2021 Subaru Outback vs 2021 Subaru Forester
2021 Subaru Outback 2021 Subaru Forester


2.5L 4-Cyl 2.5L 4-Cyl


182 182

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/33 * 26/33 *

  Max. Towing Capacity

2,700 lbs. ** 1,500 lbs. **

2021 Subaru Outback vs 2021 Subaru Forester

Serving Charlottesville, VA

Umansky Subaru is your trusted source for the latest details on our 2021 models, and we are thrilled to fill you in on all that the Outback and the Forester offers. While these are only two of the many impressive models in today’s Subaru line, they both have a long-standing history of delivering an outstanding experience behind the wheel. Are you ready to learn more about the 2021 Subaru Outback and the 2021 Forester?


You can test drive the Outback wagon and the Forester crossover SUV when you drop by Umansky Subaru soon. When you do, you may compare the two powertrains offered across these two models. All five of the 2021 Forester’s trim levels and the lower four Outback trim levels pull 182 horsepower from a 2.5-liter Boxer engine. This is connected to a Lineartronic continuously variable transmission. The other powertrain available is standard in the top Outback trim levels. This is a Boxer turbo 2.4-liter engine paired with the same Lineartronic CVT, and it produces 260 horsepower.


Because the Outback is a wagon, its roof is lower than the Forester’s. The Outback also has an extended profile with a tapered front end. The Forester’s crossover SUV body style is defined by a taller stance with substantial ground clearance. LED lighting, raised roof rails, and a hands-free liftgate are some of the many exterior features you can appreciate across both models for 2021.


Before making your final selection, you need to compare the many thoughtful and advanced features offered in the 2021 Outback and the 2021 Forester. Top trim levels share many features that you will love. Some of these are a Harman Kardon premium sound system, leather seating, EyeSight assistive safety technologies, a navigation system, a StarLink infotainment system, and several other exciting features.

At Umansky Subaru, we are ready to give you a first look at the 2021 Outback and the 2021 Forester. We will also support your test drive comparison. Our team wants you to make your vehicle selection with a high degree of confidence, so reach out to us today.

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