If you've been on the fence regarding which Subaru to buy, we at Mastro Subaru of Tampa would like to lend a helping hand. We have plenty of models on our lot that accommodate drivers' needs for power, safety, and comfort, just to name a few. To help steer you in the right direction, we're going to compare the 2019 Crosstrek and the 2019 Forester to further allow you to decide which best works for your lifestyle.


Both of these models boast their respective advantages and one aspect that these models have plenty to rave about is their performance. If you prefer a zippy engine to get you from point A to point B in record time, the Forester's 2.5L DOHC powertrain will pump out 182 horsepower and 176 lb.-ft. of torque, staying ahead of the Crosstrek's 2.0L DOHC system and its 152 horsepower and 145 lb.-ft. of torque. When efficiency is the name of the game, the Crosstrek will surpass the Forester with its 27/33/25 MPG city/hwy/combined1 fuel economy rating. The Forester still maintains an impressive 26/33/29 MPG city/hwy/combined1 fuel rate. To even the score, you can enjoy a 1,500-lb. towing capacity2 on both crossovers, so you can finally take that long-awaited camping trip!

Interior Convenience

Many features can factor into deciding between the Crosstrek and the Forester, and it's entirely up to you which suits your needs. Each model offers up a 5-passenger seating arrangement, so each family member can enjoy the ride down County Line Road. When it's time to pack things up and move, you may want to opt for the Forester as it offers 76.1 cubic ft. of storage room, while the Crosstrek delivers 55.3 cubic ft. of cargo space. For a heightened musical experience, the Crosstrek may be the ride for you since it offers an available amplifier with its four speakers. Whether you're leaning towards one compact SUV over the other, you'll be glad to know that each model comes available with a remote start to cool down your cabin on those extra sweltering days.


Subaru is revered for its impeccable safety features, and these two sets of wheels did not miss out on anything that keeps this manufacturer on such a high pedestal. If you're a lover of cruise control, you'll appreciate that both models have it. The 2019 Crosstrek offers this as an available option while the 2019 Forester comes standard with this amenity. When you're going down a slanted street, it can be difficult to keep your composure. Thankfully, the Crosstrek's standard trim comes available with Hill Descent Control3. While the Forester offers this innovation on the second trim from the base.  

Serving the Wesley Chapel area, the team at Mastro Subaru of Tampa is ready to be of assistance. Come down to our location to decide between the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2019 Subaru Forester near Wesley Chapel, FL. Whichever you choose, we're confident you'll be happy with the results! Contact us for more information.

1. EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary. For Crosstrek Hybrid, EPA-estimated MPG equivalent on a full battery charge. Actual mileage will vary.

2. Certain limitations apply. See Owner's Manual for details.

3. Requires CVT.


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