| The Outback Vs. The Forester |
We have been asked the difference between the Outback and Forester many times. We have come up with a one stop comparison guide to see them all side by side.
Ride quality and handling in both vehicles are completely different and can be experienced first hand with a test drive of each at Tri City Subaru!
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Tale of the Tape
All Wheel Drive system Symmetrical All Wheel Drive Symmetrical All- Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Size 18.5 Gal 16.9 Gal
Fuel Economy City 23 20
Fuel Economy Highway 29 27
Front Suspension Independent Independent
Rear Suspension Independent Independent
Front Brakes Disc Disc
Rear Brakes Disc Disc
Variable Assisted Steering Standard Standard
Turning Circle , curb to curb 36.8 34.4
Wheel size 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Tire Size 215/60R16 215/65R16
Length (inches) 188.2 179.5
Width (inches) 71.7 70.1
Height 63.9 65.9
Track (front) 61 60.2
Track (rear) 61 60.2
Minimum Road Clearance 8.7 8.7
Headroom ( Front ) 40.8 41.6
Headroom ( Rear) 39.3 40.4
Legroom ( Front) 43 43.1
Legroom ( Rear) 37.8 38
Shoulder Room (Front) 56.3 56.1
Shoulder Room (Rear) 56.1 55.6
Curb Weight (pounds) 3495 3300
Cargo Volume (cubic feet) 34.3 33.5
Maximum Cargo Volume 71.3 68.3
(rear seats folded)
|2011 Outback 2.5I Premium with moon roof|| 2010 Forester 2.5i Premium w/ all weather package|
2011 Outback drivers seat
2010 Forester drivers seat
2011 Outback driver view
2010 Forester drivers view
All Outback models for 2010 are equipped as standard with Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), which combines stability and traction control capability. The all-new electronic Hill Holder System -- standard on all models -- when activated, holds the vehicle in place until the driver applies the throttle to pull away from a stop.
The 2011 Outback also comes with a electric emergency brake system.
Standard VDC electronic stability control utilizes sensors which constantly monitor wheel speeds, steering angle, brake pressure, vehicle yaw rate and lateral g-forces. If VDC detects a difference between the drive's intend path and the one the vehicle is actually taking, VDC applies braking power and/or reduces engine torque to help correct vehicle path.
2011 Outback Premium standard 16X 6.5 Alloy wheel
2010 Forester Premium standard 16X 6.5 Alloy wheel.
The 2011 Outback's moon roof is 35.5 " wide and 16.5 inches long
The 2010 Forester's moon roof is 33 " wide and 30.5 " long