2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Subaru Forester
2021 Subaru Crosstrek 2021 Subaru Forester


2.0L 4-Cyl 2.5L 4-Cyl


152 182

  MPG (City/Highway)

22/29 * 26/33 *

  Cargo Space

55.3 cu. ft. 76.1 cu. ft.

2021 Subaru Crosstrek vs 2021 Subaru Forester

Serving New Bern, NC

As you explore the exciting possibilities for your next crossover SUV purchase, you are focused on finding a model with the functionality and ruggedness to keep up with your lifestyle. At the same time, you hold high expectations for your next vehicle’s styling and features. The Subaru line has several models that meet all of your expectations. The Crosstrek is a subcompact crossover with a spirited personality. The Forester sits a step above the Crosstrek in the lineup, and it is a compact crossover. Our Riverside Subaru associates are standing by to show off the 2021 models and trims in full detail.


The 2021 Subaru Crosstrek receives 182 horsepower from a direct-injection Boxer 2.5-liter engine throughout its trim line. This same engine is underneath the hood of all of the Forester’s trims. Both models also have symmetrical all-wheel drive as a standard feature. The Forester adds intelligent drive, hill descent control, X-Mode tech, and other equipment.


The Crosstrek is the smaller of these two models, and it has a sportier edge thanks to its tapered, defined front end. A small grille caps the nose, LED headlights, and a beefy lower-front fascia with round foglamps. In comparison, the Forester for 2021 has a tall stance with a prominent nose. The grille is outlined in chrome, and the LED headlights are angled toward the back. The metal-accented foglamp ports are separated from the black molding on the front bumper.


Inside the Crosstrek and the Forester, you can appreciate an extensive range of standard features through all trim levels. These items include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and driver’s assistance technologies in the EyeSight suite. Features in both models’ higher trim levels are leather material, a power sunroof, welcome lighting, USB ports, and others.

Riverside Subaru is the place to go for an in-person review of both models. Because we focus on satisfying our customers’ expectations, we always give each customer our full attention as they explore our inventory. Visit Riverside Subaru today for more details on the 2021 Crosstrek and the 2021 Forester.

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