2019 Subaru Forester vs. 2019 Subaru Crosstrek: Head to Head

2019 Subaru Forester, 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
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Forester vs. Crosstrek: Which Subaru SUV Is Right for You? 

Subaru has just three SUVs in their stable but they are all hot sellers, giving customers exactly what they want and expect from the Japanese automaker. Though the models are cross-shopped against some of the best SUVs on the market today, they also compete with each other on dealer lots.

This slideshow takes a close look at the Subaru Forester and Subaru Crosstrek, using multiple vehicle reviews from auto industry experts to determine which is the better SUV overall based on U.S. News scoring in individual categories. 

The Subaru Forester was completely redesigned for the 2019 model year while the Crosstrek is a few years into its current generation and gearing up for a refresh. New for 2019, Subaru debuted a plug-in hybrid electric variant of its Crosstrek. Because of the Crosstrek Hybrid’s very limited availability, we won’t be taking its scores into account during this head-to-head comparison but will still feature its information. 

Keep in mind that the scores on our site are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available. Therefore, the scores mentioned in this slideshow may not match the scores in our reviews. Read on to see which Subaru comes out on top.

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