If you're searching for a good off-roading vehicle near Wakefield, Reading, or Danvers, two you could consider are the 2019 Forester and 2019 Outback.

In this guide to the Subaru Forester vs. Outback off-road capabilities, we'll cover the top features that can help you go off the beaten path. Keep reading to see what they are, then contact Ira Subaru to see these automobiles in person.

 Subaru Forester  Subaru Outback 
 Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
  8.7 inches of ground clearance  8.7 inches of ground clearance
 2.5L 4-cylinder engine 2.5L 4-cylinder engine
 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque 175 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque
 EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway MPG EPA-estimated 25 city/32 highway MPG

1. Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive

The 2019 Subaru Forester and 2019 Subaru Outback come standard in Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD).

This system is designed for optimal balance and maximum traction in various weather and road conditions. It lies along the centerline of the vehicle and balances weight distribution between the two sides to help you stay in control.

Since it continuously keeps power routed to all four wheels, you'll have great grip in the:

  • Snow
  • Rain
  • Rough terrain

Plus, with the balanced layout, you'll have solid connection with the road, along with an engaged and responsive drive.

2. Ground Clearance & X-MODE®

Another common feature between the 2019 Subaru Forester and 2019 Subaru Outback is that they both have 8.7 inches of ground clearance. This means you can successfully travel on some bumpy terrain without damaging the underside of your automobile.

In addition, the Subaru Outback comes standard with X-MODE®. It optimizes the AWD system for all-out traction on slippery surfaces. But it also incorporates Hill Descent Control for stability when driving down more steep grades.

The Subaru Forester, meanwhile, offers X-MODE® as an option in one of the higher trim levels. But it also offers a dual-function X-MODE®. This feature includes settings for snow, dirt, and mud for even more grip on these types of roads.

3. Vehicle Dynamics Control

In both Subaru models, you'll find a feature called Vehicle Dynamics Control that comes standard. This system works with Active Torque Vectoring to help provide sharper and more stable handling.

It can automatically sense steering and braking inputs to help keep the car on your intended path. So, whether you're going on- or off-road, this feature can help you stay on course.

4. Performance Specs

Finally, these vehicles' impressive off-roading capabilities stem from their powerful engine options.

The 2019 Forester comes with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. In the 2019 Outback, you'll get a 2.5L 4-cylinder that produces 175 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. However, this model also offers a 3.6L 6-cylinder engine that churns out 256 horsepower and 247 lb-ft of torque.

Not only do these vehicles offer a great deal of power, but they're both quite fuel-efficient, too. The Forester achieves an EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway MPG, while the Outback achieves an EPA-estimated 25 city/32 highway MPG.* With either model, you can spend hours on your off-roading travels before needing to stop and refuel.

Test the Off-Road Capabilities of the Forester & Outback Today

As you can see, the 2019 Subaru Forester and 2019 Subaru Outback are more than capable of going off-road around the Wakefield, Reading, and Danvers areas.

If you want to get a feel for either model's features, then don't wait. Schedule a test drive at Ira Subaru today!

*EPA-estimated fuel economy. Actual mileage may vary.

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