When you need a great SUV for your active lifestyle, the Subaru Forester is the right choice for you here in the Puget Sound area. 

The Forester offers a lot more than you think - carrying passengers and their goods comfortably, along with a balanced driveline featuring the Subaru BOXER engine and the Symmetrical all-wheel drive system

There are plenty of choices in the Forester's segment. Let's see how the Forester compares to its competition, including the Honda CR-V. Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, and Toyota RAV4.


Subaru Forester Sport CVT
Nissan Rogue SV AWD
Hyundai Tucson SEL AWD
Combined Fuel Econony29 MPG29  MPG29  MPG28  MPG26  MPG
Engine Type2.5 liter inline 41.5 liter turbo inline 42.5 liter inline 42.5 liter inline 42.5 liter inline 4
Ground Clearance8.7 InchesN/A8.4 inchesN/A8.3 inches
Cargo Volume Rear Seat Up26.9 cubic feet39.2 cubic feet37.6 cubic feet36.5 cubic feet38.7 cubic feet
Cargo Volume Rear Seat Down69.1 cubic feet75.8 cubic feet69.8 cubic feet74.1 cubic feet80.3 cubic feet
Number of Configurations6910810
Horsepower/Torque182 HP/176 lb. ft.190 HP/179 lb. ft.203 HP/184 lb. ft.181 HP/181 lb. ft.187 HP/178 lb. ft.
TransmissionCVTCVT8 speed autoCVT8 speed auto
DrivetrainAWD StandardFWD Standard/AWD OptionalFWD Standard/AWD OptionalFWD Standard/AWD OptionalFWD Standard/AWD Optional

There are plenty of advantages the Forester has over the Honda CR-V.

  • Standard Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive offers the advantage of a more balanced drive system with a lower center of gravity keeping the Forester planted in any condition. 
  • Higher ground clearance helps to tackle the roughest terrain, along with a suspension system designed to ensure balance off of the highway.
  • STARLINK offers a more comprehensive connected service, including accident reporting and other safety alert systems. 
  • Lighter weight means more flexibility on and off the highway. 

There are plenty of advantages the Forester has over the Hyundai Tucson.

  • Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive comes standard on all Forester models. 
  • The Forester also has a lower glass line for excellent visibility
  • It's great to have plenty of choices, but Tucson doesn't offer off-road focused models like Forester Wilderness.
  • Nothing beats the EyeSight Driver Assist system when it comes to scanning the road for potential hazards. 

There are plenty of advantages the Forester has over the Mazda CX-5.

  • Slim headlamps are cool looking, but nothing beats a brighter and longer beam than in the Forester.
  • Higher ground clearance helps to tackle the obstacles you may encounter on the road - including potholes. 
  • Taller people will find the Forester's headroom more comfortable than the CX-5's. 
  • The STARLINK infotainment system is easier to use. Just touch the screen. 

There are plenty of advantages the Forester has over the Nissan Rogue.

  • The standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive works in any weather condition - all year round. 
  • Our continuously variable transmission can still be operated by a real shifter. 
  • The advantage of having an 8.7-inch ground clearance is to manage all terrain situations - even at sea level. 
  • A wider trim choice gives you a vehicle with personality - one that fits you and your lifestyle. 

There are plenty of advantages the Forester has over the Toyota RAV4.

  • The Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive is standard on all Forester models.  
  • The Forester is lighter in weight because it has the flexibility to do more on a daily basis.
  • Sit in the back seat - and relax. The Forester has more rear seat space overall. 
  • When you create a "rugged" model, you have to go all the way. That is why we introduced our Forester Wilderness

When it comes to value, no one beats the Subaru Forester!

Contact us at Rairdon's Subaru of Auburn to get your Forester today!  

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