Subaru of Corvallis: Forester vs. Outback Comparison

Compare the new 2022 Subaru Forester and the 2022 Subaru Outback


Nowadays, Subaru SUVs are some of the most popular vehicles for sale in the greater Corvallis, OR area. However, if you're like many drivers from nearby Lebanon, OR, you want to be certain you're choosing the right new Subaru SUV for your lifestyle and that means doing your due diligence and comparing different models.

Now, as a Subaru SUV dealer serving drivers from all over Oregon, we can say with confidence that the new 2022 Subaru Forester and 2022 Subaru Outback are two of our most popular SUVs. And while they may look similar at a glance, both offer unique advantages all their own. So, in the interest of finding our which of these two is best for you, we've done a deep dive on their features, performance credentials, and amenities to help you find the right fit for your lifestyle.


Given that both the 2022 Forester and the 2022 Outback are Subaru SUVs, both have some key similarities between them. For example, both come equipped with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which puts them head and shoulders above other SUVs on the market which offer standard front-wheel drive. Plus, it makes both models great at tackling daily drives in inclement weather and even off-road adventuring from time to time.

On top of that, both the new 2022 Subaru Outback and 2022 Subaru Forester are identical in terms of fuel economy figures. With up to an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city and 33 mpg on the highway, both models are great for Corvallis drivers who want to save on their travel expenses.

That being said, if you're looking for the more powerful of these two new SUVs, the new Subaru Outback undoubtedly takes the cake. With an available turbocharged 2.4-liter SUBARU BOXER® engine, the Subaru Outback offers more overall brawn between these two SUVs, affording you up to 260 horsepower.


Interior Space

Both the 2022 Subaru Outback and 2022 Subaru Forester offer room for up to five passengers, but when you compare their cargo space, you'll see that there's a slight disparity between these two models. The 2022 Subaru Forester offers space for up to 74.2 cubic-feet of luggage, while the 2022 Subaru Outback boasts room for up to 75.7 cubic-feet of cargo.


Trim Options

Both models offer a wide array of new trim options, but perhaps the most exciting new addition to both the 2022 Subaru Outback and 2022 Subaru Forester is the new Wilderness trim. Made for Corvallis, OR drivers who're looking for a more rugged driving experience, both the 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness and 2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness boast enhanced ground clearance, raising from the standard 8.2-inches to a lofty 9.5 inches. In addition, both models come available with larger all-terrain tires and bold copper trim accents, making them capable and ready to stand out both on and off-road.


All our newest Subaru model are competitively priced, but if you're looking for the best value on a five-passenger SUV, you may want to choose the new Subaru Forester over the Subaru Outback. The new 2022 Subaru Forester has a more affordable starting MSRP than the Subaru Outback.

Want to learn more about the differences between the 2022 Subaru Outback and 2022 Subaru Forester?

If so, you owe it to yourself to pay us a visit here at Subaru of Corvallis. With plenty of the latest trims and affordable deals on leasing and financing, you're almost guaranteed to find something that's suited to you when you shop with us. Feel free to reserve a test drive at our dealership near Lebanon today.

  1. Subaru of Corvallis

    800 NW 5th St
    Corvallis, OR 97330

    • Sales: 541-754-1515
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