novolog wrote: ↑Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:11 pm
Between crosstrek and outback, outback wins easily. Crosstrek is very very small and expensive. I think much of it's value is in visual appeal.
All that said I would choose the Forester if it's an option (we own a 2020).
Crosstrek "wins" if what is wanted is something very, very small that otherwise has the design features someone wants. That, of course, always begs the question of whether some other model from some other manufacturer might be more suitable.
But the unassailable data point is that every model on the market is being bought by someone, so someone must have found that model suitable.
As I already mentioned I went to Subaru first to look at the Forester and ended up with an Outback. I know a lot of people whose decision was for the Forester and I know a lot of people whose decision was for the Crosstrek. (I also don't not know lots of people whose decision was an Outback). In 2019 the Outback sold 178,854 vehicles, the Forester 171,613, and the Crosstrek 144,384. It would not look like there was a clear preference, or rejection, across those choices. On the other hand the Toyota RAV 4 sold 427,168 and the Honda CRV 384,168, so why would anyone even look at a Subaru?!