Are you wondering to yourself, "which Subaru SUV should I get?" With many of them sharing similar characteristics, like being awarded IIHS 2022 or 2023 TOP SAFETY PICK vehicles and coming with Subaru Symmetrical AWD (all-wheel drive), it might take a closer examination to see which one is best for you. 

That is where our Carbone Subaru team can help. Below, we offer a look at the 2023 Subaru Outback vs. Forester vs. Crosstrek. See what type of driving each one is uniquely the right fit for so you can choose the one best for your personal travels throughout Yorkville, Utica, Rome, and New Hartford, New York. 

For City Commuters 

The Subaru Crosstrek is known as a subcompact SUV. This is a uniquely designed SUV since it still offers a spacious interior while providing an agile and compact design. Being the shortest of the three options, it is easy to fit into tight areas. Its size also means it is easy to park wherever you find an open spot along the street! 

It is highly efficient too. The 2023 Crosstrek gets an EPA-estimated 28 city and 33 highway MPG.1 That is a top city MPG among Subaru SUVs, so it can efficiently get you to the rock climbing gym, happy hour with friends, or the grocery store. Of these three options, it is the one too that offers a hybrid configuration for even more efficient driving. 

Even with all that said, its rear seats are easy to fold down and it comes standard with roof rails, so there will be room for your gear and any supplies. With the amount of legroom in the back too, you can comfortably fit your friends when they are going for the ride. 

For On-the-Go Families 

Whether it is ski trips in the winter, road trips to soccer tournaments in the summer, or just getting around to different school functions, the Subaru Outback is a ride that is a great fit for families that are always heading from one place to another. 

First, it offers an extremely smooth and quiet ride. It also has the largest fuel tank of these three with 18.5 gallons. So, you'll be both comfortable and enjoy less frequent stops during those trips where you are driving for a few hours. 

You can even tow everything from a camper to a small boat with the Outback since it offers the most towing capacity of these three SUVs. At most, it can pull 3,500 pounds when properly equipped.

For the Active Young Professional 

When looking at the Forester, you might notice that it looks most similar to the Outback. There will be some differences, however, when you take it out for a drive. First, you'll be sitting slightly higher in the Forester than the Outback, so if you are coming from a larger SUV already, you might be most comfortable with the switch to the Forester since it will give you a similar view and feel as you drive. 

It also offers you, the driver, the most room. In the front, the Subaru Forester has 41.2 inches of headroom and 43.3 inches of legroom. It has a similar amount of maximum cargo volume as the Outback too and standard roof rails, so the Forester will let you take your mountain bike and snowboard with you as well as your hiking and camping gear for adventures during all seasons. If this is the first new vehicle you'll be getting now that you graduated from college, the Forester might be the right fit since its Base and Premium trim levels offer the features you'll need without requiring an upgrade.  

Pick Out Your New Subaru SUV Today! 

As you can see, each Subaru SUV excels in its own unique way. To make your final decision between the 2023 Subaru Outback vs. Forester vs. Crosstrek, stop by Carbone Subaru. Our team can learn more about you and your needs to help you determine the one best for your travels around Yorkville, Utica, Rome, and New Hartford, NY. Contact us now and schedule a test drive in your favorite Subaru SUV!

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

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