Compare 2019 Subaru Forester vs 2018 Subaru Forester

2019 Subaru Forester vs 2018 Subaru Forester
2019 Subaru Forester 2018 Subaru Forester

  Engine

2.5L 4-Cylinder 2.5L 4-Cylinder

  Horsepower

182 170

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/33 * 26/32 *

  Transmission

CVT CVT

2019 Subaru Forester vs 2018 Subaru Forester

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The 2019 Subaru Forester and the 2018 Subaru Forester are both capable and popular crossover SUVs. If you are wondering which Forester is perfect for you, then check out our comparison review. We will take a look at both the 2019 Subaru Forester and the 2018 Subaru Forester in both performance, appearance, and features. When you are done reading this review, take your own comparison test drive at Suburban Subaru today.

Performance

The 2019 Forester comes standard with a 2.5-Liter Subaru Boxer engine with symmetrical all-wheel drive that offers up to 182 horsepower and 176 foot-pounds of torque. The 2019 Forester has a maximum towing capacity of 1500 pounds. The 2018 Forester comes standard with a 2.5 Liter Subaru Boxer engine that offers up to 170 horsepower and 174 foot-pounds of torque with a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. Overall, the 2019 Forster has a little more horsepower and a little better fuel efficiency. However, both Forester models offer the same size 2.5-liter Boxer engine.

Appearance

The 2019 Subaru Forester is all-new. The completely redesigned Forster features a revamped front grille with LED daytime running lights and 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Around the sides of the 2019 Forester, you will find large windows that provide great visibility. Around the rear, there is a body-color, top-mounted spoiler and a large rear window. On the inside, the 2019 Forster has a generous cabin space with a completely redesigned interior. There are large infotainment system and large audio and climate control buttons and knobs. The 2018 Subaru Forester features a sporty front end with LED daytime running lights. At the sides, you will find body color door handles and roof rails. Around back, the 2018 Forester offers a body color-top-mounted spoiler. On the inside, the 2018 Forster has a large cabin space with easy to reach climate control and audio system buttons and knobs. The 2019 Forester features an all-new design inside and out. However, both the 2019 and the 2018 Forester have a sporty and rugged appearance on the exterior and the interior.

Features

The 2019 Subaru Forester offers a number of exterior standard features including symmetrical all-wheel drive, LED headlights, 17-inch steel wheels, and 225/60 R17 99H all-season tires. Interior standard features of the 2019 Forester include steering wheel mounted audio controls, dual front USB ports, automatic climate control, and a STARLINK 6.5-inch infotainment system. The 2018 Forester offers a number of standard exterior features including symmetrical all-wheel drive, LED Daytime running lights, 17-inch steel wheels, and 225/60 R17 98H all-season tires. On the interior, you will find power windows, steering-wheel audio controls, manual air conditioning system, and a STARLINK 6.2-inch infotainment screen. Both the 2019 and the 2018 Forester have similar exterior standard features. The 2019 Forester offers a more upgrade climate control and infotainment system as standard.

You are invited to test drive both the Subaru Forester at Suburban Subaru. Our friendly sales team will do everything it takes to offer you a one-of-a-kind test drive and buying experience. Do not wait. Our inventory of Subaru Foresters will not last.

* EPA fuel economy estimates. Actual mileage will vary with driving conditions and your vehicle’s condition.

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