The 2020 Subaru SUVs vs. Competitors in Gaithersburg MD



Which Subaru SUV is Right for You?

With so many models in the Subaru lineup, it can sometimes be difficult to tell which one is the right fit for you! To help make your shopping experience, Fitzgerald Subaru of Gaithersburg has set out to clarify the key differences between the Subaru Ascent, Crosstrek, Forester, and Outback to help you find the right crossover for your trips from Rockville to Washington, DC.

Subaru Ascent

As the largest vehicle in the lineup, the Subaru Ascent is the only vehicle in the mix that offers third-row seating. This gives you room for up to eight total occupants including the driver, and the configurable second and third rows allow you to add to your cargo space as needed. With all seats in place you'll have 17.8 cubic feet of cargo room to work with, but that can be expanded up to 86.5 cubic feet with all rear seats folded.

Looking to head off-road? Not only will you enjoy Subaru's legendary symmetrical all-wheel drive system in the new Ascent, but with 8.7 inches of ground clearance you'll have plenty of room to make it over large obstacles and steep breakovers.

Fuel economy is strong for this category at 27 mpg highway and 21 mpg city, and your highway runs will let you go over 500 miles between fill-ups.

Subaru Crosstrek

One of the most popular crossovers in the Subaru lineup, the Subaru Crosstrek offers a well-rounded experience to Germantown, MD drivers. Equally capable of handling your daily drives and your off-road adventures, the Crosstrek features an impressive 8.7-inch ground clearance that makes it a truly capable crossover.

Cargo space starts at 20.8 cubic feet but opens up to 55.3 cubic feet when you fold down the rear seats. Up front, comfortable seats make the Crosstrek a great choice for your longer road trips as well, and features such as forward collision alert come standard to keep you safe behind the wheel.

The Crosstrek also delivers respectable fuel economy, giving you 29 mpg highway and 22 mpg in the city, and allowing you to make it over 450 miles between fuel stops.

Subaru Forester

The legendary Subaru Forester has been making its way around Gaithersburg roadways for generations, and for good reason. With an impressive 33 cubic feet of cargo space with all five seats in place, it might be the most versatile crossover in the Subaru family of models. Once again, symmetrical all-wheel drive and 8.7 inches of ground clearance make it a great choice for your more rugged excursions, and when you fold those rear seats down you'll get an even more impressive 76.1 cubic feet of space for all of your stuff.

Fortunately for you the Forester has power-adjustable seats that allow you to find your ideal seating position, because you can go nearly 550 miles between fuel stops thanks to the impressive 33 mpg highway you'll get with this crossover.

Subaru Outback

Perhaps the most famous Subaru name of all, the Subaru Outback has been the backbone of Subaru success for generations. The latest model features the same 8.7 inches of ground clearance as the rest of the lineup, retaining that off-road reputation while keeping you comfortable enough to be the ideal daily driver as well. Cargo space is ample at 32.5 cubic feet, and folding the rear seats opens up the cargo area to 75.7 cubic feet.

The Outback also offers the longest range of all four Subaru crossovers, giving you over 600 miles on a single fill up and up to 33 mpg highway.

Test Drive a New Subaru SUV at Fitzgerald Subaru Gaithersburg

Hopefully we've helped you find the difference between these four Subaru crossovers to make your shopping experience a bit easier. Visit our dealership for a test drive today!

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