2021 Subaru Outback vs.

2021 Subaru Forester

What is the Difference? Find Out at Prestige Subaru of Turnersville NJ

The Subaru Outback is a midsize crossover while the Forester sells as a compact crossover. If you need more space, the Outback is your option. The Forester offers a high perch that shorter drivers will love, but the Outback offers a smoother ride with better handling that makes driving around Turnersville that much more enjoyable. The base engine is the same in both vehicles with the optional go-go motor in the Outback. Both models are great for different reasons; it only depends on what you need in a car.

The Outback sports a longer wheelbase that enhances the smoothness of the ride. One advantage of buying either car is that they are built on Subaru's Global Platform. The Platform gives the cars great handling with crash absorption abilities. Better yet, both cars feature the EyeSight suite of safety features that make them safer to drive at all times.

Another common feature is an advanced X-mode that allows the driver to select their driving mode for different terrains.

Power and Engine

With the 2021 Subaru Outback and Forester, you get the same standard 2.5-liter flat-four cylinder engine that delivers 182 horsepower. Subaru pairs this engine with an automatic continuously variable transmission and an all-wheel-drive drivetrain.

These two cars draw power from regular unleaded with a fuel efficiency of a 26/33 mpg for city/highway fuel economy. Outback has a larger fuel tank to accommodate up to 18/5 gallons compared to the 15.9 gallons the Forester can accommodate. For the Outback, you have the option of a to choose a slightly more powerful engine that generates 260 horsepower with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder turbo.

You can tow 2,700 pounds with the Outback and 1,500 pounds with the Forester. If you use the optional Outback turbo engine, the car can tow 3,500 pounds.

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Interior Features

Although the Outback is eight inches longer and two inches wider, the interior space in both cars is almost the same. The interior space in the Outback is 109 cubic feet, while that of the Forester is 107.8 cubic feet. Better yet, the rear legroom is almost the same at 39.5 inches and 39.4 inches for the Outback and the Forester respectively. Cargo space in the Outback is 75.7 cubic feet while the Forester is 76.1 cubic feet.

Inside, both cars offer a posh interior with leather upholstery and quality stitching. There are six airbags - two front, two torso, and two curtain airbags.

Tech Features

Subaru produces some of the safest cars in the world. The Outback has been IIHS's Top Safety Pick for nine years in a row, and the Forester has also performed exemplary in the crash tests with IIHS and NHTSA.

One of the main technologies that the two cars offer is the Subaru EyeSight, which offers features such as:

  • Pre-collision braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane departure warning

Both cars also offer Subaru's Platform system, which brings in more driver-assist and safety features including:

  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Steering responsive headlights
  • Blind spot detection

The Forester offers DriverFocus, which is a suite of technology features that monitors the driver to prevent accidents in Deptford Township. DriverFocus ensures anti-distraction and convenience driving.

On the dash is 6.5-inch touchscreen display, but there is a larger 8.0-inch display in higher trims. Through this, you enjoy smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can also manage other aspects of the car, thanks to the 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot connection.

Test Drive a Forester or Outback Today

Your needs will determine the car you choose in the greater Sicklerville area. Browse our inventory or call to schedule a test drive to feel the cars and choose one that meets your needs in and around Williamstown, NJ.


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