2020 Subaru Forester


2020 Subaru Outback*

2020 Subaru Forester vs. 2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Subaru Outback


2020 Subaru Forester
$26,645 MSRP

Starting Price

$24,495 MSRP
2,700 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds
Standard on base trim


Available on higher trims
Standard on base trim

Hill Descent Control

Available on higher trims
32.5-75.7 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

35.4-76.1 cubic feet
109 cubic feet

Maximum Passenger Volume

111.9 cubic feet

2020 Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback

When you check out Serra Traverse City’s Subaru Showroom, you’ll see all the latest features that make Subaru great. Unfortunately, this probably doesn’t make it any easier for Bellaire drivers to choose between the 2020 Subaru Forester and Subaru Outback. Both of these small SUVs offer features unique to Subaru. Take a closer look with Serra Traverse City to find out which model will work best for you!

Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback: Performance &Capabilities

When you pit the Subaru Forester against the Subaru Outback, you have two SUVs that aren’t just capable but are also well-appointed with Subaru driving technology. The main difference you’ll notice is that technologies are more likely to come standard on the 2020 Subaru Outback, and the Subaru Forester is slightly less capable but more affordable.

2020 Outback — MSRP starting at $26,645 MSRP

  • Delivers up to 2,700 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • Standard X-MODE feature adjusts engine output, all-wheel drive engagement, and transmission ratio to maximize traction.
  • Standard Hill Descent Control (HDC) increases control by helping your vehicle maintain speed when going downhill.

Subaru Forester – MSRP starting at $24,495 MSRP

  • Delivers up to 1,500 pounds maximum towing capacity
  • Standard with Limited-Slip Differential for better off-roading
  • Available X-MODE and Hill Descent Control (HDC) in higher trim levels.

Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback: Interior Space

While the Subaru Outback is more capable, it has slightly less space for passengers. When you look inside you might not even notice the difference in space between the Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback, since they’re not terribly different. Likewise, the Forester also has more cargo room for getting gear from Kalkaska to Lake City. While the Forester is a little more spacious, the Outback offers more amenities.

2020 Subaru Outback 

  • Maximum passenger volume of 109.0 cubic feet
  • Maximum cargo space of 75.7 cubic feet with 32.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats
  • Standard STARLINK® Dual 7.0-inch Multimedia system
  • 8 cup and bottle holders

2020 Subaru Forester 

  • Maximum passenger volume of 111.9 cubic feet
  • Maximum cargo space of 76.1 cubic feet, 35.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats
  • Standard STARLINK® Dual 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus system
  • 4 cup holders

Select Your Subaru at Serra Traverse City

Traverse City shoppers might have a hard time choosing a winner in the contest between the 2020 Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback. Come see them in person at Serra Traverse City, where our staff is here to answer your questions and help you choose the right Subaru for you.

Disclaimer: *2019 Model Shown

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