Macomb drivers have a lot to love about a new Subaru, like standard safety, spirited performance, and long-lasting quality. Two popular models that many Troy drivers are torn between are the Subaru Forester and Subaru Outback. What is the difference between the two SUVs and which one is right for your next adventure?

The Forester and Outback are both Subaru SUVs and share almost all of the same features, like the same 2.5L four-cylinder BOXER engine, standard EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, and standard STARLINK multimedia with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto. There are a few key differences between the two models that make the Outback better for some Sterling Heights drivers or vice versa and make the Forester the better option.

  • Size: When it comes to size the Subaru Forester is slightly bigger than the Outback. The Forester is taller and has more headroom and 76.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. The Subaru Outback has 75.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo space and is slightly wider than the Forester. Both provide very comfortable seating for five passengers.
  • Powertrain: The Outback is available with a second BOXER engine option. The 2.4L turbocharged BOXER generates 260 horsepower and can tow up to 3,500 lbs. The Outback's 2.5L BOXER can tow 2,700 lbs. while the Forester can tow 1,500 lbs.
  • Performance: Both the Forester and Outback are equipped with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on every model. The Outback also comes standard with X-Mode and Hill Descent Control while the Forester features X-Mode on every model except for the base. The new special edition Outback Onyx features a unique Dual-Function X-Mode with Deep Snow and Mud settings for extra off-road capability.
  • Features: There are a few differences in what features the Outback and Forester have. The Forester just offers roof rails while the Outback has roof rails with integrated crossbars and tie-downs. The Outback also features an 11.6-inch touchscreen display.

At the end of the day, there is no wrong choice as both Subaru SUVs are excellent options for Detroit drivers. To fully experience what the Forester and Outback have to offer come down to Sellers Subaru today for a test drive.