2018 Subaru Crosstrek vs. Forester
There are more options than ever in the crossover SUV segment, but Subaru continues to hold an elite spot with capable, off-road-ready models like the 2018 Subaru Forester and 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. In addition to standard all-wheel drive and seating for five, both come with a 6.2-inch Subaru STARLINK infotainment touchscreen, smartphone integration, and Bluetooth connectivity. They’ll likely appeal to different driving needs, though, so we’ve provided a Subaru Crosstrek vs. Forester comparison below to help you decide!
Subaru Forester vs. Crosstrek: Performance
Here’s a quick breakdown of the Forester vs. Crosstrek performance:
- Subaru Forester: The base engine on the Forester is a 2.5L 4-cylinder that generates 170 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque, while earning an EPA-estimated 32 mpg highway and 26 mpg city with the CVT. If you want more power, you can upgrade to a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that generates 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.
- Subaru Crosstrek: The Crosstrek, on the other hand, features a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that generates 152 hp, 145 lb-ft of torque, and earns an EPA-estimated 33 mpg highway and 27 mpg city with the CVT.
Both models come with symmetrical all-wheel drive and nearly 9 inches of ground clearance for real-world off-road performance.
Subaru Forester vs. Crosstrek: Design
Both of these vehicles can seat up to five passengers, but their interior dimensions differ:
- Subaru Forester: The Forester interior is designed like a typical crossover SUV, giving you a total passenger volume of 108.3 cubic feet, standard cargo area of 34.4 cubic feet, and a max cargo volume of 74.7 cubic feet.
- Subaru Crosstrek: The Crosstrek, on the other hand, is a crossover with wagon and hatchback appeal, giving you the interior space of a crossover in a smaller package. It’s more agile than the Forester, but it has a total passenger volume of 100.9 cubic feet, a standard cargo area of 20.8 cubic feet, and a max cargo area of 55.3 cubic feet.
Check Out Both Subaru Crossovers at Klamath Falls Subaru!
Made up your mind? You can finance one of these Subaru crossover SUVs right now at Klamath Falls Subaru. We’re just a short distance from Oretech and Altamont. Contact us with any questions about the critically acclaimed Forester or Crosstrek, or schedule a test drive online!