The Forester has Subaru Lineartronic CVT and has since model year 2014, which the Outback has had since 2010. Beginning with the 2010 model year, the 4-cylinder Outback uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT) which has no gears.
Forester won Motor Trend's "Sport Utility of the Year" award in 2009 and 2014; Outback won in 2010 with the previous generation. Forester and Outback offer the utility and all-weather prowess of a sport utility vehicle with the lower cost, higher fuel economy, better ride, and superior outward visibility of a car.
Perhaps no two models have meant as much to Subaru's market presence in North America than the Forester and the Outback. Each of their arrivals -- the Legacy-based Outback in 1994 and the Impreza-derived Forester in 1997 -- helped to introduce the crossover segment, and to develop it into the juggernaut it is today.
The Subaru Forester is slightly shorter than the Subaru Outback, which may make it easier to park. Drivetrain With similar torque, the Subaru Forester and the Subaru Outback are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.
The 2017 Subaru Forester and Outback are number one and two in sales in the Japanese automaker’s lineup. Which belongs in your garage?
We're not comparing apples to oranges here. Comparing the Subaru Outback and Subaru Forester is like comparing two varieties of an All Wheel Drive apple--many ...