Two Great Crossovers with Different Personalities. Comparing the 2020 Subaru Forester and 2020 Subaru Forester for Helena Valley Drivers

Welcome to the year 2020. At least, when it comes to the latest version of the classic Subaru crossovers. The 2020 Subaru Outback and 2020 Subaru Forester are ready for you at Placer Subaru in Helena, MT. Those are two great SUVs anyone would feel comfortable driving. But how do you know which of these fantastic models is the right one for your commute through Helena Valley and Montana City? Lets take a look at some of the key features of both the 2020 Subaru Outback and 2020 Subaru Forester.
   New Subaru Forester

Power and Performance

The 2020 Subaru Outback brings you a couple of different engine options for 2020. The 2.5-liter, four-cylinder Boxer Engine is the standard across the board for all Subaru. An impressive turbocharged 2.4-liter, four-cylinder Subaru Boxer engine is brand-new to the Outback. You'll really notice the 260 horsepower, when it kicks into gear on your way to Helena from Townsend. Each engine is paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission. All trims have standard symmetrical all-wheel drive. You'll make fewer stops to fill up, thanks to the EPA estimated 26 mpg when driving around Helena Valley and 33 mpg on the highway to Montana City.

All 2020 Subaru Forester models are equipped with a 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder Subaru Boxer engine, matched with a CVT. Subaru's standard symmetrical all-wheel drive is a great feature for the Subaru Forester. Like the Outback, the Forester enjoys a 26 mpg/city and 33 mpg/highway fuel efficiency.

Interior Design and Comfort

Subaru is promising the 2020 Subaru Outback is their most comfortable version of its crossover, ever. It has gone through a complete redesign to bring you high-quality, soft touch materials and trim features. The Outback seats five people in a spacious cabin and offers an abundant amount of leg and headroom, even for your taller riders in the rear seat. A high-quality cloth upholstery comes standard, but also has genuine leather, or on the higher trims, luxurious Nappa Leather seats available.

 New Subaru Outback 

Storing items is simple in your Subaru Outback. You get 32.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the back seat, but lay the seat flat and you'll enjoy 75.7 cubic feet of storage. A low load floor makes getting larger items in and out quite easy.

The Subaru Forester makes a name for itself with its stylish cabin, as well. Featuring a cavernous cabin, all five people riding in your Forester will enjoy the open feel. An available panoramic sunroof adds to the experience. Soft-touch materials are the calling-card of Subaru and the Forester is no exception.

The Forester is better equipped to handle larger loads, with 35.4 cubic feet of storage available behind the rear seat. With the 60/40-split seats laid flat, you can take advantage of the 76.1 cubic feet of storage you'll find.

Subaru Forester


It is hard to find a better infotainment system on other SUVs than the package on the 2020 Subaru Outback. The highlight of the year is the now-available, futuristic 11.6-inch vertical touchscreen, that brings you clear crisp graphics and tremendous access to Subaru's Starlink Multimedia interface. Twin seven-inch infotainment screens come standard, with Apple and Android smartphone integration, satellite radio and two USB ports up front. An available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot does wonders to keep you connected.

Similarly, the 2020 Subaru Forester brings you a plethora of high-tech functions, through the Subaru Starlink Multimedia system. Apple and Android integration comes standard. Eliminate the distractions by connecting to the hands-free operations and the voice-activated navigation system. The available Starlink Entertainment Anywhere package keeps the little ones entertained through available iPads and access to streaming content and websites and 2 sets of Bluetooth headphones.


When hitting the road, you can't go wrong with climbing behind the wheel of either the 2020 Subaru Outback or 2020 Subaru Forester. Both provide driver-assist and safety features engineered with your families' safety in mind. In the end, the 2020 Forester provides you with slightly more cargo and cabin room in an outdoor-themed packaged. The choice is up to you. Visit Placer Subaru and take both for a test drive. Only you can decide which of these legendary crossovers is the best fit for your family.