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

Legendary Subaru toughness has made the Subaru Forester and the Subaru Outback two of the most popular SUVs in the Pacific Northwest. When you're looking for a new SUV that's comfortable, efficient and safe while also offering extra traction and grip for unpaved surfaces and inclement weather, you can't go wrong with either of these SUVs!

In fact, the all-new 2019 Subaru Forester and 2019 Subaru Outback are so similar on paper, it can be difficult to understand the differences and pick the one that fits your needs best. We'll break down the differences for you on this page! But the best way to pick the perfect Subaru SUV for you and your family? Taking a test drive at Carter Subaru Ballard. So, visit today to experience a 2019 Subaru for yourself! Until then, check out the info below to learn what sets these two vehicles apart.

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2019 Subaru Forester VS 2019 Subaru Outback: Interior & Cargo Space

All-new for 2019, the latest Subaru Forester models are ever so slightly more roomy inside than the beloved Subaru Outback. With up to 111.9 cubic feet of passenger cabin volume, the 2019 Subaru Forester gives passengers a bit more legroom throughout the cabin; the 2019 Subaru Outback offers up to 108.1 cubic feet of passenger volume.

That said, cargo hauling potential is virtually identical. Both models give you just over 35 cubic feet of available cargo room behind the rear seats.

When it comes to interior trim and features, the 2019 Subaru Forester offers available sporty touches like orange accent stitching and orange trim pieces. For a more upmarket feel, the 2019 Subaru Outback is available instead with silver metallic and woodgrain-patterned trim pieces.

But no matter which way you go, you'll enjoy the ease of smartphone connectivity through Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto thanks to the standard Subaru STARLINK™ infotainment system.

2019 Subaru Forester VS 2019 Subaru Outback: Exterior & Style

With iconic, rugged styling all its own, the Subaru Outback is an all-terrain legend, and it looks the part too. The 2019 Subaru Outback comes standard with durable roof rails with integrated crossbars and aluminium alloy wheels! For its part, the 2019 Subaru Forester can also add alloy wheels and roof rails, but only as available upgrades.

For an impressively open feeling, the 2019 Subaru Forester is available with a massive panoramic moonroof; the new Subaru Outback also offers a moonroof with a more typical aperture.

And so that no low-lying obstacle can stand in your way, both vehicles provide 8.7" of ground clearance -- giving you a tall ride height and all-terrain ability.

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2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Subaru Outback Interior

2019 Subaru Forester VS 2019 Subaru Outback: Performance

The legendary performance of the Subaru Outback comes courtesy of a robust BOXER® engine and off-road enhancing technologies. It begins with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, and only gets more impressive thanks to standard Hill Descent Control and X-MODE® technologies. By contrast, the 2019 Subaru Forester gets standard all-wheel drive, and can add Hill Descent Control and X-MODE® with a trim level upgrade.

The 2019 Subaru Forester is available with just one engine, making an impressive 182 horsepower ideal for city and highway driving alike. The 2019 Subaru Outback is available with your choice of two engines: an efficient four-cylinder engine or a powerful six-cylinder engine that generates 256 horsepower! Select this engine for additional driving verve and power for steep slopes and muddy trails.

2019 Subaru Forester VS 2019 Subaru Outback: Safety

Both these vehicles come standard with the advanced safety technology called Subaru EyeSight®, which uses camera imaging to monitor the road around you and intervene automatically in a dangerous situation. Features like pre-collision automatic braking, adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist come totally standard; blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are available as upgrades.

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Carter Subaru Ballard: Proud Ambassadors of the Subaru Love Promise

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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