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Which Subaru SUV Is Right For Me: The Subaru Forester Or The Subaru Outback?

Bradenton drivers have a number of reasons to love and choose Subaru over the competition. However, with 8 amazing and well-equipped models to choose from it can be hard to pick just one and two popular SUVs that many Palmetto drivers are town between are the Subaru Forester and Subaru Outback. Both SUVs have a lot to offer including standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, Subaru STARLINK multimedia with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, and impressive capability for whatever life throws your way. There are some difference between the two models that may make the Forester the Subaru SUV the perfect one for you. Or the Subaru Outback.

2019 Subaru Forester at Conley Subaru


At the heart of every Subaru is a BOXER engine and both the Forester and Outback are powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine. However, the all-new 2019 Forester utilizes a revised 2.5L four-cylinder that generates 182 horsepower and is equipped with Auto Stop-Start Technology to get 33 highway mpg. The 2.5L powering the Outback generates 175 horsepower and also gets 33 highway mpg. The Forester and Outback wouldn't be Subaru SUVs without standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. The Outback also comes standard with X-Mode and Hill Descent Control. While the Forester base model doesn't offer those features. The Subaru Outback is also capable of towing up to 2,700 lbs. and the Forester has a max towing ability of 1,500 lbs.

2019 Subaru Outback at Conley Subaru

Interior Dimensions:

    • Subaru Forester:

    • Headroom Front/Rear: 40.2/37.7 inches
    • Legroom Front/Rear: 43.3/39.4 inches
    • Total Passenger Space: 111.9 cubic feet
    • Seating Capacity: 5
    • Cargo Space: 35.4 cubic feet
    • Maximum Cargo Space: 76.1 cubic feet
    • Subaru Outback:

    • Headroom Front/Rear: 40.8/38.9 inches
    • Legroom Front/Rear: 42.9/38.1 inches
    • Total Passenger Space: 108 cubic feet
    • Seating Capacity: 5
    • Cargo Space: 35.5 cubic feet
    • Maximum Cargo Space: 73.3 cubic feet


When it comes to features the Forester and Outback share many of the same safety, multimedia, and convenience features with a few exceptions. The Subaru Outback exclusively offers Sarasota drivers with raised roof rails with integrated crossbars that fold out and lock into place to easily mount any roof accessory. The Forester features roof rails on every model except for the base. One feature that the Subaru Forester offers that is not yet available on the Outback is Subaru DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System to reduce drowsy and distracted driving. The Subaru Forester also has a Sport trim level that has unique orange exterior accents and badging and two-tone cloth upholstery with orange contrast stitching.

At the end of the day there is no wrong choice as both the Forester and Outback deliver spirited, efficient, safe, and reliable performance that is ready for every adventure. To fully experience everything that both Subaru SUVs have to offer make your way down to Conley Subaru today for a test drive.

Conley Subaru

816 Cortez Rd W
Directions Bradenton, FL 34207

  • Sales: 941-202-6537
  • Service: 941-304-1780
  • Parts: 941-300-1913

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