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Land Rover Range Rover vs. Subaru Forester

When we compare the Land Rover Range Rover to the Subaru Forester, the Land Rover Range Rover has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Subaru Forester has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Land Rover Range Rover versus the Subaru Forester, the Subaru Forester is a better car than the Land Rover Range Rover.

Land Rover Range Rover versus Subaru Forester Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Land Rover Range Rover ranges from $62,999 to $114,923 while a used Subaru Forester from the same model year range is priced between $23,362 to $34,063. For a new model, the Land Rover Range Rover's price is between $111,185 and $171,693, with the Subaru Forester priced between $29,698 and $38,813.

Land Rover Range Rover versus Subaru Forester Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Land Rover Range Rover is 7.8 out of 10 while the Subaru Forester's quality rating is 8.7 out of 10. This results in the Land Rover Range Rover being ranked 8 out of 18 Best Luxury Large SUVs and the Subaru Forester being ranked 4 out of 61 Best Crossover SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Land Rover Range Rover’s base engine makes 395 horsepower, and the Subaru Forester base engine makes 182 horsepower. The Range Rover is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 619 miles. The Forester is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 548 miles. The Range Rover uses premium unleaded, and the Forester uses regular unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Land Rover Range Rover has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Subaru Forester has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Subaru Forester has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Subaru Forester has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2023 Land Rover Range Rover

2023 Subaru Forester

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$111,185 - $171,693

Used Asking Price:

$62,999 - $114,923

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

53.1%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$29,698 - $38,813

Used Asking Price:

$23,362 - $34,063

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.4%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

7.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

8.1 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 18
8 / 18
10 / 25
14 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

4 / 61
4 / 61
4 / 28
4 / 24
4 / 24
4 / 14
8 / 24
11 / 61
16 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Subaru Forester is a five-seat, compact SUV that foregoes the station wagon styling of other Subaru models for a more utilitarian, square-bodied design. The Forester has earned a reputation as a reliable and capable all-weather SUV with a spacious cabin and versatile cargo space. New models of the Forester cost an average of $32,632 and 3-year-old models average $23,752.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • All-wheel drive is standard
  • Better-than-average ground clearance and off-road capability
  • Large cargo area

  • Engine power could be stronger
  • Low tow rating may not match many buyers’ lifestyles
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT) not to everyone’s liking

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

P530 SV, P530 SV LWB, P530 First Edition, P530 First Edition LWB, P530 Autobiography, P530 Autobiography LWB, P530 SE, P400 SE, P530 SE LWB, P400 SE LWB

Trim Levels

Base, Premium, Sport, Wilderness, Limited, Touring

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

395 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

406 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.075 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

182 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

176 foot-lbs @ 4400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.053 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

18 / 26 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

428 / 619 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Flat/Horizontally Opposed

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 33 / 29

Range (city/hwy):

432 / 548 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Standard

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

39.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

Not yet available

Rear Head Room:

39.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

Not yet available

Cargo Space:

40.7 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

83.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.2 inches

Cargo Space:

28.9 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

74.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

140.5 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5240 lbs

Width:

87 inches

Height:

73.6 inches

Length:

198.9 inches

Wheelbase:

118 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.6 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3454 lbs

Width:

80.9 inches

Height:

67.5 inches

Length:

182.7 inches

Wheelbase:

105.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

21.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

275/50R21

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

225/60R17