Which Subaru SUV is Right for Me

Which Subaru SUV is Right for You?

With their comfortable and versatile accommodations, smooth performance, appealing features, and real all-season capability, Subaru SUVs represent some of the most well-rounded nameplates in their respective segments. Models like the Crosstrek, Forester, Outback, and Ascent offer spacious seating, flexible cargo capacities, and advanced technologies like EyeSight® driver aids. And with standard Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, and X-MODE traction management, Subaru SUVs can venture beyond the asphalt better than many competitors. But which one is right for you? To help you get started, here's a quick look at what each has to offer.

Subaru Crosstrek

  • L x W x H: 176.4" x 70.9" x 63.6"
  • Seating: 5
  • Cargo Capacity: 19.9 - 54.7  cubic feet
  • EPA Fuel Economy: 30 mpg1

The Subaru Crosstrek is a small crossover with big versatility, combining comfortable accommodations, flexible cargo capacity, and rugged capability in a city-friendly package. While it may be Subaru's most diminutive SUV, this subcompact crossover offers a surprisingly roomy cabin with up to 54.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Base and Premium trims are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder BOXER engine (152 horsepower, 145 pound-feet of torque), while Sport and Limited models upgrade to a 2.5-liter powerplant with 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft.

For the 2024 model year, the Crosstrek is all-new for its third generation. Besides enhanced curb appeal and upgraded features, the new-gen Crosstrek also eliminates the six-speed manual option. That means all models now come standard with X-MODE traction management and EyeSight® driver aids like Pre-Collision Braking System, Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering, and Lane-Keep Assist with Sway Warning.

2024 Subaru Crosstrek Driving Offroad

2023 Subaru Forester Wilderness Driving offroad

Subaru Forester

  • L x W x H: 182.7" x 71.5" x 67.5"
  • Seating: 5
  • Cargo Capacity: 26.9 - 69.1 cubic feet (28.9 - 74.2 for base models)
  • EPA Fuel Economy: 29 mpg1

Are you seeking something more accommodating for your Sanford drives while retaining a convenient physical footprint? Cross Creek Subaru invites you to consider the Subaru Forester. This compact crossover excels on and off the road, offering a comfortable ride, a roomy cabin, and seats that provide long-distance comfort. Forester's internal motivation comes from a 2.5-liter BOXER engine making (182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. Subaru's advanced X-MODE traction control is standard on all but the base trim. And each model includes Subaru EyeSight® driver-assist technologies. Subaru's Wilderness trim takes Forester's capability to the next level with raised suspension,  Yokohama GEOLANDAR® all-terrain tires, skid plates, and dual-function X-MODE with Low Speed/Low Ratio Gradient Control.

Subaru Outback

  • L x W x H: 191.1" x 73" x 66.4"
  • Seating: 5
  • Cargo Capacity: 32.5 - 75.7 cubic feet
  • EPA Fuel Economy: 29 mpg1
  • Subaru EyeSight®: Standard

What began as a slightly ruggedized trim level of the mid-90s Subaru Legacy wagon variant would eventually become a key component of Subaru's evolution into the adventure-ready brand we know today. Today, the Subaru Outback is a midsize SUV combining crossover utility with comfortable driving dynamics and rugged capability. Like its Forester sibling, the Outback is available in a Wilderness variant, further enhancing its explorative capabilities.

The Outback  shares a base engine with the Forester and comes standard with X-MODE and EyeSight®. However, XT and Wilderness variants upgrade to a punchy turbocharged 2.4-liter turbo-four with 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque. Standard features include automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Subaru EyeSight®, and dual 7-inch touchscreens. Stepping up one tier adds dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and an 11.6-inch touchscreen with wireless smartphone integration.

2023 Subaru Outback Driving in Snow

2023 Subaru Ascent Driving on Road

Subaru Ascent

  • L x W x H: 196.8" x 76" x 71.6"
  • Seating: 7 - 8
  • Cargo Capacity: 17.8 - 47.5 - 86.5 cubic feet
  • EPA Fuel Economy: 23 mpg1

The Subaru Ascent is a midsize three-row crossover ideal for drivers who want Subaru's proven safety and capability with additional space and seatbelts for their larger Fayetteville family. It's comfortable and spacious, with seating for eight. Or you can expand the cabin's open feeling with second-row captain's chairs-available on Premium and Limited trims and standard on Onyx Edition and Touring.

The Ascent is motivated by a 2.4-liter BOXER® turbo-four engine (260 hp, 277 lb-ft). It also comes standard with great features like an 11.6-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, tri-zone automatic climate control, and EyeSight® driver aids.

Test-Drive a New Subaru SUV near Fort Bragg

Reach out to Cross Creek Subaru for more information on the latest Subaru SUVs, their available configurations, financing offers, and reservation opportunities. If you'd like to get behind the wheel to try one for yourself, we welcome you to visit our Fayetteville Subaru dealership for a test drive. It will be our pleasure to assist you.

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