2022 Crosstrek vs 2022 Forester Comparisons in Shingle Springs, CA

When it's time to find a new family vehicle, there are a lot of choices. From crossover SUVs to the large three-row SUVs, there are many factors to take into consideration. If you're looking for something a bit more rugged for weekend off-roading adventures that still offers a smooth daily commute, the 2022 Subaru Outback is a great choice. If you have a larger family or a lot to haul, the versatile 2022 Subaru Crosstrek could be your ideal vehicle. To help make your decision easier, we've put together this side-by-side comparison below. Once you've read through the facts, stop by Shingle Springs Subaru and talk to any of our friendly and knowledgeable team members. We're excited to help get you behind the wheel of a new Subaru!

2022 Crosstrek vs 2022 Forester Exterior

2022 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2022 Subaru Forester: Design & Capability

Both the 2022 Crosstrek and the 2022 Forester come standard with 17-inch wheels for a sporty, rugged countenance. 18-inch wheels are available on the higher trim levels of both models. This is where the similarities end. The Crosstrek offers a standard roof spoiler, and wheel arch cladding as well as an available sport grille for that outdoorsy look. Raised roof rails are standard fare on crosstrek, allowing for more cargo space but if you're looking for this feature on the Forester, you'll have to upgrade to the higher trim levels. A power tilt/slide moonroof is an optional feature on the Crosstrek but is standard on all trim levels of the Forester except the base model.

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2022 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2022 Subaru Forester: Comfort & Convenience

When it comes to size and comfort, both the 2022 Crosstrek and Forester deliver but the Forester has the edge. It offers more head and legroom than the Crosstrek and has over ten cubic feet more passenger volume. Behind the rear seat, the Crosstrek has 20.8 cubic feet of cargo volume while the Forester boasts 28.9 cubic feet. Lay the rear seats down and the Forester still comes out on top: 55.3 cubic feet of space vs 74.2 cubic feet. Both crossovers offer standard heated front seats on all trim levels but the base model but only the Forester delivers available heated rear outboard seats and a dual-zone climate control.

Both the Crosstrek and the Forester are equipped with the latest in technology to keep you conveniently connected no matter how far from home you travel. The STARLINK® multimedia system comes with a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen display and includes Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and Bluetooth for audio streaming and hands-free connectivity. Higher trim models on both offer an 8-inch display and come equipped with navigation. Both crossovers also offer available 4G KTW Wi-Fi capabilities.

2022 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2022 Subaru Forester: Performance

The 2022 Forester comes with a 2.5L horizontally opposed 4-cylinder BOXER® engine under the hood, generating a robust 182 horsepower and 176 lb/ft of torque. You'll find the same engine on the upper trim levels of the 2022 Crosstrek but the standard engine is a solid 2.0L BOXER® that makes a reliable 152 horsepower and 145 lb/ft of torque. Only the Crosstrek offers an eco-friendly, plug-in hybrid option. The base level Crosstrek comes with a standard 6-speed manual transmission while the base level Forester is assembled with the Lineartronic® CVT automatic transmission, a feature found only on the Crosstrek's higher trim levels. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive comes standard on both the Crosstrek and the Forester for better handling and traction over difficult terrain.

2022 Crosstrek vs 2022 Forester Features

2022 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2022 Subaru Forester: Safety

Subaru has always held themselves to the highest standards when it comes to safety. This is why they've won numerous safety awards over the years and the 2022 Crosstrek and Forester are maintaining the tradition. Both were awarded an overall five star safety rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, thanks in part to the EyeSight® Driver Assist technology package. Standard across the board on the Forester and on higher trim levels of the Crosstrek, this suite of features comes with Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Centering, Sway Warning, and much more. LED Steering Responsive headlights are standard on the Forester and available on higher trims of the Crosstrek, providing better vision when cornering. You can count on Subaru to keep your family secure and give you extra peace of mind when you are behind the wheel.

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Which Crossover is Best for You? Find Out at Shingle Springs Subaru

With less than $3,000 separating the starting MSRP between the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek and the 2022 Subaru Forester, it will come down to personal preference as to which crossover is the best choice for your family. With high-quality standard and available features, consistent solid safety features, and the latest in technology, you can't go wrong with whichever Subaru you choose. To help make your decision, feel free to stop by our Shingle Springs dealership or contact us today to schedule your test drive.

Feature2022 Subaru Crosstrek2022 Subaru Forester
Starting MSRP*$22,445$25,195
Fuel Economy (MPG)33 hwy / 28 city33 hwy/ 26 city
Standard Horsepower152182
Roof RailsStandardAvailable
Passenger Volume100.9 Cubic Feet111.6 Cubic Feet
Cargo Volume20.8 Cubic Feet28.9 Cubic Feet
Max Cargo Volume55.3 Cubic Feet74.2 Cubic Feet
EyeSight® Driver Assist TechnologyAvailableStandard
Standard Wheels17-inch Aluminum Alloy17-inch Steel
Rear Legroom36.5 inches39.4 inches

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price.