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Both the Subaru Forester and Outback have become extremely popular vehicles since their inception and in many ways they might even seem as if they were both cut from the same mold. However, upon closer examination, both of these amazing vehicles offer a number of unique features intended to allow drivers to choose the perfect vehicle to fit their needs, budget, and style. Since both of these great Subaru vehicles offer incredible reliability and quality, the hardest part of buying a used Subaru is deciding which one to drive home.
2015 Subaru Forester Specs
2015 Subaru Outback Specs
How does Performance Compare?
Both the 2016 Subaru Forester and Outback come equipped with similar engine choices under the hood. This lets you choose the engine for your next used or certified pre-owned Subaru based on your needs and your desire for overall performance and fuel efficiency. The standard Forester comes equipped with a 2.5 liter DOHC Boxer engine that pumps out 170 horsepower. On the other hand the Outback has the same base engine, but it manages an extra 5 horsepower.
For those drivers who simply want a little more get up and go in their vehicle, you can upgrade to a 2.0 liter turbocharged inline four cylinder engine. In the Forester this little powerhouse manages an impressive 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. If you add it to your 2016 Outback, you can expect 256 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque. Both of these engines offer superior performance and the kind of fuel economy Subaru has long been known for.
How do Interior Features Match Up?
Both the 2016 Subaru Forester and Outback offer plenty of interior space in both front and rear seats. The Forester offers you a total of 103.3 cubic feet of passenger space combined with 68.5 cubic feet of cargo space. Those who purchase the Outback will find it offers a little more room at 108.1 cubic feet of passenger space and 73.3 cubic feet for your cargo. One key difference here is that while the Forester has been designed to be more like a wagon for the family, the Outback is more of a utility type of vehicle.
What Features and Options are Available?
When it comes to options, both vehicles have a lot to offer. The Forester offers a total of six different trim levels in comparison to only four for the Outback. The Forester features the Lineartronic CVT (Constantly Variable Transmission) at all trim levels for smooth as silk performance. You can also upgrade to the alloy wheel package which comes with a set of 17 inch custom alloy rims. When ordering the 2.5i Premium model with the All-Weather package, you get heated front seats, heated mirrors, and windshield wiper deicers.
For those who prefer the more rugged Outback you get a power sliding moon roof and an auto dimming rearview mirror. Along with this your Forester and Outback will be equipped with Subaru's HomeLink® system. This is a 7 inch touchscreen and the Subaru STARLINK® multimedia navigation system designed to keep you informed and entertained on the road. You can of course upgrade the system in the Outback with a set of top quality premium Harmon Kardon speakers.
Which Model is Best For You?
If you are planning to use your used Subaru to tow a boat or a trailer, you might want to consider the Outback since it has a larger towing capacity. The Outback can haul up to 2,700 pounds in comparison to the Forester which is only rated for up to 1,500 pounds. For those who are looking for a sportier vehicle with more options and features, the Forester would be your best choice.
Of course the best way to decide whether the 2016 Subaru Forester or Outback will be the best choice for your needs is to take both of them out for a test drive. Come on in to Proctor Subaru and browse our extensive inventory of these amazing vehicles, then drive home in a used 2015 Subaru today!
**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.
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