The Subaru Outback VS The Subaru Forester

June 30th, 2023 by

All of our Subaru vehicles are made to find fun, explore wildly, take you on your daily commute, conquer any terrain and so much more. Two titanous Subaru SUVs are about to go head to head. If you’ve found yourself debating between the Subaru Outback or the Subaru Forester, you’ve found the perfect article! Join us in discussing the Subaru Forester, the Subaru Outback and all of their shared and exclusive features!

The Subaru Outback: Designed For Smooth Handling!

Due to its longer body shape and wheel base, the Subaru Outback was created for making drives as smooth as possible. With the newest technologies available and installed within its cabin, the Subaru Outback is ready to bring everyone along!

It’s the power under the hood that gives this Subie SUV the ability to tow from 2,700lbs-3,500lbs! If that is not strong enough for you, Subaru of America offers an alternative, a 260 hp turbocharged engine option for the Subaru Outback! With the rear seats in place there is 32.8cu.ft. of cargo space waiting to be filled in the trunk, the Subaru Outback can hold 75.6 cu.ft. of cargo space with the third row seating down.

Drive around Centereach, Mount Sinai or Selden confidently with 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg for highway speeds. Paired with the Subaru Eyesight Camera, no turn will take you by surprise and not a single cyclist will be cut off! If you want to see even more, customers can equip the Subaru Eyesight Camera with a THIRD camera for an even wider field of vision! Competition Subaru of Smithtown absolutely adores the Subaru Eyesight Camera as it aids our #CompetitionSubaruFamily in traveling safely by enhancing both cyclist and pedestrian detection.

Heated and ventilated seats are an available option. Its standard moonroof, retractable rail roof bars, Smart Rearview Mirror, and dual 7″ touch-screens is not the only reason why this Subaru can conquer all! Take a closer look, when you compare the Subaru Outback to the Subaru Forester, there are a few more Harman Kardon audio speakers installed throughout the Subaru Outback‘s cabin then there are in the latter! Get ready to rock out while climbing over some local rocks of your own! Climb Coram, trek Kings Park or adventure around Saint James!

The Subaru Outback is the pricer option of the two but owners and drivers alike will take notice of the extra conveniences and amenities that are offered from Subaru of America. Whether you’re trading in your vehicle at Competition Subaru or not, as soon as you enter any of our Subaru vehicles, you’ll instantly be impressed with the textured finishes, innovative features, steady drive and STARLINK technology

Options and Offers: 

  • Offers Nappa Leather Interior Option
  • Optional 12-Way Power Driver Seat with Adjustable Thigh Support
  • Offers Available Wireless Connectivity
  • Offers both Heated Seats and Front Seat Ventilation
  • Upgraded 11.6″ Touchscreen
  • Option for Standard Panoramic Moonroof

Trim Levels

  1. Base
  2. Premium
  3. Onyx Edition
  4. Limited
  5. Touring
  6. Onyx Edition XT
  7. Wilderness
  8. Limited XT
  9. Touring XT

The Subaru Forester: Designed To Adventure! 

The Subaru Forester is two whole inches taller than the Subaru Outback! With a towing capacity of 1,500-3,000 lbs (depending on which trim you choose), the Subaru Forester is prepared for taller cargo as its hatch opening is slightly larger than the Subaru Outback’s. Its rear gate opens up to 51.2″ and has 28.9 cu.ft of cargo space behind the rear seats. The Subaru Forester has 74.2 cu.ft. of storage pace with the rear seats folded all of the way down. With 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the local Port Jefferson, Wading River and Upton highways, get exploring today with the help of our amazing Sales Department

Did you know the Subaru Forester is the only Subaru vehicle with an optional Panoramic Sunroof option? The removable Crossbars are considered a genuine Subaru accessory in regards to the Subaru Forester, they do not come standard. Its standard 6.5″ touchscreen can be upgraded to a 8″ touch screen. The Subaru Forester offers a substantial bang for your buck.

Trim Levels

  1. Base
  2. Premium
  3. Sport
  4. Wilderness
  5. Limited
  6. Touring

What Do They Have in Common?

Both Subaru vehicles are built under Subaru of America and are created to conquer and built to last! Both of these awesome feats of engineering from Subaru are powered by Subaru Boxer Engines with mind-bogglingly great gas economy. Both vehicles are able to sit up to 5 people and the Subaru Eyesight Standard Assist is standard throughout the Subaru Forester and Subaru Outback fleet.  An additional offer available for both vehicles is the Harmon Kardon Premium Audio Systems!

Sit back and enjoy the elegance that radiates from both of their standard heated seats, Apple Carplay and Android Auto. It is important to note that both vehicles offer the Harmon Kardon Premium Audio Systems, however, the Subaru Outback harbors more speakers than its counterpart, the Subaru Forester. Experience music, local news, traffic, driving instructions and much more with the innovation from Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Which Subaru SUV would you choose? What is your favorite feature? Let us know below!

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