Is the 2019 Subaru Forester Bigger Than Last Year?

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With the full redesign of the all-new 2019 Subaru Forester, you may be wondering if the new Forester is bigger than last year's model. After all, bigger is better, right?

While the new 2019 Forester is slightly larger than the 2018 Forester, inside and out, the difference isn't all that much.

Put them side by side, and you likely won't be able to tell the exterior size difference. Get behind the wheel, though, and you can feel the difference in cabin size and spaciousness.

Check out these quick stats:


2018 Subaru Forester Dimensions

  • Length: 180.9 inches
  • Width: 70.7 inches
  • Height: 66 - 68 inches
  • Front legroom: 43.0 inches
  • Front headroom: 40.0 inches
  • Front shoulder room: 57.0 inches
  • Cargo space: 68.5 - 74.7 cubic feet

2019 Subaru Forester Dimensions

  • Length: 182 inches
  • Width: 71 inches
  • Height: 68 inches
  • Front legroom: 43.3 inches
  • Front headroom: 41.2 inches
  • Front shoulder room: 58.2 inches
  • Cargo space: 70.9 - 76.1 cubic feet

As you can see, the 2019 Subaru Forester is slightly wider, longer, and taller than the 2018 Forester in exterior dimensions--but, not by much. Inside, the 2019 Forester offers more legroom, more head room, and more shoulder room for the driver and front passenger than last year's model, delivering more comfort on longer drives. There's also more available cargo room in the 2019 model than in the 2018 model.

So, was the all-new 2019 Forester worth the wait?

The numbers don't lie.


Want to feel the difference between last year's 2018 Forester and this year's all-new 2019 Forester?

Explore inventory online to see what Forester models we have in stock today or visit Hendrick Subaru in Hoover to take a test drive.


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