Comparison - Subaru Forester Limited 2018 - vs - Ford Bronco Outer Banks 2-door 2021

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Make: 
Average Price: 
29,395
Updated: 
18 Feb 2018
$
38,955
Updated: 
28 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2021
Total Seating: 
5
4
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
10-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
16.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal Black Silica
#3D393A
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Dark Gray Metallic
#333333
Ice Silver Metallic
#686672
Jasmine Green Metallic
#777581
Quartz Blue Pearl
#365890
Venetian Red Pearl
#882A3A
Color: 
Cyber Orange
#FDB900
Antimatter Blue
#2A455E
Shadow Black
#10101D
Iconic Silver
#B3B8C1
Area 51
#5F7478
Rapid Red
#9F0004
Carbonized Gray
#444848
Cactus Gray
#89928C
Oxford White
#E4E2E5
Race Red
#DC0000
Velocity Blue
#3A8EC6

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Subaru Forester ranked #5 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Subaru Forester has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent cargo capacity
Spacious rear seats
Good mpg ratings, even with standard all-wheel drive
Many available safety features

Cons
Interior design and build quality trail some rivals'
Fewer tech features than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Subaru Forester continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money.

Pros
Fun to drive, good ride
Excellent safety ratings and systems
Good outward visibility
Standard all-wheel drive
Peppy Turbo option, CVT among the best

Cons
Front seats small for some
Priciest trims still not that premium
No manual gearbox for turbo engine
Paddle shifters only on turbo

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2018, the Subaru Forester offers a new Black Edition trim package that adds black-finished wheels, body trim and grille. The interior also receives black cloth upholstery and black gloss dashboard trim. Limited trim levels also get a new cargo area cover, while Touring trims now include Subaru's EyeSight safety package as standard along with automatic high beams and reverse automatic braking.

PROS
All-wheel drive comes standard and doesn't sink fuel economy
High ground clearance offers better than average off-road ability
Airy interior with plenty of room for adults both front and rear
Optional turbocharged engine makes Forester very quick

CONS
Modest tow rating limits overall utility
Cabin design and materials are just average
Handling isn't as sporty as some rivals
CVT feels less responsive and refined than a traditional automatic

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Ford Bronco is a throwback SUV in all the best ways.

Pros
Bronco’s back
Awesome retro looks
Removable doors and roof
Sturdy powertrains
Ready to hit the trail out of the box

Cons
How much will top trims cost?
How bouncy will the ride be?
Swing gate could be a problem in cities
Fuel economy not likely to be great
No word on hybrids, yet

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Ford resurrects the Bronco nameplate for 2021, and it emulates the old-school vibe and off-road pedigree of its iconic mid-1960's predecessors. Now that Ford has revealed the thing, we have a much better idea of its capabilities and specifications. The new Bronco will arrive in dealerships in spring 2021.The base two-door Bronco starts at just under $30,000, but upgrading to upper trims gets expensive quickly. Our ideal configuration would be a four-door with the more powerful engine, and it needs to have the off-road hardware to live up to its roots. That points us towards the Bronco Wildtrack, which comes standard with 17-inch beadlock-capable wheels and huge 35-inch mud-terrain tires.

By: 
caranddriver.com

An all-new off-road-focused SUV. Offered in two- and four-door configurations.

Pros
Offers extraordinary level of customization
Impressive all-terrain specifications
Cool retro styling without being kitschy
Smart off-road-specific technologies

Cons
Manual transmission only offered on the base engine

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.30L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
325ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
170hp
at 5 800rpm
300hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
no
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Cargo Floor Mats
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
181.50in
173.70in
Width: 
70.70in
75.90in
Height: 
68.20in
71.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
8.40in
Front Track: 
65.00in
Rear Track: 
65.00in
Wheel Base: 
103.90in
100.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.00
41.00
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
39.80
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.00in
35.70in
Front Hip Room: 
53.90in
56.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.00in
57.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.00in
43.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
51.80in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.50cu.ft
52.30cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.50cu.ft
22.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
23.00degrees
35.50degrees
Angle of Departure: 
25.00degrees
29.80degrees
Curb Weight: 
3455.00lbs
4977.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
2 one-touch power windows
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Cloth
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Independent H.O.S.S. (High-Performance, Off-Road, Stability, Suspension) System with twin alloy A-arms and coil-over springs for optimum off-road stability and control with available H.O.S.S System with Bilstein® Position Sensitive Dampers.
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Solid five-link rear axle H.O.S.S. (High-Performance, Off-Road, Stability, Suspension) System with coil-over springs for optimum off-road capability and durability with available H.O.S.S System with Bilstein Position Sensitive Dampers.
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Front Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Interior Air Filtration
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
6 speakers
SYNC® 4 - 8" LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with Swipe Capability and Enhanced Voice Recogni
AppLink® with App Catalog
911 Assist
Apple Carplay™ and Android Auto™ Compatibility
SiriusXM® With 360L
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Power glass sunroof
Body-color exterior door handles, mirror caps and fender flares
Signature LED headlamps and taillamps
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 x 7.0
18 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
All Terrain Tires
Fullsize Matching Spare Tire
Outside Rear Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
70
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Security System Shock Sensor
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Post-collision safety system
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
4-Wheel ABS
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
Belt-Minder
Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS

Options

Packages: 
Standard Model - 2.5i Limited
Popular Package #2
EyeSight, Navigation System, Audio W/Harmon Kardon Amplifier And Speakers
Navigation System, Audio W/Harmon Kardon Amplifier And Speakers
Mid Package 312A
Lux Package 314A
High Package 313A
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Lock Kit (Alloy Wheels)
Body Side Molding Kit Ice Silver Metallic
Wheel Arch Moldings
Body Side Molding Kit Dark Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guard Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guard Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guard Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guard Jasmine Green
Splash Guards
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guard Quartz Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guard Venetian Red Pearl
Front Bumper Underguard
Cross Bar Set - Aero
Sport Grille
Trailer Hitch And Harness
Body Side Molding Kit Jasmine Green
Door Edge Guard Dark Gray Metallic
Rear Bumper Underguard
Body Side Molding Kit Venetian Red
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding Kit Quartz Blue Pearl
Body Side Molding Kit Crystal White Pearl
Black Roof Rails W/Crossbars
Front License Plate Bracket
Paint Protection Film
32" Spare Tire Cover #1 - Abstract Bronco
Brush Guard
Ford Performance Heavy-Duty Modular Front Bumper
32" Spare Tire Cover #5 - Ford TG Stamping
32" Spare Tire Cover #2 - Bronco 66
Non-Configurable Daytime Running Lamps (Fleet)
Heavy-Duty Storage Bags - Front Row Top Panels And Door
Towing Capacity
Heavy-Duty Storage Bags - Front Row Top Panels
Front Row Top Panel And Door Storage Bags
Heavy-Duty Storage Bags - Door
Protective Molding Body Armor
Wheel Lock Kit
Vehicle Cover
Interior Options: 
Compartment Separator
Cargo Net Rear Seat Back
Sunshade
Cargo Net Side
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass
Cargo Net Rear
Tweeter Kit
Rear Seat Back Protector
All-Weather Floor Mats
STI Leather Shift Knob CVT
Footwell Illumination Kit - red
Kicker Audio Upgrade Package
Auto-Dimming Mirror w/Compass and Homelink
Speaker Kit
Side Still Plate-Front
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Approach Lighting & Blind Spot Detection
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Homelink & Approach Lighting & Blind Spot Detection
Keyless Entry Keypad
Leather-Trimmed/Vinyl Seats - Dark Space Gray W/Navy Pier
Cargo Area Protector
Front And Rear Floor Liners
Connected Built-In Navigation
Auxiliary Switches W/Pre-Run Accessory Wires
Leather-Trimmed/Vinyl Seats - Roast W/Black Onyx
Cargo Net Kit
Cargo Area Rug

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, cloth
#343436
Gray, cloth
#A9A6A3
Color: 
Dark Space Gray w/Navy Pier, leather
#484846
Dark Space Gray w/Navy Pier, cloth
#535350
Roast w/Black onyx, leather
#553D2B
Roast w/Black onyx, cloth
#5B3E2A