Subaru manufactures so many awesome vehicles that Waunakee shoppers could have a tough time determining which one to purchase. Its two best selling models, the Forester and the Outback, both provide roomy cargo space and all-terrain SUV toughness for discerning Watertown, WI shoppers. Below is a quick comparison to help you decide which sports utility vehicle is right for you.

Sizing Up the Forester and the Outlander

Both the compact crossover Forester and the midsize crossover Outback offer ground clearance of 8.7 inches. Otherwise, their exterior dimensions differ with the Outback measuring 1.5 inches wider and 9.2 inches longer. The Forester weighs less than the Outback at 3,449 pounds over the Forester’s 3,634 pounds.

Performance Numbers

On the base models, both the Forester and Outback offer a 2.5-liter flat-four that generates 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. With the Outback, you can choose a 2.4-liter turbocharged engine in some trim levels that achieve a 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque.

Fuel Efficiency

Both vehicles earn an EPA-estimated 26 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway. They also both come standard with all-wheel drive and the ability to go off-road. The only difference is the turbocharged Outback option which drops the fuel economy to an EPA-estimated 23 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway.

Interior Features and Amenities

While you can get a touchscreen on each vehicle, the Forester screens max out at eight inches while the Outback goes up to 11.6 inches. You can get either model with leather-trimmed upholstery, but on the Outback you can get it with Nappa leather.

It's Win-Win at Don Miller Subaru East in Madison, WI

In a nutshell, they are both great cars, but you must decide for yourself which best suits your needs. Come in to visit us at Don Miller Subaru East, serving the Sun Prairie area and test drive your choice of Subaru today.

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