2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2019 Subaru Forester Comparison Information in Seattle, WA

Which two-row Subaru SUV is right for you? For most consumers, the only way to tell the difference between two similar crossovers is to climb inside and see for yourself. Short of that, we'll give you the next best thing with this comparative overview: The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is a compact crossover while the 2019 Subaru Forester is a small SUV that's a bit larger, and starts at a slightly higher MSRP to match.

Learn on this page the differences between these two beloved Subaru vehicles in the areas of size, performance, features and safety. No matter which one you like best, you can be sure it's a great fit for you and your family -- simply because it's a Subaru.

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek VS 2019 Subaru Forester: Size & Capacity

The 2019 Subaru Forester is considered a small SUV, and it's not derived from any of its Subaru stablemates, but is a totally unique model. By contrast, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is, essentially, a lifted and ruggedized version of the Subaru Impreza compact hatchback. That means the Subaru Forester is substantially bigger.

If you prefer the compact footprint and nimble handling of a compact car, with the high seating position of a compact crossover, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek might just be for you. You'll enjoy the roomy feel of 100.9 cubic feet of passenger volume and 20.8 cubic feet of cargo volume for exceptional versatility.

If you need a little more space with the same seating capacity, the Subaru Forester offers an even more spacious interior. The all-new 2019 Subaru Forester is bigger than ever! It now boasts 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume and 35.4 cubic feet of cargo storage behind the rear seat.

Looking for something even bigger, with even more seats? You'll want to upgrade all the way to the 2019 Subaru Ascent, a three-row Subaru SUV with seating for up to eight.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek VS 2019 Subaru Forester: Features

The 2019 Subaru Forester is a little bigger and costs a little more than its little Crosstrek brother, but you'll be getting a premium interior trim in return. For example, the 2019 Subaru Forester is available with power-adjustable lumbar support for both the passenger and driver seats; the Subaru Crosstrek provides a manual passenger seat, and no adjustable lumbar support. What's more, automatic climate control comes standard on the 2019 Subaru Forester; dual-zone automatic climate control is available as an upgrade to the. On the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, manual climate control comes standard and single-zone automatic climate control is available as an upgrade.

That said, both these cars share a wide variety of interior features, including Subaru STARLINK™ infotainment, powered by Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto smartphone connectivity.

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2019 Subaru Forester Interior

2019 Subaru Crosstrek VS 2019 Subaru Forester: Performance

Equipped with efficient, powerful BOXER® engines, both these vehicles will earn impressive fuel economy, up to 33 highway MPG. The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek makes 152 horsepower for nimble highway passing and merging; the slightly bigger and heavier 2019 Subaru Forester makes 182 horsepower, so it should feel similar from behind the wheel. Both these SUVs even have the same towing capacity: 1,500 pounds.

There is one key difference: Only the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is available with a manual transmission, for those who still prefer the stick shift.

Looking for a more efficient drive, and a whole different drivetrain technology that saves on gas and reduces emissions? Consider the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, now available at Carter Subaru!

2019 Subaru Crosstrek VS 2019 Subaru Forester: Safety

Both these models are available with the advanced protection of Subaru EyeSight® driver assist technology. Features like pre-collision automatic braking and lane keep assist will automatically intervene to help you avoid an accident! Subaru EyeSight® comes standard on every 2019 Subaru Forester. On the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, the technology is available as an upgrade on the entry-level trims, and comes standard on the top-of-the-line Limited trim level.

Exclusive to the 2019 Subaru Forester is the DriverFocus Distraction Mitigation System, which will sound an alert if the system detects that the driver is distracted or drowsy, so their full attention can be devoted to the road ahead.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2019 Subaru Forester Feature Comparison

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You already know that Subaru builds amazing cars and SUVs -- but the Subaru Love Promise proves that Subaru is a company you want to do business with. It's their dedication to giving back to local communities through conservation and charitable giving. Here at Carter Subaru Ballard, we've been recognised by Subaru as an outstanding dealer. We're winners of the 2018 Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award.

It shows that we're committed to you, our customer. In our dazzling showroom, you'll find friendly sales people, talented finance experts and factory-trained service technicians. We make finding, buying and protecting your Subaru easy -- because we're with you every step of the way. Visit today to experience the Carter Subaru difference at 5201 Leary Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107.

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