What’s the Difference Between the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and 2019 Subaru Forester?

2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2019 Subaru Forester

Subaru's lineup of versatile SUVs is a great place to begin the search for your next vehicle. Two models that immediately stand out are the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek and 2019 Subaru Forester.If you're looking for more information about these family-friendly SUVs, the Napleton's Arlington Heights Subaru team has you covered! For your convenience, we've highlighted the similarities and differences in our 2019 Crosstrek vs. 2019 Forester comparison guide. To contact our Arlington Heights, IL dealership, use our online form or call (888) 459-1771 .

Price Comparison

Regardless of your budget, you'll be able to find the capable SUV you need. The 2019 Crosstrek varies from a starting price of $21,895 MSRP to up to $34,995 MSRP for higher trims. On the other hand, the 2019 Forester ranges from $24,295 MSRP to $34,295 MSRP. To learn more about the different models, check out our Crosstrek trims and Forester trims pages.

Performance Specs & Towing Capacity Comparison

Both of these Subaru SUVs are built for the road ahead, and that starts under the hood. Whether you prioritize power, efficiency, or a mix of the two, you'll find the engine configuration that matches your lifestyle.

Engine

Performance Specs

2.0L Boxer® 4-cylinder

(Crosstrek 2.0i, 2.0i Premium, 2.0i Limited)

  • 152 HP
  • 145 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 27 city / 33 hwy MPG
  • Up to 1,500 lbs. towing capacity

2.0L Boxer® 4-cylinder & AC Motor

(Crosstrek Hybrid)

  • 148 combined HP
  • 149 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 90 combined MPGe
  • Up to 1,000 lbs. towing capacity

2.5L Boxer® 4-cylinder

(All Forester Trims)

  • 182 HP
  • 176 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 26 city / 33 hwy MPG
  • Up to 1,500 lbs. towing capacity

Size & Cargo Space Comparison

Your preference between the Crosstrek and Forester may depend on how much space your family requires. Both seat five passengers comfortably inside their spacious interiors and afford nearly identical head, leg, and shoulder room. The 2019 Crosstrek features 51.9 cu.-ft. of cargo volume, while the larger 2019 Forester allows for up to 70.9 cu.-ft. of cargo room.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Cargo

2019 Crosstrek

2019 Subaru Forester Cargo

2019 Forester

Safety & Technology Features Comparison

You'll find the amenities and appointments that modern drivers demand inside either SUV. Both boast advanced safety systems like adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, and lane keep assist thanks to Subaru's EyeSight® Driver Assist technology package. Additionally, upgrades like heated front seats and steering responsive headlights can be found in either vehicle. However, you'll notice several differences between the Crosstrek and Forester's tech offerings. We've listed some of the most notable below:

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Technology

2019 Crosstrek

2019 Subaru Forester Technology

2019 Forester

  • While both SUVs are available with leather-trimmed seating and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, the Crosstrek accents those appointments with accent color stitching.
  • The 2019 Forester can be equipped with heated rear seats and a power liftgate, while the 2019 Crosstrek cannot.
  • While higher 2019 Forester trim levels feature a panoramic power moonroof, the Crosstrek is only available with the more traditional power tilt/slide moonroof.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek & 2019 Subaru Forester for Sale in Arlington Heights, IL

Are you more drawn towards the compact 2019 Subaru Crosstrek or the redesigned 2019 Subaru Forester? No matter which SUV has grabbed your attention, Napleton's Arlington Heights Subaru can help you drive it home! Browse our Crosstrek and Forester inventories, and then schedule a test drive at our dealership in Arlington Heights, IL. You can also pair your favorite model with a budget-friendly lease or finance deal on our incentives page . If you have any questions, please call (888) 459-1771 .

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