Comparison - Subaru Forester Limited 2021 - vs - Ford Bronco Sport Badlands 2021

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
31,395
Updated: 
26 Oct 2019
$
32,660
Updated: 
28 Dec 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
8-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
16.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#AAAAAA
Crystal white pearl
#FEFEFE
Horizon blue pearl
#475472
Crystal black silica
#000000
Magnetite grey metallic
#505666
Jasper Green Metallic
#858473
Crimson Red pearl
#8D1111
Sepia Bronze Metallic
#877D5F
Color: 
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Rapid red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
iconic silver metallic
#C7CAD0
shadow black metallic
#242424
Kodiak Brown Metallic
#6F3C2B
Alto blue metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#354A55
Carbonized Gray metallic
#4F453E
Area 51
#687580
Cactus Gray
#9BA29D
Cyber Orange metallic Tri-coat
#FBB23C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Subaru has made adaptive LED headlamps and automatic high beams standard across the Forester lineup for 2021 while the Limited model now comes with a seven-speed manual mode for the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). A new rear center-console storage tray has been added to all but the base model.

Pros
Thoroughly practical,
roomy interior,
comfortable cruiser.

Cons
Slow acceleration times,
boring exterior styling,
base model is quite basic.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Automatic high beams and turn-swiveling headlights are now standard.Other minor revisions to standard feature availability.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
A full complement of driver assist features are 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

A recent Best Car To Buy winner, the 2021 Subaru Forester notches big wins in utility and safety as one of our most recommended crossover SUVs.

Pros
Remarkable value
Remarkable efficiency
Remarkable space
Remarkable capability

Cons
Not especially powerful
Looks haven’t changed much
It’s not free...
...and one’s not in our driveway now.

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Bronco Sport is an all-new model that's intended to serve as a smaller alternative to the larger Bronco. Although neither Ford has been officially revealed, we've heard lots of rumors and seen a lot of spy photos. The most recent images appear to show a production-ready Bronco Sport before its official debut in April, which is expected to follow the big Bronco's reveal date.

By: 
caranddriver.com

A new off-road capable SUV based on the Ford Escape.

Pros
More all-terrain capabilities than your typical SUV
Smart features for both adventures and everyday use
Lots of customization options

Cons
Rugged styling
Three-cylinder base engine is likely pretty weak
Last-generation infotainment system

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Ford Bronco Sport carves out a new all-terrain niche for one of the most beloved off-road names in auto history.

Pros
Smart echoes of the past
Strong turbo-4 power
Off-road potential
Hybrid to come
Good-looking—and a good value

Cons
Light on towing capacity
More Bronco II than Sport?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
275ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
182hp
at 5 800rpm
245hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
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
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Electric Power Steering
Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS)
Heated and Leather-wrapped steering wheel with Bronco Badge, cruise and audio controls
Front 180-Degree Camera with Split View and Washer
Trail Control for Off-Road

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.10in
172.70in
Width: 
71.50in
82.20in
Height: 
68.10in
71.40in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.60in
63.40in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
62.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.20
41.50
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
41.50
Front Leg Room: 
43.30in
42.40in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
36.90in
Front Hip Room: 
54.10in
55.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.20in
57.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.60in
53.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.20in
55.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.90cu.ft
65.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
2200lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
28.90cu.ft
32.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3541.00lbs
3707.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Power Windows with Driver's Front One-Touch Down (Driver's Only)
Privacy Glass - 2nd Row Side and Liftgate
Heated Mirrors

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
Leather
Cloth (easy to clean) - Front Bucket
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8-way Power Driver seat
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Leather-Trimmed Seats with Mini Perforation - Front Bucket
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Second-Row, 60/40 Split-Fold-Flat
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Independent MacPherson strut-type with stabilizer bar, twin-tube hydraulic gas-pressurized shocks
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Independent double lateral link semi-trailing arms with stabilizer bar, springs and hydraulic gas-pressurized shocks
Suspension Info: 
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
Electronic Automatic Temperature Control with rear air duct
Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control (Available Option)
Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors (Driver and Front Passenger)
Front and Rear Map Lights

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
6 speakers
B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen, 10-Speakers and subwoofer (Available Option)
Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with Pinch-to-Zoom Capability, Sirius XM™ Traffic with Travel Link® (Available Option)
SYNC with Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System
SYNC®3 voice-activated technology with an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen with swipe capability
Smart-Charging USB Ports - Four (4) - USB A: 1 Frt/Rear and USB C: 1 Frt/Rear

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
LED Signature Lighting
Mirrors, Sideview - Heated Glass
Unique Roof Rack Side Rails-Black
Privacy Glass - 2nd Row Side and Liftgate
Rear Fixed-intermittent/continuous wiper/washer
Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
Bash Plates - Metal
Unique Roof Rack Side Rails - Black
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In
17-inch
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Fullsize Non-Matching Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R17

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
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
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: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Post-Collision Braking
Engine Block Heater
Safety Canopy® System - Front and Second Row Safety Canopy® Side Curtain with Rollover Sensor
Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children
SOS Post-Crash Alert System
Belt-Minder® (Front and Second Row)
SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System
Front 180-Degree Camera with Split View and Washer
Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
Lane-Keeping System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Optional Package
Standard Model
Popular Package #3
Badlands Package
Equipment Group 400A
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Lug Nut And Lock Set - Black
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Grey Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Grey Metallic
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Horizon Blue Pearl
Trailer Hitch
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red Pearl
Sport Grille - Chrome
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Sepia Bronze Metallic
Body Side Molding - Sepia Bronze Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Jasper Green Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Crossbar Set - Aero
Door Edge Guards - Horizon Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Scuff Protector
Rear Bumper Cover
Body Side Molding - Jasper Green Metallic
235/65R17 Falken Wildpeak All-Terrain Tires
Front And Rear Splash Guards
Front License Plate Bracket
17" Carbonized Low Gloss Gray Painted Aluminum Wheels
Off-Road Roof Rail Crossbars
Class II Trailer Tow Package W/Trailer Sway Control
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Rear Seat Back Protector
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Net
LED Upgrade - Dome Light
Side Sill Plates - Front
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
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
Cargo Separator
Sunshade - Windshield
Front And Rear Floor Liners W/Carpet Mats
Cargo Management System
Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Gray, leather
#B1ADAA
Black, leather
#313133
Color: 
Ebony/Active Orange, premium cloth
#453827
Ebony/Area 51, premium cloth
#363637