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2019 Subaru Outback

2019 Subaru Forester blue

2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Subaru Outback vs. 2019 Subaru Forester

$26,345 MSRP


$24,295 MSRP
2,700 lbs

Maximum Towing

1,500 lbs
Standard on base trim


Available on higher trim
Standard on base trim

Hill Descent Control (HDC)

Available on higher trim
73.3 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

76.1 cubic feet
108.1 cubic feet

Maximum Passenger Volume

111.9 cubic feet

When looking for a family-ready SUV that delivers capable performance and a spacious, well-appointed interior, you can’t go wrong with a Subaru. To help you narrow down which model would best fit you and your family, we are matching up the 2019 Subaru Outback vs. Subaru Forester in performance, price, and capacity.

Performance and Capabilities

Match the Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback in performance features, and you will find the both feature a 2.5-L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine, a Lineartronic® CVT, and Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. While both SUVs sport impressive performance, there are differences that could sway you to one model or the other:

Subaru Outback

  • Offers 2,700 lbs maximum towing capacity
  • StandardX-MODE feature which adjusts engine output, all-wheel drive engagement, and transmission ratio to maximize traction when facing harsh road condition in New Canaan.
  • Standard Hill Descent Control (HDC) increases control by helping your vehicle maintain speed when going downhill.

Subaru Forester

  • Offers 1,500 lbs maximum towing capacity
  • Provides more standard horsepower on the base trim, 182 hp vs. 175 hp for the Outback.
  • X-MODE and Hill Descent Control (HDC) can be accessed if you upgrade from the base model.

Price and Interior Space

Both Subaru SUVs deliver comfortable cabins with advanced technology features like SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia and EyeSight® Drive Assist Technolgy. But, if you are in search of a spacious interior, a quick comparison of the Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback shows the Forester provides more room for the price:

Subaru Outback

  • MRSP starting at $26,345
  • Maximum passenger volume of 108.1 cubic feet
  • Maximum cargo space of 73.3 cubic feet when you fold down rear seats

Subaru Forester

  • MRSP starting at $24,295 MSRP
  • Maximum passenger volume of 111.9 cubic feet
  • Maximum cargo space of 76.1 cubic feet when you fold down rear seats

Explore Both Subaru SUV at Garavel Subaru

The best way to make up your mind is by testing out the Subaru Outback vs. Subaru Forester in person at Garavel Subaru. You can also see how the Subaru Outback compares against the Honda CR-V and the Subaru Crosstrek! If you’re torn between buying new and used, check out our inventory of used Subaru Forester models, and see how you can get in this capable SUV for less! Contact us to set up a test drive, or if you want to learn how you can personalize the Outback with Subaru accessories.

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