2022 Subaru Outback

vs. 

2022 Subaru Forester

$26,945 MSRP*

Starting Price

$25,195 MSRP*

3,500 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

Standard on base trim

X-MODE

Available on higher trim

Standard on base trim

Hill Descent Control (HDC)

Available on higher trim

32.5-75.7 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

31.1-76.1 cubic feet

109.0 cubic feet

Maximum Passenger Volume

111.9 cubic feet




If you're considering a Subaru crossover SUV in Tampa, you'll need to review the differences between the 2022 Subaru Outback and the Subaru Forester. Both the new Subaru Outback and new Forester feature similar prices, sizes, and specs, but they do have their differences. For help with deciding between the Subaru Forester and Outback, read our 2022 Subaru Outback vs. Forester comparison. We'll answer frequently-asked questions like, "Which is bigger: the Subaru Outback or Forester?" Then, once you're done reading, fill out a pre-approval and contact Subaru South Tampa to book your test drive in Town N' Country, FL. 

2022 Subaru Forester vs. Outback: Performance

Regardless of whether Wesley Chapel drivers choose the 2022 Subaru Outback or Forester, they'll enjoy robust performance from a standard 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine. Paired with Lineartronic® CVT, and Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, you can expect razor sharp handling and smooth shifting from both. While they share an engine, there are some performance differences between the 2022 Subaru Outback and the 2022 Subaru Forester. Let's take a look: 

2022 Subaru Outback Performance

  • Enjoy a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds with the 2022 Outback.
  • X-MODE is standard and allows you to adjust transmission ratio, AWD engagement, and torque output to fine-tune handling as needed. 
  • Hill Descent Control comes standard and gently implements brakes to optimize traction when descending hills.

2022 Subaru Forester Performance

  • The 2022 Forester offers a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds
  • Limited-slip differential comes standard for better off-roading.
  • X-MODE and Hill Descent Control (HDC) are optional upgrades rather than standard. 

2022 Subaru Forester vs. Outback: Price & Dimensions

Whether you choose the 2022 Subaru Outback or Forester, rest assured that you'll enjoy plenty of standard advanced technologies on even the base trims. Highlights include EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, automatic climate control, and SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia. But which is bigger: the 2022 Subaru Outback or Forester? And which costs more? 

2022 Subaru Outback - MSRP starting at $26,945 MSRP*

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

2022 Subaru Forester - MSRP starting at $25,195 MSRP*

  • 4 cup holders
  • Maximum passenger volume of 111.9 cubic feet
  • Maximum cargo space of 76.1 cubic feet, 31.1 cubic feet behind the rear seats
  • Standard STARLINK® Dual 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus system

Explore Both New Subaru SUVs at Subaru South Tampa

As you can see, when comparing the 2022 Subaru Outback vs. Forester in terms of price, the Outback is marginally more expensive, but it also snags you better performance features. Meanwhile, when it comes to the difference between the 2022 Subaru Outback and Forester dimensions, the Forester is ever so slightly larger than the Outback.

Still unsure of whether to choose the 2022 Subaru Outback or Forester? Then, call Subaru South Tampa to test drive them both in Town N' Country, FL. Our phone number is 866-941-2206. While you're here, be sure to explore our Subaru research guides for more informative reads! 

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.

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