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Ashburn, VA

How They Compare

Your quest for a crossover with standard all-wheel drive has led you to Subaru, which means it has served you well. Both the Forester and Outback are highly rated in their respective classes, equally capable as commuters or weekend warriors. We find the Forester is more by-the-book — a conventional small SUV with more cargo space and off-road ability than rivals. The Outback is less bound by traditional constraints. Its wagon-style shape adds an extra cool factor, and there’s an optional turbocharged engine. The Forester is more refined. The Outback is more rugged. Choose your fighter.

2022 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
2022 Subaru Outback 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
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Pricing

Pricing

Starting MSRP
$25,895
$27,645
Average Price Paid
$26,853
$28,016
Invoice
$24,387
$25,968
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Edmunds Rating

Edmunds Rating

Overall Rating
7.9 /10
7.6 /10
Review summary
driving7.0
comfort8.0
interior8.5
technology8.5
utility7.5
mpg7.0
value7.5
wildcard8.0
driving7.5
comfort8.0
interior8.0
technology6.5
utility7.5
mpg7.0
value7.5
wildcard8.5
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Consumer Rating

Consumer Rating

Overall consumer rating
4.4 / 5 stars
3.7 / 5 stars
Detailed consumer rating
  • 5 stars: 11 out of 15
  • 4 stars: 1 out of 15
  • 3 stars: 2 out of 15
  • 2 stars: 0 out of 15
  • 1 star: 1 out of 15
  • 5 stars: 31 out of 58
  • 4 stars: 7 out of 58
  • 3 stars: 3 out of 58
  • 2 stars: 6 out of 58
  • 1 star: 11 out of 58
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Warranty

Warranty

Basic
3 yr./ 36,000 mi.
3 yr./ 36,000 mi.
Drivetrain
5 yr./ 60,000 mi.
5 yr./ 60,000 mi.
Roadside Assistance
3 yr./ 36,000 mi.
3 yr./ 36,000 mi.
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Features

Features

Bluetooth
standard
standard
Navigation
Satellite radio
standard
standard
Keyless Ignition
Cruise control
standard
standard
Adaptive cruise control
standard
standard
Parking assistance
Not available
Upholstery
cloth
cloth
Heated seats
Cooled/Ventilated seats
Not available
Folding rear seats
standard
standard
Sunroof
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Specifications

Specifications

Engine power
182 hp @ 5,800 rpm
182 hp @ 5,800 rpm
Engine torque
176 ft-lbs. @ 4,400 rpm
176 ft-lbs. @ 4,400 rpm
Engine displacement
2.5 l
2.5 l
Engine configuration
flat 4
flat 4
Drivetrain
all wheel drive
all wheel drive
Transmission
continuously variable-speed automatic
continuously variable-speed automatic
Tire size
225/60R17
225/65R17
Wheel size
17 X 7.0-in
17 X 7.0-in
Wheel type
steel wheels
painted alloy wheels
Run flat tires
Not available
Not available
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Fuel economy

Fuel economy

City/Hwy/Combined
26 / 33 / 29 MPG
26 / 33 / 29 MPG
City/Hwy/Combined MPGe
-
-
Fuel Capacity
16.6 gal.
18.5 gal.
Range (city/hwy)
432 / 548 miles
481 / 611 miles
Fuel Type
regular unleaded
regular unleaded
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Dimensions

Dimensions

Curb weight
3,454 lb.
3,637 lb.
Ground Clearance
8.7 in.
8.7 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors
80.9 in.
82.0 in.
Overall Width without Mirrors
71.5 in.
73.0 in.
Height
67.5 in.
66.1 in.
Length
182.7 in.
191.3 in.
Wheelbase
105.1 in.
108.1 in.
Seating Capacity
5
5
Cargo Space
28.9 cu. ft.
32.5 cu. ft.
Front Head Room
41.2 in.
40.1 in.
Front Leg Room
43.3 in.
42.8 in.
Front Shoulder Room
58.1 in.
58.1 in.
Rear Head Room
39.6 in.
39.1 in.
Rear Leg Room
39.4 in.
39.5 in.
Rear Shoulder Room
57.2 in.
57.4 in.
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5-Year Ownership Costs

5-Year Ownership Costs

True Cost to Own®
$31,510
$30,106
Average Cost Per Mile
$0.42
$0.4
Depreciation
$7,689
$6,029
Financing
$2,650
$2,724
Fuel
$9,634
$9,634
Insurance
$3,754
$3,728
Maintenance
$5,462
$5,637
Repairs
$910
$910
Tax Credit
$0
$0
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Colors

Colors

Interior
Gray, cloth
Slate Black, cloth
Exterior
Magnetite Gray Metallic
Horizon Blue Pearl
Crystal White Pearl
Cascade Green Silica
Brilliant Bronze Metallic
Crystal Black Silica
Ice Silver Metallic
Magnetite Gray Metallic
Abyss Blue Pearl
Crystal White Pearl