2022 Ford Bronco Sport vs. 2022 Subaru Forester | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2022 Ford Bronco Sport vs. 2022 Subaru Forester Review

Picture of the 2022 Ford Bronco Sport

2022 Ford
Bronco Sport

MSRP*: $28,815 to $36,590
See details & photos

Find Your Best Price Today!

Picture of the 2022 Subaru Forester

2022 Subaru
Forester

MSRP*: $25,895 to $35,995
See details & photos

Find Your Best Price Today!

MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG 28 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 60.6 - 65.2 ft3 69.1 - 74.2 ft3
Engine
  • 181-hp, 1.5-liter, 3 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 181 - 250 hp 182 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 2,200 lbs 1,500 - 3,000 lbs
Exterior Length 172.7 in 182.7 in
Exterior Width 74.3 in 71.5 - 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 36.9 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 39.4 in
Head Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 40.2 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.6 - 39.6 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Bronco Sport than in the Subaru Forester. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford Bronco Sport and the Subaru Forester.

Convenience
With the Subaru Forester, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Bronco Sport, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Ford Bronco Sport or the Subaru Forester, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Bronco Sport is much wider than the Subaru Forester, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Bronco Sport, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Forester.

Handling
The Ford Bronco Sport has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Forester, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford Bronco Sport is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Ford Bronco Sport and the Subaru Forester.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Bronco Sport transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Ford Bronco Sport and the Subaru Forester. The Ford Bronco Sport has less cargo space than the Subaru Forester, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.