2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Subaru Forester
2021 Subaru Crosstrek 2021 Subaru Forester


2.0L 4-Cyl 2.5L 4-Cyl


152 182

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/29 * 26/33 *

  Cargo Space

55.3 cu. ft. 76.1 cu. ft.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Subaru Forester

Serving Troy, MI

The Subaru line has a decades-long history of balancing quality, functionality, and innovation, so it is easy to narrow your vehicle search to the 2021 Subaru models. The Crosstrek and the Forester are close cousins in the current Subaru line, and there is only a modest difference in their base prices. Which of these exciting possibilities will live up to all of your expectations and needs?


The Crosstrek is a subcompact crossover with two powertrains available across four trims in the 2021 model year. The first option is a Boxer 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that is capable of delivering 152 horsepower. You can also opt for a Boxer 2.5-liter variation in the two trim levels that creates 182 horsepower. The Subaru Forester for 2021 receives comparable power from the 2.5-liter Boxer engine throughout its five trim levels. Both Subaru models benefit from the symmetrical all-wheel drive as standard equipment.


The Crosstrek is smaller than the Forester across its length, width, and height. Both of these lovely models have a sporty profile with a similar grille design, lower-body molding, and LED lighting in select trim levels. They also are available with standard or optional roof rails, heated side mirrors, a spoiler, and a moonroof.


The differences in exterior dimensions impact the spaciousness of the cabins. For both the Crosstrek and the Forester, you can appreciate seating for five adults with the functionality of a folding rear row and a powered liftgate. Auto climate control, a Harman Kardon sound system, a navigation system, an 8-inch screen for the StarLink system, leather seats, and many other features are found in various trims throughout the Crosstrek and the Forester.

With many unique possibilities available for you to admire at Suburban Subaru today, you should make arrangements to appreciate their capabilities and differences in person. Contact our team now to book your visit to Suburban Subaru.

* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary. For Crosstrek Hybrid, EPA-estimated MPG equivalent on a full battery charge. Actual mileage will vary.