2020 Subaru Outback

2020 Subaru Outback

  2020 Subaru Forester

2020 Subaru Forester


2020 Subaru Outback


2020 Subaru Forester

$26,645 MSRP

Starting Price

$24,495 MSRP

2,700 lbs

Maximum Towing Capacity

1,500 lbs

Standard on base trim


Available on higher trim

Standard on base trim

Hill Descent Control (HDC)

Available on higher trim

32.5-75.7 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

35.4-76.1 cubic feet

109.0 cubic feet

Maximum Passenger Volume

111.9 cubic feet

If you want a dependable, family-friendly, off-road-ready vehicle in Capitola or Scotts Valley, a Subaru is an excellent choice. Compare the 2020 Subaru Outback vs. Subaru Forester in terms of performance, interior features, and more, and if the Forester colors or Outback colors better fit your personality. Then find the right vehicle here at Santa Cruz Subaru..

Performance and Capabilities

When comparing the Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback performance, these models are evenly matched when it comes to the standard engine - each has a 176-hp 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine. Both models also come with Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission), and Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. However, there are some differences in Subaru performance that may affect your decision:

2020 Outback

  • Standard X-MODE feature which adjusts engine output, all-wheel drive engagement, and transmission ratio to maximize traction. 
  • Standard Hill Descent Control (HDC) increases control by helping your vehicle maintain speed when going downhill.
  • Delivers up to 2,700 lbs maximum towing capacity

Subaru Forester

2020 Forester with a bike rack

Price and Interior Space

When driving around Aptos or Monterey, either Subaru will offer comfort and convenience, with automatic climate control, SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia, and EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology. If you want more space, the Forester delivers, but if you want a slightly more high-end cabin, the Outback might be the one for you

2020 Subaru Outback - MSRP starting at $26,645 MSRP

  • Standard STARLINK® Dual 7.0-inch Multimedia system
  • 8 cup and bottle holders
  • Maximum passenger volume of 109.0 cubic feet 
  • Maximum cargo space of 75.7 cubic feet, 32.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats

2020 Subaru Forester - MSRP starting at $24,495 MSRP

  • Standard STARLINK® Dual 6.5-inch Multimedia Plus system
  • 4 cup holders
  • Maximum passenger volume of 111.9 cubic feet
  • Maximum cargo space of 76.1 cubic feet, 35.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats
2020 Outback off-roading

Test Drive a Subaru SUV at Santa Cruz Subaru

Compare the 2020 Forester vs. Honda CR-V to see how our SUVs measure up to the competition, or compare it to the 2020 Crosstrek. You can even compare the 2020 Outback vs. Crosstrek to learn more about what makes them unique from one another. Whether you've decided which model to take home or you want to know more before choosing, the best way to experience the Subaru Outback vs. Subaru Forester difference is in person - contact Santa Cruz Subaru to schedule a test drive. You can also personalize your Outback or Forester with Subaru accessories from our genuine Subaru parts center near Watsonville.