Comparison - Subaru Forester Limited 2020 - vs - Audi RS 3 Quattro 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
31,095
Updated: 
26 Oct 2019
$
56,200
Updated: 
21 Mar 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
14.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#AAAAAA
Crystal white pearl
#FEFEFE
Dark blue pearl
#1A2539
Crystal black silica
#000000
Dark gray metallic
#7D7D7D
Color: 
Nardo gray
#6B6B6B
Glacier White
#D2D2D0
Tango red
#AE080F
Daytona gray
#454648
Mythos black
#121212
Ara blue
#0655B4

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Forester was all new for 2019, so Subaru hasn't made many changes for 2020; however, there are a few new features that buyers might find interesting. The standard adaptive cruise control system gains a lane-centering feature, the tire-pressure monitor now displays the pressure in each tire, an LED lamp illuminates the license plate on all models, and a rear-seat reminder alerts the driver to check the back seat upon exiting the vehicle if the rear doors were opened prior to the start of the trip. Premium models now come standard with the contents of last year's All-Weather package—heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats, and a windshield wiper de-icer—and touring models get LED cargo-area dome lights.

Pros
Good at most everything that matters to crossover buyers, spacious cabin, relaxed ride and handling.

Cons
Lethargic acceleration, uninspired design, few luxuries come standard.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Subaru Forester comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: continuously variable-speed automatic.New lane centering function added to list of standard driving aids.All-Weather package now standard on Premium models.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
A full complement of driver assist features is standard
Enhanced off-road capability thanks to better-than-average ground clearance
Generous cargo capacity

Cons
Engine is underpowered
Modest tow rating limits maximum utility

By: 
edmunds.com

It looks visually similar to the last model, so has enough changed to entice buyers into the all-new Subaru Forester?

Pros
Loaded with safety and convenience features
Ultra-wide passenger door opening aperture
Full-time all-wheel drive system
Fuel efficient four-cylinder petrol engine

Cons
Archaic three-year warranty
12,500km service intervals
Higher starting price

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The 2019 Audi RS 3 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual.Minor adjustments to package features.Fixed sport suspension now available as stand-alone option.

Pros
Potent acceleration and heaps of traction
Well-trimmed cabin
Enough practicality to serve everyday use
Attractive, easy-to-use infotainment system

Cons
Snug back seat and small cargo area
Ride quality might be too firm for casual drivers
Front seats sit too high for tall occupants
Some driver assistance systems, such as adaptive cruise, are optional

By: 
edmunds.com

Overall, an excellent car, even considering the high price given the size. It has a well-rounded set of features, and when performance is taken into account, some would even argue that it is good value for money. Definitely well worth a drive!

pros
Excellent power and performance;
Five-cylinder exhaust sound is unique;
Interior fit and finish typical high Audi quality;
Chuckability around tight roads;
Sharp looks both inside and out

Cons
Turbo lag (which may be a pro for some!);
Transmission logic in Comfort mode;
Software bugs in engine and transmission control units;
Lack of electric seat adjustability;
No puddle lights

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Pros
Awesome turbo five-cylinder,
planted yet playful chassis,
lovely cabin.

Cons
More engine noise please,
big price for a small car,
cramped back seat.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
20
Cylinders: 
4
flat
5
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
354ft-lbs
at 1 700rpm
Horsepower: 
182hp
at 5 800rpm
394hp
at 5 850rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
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: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Electric Power Steering
Keyless Igniton
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Cargo Floor Mats

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.10in
176.30in
Width: 
71.50in
70.70in
Height: 
68.10in
55.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.60in
61.40in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
60.20in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
103.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.20
36.50
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
36.10
Front Leg Room: 
43.30in
41.20in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
35.10in
Front Hip Room: 
54.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.20in
54.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.20in
53.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.00cu.ft
10.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3542.00lbs
3593.00lbs

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
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Memory Card Slot
10 Total Speakers
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
180 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In
19 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
no
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 Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Turn Signal Mirrors
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
High Pressure Washers Headlamps
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio + Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers + Power Rear Tailgate
Standard Model
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio
Popular Package #2
Driver Assistance Package
Dynamic Package
Technology Package
Black Optic Package
RS Design Package
Exterior Options: 
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Dark Blue Pearl
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Dark Grey Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Scuff Protector
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Dark Blue Pearl
Sport Grille - Black
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guards - Dark Grey Metallic
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Carbon Fiber Caps
Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
Winter Wheel And Tire Package
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Rear Seat Back Protector
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Net
Side Sill Plates - Front
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Sunshade
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Footwell Illumination Kit
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Homelink & Approach Lighting
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
All-Weather Floor Liners
Audi Cargo Box
Leather Care Kit
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Guard All Weather Floor Mats
USB Cables

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Gray, cloth
#B1ADAA
Color: 
Black w/Crescendo Red Stitching, premium leather
#282828
Black w/Rock Gray Stitching, premium leather
#282828