Comparison - Subaru Forester Sport 2019 - vs - Subaru Outback Touring XT 2020

General

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Average Price: 
$
28,795
Updated: 
11 May 2019
$
39,695
Updated: 
23 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#AAAAAA
Crystal white pearl
#FEFEFE
Dark blue pearl
#1A2539
Crystal black silica
#000000
Dark gray metallic
#7D7D7D
Color: 
Cinnamon brown pearl
#3F2927
Abyss blue pearl
#2B4566
Crystal black silica
#000000
Magnetite gray metallic
#505666
Crystal white pearl
#E7E7E7
Autumn green metallic
#7C805D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.

Pros
Fantastic utility
Comfortable ride
Great safety tech
Thrifty for a crossover
Good value

Cons
Sun Belters might want FWD
Manual and turbo gone
Sport trim about looks only
Dowdy styling

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Completely redesigned for 2019
More powerful 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder engine
Subaru's EyeSight system is standard on all models
Increased passenger and cargo space
2.0-liter turbocharged engine has been discontinued

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
A full complement of driver assists is standard equipment
Off-road ability with better-than-average ground clearance
Generous cargo capacity

Cons
Handling isn't as composed as it is in some competitors
CVT automatic feels less responsive than a conventional automatic
Modest tow rating limits overall utility
Only available engine is underpowered

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 2020 Subaru Outback is more refined than ever and features the same, remarkable off-road capability.

Pros
Outstanding capability
Generous 11.6-inch touchscreen
Spacious interior
29 mpg combined with base engine
Comfortable ride

Cons
Styling isn’t a huge leap
Base engine isn’t overwhelming
Small-item storage lacking

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Outback is fully redesigned for 2020.New 11.6-inch tablet-style interface for the infotainment system.Two available engines, including a 260-hp turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder,Part of the sixth Outback generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Spacious and comfortable cabin
Optional turbocharged engine makes excellent power
Loading the roof or cargo area is easier compared to most SUVs
Above-average off-road ability

Cons
Small-item cabin storage is compromised by big center touchscreen
Bumpy ride quality with turbocharged XT models
Small climate-control touchscreen buttons can be hard to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The new Outback has more powerful engines, new tech, and, of course, all-wheel drive.

Pros
Competent off-road,
spacious interior,
leading-edge tech features.

Cons
Ho-hum powertrains,
slow design evolution,
occasionally sluggish CVT.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
flat
4
Flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.40L
Torque: 
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
182hp
at 5 800rpm
260hp
at 5 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.10in
191.30in
Width: 
71.50in
73.00in
Height: 
68.10in
66.40in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.60in
61.80in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
62.80in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
108.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.20
37.70
Front Hip Room: 
54.10in
55.50in
Front Leg Room: 
43.30in
42.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.20in
58.10in
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
39.10
Rear Hip Room: 
53.60in
54.80in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
39.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.20in
57.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.90cu.ft
75.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.00cu.ft
32.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.90degrees
18.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
21.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
3531.00lbs
3937.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
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
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
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
Bucket front seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Heated

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear 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
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
576 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In
18 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
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
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

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
Tech Package 2
Standard Model
Popular Package #2
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
Body Side Molding - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Body Side Molding - Abyss Blue Pearl
Side Window Deflectors - Chrome
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Autumn Green Metallic
Trailer Hitch
Differential Under Guard - Rear
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Autumn Green Metallic
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Sport Grille - Turbo
Engine Under Guard - Aluminum
Ball Mount
Moonroof Air Deflector
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Scuff Protectors
Door Edge Guards - Abyss Blue Pearl
Rear Gate Trim - Chrome
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Door Edge Guards - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
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
Ash Tray - Silver
Wireless Charger
Woodgrain Interior Trim Kit
LED Upgrade - Dome Light
Cargo Organizer
Cargo Net
Remote Engine Starter - Push Start
Rear Seatback Protector
Sunshade
Sunshade - 2nd Row
Footwell Illumination Kit
Ash Tray Holder
Cargo Separator
All-Weather Floor Liners
Ash Tray - Black
Seat Cover - Rear

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Gray, cloth
#B1ADAA
Color: 
Java Brown Nappa, premium leather
#594832