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2021 Ford Bronco Sport vs. 2021 Subaru Forester Review

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2021 Ford
Bronco Sport

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2021 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*
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$27,215 to $38,160
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$24,795 to $34,895
Invoice* $26,806 to $36,824 $23,375 to $32,541
MPG - City 21 - 25 26
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
The Ford Bronco Sport offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than 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). The Ford Bronco Sport is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Forester. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford Bronco Sport is much higher than that for the Subaru Forester.

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.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford Bronco Sport does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Subaru Forester.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford Bronco Sport is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Bronco Sport greatly out-muscles 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.

Warranty
The Ford Bronco Sport comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Forester.