The Subaru Forester vs. The Subaru Crosstrek | Staten Island

The Subaru Forester vs. the Subaru Crosstrek - Which Model is Right for You?

Island Subaru Can Help You Choose

With a world-renowned reputation for quality and reliable performance, choosing to invest in the Subaru brand is easy. Deciding which of the carmaker's popular models is right for your needs can be a little more difficult. That's where the Island Subaru team comes in.

We know the ins and outs of Subaru craftsmanship better than other dealerships in the Staten Island area, and we carry the brand's full lineup of impressive options. We can help you understand what makes each Subaru special, and decide on the best option for your NYC drives.

Take the Subaru Forester and the Subaru Crosstrek, for example. Two high-quality, five-passenger crossovers, it's easy to see why anyone would want to drive either of these great models. But how do you choose the best one for your specific needs? Lean on us to guide you.

Safety Features

All Subaru models receive a high level of innovative safety features and cutting-edge driver's aids, and the brand consistently ranks as a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). But when you look at these two models side by side, the Subaru Forester receives a long list of safety features standard, while the Subaru Crosstrek does not.

This is only true, however, if you order your new Subaru Crosstrek with the base model manual transmission. Once you upgrade to the continuously variable automatic transmission, every Crosstrek, even the base trim, gets the entire suite of safety features standard.

Hybrid Functionality

For our customers in the greater Brooklyn and Jersey City area who crave Subaru style and performance, but who are looking for a vehicle that has plug-in hybrid capability, the Subaru Crosstrek is the only way to go. You can get this eye-catching model equipped with either a 2.0-liter gas-powered four-cylinder engine, or with a plug-in hybrid option that can travel up to 17 miles on electric power alone.

On the other hand, while the new Subaru Forester delivers a more-robust four-cylinder gas engine than the Crosstrek, it doesn't have a hybrid option. The Crosstrek is the only hybrid option currently within the Subaru stable of vehicles.

Size and Interior Space

For most Woodbridge and Avenel drivers, the choice between the Forester and the Crosstrek will most likely come down to size and how much space they need inside the vehicle. After all, the Crosstrek falls more into the subcompact category of SUVs, while the Forester is a slightly larger compact option. Here are some key by-the-numbers differences between the two:

  • The Subaru Forester measures 182.7 inches long; the Subaru Crosstrek 176.5 inches
  • The Forester is 67.5 inches tall; the Crosstrek 63.6 inches
  • The Forester has a cargo hold that accommodates up to 28.9 cubic feet; the Crosstrek 20.8 cubic feet
  • The Forester front seat has 41.2 inches of headroom and 43.3 inches of legroom; the Crosstrek front seat has 39.8 inches of headroom with 43.1 inches of legroom
  • The Forester backseat has 39.6 inches of headroom and 39.4 inches of legroom; the Crosstrek rear seat has 38 inches of headroom and 36.5 inches of legroom

Meet Both Subaru SUVs in Staten Island

Discover the benefits, similarities, and differences in both models, by visiting us in person on Hylan Boulevard. Our team can tell you more about the Crosstrek and the Forester and answer any questions that you have. Pre-order your favorite Subaru or test drive one that's in stock with our help, and let's work together to get you behind the wheel of the perfect Subaru model and style for your needs.

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