Comparison - Subaru WRX Limited 2020 - vs - Subaru Forester Limited 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
32,095
Updated: 
26 Aug 2019
$
31,095
Updated: 
26 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
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: 
15.90gals
16.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
WR Blue Pearl
#0062B4
Crystal Black Silica
#0D0D0B
Ice Silver Metallic
#DEDEDE
Lapis Blue Pearl
#284586
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#4E4D52
Pure Red
#A51528
Crystal White Pearl
#D3D4D8
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#AAAAAA
Crystal white pearl
#FEFEFE
Dark blue pearl
#1A2539
Crystal black silica
#000000
Dark gray metallic
#7D7D7D

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Subaru WRX comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual, continuously variable-speed automatic.Redesigned front bumper for WRX STI.Keyless access and push-button start now standard on WRX STI.WRX adds welcome lighting.

Pros
Both the WRX and WRX STI offer swift and near best-in-class acceleration
Superb handling and steering response on twisty roads
Full-time all-wheel drive enhances traction and performance
Offers several premium safety options

Cons
Excessive wind and road noise
Interior quality lags that of competitors
STI's high-performance suspension makes for a rough ride

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 WRX continues to display the same hooligan-in-training personality that put it on the map, but Subaru has stirred in a few additional upgrades to keep things interesting. The Performance package brings Brembo brakes with red calipers (four-piston in front, two-piston in rear), a sunroof delete to save weight, and Recaro performance front seats. The driver's seat features eight-way power adjustability because even delinquents need to be comfortable now and then.

Pros
All-wheel drive, manual transmission, engaging personality.

Cons
Noisy cabin, low-brow interior, stiff-legged ride.

By: 
caranddriver.com

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

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
flat
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.50L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
268hp
at 5 600rpm
182hp
at 5 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Electric Power Steering

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
180.90in
182.10in
Width: 
70.70in
71.50in
Height: 
58.10in
68.10in
Ground Clearance: 
4.90in
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.60in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
Wheel Base: 
104.30in
105.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.20
40.20
Front Hip Room: 
52.10in
54.10in
Front Leg Room: 
43.30in
43.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.60in
58.20in
Rear Head Room: 
37.10
37.70
Rear Hip Room: 
53.10in
53.60in
Rear leg room: 
35.40in
39.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.20in
57.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.00cu.ft
33.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3371.00lbs
3542.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
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
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

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
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

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
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.5 In.
18 X 7.0 In
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

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: 
Ventilated Front Disc
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear 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
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
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

Options

Packages: 
Popular Package #1
Navigation System + Audio W/Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers + Blind Spot Detection W/Rear Cross Traffic Alert
WRX Short Throw Shifter Package
WRX Sport Package
Standard Model
Popular Package #3
Popular Package #2
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
Exterior Options: 
Aero Rear Splash Guards - Pure Red
Aero Rear Splash Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Body Side Molding - Pure Red
Body Side Molding - Lapis Blue Pearl
Aero Rear Splash Guards - Lapis Blue Pearl
Aero Rear Splash Guards - Crystal White Pearl
STI Carbon Fiber Trunk Trim
Thule Crossbar Set
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - WR Blue Pearl
Aero Rear Splash Guards - WR Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Rear Bumper Applique
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Aero Rear Splash Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Lapis Blue Pearl
Vortex Generator
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Pure Red
Wheel Locks - Alloy Wheels
Aero Rear Splash Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Body Side Molding - WR Blue Pearl
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
Interior Options: 
All Weather Floor Liners
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Cargo Net
Center Armrest Extension - Black
Footwell Illumination Kit Blue
STI Short Throw Shifter (WRX)
Sunshade
Cargo Tray
Auto Dimming Mirror W/Compass
LED Map And Dome Light Upgrade
Kicker Tweeter Kit
Footwell Illumination Kit Red
STI Shift Knob
Kicker Speaker Upgrade
Side Sill Plates
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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Carbon Black, leather
#000000
Color: 
Gray, cloth
#B1ADAA