Advantages of the Subaru Outback and Forester

Should You Choose the New 2017 Subaru Forester or 2017 Subaru Outback?

Two new Subaru models to choose from, and two different sets of capabilities, features and pricing. Which do you want to drive at our Boone, NC Subaru dealership serving Lenoir, Banner Elk, West Jefferson, Wilkesboro and Elizabethton, the 2017 Forester or the 2017 Outback? To give you a jumpstart on your car-shopping research, we're exploring the advantages and benefits of both of these great new Subaru vehicles.

Pricing and Affordability

When it comes to starting prices, the 2017 Subaru Forester is more affordable than the 2017 Subaru Outback, so if budget is a huge priority, the former may be the preferred choice.

Interior Space

Both the Forester and Outback are versatile and sensible family vehicles, so interior space for passengers and cargo is important. The Forester gives you slightly more space inside for both passenger seating and for cargo, though the Outback is close behind, and both Subaru models offer plenty of room for whatever you're bringing with you.

Options and Features

Both of these new Subaru models offer basically identical tech packages. You'll find the trim level that comes with the connectivity, safety, navigation and entertainment features you want in either the new Forester or the new Outback.

Engine and MPG

Both the new Forester and new Outback produce virtually the same fuel efficiency, with the Forester giving you a slight edge in terms of city MPG. The Outback offers you a slightly better performance, with 175 horsepower to the Forester's 170. Both models come standard with AWD.

So what's our conclusion? Easy. Both the new Forester and the new Outback offer you the kind of family-friendly qualities you're looking for. The Outback, as its name might suggest, may be better suited for outdoors adventures, while the Forester is perfect for in-town family driving. Find the kind of AWD vehicle that works best for you here at Modern Subaru of Boone today.

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