two new models in particular: the iconic and long lasting Subaru Outback, and the rugged and capable Subaru Forester. Read on to explore the differences, similarities, and specs for each model, and don't hesitate to reach out to the Donaldsons Subaru sales team today by calling (888) 902-7477 with any questions that you have.

Body Size and Style:

You'll see Outbacks dating back many years on the roads in our area, as this traditional wagon is one of the most popular cars in Subaru history, for good reason. It has 35.5 cubic feet when all seats are upright, and 73.3 when they are down. The Forester, which is just 6 inches shorter than the Outback, has 34.4 cubic feet of space when seats are up, and 74.4 when they are down. Comparable in cargo space, both vehicles guarantee that you have plenty of room for all of your gear, supplies, groceries, and more.


While the Outback is legendary for its ability to take on anything that you or Mother Nature puts it through, the Forester also comes with the same Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system that enables the Outback to handle most road conditions. Whether you're climbing an icy driveway or a nearby mountain, both models can get you where you need to be with ground clearance of approximately nine inches and powerful yet efficient boxer engines.


Both the Outback and Forester models boast features that are more modern and high tech than ever before, including Bluetooth capabilities, steering wheel controls, rear view cameras, and voice activated navigation. If you opt for the Subaru EyeSight package, you're provided with crash mitigation defenses and advanced safety alerts.

Of course, each model has its own qualities that make it best suited for different drivers, so we encourage you to visit our Sayville, NY dealership today to learn more about each model and take them on test drives before you make a final decision.

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