Subaru Outback Wilderness vs. Subaru Forester Wilderness: Choose the Best Way to Handle Your Adventures Today!

Most lineups won't have an SUV that handles the worst off-road conditions without worry. Luckily, the Subaru models aren't just any old option. Drivers who want to brave the slickest conditions should consider the Subaru Outback Wilderness and Subaru Forester Wilderness models. Designed to embrace adverse conditions and adventures far from the beaten path, the Wilderness trim levels make camping trips easier than ever.

However, picking between the two models might provide you with a difficult decision. We're excited about the Subaru Forester Wilderness and Outback Wilderness options - each model offers something we know you'll love. Explore our comparisons of the two below and let us know which one you want to take out for a spin!

Outback Wilderness vs. Forester Wilderness: Performance

Interested in what's under the hood of the two models? The Outback Wilderness trim equips a 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER® engine that pumps out 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. If you opt for the Forester Wilderness, you'll get a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated BOXER® engine that delivers 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. When you need more power, the Subaru Outback Wilderness Edition might suit you better.

Outback Wilderness vs. Forester Wilderness: Towing Capability

Both SUVs receive a towing upgrade with the Wilderness trim. When you attach a trailer to the Outback model, you can tow up to 3,500 pounds - an increase from the 2,700-pound maximum available on the base trim level. If you need a more significant gain from the base model, the Forester Wilderness can two twice as much with 3,000 pounds over the base Forester trim. The Forester Wilderness can equip a trailer stability assist feature for improved trailer control while on the road.

Outback Wilderness vs. Forester Wilderness: Design

The two lineups increase their ground clearance, allowing you to navigate over larger objects that can appear in your way. The Subaru Outback Wilderness offers a ground clearance of 9.5 inches. Choosing the Forester Wilderness isn't less impressive, offering 9.2 inches of ground clearance. While the Outback offers a few more inches to get over bumps in your way, the Forester is taller and has a shorter wheelbase to improve interior cabin space. Both models also feature enhanced dual-function X-MODE® technology, which powers your new SUV through mud, dirt, snow, and deep snow with ease.

Outback Wilderness vs. Forester Wilderness: Interior

While both models adeptly navigate off-road adventures, you aren't losing interior comfort and convenience to improve the exterior look. The Outback Wilderness and Forester Wilderness easily manage your drive with spacious interiors, employing water-repellent StarTex® upholstery inside. The Forester equips copper accent stitching for a unique look inside. Both SUVs feature cargo areas equipped with ample storage space and LED cargo lamps, so you can load and unload late into the night on your next camping trip.

Outback Wilderness vs. Forester Wilderness: Technology

Modernized interiors are just another facet of the Subaru Wilderness models. The Outback Wilderness trim employs the STARLINK® Multimedia system, complete with an 11.6-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™ integration. With the Forester Wilderness, you'll get the STARLINK® Multimedia 8.0-inch Plus system, also featuring standard smartphone integration. To help you travel down obstacle-laden roads, the Forester Wilderness comes with a 180-Degree Front-View Monitor.

Outback Wilderness vs. Forester Wilderness: Safety

Both models come with the re-tuned Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology for your peace of mind on the road. This safety suite allows you to monitor traffic movement and optimize your travels, even if you're dodging trees rather than other drivers. In the Forester Wilderness Edition, you'll enjoy the all-new Automatic Emergency Steering that helps you veer away from obstacles in emergency situations.

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Interested in exploring one of the Wilderness trims up close? Visit Ciocca Subaru of Philadelphia today, where we'll put you in the driver's seat for a test drive!

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