2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs Subaru Forester Comparison Research in Redwood City, CA

Subaru SUVs are excellent no matter where you live--but they're particularly well suited to life in Northern California. They're compact and efficient enough to handle San Francisco driving and capable and versatile enough to tackle all kinds of off-road adventures. Of course, this means that choosing the right SUV is tricky, particularly with choices like the 2019 Subaru Forester and the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. At Carlsen Subaru, we want to make sure you're completely happy with the Subaru SUV that best fits your needs. That's why we've put together this article comparing the two. When you've finished reading, head to the dealership to take them both for a test drive.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs Subaru Forester Exterior

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2019 Subaru Forester: Dimensions

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek is a compact crossover SUV, and the 2019 Subaru Forester is a small SUV. Though the Subaru Forester isn't big and bulky, the Subaru Crosstrek has a smaller footprint that makes it impressively capable of handling tight alleyways, narrow parking spots, and San Francisco traffic. This means that the 2019 Subaru Forester does have more interior volume: 111.9 cubic feet of standard passenger volume and a 35.4-cubic-foot cargo space. Though the Subaru Crosstrek has less interior volume, it's still remarkably spacious for its size, with 100.9 cubic feet of passenger volume and a 20.8-cubic-foot cargo area.

Additionally, the Subaru Crosstrek comes standard with roof rails that are great for carrying extra cargo. Roof rails are standard on most Subaru Forester models. However, the entry-level Subaru Forester only offers roof rails as an available upgrade.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2019 Subaru Forester: Safety

Your safety is a top priority for Subaru. Just take a look at Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology to see the evidence: its combination of Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision Braking, Lane Keep Assist, and Lane Departure and Sway Warning has been found to reduce rear-end collisions with injuries by up to 85%! EyeSight® is standard on every 2019 Subaru Forester, and available on the Subaru Crosstrek. In addition, the Subaru Forester offers the all-new DriverFocus&Trade; Distraction Mitigation System as an available upgrade. This system keeps track of your driving and alerts you if you seem to be drowsy or distracted, so that you can do what you need to do in order to drive safely.

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2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2019 Subaru Forester: Performance

These two SUVs share many similarities when it comes to performance. They're both powered by SUBARU BOXER® engines that put out plenty of power while still getting great gas mileage. They also both come with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for exceptional traction and off-road fun.

Speaking of off-road fun, these SUVs also offer powerful features like X-MODE® and Hill Descent Control for even more versatility. These features are available upgrades on the entry-level Subaru Crosstrek and the Crosstrek 2.0i Premium trim levels, and standard on the Crosstrek 2.0i Limited. They're not an option on the entry-level Subaru Forester, but they come standard on every other Forester trim level.

What's more, the Subaru Crosstrek has a limited-availability Hybrid trim level that has incredible efficiency.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs Subaru Forester Features

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2019 Subaru Forester: Value

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2019 Subaru Forester are also similarly priced, with the Forester starting a little under $2,500 more than the Crosstrek. Those who prefer a smaller footprint and car-like design will love the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. If more interior space and a more SUV-like style are what you want, the Subaru Forester is a great choice that's well worth the money.

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Carlsen Subaru in Redwood City Is Your Bay Area Source for All Things Subaru

Subaru is a well loved brand, and for good reason: 97% of Subaru models purchased in the last 10 years are still on the road, so driving a Subaru means you'll have years of enjoyment. When you're looking to invest in a new car, choose the one that'll be with you for years and miles to come.

Proudly serving San Francisco and Fremont, Carlsen Subaru is a 2018 recipient of the Subaru Love Promise Customer Commitment Award! It shows our commitment to giving back to the community. We look forward to helping you with all your Subaru needs at Carlsen Subaru, located at 480 Veterans Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063.