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Subaru Forester (2015) vs. Lexus NX Specs

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2015 Subaru Forester and 2020 Lexus NX Specifications

Model Year 2015 2020  
Model Subaru Forester Lexus NX  
Engine turbocharged
2.0L H4
DOHC-4v
250 hp@5600
258 lb-ft@2000
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
235 hp@4800
258 lb-ft@1650
 
Transmission 8-speed shiftable CVT 6-speed shiftable automatic  
Drivetrain AWD AWD  
Body 4dr SUV 4dr SUV  
      Difference
Wheelbase 103.9 in 104.7 in -0.8 in
Length 180.9 in 182.3 in -1.4 in
Width 70.7 in 73.6 in -2.9 in
Height 66.4 in 64.8 in 1.6 in
Curb Weight 3624 lb. 4050 lb. -426 lb.
Fuel Capacity 15.9 gal. 15.9 gal. 0 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 41.4 in 38.2 in 3.2 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 57.0 in 57.3 in -0.3 in
Hip Room, Row 1 0.0 in 55.1 in -55.1 in
Legroom, Row 1 43.0 in 42.8 in 0.2 in
Headroom, Row 2 39.8 in 38.1 in 1.7 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 56.5 in 55.3 in 1.2 in
Hip Room, Row 2 0.0 in 53.9 in -53.9 in
Legroom, Row 2 38.0 in 36.1 in 1.9 in
Total Legroom 81 in (over 2 rows) 78.9 in (over 2 rows) 2.1 in
Cargo Volume, Minimum 34.4 ft3 17.7 ft3 16.7 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 74.7 ft3 54.6 ft3 20.1 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Subaru Forester Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2014 Beyond visibility, people buy crossovers to get more space for people and cargo. As in previous Subaru Foresters, the 2014's ceiling is cathedral-high. I could have worn a top hat inside. If you're very tall, and have been seeking a compact vehicle in which you'll easily fit, you've found one. If, on the other hand, you've been seeking expansive elbow room, the Honda CR-V has more of it. And legroom? A combined (first and second row) figure of 81 inches tops every other compact SUV, including the otherwise segment-leading Honda (79.6 inches) and Toyota RAV-4 (79.8 inches). The Chevrolet Equinox offers another tenth of an inch, but with a 188-inch length (vs. the Forester's 181) and 4,083-pound curb weight (vs. the Forester 2.5i's 3,366) it's not truly compact. Subaru has worked no such miracles with shoulder room. At 56.5 inches, the Forester's is typical of the compact crossover class. Add in a small driveline hump (absent in the Honda) and three adults won't happily share the rear seat for long. But how many car owners put three adult-sized people in the second row for long, anyway? Measurements don't tell the entire story. The Honda's rear seat cushion is too low to the floor to provide adults with thigh support, and its rear seatback can be reclined to only two nearly identical positions. In constrast, the Forester's passengers enjoy a comfortably high rear seat that reclines through a broader range. One negative for rear seat comfort: unlike the Ford Escape (but like nearly all other compact crossovers, including the CR-V), the Forester has no rear air vents. Thanks to the tall, square rear body, cargo space is also the best in the segment, though not by as large a margin as the rear seat. Up front, there are plenty of bins in which to stash your stuff. see full Subaru Forester review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Subaru Forester Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
I'm 6'3" and often don't fit comfortable in vehicles. I found this had a very nice amount of front seat room. The center console tends to stay out of the way as well, some newer designs have the center stack moving into where my right knee would be. It's a very noticeable improvement over my previous 2009 Escape. I actually found the Forester more comfortable for me than the Outback. I was expecting the opposite. see full Subaru Forester review
2015 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
After looking at Explorer's, I was surprised how much more room the Forester had in the back seat. Granted it doesn't have a third row, but if you don't need a 3rd row, the Forester is hard to beat in this segment for rear seat room. We can put a forward facing child seat in the back, move the front seat up a about 2 inches from all the way back and there's still plenty of front passenger room and my 1.5 year old son can't kick the back of the seat. see full Subaru Forester review
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
Excellent rear seat comfort and rear seats are 60/ 40 and easy to fold flat. rear seats also have recline function which is nice ... excellent leg room see full Subaru Forester review
2014 4dr SUV 170-horsepower 2.5L H4
CVT AWD
Huge rear seat for the car's size see full Subaru Forester review
 

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