2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Subaru Outback

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If you’re looking for a new Subaru for sale, Heritage Subaru Catonsville should be at the top of your list. We host a widely diverse showroom with vehicles from all across the Subaru family lineup. The 2019 Subaru Forester and 2019 Subaru Outback are popular standouts, but what makes them different?

The 2019 Subaru Outback is a full-sized wagon, boasting a wide appeal from outdoor enthusiasts to the stay-at-home parent. Conversely, the 2019 Subaru Forester is a compact sports utility vehicle specifically designed with the utilitarian driver in mind.


Beneath the hood, both Subaru vehicles come equipped with the same 2.5-liter engine. However, output is a bit different. The Subaru Outback renders 175 horsepower, and with the available V6, it accommodates a maximum 3,500-lb towing capacity. Th Subaru Forester churns out 182 horsepower in its base trim, and it supports a 1,500-lb max towing capacity. 


The Subaru Outback and Forester serve up similar cargo space ratings. The Subaru Outback boasts 35.5 cubic feet behind the rear seat, and 73.3 cubic feet with the second row flat. The Subaru Forester renders 35.4 cubic feet ad 76.1 cubic feet, respectively. These differences are in large part due to the different measurements in terms of width, wheelbase, and height. The Subaru Outback is nearly two inches wider and eight inches longer, while the Subaru Forester is two inches taller.


When it comes to features, the Subaru Outback and Subaru Forester share a bevy of similar offerings:

  • Subaru EyeSight
  • Optional power tailgate
  • STARLINK multimedia
  • Roof rails and crossbars

Overall, both vehicles are fair contenders when it comes to the Subaru experience. When you visit Heritage Subaru Catonsville, you can expect to receive assistance from a reputable Baltimore Subaru dealer who can give you a one-on-one test drive with both of these remarkable vehicles.

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