Subaru: Outback or Forester?

If you’re in the new car market and you’ve managed to narrow it down to Subaru, well done! Now it’s just time to narrow down which Subaru model fits your needs. Here we clearly detail the Subaru Outback and Subaru Forester so you can see the differences side by side.

  Outback Forester
Model2019 2.5i Outback Touring 2019 Forester Limiter
MSRP $36,795 $30,795

Engine and Fuel Economy

 Outback Forester
Engine 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER 4- cylinder 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER 4- cylinder
Horsepower 175 182
City MPG 25 26
32 33


  Outback Forester
Seating 5 5
Cargo Vol (behind seats) 35.5 ft3 33 ft3
Cargo Vol (rear seats down) 73.3 ft3 70.9 ft3

Safety and Features

  Outback Forester
Rear-view Camera Yes Yes
Crash Prevention Yes Yes
Keyless Go Yes Yes

In general, the Outback looks and feels more like a station wagon, while the Forester looks and feels more like an SUV. The outback is a little longer, hence why we see more cargo and passenger space. You can find further descriptions of the two from Subaru themselves right here. All in all, it comes down to your lifestyle and preferences, and keep in mind that you can build either model to include different features to suit you!

Subaru Forester accessories

Once you’ve picked your new model, make sure you order your Travall accessories! All products are vehicle-specific to your model for full coverage and an exact fit. We’ve managed to create pet barriers, trunk dividers, floor mats, and trunk liners that are avaliable for usually half the price you would pay at the dealership without sacrificing the quality! Head over to to find out more.