Subaru is one of the leading giants in the automobile manufacturing industry. The Japanese brand is unmatched when it comes to SUVs, and their 2022 releases are an indication of this. The 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, 2022 Subaru Forester, and 2022 Subaru Outback. Being Subaru, the quality of these SUVs is assured, however, there are differences between them. This is because they belong to different classes of SUVs. This article contains a detailed comparison of the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek, 2022 Subaru Outback, and 2022 Subaru Forester.


One of the best features of every Subaru car is the nice interior. The 2022 Crosstrek, 2022 Outback, and 2022 Forester are not any different, as they sport interiors that are designed luxuriously. The Subaru Crosstrek scores full points on luxurious upholstery with its StarTex design. Not only is it a great choice for a luxurious look, but the upholstery is also comfortable and water-repellant. For entertainment, the Subaru Starlink multimedia gives you all that you need, providing access to navigation and media content of your choice. The Android Auto Integration and Apple CarPlay allow you to connect devices that work on either operating system. The location of the multimedia feature on the dashboard also allows for easy and connection, ensuring that you do not get distracted.

The 2022 Outback is designed for comfort and elegance, with upholstery crafted from soft Nappa leather. The interior of the SUV is designed to keep you comfortable in every weather, with the All-Weather Package. As such, the rear seats, front seats, and steering wheel are heated to keep you warm in the cold season. You are also sure to be entertained in the 2022 Outback, as a high-resolution 11.6-inch touchscreen is available for your pleasure. Powered on Subaru Starlink Multimedia, you get access to navigation, music, news, and even podcasts on the touchscreen.

The 2022 Forester is not lacking in the area of elegant interior. The upholstery takes a two-tone gray color which is nicely complemented with orange stitching. For entertainment, the Subaru Starlink Multimedia has you covered with Android Auto integration as well as Apple CarPlay.


Subaru SUVs are the top choice for users because of their reliable performance on the road. The 2022 Crosstrek, 2022 Outback, and 2022 Forester have an All Wheel Drive design. This gives all three SUVs great balance while in motion, making them suitable for different terrains even slippery roads.  The  Subaru Crosstrek runs on a 2.5-liter direct-injection Subaru boxer engine. This powerful engine provides 182 horsepower, with an impressive 176 lb-ft of torque. These features give the Crosstrek a driving range of over 500 miles with a fuel efficiency of 34 MPG. transmission system. The 2022 Outback runs on a turbocharged Subaru boxer engine. The 260 horsepower direct-injection engine, gives the Outback a driving range of over 600 miles with a fuel efficiency of 33 MPG. The 2022 Forester like the Outback runs on a Subaru boxer engine. This boxer engine is combined with a Lineartronic CVT to increase the efficiency of the SUV. This gives the Forester a driving range of over 540 miles with a fuel efficiency of 33 MPG.

Roof Rails

Roof rails are essential components of SUVs, as they aid in the transportation of luggage during long trips and travels. The 2022 Crosstrek comes with a standard raised roof rail, making cargo carriage very easy. The 2022 Outback also comes with a standard raised roof rail along with tie-downs. These tie-downs are used to transport items other than luggage, such as skis and bicycles. The 2022 Forester comes with a simple roof rack along with tie-downs.

Cargo Space

Cargo space is one of the main pros of SUVs, as the space enables you to carry luggage and loads. SUVs with enough cargo space will always be a top choice for most drivers. The 2022 Subaru SUVs are not lacking in this area. The 2022 Crosstrek has a cargo area that is quite spacious, having an interior volume that can take luggage up to 121.7 cubic feet. The 2022 Outback also has up to 75.7 cubic feet of cargo space available. The 2022 Forester also has up to 74.2 cubic feet of cargo space available. In addition to the cargo space, the 2022 Forester also has a rear gate. This rear gate is installed to make easy loading and offloading of huge luggage.

Ground Clearing Capability

The ground clearance of an SUV is important for its stability and traction. The 2022 Crosstrek has an 8.7 inches ground clearance. This is coupled with an X-MODE Hill Descent Control giving the SUV enough traction on different terrains.

The 2022 Outback on the other hand is equipped with 9.5 inches of ground clearance coupled with a standard X-MODE feature giving the SUV proper balance and traction. The Forester comes with 8.7 inches of ground clearance along with the X-MODE feature, giving the vehicle traction on slippery roads.


Although the SUVs come from the same manufacturer, they all go for different prices. The 2022 Forester and Crosstrek have an MSRP that starts from $25, 195. The 2022 Outback is pricier as it has an MSRP that starts from $26,945.


The comparison above shows that all three SUVs are excellent choices that you cannot go wrong with. The 2022 Subaru Outback however has more sophisticated features, edging out the other two vehicles. Overall, making a choice should be determined by your preference and budget.

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