Subaru Outback vs. Subaru Forester
Subaru Outback
Subaru Forester
At a Glance: Outback vs. Forester

Subaru SUVs are built for all kinds of journeys around Lumberton, Mount Laurel, and Medford. Two popular models are the 2023 Outback and the 2023 Forester. Which one is right for you?

Our team at Miller Subaru has created this Subaru Outback vs. Forester comparison to help you decide. Discover the similarities and differences between these Subaru SUVs. Keep reading to learn more and contact us with any questions or to schedule a test drive.



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260 HP | 182 HP
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Subaru Outback

The 2023 Subaru Outback and the 2023 Subaru Forester are ready for any adventure. That's because they each offer plenty of power, handling, and traction for all types of driving situations.

Varying Levels of Subaru BOXER® Performance

The Outback and the Forester both equip the 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® engine that produces 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. This is the only engine the Forester offers.

On the other hand, the Outback offers another more powerful engine configuration: the 2.4L turbocharged SUBARU BOXER® engine that delivers 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque.

All-Wheel Drive Comes Standard

Although the Outback is a bit more powerful, both vehicles can take on any road surface with ease. That's because they each come standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

Don't shy away from the road less traveled any longer. These Subaru SUVs are equipped to take you wherever you need to go.

Subaru Outback

When you think about relaxation, do you think of paddle boarding on a warm summer day, crunching leaves with your hiking boots on a fall walk, or snowmobiling at a cabin resort? If so, the 2023 Subaru Outback and the Forester provide ample cargo space and passenger room to bring along any gear or loved ones for the ride.

So, which model has the right interior for your family?

Inside the Subaru Outback

Let’s take a peek at the Outback first!

Subaru Outback
Headroom (front/rear) 40.1/39.1 inches
Legroom (front/rear) 42.8/39.5 inches
Shoulder Room (front/rear) 58.1/57.4 inches
Passenger Volume 109 cubic feet
Max Cargo Volume 75.6 cubic feet

This model contains ample passenger space, roomy seating appointments, and generous cargo space. How does the Forester match up? Let’s take a closer look.

Inside the Subaru Forester

Now, let’s explore the Forester’s cabin!

Subaru Forester
Headroom (front/rear) 41.2/39.6 inches
Legroom (front/rear) 43.3/39.4 inches
Shoulder Room (front/rear) 58.1/57.2 inches
Passenger Volume 111.6 cubic feet
Max Cargo Volume 74.2 cubic feet

While the Outback prioritizes cargo space, the Forester prioritizes passenger space. However, even if you bring a full house of friends in either Subaru, these SUVs provide ample wiggle room for everyone. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the open road ahead.








Subaru Outback

Whether you're driving to work or heading out on a family vacation, you'll want to stay entertained the whole way. Luckily, both Subaru models offer plenty of technologies to keep everyone on board content.

Standard Next-Gen Technology

Either Subaru includes a standard Subaru STARLINK® Multimedia infotainment system. In the Outback, this provides an available 11.6-inch touchscreen, and in the Forester, an optional 8-inch screen. With this system, you'll have access to multimedia features including:

  • Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™
  • SiriusXM®
  • Travel Link®
  • Bluetooth®
  • HD Radio®
Premium Audio Systems

You'll also get USB ports for synchronization and phone charging. That way, you can keep your phone charged on the drive or allow someone else to pair their phone to the infotainment system.

Plus, you'll hear everything clearly through the available Harman Kardon® premium audio system, featuring nine speakers in the Forester and 12 speakers in the Outback.


Which Subaru SUV Is Right for You?
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As you can see, the Subaru Outback and the Subaru Forester are two impressive automobiles. Because they both have a lot to offer, you'll need to see them up close and experience each of them firsthand to find your perfect match.

If you live near Lumberton, Mount Laurel, or Medford, test drive the 2023 Outback or the 2023 Forester—or both!—at Miller Subaru today!

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 Outback or Forester for yourself are conveniently available right here online.