Which Subaru SUv is Right For Me?

Compare & Contrast Subaru SUVs at Village Subaru

Compare Subaru SUVs at Village Subaru in Acton, near Boston, MA

With their spacious accommodations, versatile cargo capacities, and abundant advanced amenities, Subaru SUVs are some of the most well-rounded and compelling nameplates in their respective classes. But what elevates Subaru above the competition for Massachusetts drivers is the brand's proven reputation of safety and all-season capability. And with four adventurous and well-equipped models to choose from, Subaru offers SUVs for a variety of automotive needs, tastes, and lifestyles. But which one is right for you? To help you in your search, here's a quick overview of their similarities and differences.

Subaru SUV Standard Features

While each Subaru SUV offers a unique experience suitable to different driver needs, they also share several desirable attributes. For example, all Subaru SUVs come standard with 8.7 inches of ground clearance, Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. Additionally, all models with a Lineartronic® continuously variable transmission come standard with EyeSight® driver-assistance technologies aids like Pre-Collision Braking, Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keep Assist.

Crosstrek

Subaru Crosstrek

  • Starting MSRP: $23,295
  • Seating: 5
  • L x W x H (inches): 176.5 x 71 x 63.6
  • Headroom Front/Rear: 39.8 / 38 in.
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 43.1 / 36.5 in.
  • Cargo Capacity: 20.8 - 55.3  cubic feet

While it may be the smallest model in automaker's SUV lineup, the Subaru Crosstrek delivers big on capability and accommodations. Despite its subcompact crossover designation, the Crosstrek is surprisingly roomy seating, with plenty of space to spare for your luggage or groceries, and even more with the rear seats folded. It's a great option for Natick drivers seeking something versatile with minimal space requirements.

The Subaru Crosstrek offers two engine options. The base 2.0-liter BOXER® engine (152 horsepower, 145 pound-feet of torque) pairs with a 6-speed manual or a Lineartronic® CVT. And an available 2.5-liter engine (182 hp, 176 lb-ft) comes standard with a CVT.

Forester

Subaru Forester

  • Starting MSRP: $26,000
  • Seating: 5
  • L x W x H (inches): 182.1 x 71.5 x 68.1
  • Headroom Front/Rear: 41.2 / 39.6 in.
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 43.3 / 39.4 in.
  • Max Cargo Capacity: 28.9 - 69.2 cubic feet (31.1 - 74.3 for base models)

Next on the list is the Subaru Forester. As a larger compact crossover, Forester is ideal for Belmont drivers seeking more legroom and cargo space while maintaining city-friendly maneuverability. In addition to increased dimensions, the Forester also adds equipment to the standard features list, including steering-adaptive LED headlights and automatic high beams.

The Subaru Forester is powered by a 2.5 BOXER® engine (182 hp, 176 lb-ft) paired with a standard CVT. And all trim levels except the base model include Subaru's X-MODE advanced traction and hill-descent control.

Outback

Subaru Outback

  • Starting MSRP: $28,070
  • Seating: 5
  • L x W x H (inches): 191.3 x 73 x 66.4
  • Headroom Front/Rear: 40.1 / 39.1 in.
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 42.8 / 39.5 in.
  • Max Cargo Capacity: 32.5 - 75.7 cubic feet

The Subaru Outback is well known for being a key element in Subaru's transition into the adventurous automaker we know today. And the World's First Sport Utility Wagon keeps getting, offering expansive accommodations, lots of features, and, of course, plenty of rugged capability. The Subaru Outback comes standard with X-MODE traction management, and all but the base trim include a large 11.6-inch Subaru STARLINK® touchscreen.

The Outback's standard motivation is the same as Forester's. But XT and Wilderness variants get a boost from a 2.4-liter BOXER® turbo-four making 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. The Wilderness trim also adds several features that further enhance Outback's adventure-readiness. Highlights include 9.5 inches of ground clearance, a special dual-function X-MODE system, exclusive matte-black 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Yokohama GEOLANDAR® all-terrain tires,  a fixed ladder-type roof rack system with a static load limit of 700 pounds.

Ascent

Subaru Ascent

  • Starting MSRP: $33,420
  • Seating: 7 - 8
  • L x W x H (inches): 196.8 x 76 x 71.6
  • Headroom 1st / 2nd / 3rd row: 41.3 / 40.0 / 36.3 in.
  • Legroom 1st / 2nd / 3rd row: 42.2 / 38.6 / 31.7 in.
  • Max Cargo Capacity: 17.8 - 47.5 - 86.5 cubic feet

As the automaker's largest model, the Subaru Ascent is perfect for larger Hudson families who like the Subaru experience but need extra space and seatbelts. This midsize three-row SUV provides roomy accommodations for eight, standard three-zone automatic climate control, and more than 85 cubic feet of max cargo capacity. And if your crew doesn't need the extra seat, you can select a 7-seat configuration with second-row captain's chairs.

The Subaru Ascent is set in motion by a turbocharged 2.4-liter BOXER® engine (260 horsepower, 277 pound-feet of torque) paired with a Lineartronic® CVT and X-MODE traction control.

Test-drive a new Subaru SUV near Boston

Reach out to Village Subaru today for more information about the latest Subaru SUVs and available trim levels, options, and special financing offers. And if you'd like to get behind the wheel to compare the accommodations, amenities, and performance for yourself, we welcome you to visit us here in Acton for a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.

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