What is the difference between Subaru SUVs?

Compare Subaru SUVs in Columbus, OH | Byers Airport Subaru, Serving Westerville and Gahanna

Offering spacious seating, capacious cargo capacity, and advanced amenities, Subaru SUVs are among the most versatile options in their respective segments. They further set themselves apart from the competition with Subaru's stellar safety reputation, renowned reliability, and adventure-ready capability. And with four well-equipped models to choose from and a variety of configuration options, you can find a Subaru SUV for almost any automotive need, taste, or lifestyle. Which Subaru SUV is right for you? Read on for an overview of their distinguishing characteristics.

Subaru SUV Standard Features

New Subaru SUV offers several unique attributes that make them suitable for different needs and preferences, but they also share several signature attributes. All Subaru SUVs come ready for adventure, with 8.7 inches of ground clearance and Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive. Additionally, all models equipped with a Lineartronic® continuously variable transmission come standard with advanced EyeSight® driver-assistance technologies aids like Pre-Collision Braking, Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keep Assist.

Subaru Crosstrek

  • Seating: 5
  • L x W x H (inches): 176.5 x 71 x 63.6
  • Headroom Front/Rear: 39.8 / 38 in.
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 43.1 / 36.5 in.
  • Cargo Capacity: 20.8 - 55.3  cubic feet

The Subaru Crosstrek may be the smallest model in Subaru's SUV lineup, but it delivers big on capability and utility. It's ideal for Columbus-area drivers who want something versatile with minimal space requirements. Crosstrek's "subcompact" crossover designation belies a surprisingly roomy cabin with comfortable accommodations for five and plenty of room to spare for cargo behind the second. When your errands or adventures require even more storage capacity, the rear seats fold easily to provide more than 50 cubic feet of space. The Subaru Crosstrek

Base and Premium models are powered by a 2.0-liter BOXER® engine (152 horsepower, 145 pound-feet of torque) pairs with a 6-speed manual transmission or a Lineartronic® CVT. Sport and Limited models get a boost from a 2.5-liter engine (182 hp, 176 lb-ft) that comes standard with the CVT.

Subaru Forester

  • Seating: 5
  • L x W x H (inches): 182.1 x 71.5 x 68.1
  • Headroom Front/Rear: 41.2 / 39.6 in.
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 43.3 / 39.4 in.
  • Max Cargo Capacity: 28.9 - 69.2 cubic feet (31.1 - 74.3 for base models)

If you're looking for a little extra interior space while retaining city-friendly maneuverability, consider the Subaru Forester. This compact crossover offers more room for passengers and their things in a physical footprint that's still well-suited to navigating busy streets and crowded parking lots. And for the more outdoorsy types, Forester Premium models and above add advanced X-Mode traction control to further improve its off-road prospects. The Forester also adds more equipment to the standard features list, including steering-adaptive LED headlights and automatic high beams.

Powering the Subaru Forester is a 2.5 BOXER® engine (182 hp, 176 lb-ft) paired with a standard Lineartronic® CVT.

Subaru Outback

  • Seating: 5
  • L x W x H (inches): 191.3 x 73 x 66.4
  • Headroom Front/Rear: 40.1 / 39.1 in.
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 42.8 / 39.5 in.
  • Max Cargo Capacity: 32.5 - 75.7 cubic feet

A nameplate synonymous with adventure, the Subaru Outback is a midsize crossover that hasn't forgotten its roots as the World's First Sport Utility Wagon. An industry icon and, perhaps, Subaru's most well-known model, the Outback offers a spacious cabin, abundant amenities, and an impressively smooth ride. And while it's well-tuned for comfortable on-road travels, the Outback isn't timid when it comes to exploring beyond the asphalt, with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive and X-MODE traction management. On the base trim, dual 7-inch touchscreens handle infotainment and cabin controls, respectively, while all other models feature a large 11.6-inch touchscreen.

The Outback's standard powertrain is the same as Forester's. However, if you're seeking even more internal motivation, the XT and Wilderness variants equip a 2.4-liter BOXER® turbocharged engine making 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. For Pickerington drivers seeking even more off-road capability, the all-new Outback Wilderness adds nearly an inch of ground clearance, a special dual-function X-MODE system, Yokohama GEOLANDAR® all-terrain tires, and a fixed ladder-type roof rack system with a static load limit of 700 pounds-perfect for a rooftop tent.

Subaru Ascent

  • Seating: 7 - 8
  • L x W x H (inches): 196.8 x 76 x 71.6
  • Headroom 1st / 2nd / 3rd row: 41.3 / 40.0 / 36.3 in.
  • Legroom 1st / 2nd / 3rd row: 42.2 / 38.6 / 31.7 in.
  • Max Cargo Capacity: 17.8 - 47.5 - 86.5 cubic feet

The Subaru Ascent is Subaru's largest model and ideal for Westerville families seeking Subaru safety and capability with extra space and seatbelts. This midsize three-row SUV offers ample accommodations for up to eight passengers-or seven with available second-row captain's chairs-and lots of versatile cargo room.

The Ascent is powered by a 2.4-liter BOXER® turbo-four (260 horsepower, 277 pound-feet of torque) paired with a Lineartronic® CVT and standard X-MODE advanced traction control. The new Onyx Edition trim level accentuates the Ascent's rugged yet refined aesthetic, with black-finish trim pieces and badging, gloss-black 20-inch wheels, and grey StarTex upholstery with silver contrast stitching.

Test-Drive a New Subaru SUV near Pickerington and New Albany, OH

If you'd like more information about the Subaru SUVs, their available configurations, and the latest loan and lease opportunities, please reach out to Byers Airport Subaru at your convenience. And when you're ready to explore the amenities and accommodations for yourself, we invite you to visit us here in Columbus, OH, for a test drive. We'll be happy to show you around.

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