Forester Vs Outback

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X vs. 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i: 10.0. Tie: Subaru Forester 2.5X: starting from $21,220: Reasons to buy the Subaru Forester 2.5X ... Pokey 1/4 mile time: 17.0 s s @ 82.0 mph mph: 9.9. Tie: Subaru Outback 2.5i: starting from $23,920: Reasons to buy the Subaru Outback 2.5i. Less safe for passengers in the rear in side ...

The Forester is a small SUV, whereas the Outback is a heavier, larger wagon. The Outback costs about $2,000 more than a comparably equipped Forester, but both share the same base engine – a 2.5-liter boxer-4 -- and a continuously variable transmission. Both are AWD and offer X-Mode low-speed traction control.