2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Subaru Forester
2021 Subaru Crosstrek 2021 Subaru Forester


2.0L 4-Cyl 2.5L 4-Cyl


152 182

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/29 * 26/33 *

  Cargo Space

55.3 cu. ft. 76.1 cu. ft.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Subaru Forester

Serving Charlottesville, VA

Are you preparing to slide behind the wheel of a new crossover SUV soon? Finding a well-equipped yet rugged crossover that is an excellent fit for your lifestyle is easier to do when checking out the current Subaru line. The 2021 Crosstrek and the 2021 Forester are compact crossovers that take positions next to each other in the current Subaru lineup. The Crosstrek is the smaller and more affordable of the two models. What other differences do you need to learn about before you make your purchase from Umansky Subaru?


You will be equally impressed by both of these Subaru crossover SUVs' performance because they deliver comparable experiences behind the wheel. Throughout the full trim line for the Forester and the Crosstrek, a 2.5-liter Boxer engine is linked to a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission. This duo gives you 182 horsepower. Some of the many shared mechanical features you will find in both models include hill descent control, auto start-stop, vehicle dynamics control, X-Mode, symmetrical all-wheel drive, and Subaru Intelligent Drive, and other gear.


Visually, the Forester and the Crosstrek for 2021 are easy on the eyes. The smaller Crosstrek has strong angles and curves across the roof and hood, and it sits lower to the ground to elevate its athletic appeal. The 2021 Forester, on the other hand, has a more substantial presence on the road with reliable ground clearance and bold angles from front to rear. Thick body molding runs along the lower perimeter of both models. Also, these vehicles have all-season tires, raised roof rails, LED lighting, and more.


These Subaru models are impressively outfitted with coveted features across all trim levels. Equipment that is standard or available at various levels for both models include a power moonroof, Apple CarPlay, a sound system, leather or cloth seats, EyeSight assistive technologies, an auto climate control system, and other items.

Which Subaru will you pick out from our inventory at Umansky Subaru? Connect with one of our sales reps today to make arrangements for a test drive comparison of the Forester and the Crosstrek.

* EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary. For Crosstrek Hybrid, EPA-estimated MPG equivalent on a full battery charge. Actual mileage will vary.