The Subaru Forester is smaller and less expensive than the Subaru Outback. The Subaru Forester is a small SUV, while the Subaru Outback is a station wagon. Each vehicle has different engine options, and the Subaru Forester gets better gas mileage than the Outback.
The Subaru Forester and the Subaru Outback also have many similarities, such as standard all-wheel drive. Both provide seating for up to five people. Both come standard with a six-speed manual transmission and offer an optional continuously variable automatic transmission. They both offer such features as adaptive cruise control and a pre-collision braking system. The Outback's interior is more stylish than that of the Forester.