Compare 2021 Subaru Forester vs 2021 Subaru Outback

2021 Subaru Forester
2021 Subaru Outback
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2021 Subaru Forester

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2021 Subaru Outback

26 city / 33 hwy*

Fuel Economy

26 city / 33 hwy*
182 HP

Horsepower

182 HP
2.5L 4 cyl

Engine

2.5L 4 cyl

Serving Duluth, GA

The 2021 Subaru Forester is a popular SUV from Subaru. It is a cousin of the 2021 Subaru Outback, which is another one of the automaker's most popular cars. Through an online test drive of the Subaru Forester at Subaru of Gwinnett, you can get behind the wheel of the Forester to see just how impressive it is inside and out. From home you can select a time to try out the Forester and tell us what trim level you would like to try. Depending on the trim you want to check out, you can get a sense for the differences in interior amenities, style, and power across the lineup. You can also ask us about scheduling an online test drive at Subaru of Gwinnett for the 2021 Subaru Outback. Both the Forester and the Outback have some notable updates in 2021, including the addition of more standard safety technology to both models. There are some changes to the features in the Forester this year as well. Some mild exterior changes are also in store for the Outback and the Forester in 2021.

Performance and Handling

Whether you are planning on driving around town most of the time, you need a reliable vehicle for commuting to work, or you plan to go on off-roading adventures, you'll be happy to know that the Subaru Forester is a capable and versatile SUV that handles it all. The Forester is powered by a strong engine that you can try out through an online test drive of the Subaru Forester. The Forester's engine is the same as the base engine in the Subaru Outback. It produces about 182 HP and just over 175 LB-FT of torque on both models. The engine also comes with an automatic smooth-shifting transmission for both the Subaru Forester and the Subaru Outback. The Forester and Outback are equipped with Subaru's sophisticated all-wheel drive as their drivetrain. They have multiple driving modes that adapt to unique and ever-changing road and climate conditions, too.

Safety and Technology

The Subaru Forester also stands out in the area of safety and technology. Starting with the base trim level, the Forester gets Subaru's own innovative and award-winning safety package called EyeSight. This package is standard on the Subaru Outback as well. With it comes a host of driver-assist aids that includes forward collision mitigation to warn you of an imminent frontal impact, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, and lane departure warning. A rigid outer frame and airbags are other standard safety technology for the Forester and the Outback. Some additional safety features come with the higher-end trims, including blind-spot monitoring and a driver monitor system that sends an alert if it senses that the driver is becoming fatigued. Other technology includes a 6.5-inch display system for the Subaru Forester at the base level, while the Subaru Outback starts off with a seven-inch display instead. A larger eight-inch display is offered on the second trim of the Subaru Forester, and you can upgrade to a nearly 12-inch screen with the Outback. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth are standard on the Forester. A WiFi hotspot comes standard beginning with the second trim level.

Style

The Subaru Forester is a leader in its class when it comes to style and exterior design. The same can be said of the Subaru Outback as well. To start, both models have 17-inch wheels. Steel wheels are standard on the Subaru Forester, but alloy wheels are standard from the second trim level up the line. Roof rails are standard on the base Forester, and raised roof rails are added with the second trim level. Heated windshield wipers are available through a package, and you can get a power-operated liftgate as well. Both the Forester and Subaru Outback have exceptional ground clearance.

Contact us for an online test drive for the 2021 Subaru Forester at Subaru of Gwinnett today.


*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.