2019 Subaru Forester vs. Hyundai Tucson in Chicago, IL

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2019 Subaru Forester vs 2019 Hyundai Tucson

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Do you need a new vehicle to accommodate your active lifestyle? At this point in your research, you've likely considered the 2019 Subaru Forester and 2019 Hyundai Tucson, but which model is right for you? The experts at Grand Subaru in Chicago, IL, have created the following page to help you determine which model is the right match. If you have initial questions before reading further, contact our dealership at (888) 840-3934.

For the purposes of this comparison, we will be taking a closer look at the 2019 Subaru Forester Premium, starting at $26,695 MSRP, and the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Sport, starting at $26,700 MSRP.

Interior and Design

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Both the 2019 Forester and 2019 Tucson boast comfortable interiors, however the Forester takes comfort to the next level. The Subaru Forester has a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, while the Tucson only offers 8-way adjustment. A panoramic power moonroof is also only available with the 2019 Forester. The Subaru Forester also includes the following interior and design features:

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Cloth-trimmed upholstery
  • Multi-function three-spoke steering wheel
  • Four bottle holders
  • Cargo-area under floor storage

Safety and Technology

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When it comes to safety and technology, there are several similarities you'll find between the Subaru Forester and Hyundai Tucson such as large touchscreens and smartphone integration. However, our experts agree you'll prefer the features included with the 2019 Forester. Only the Forester has adaptive cruise control, and also comes equipped with the following features:

  • EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology
  • Brake Asisst
  • STARLINK™ multimedia
  • 6.5-in. touchscreen
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Rearview camera
  • STARLINK™ Safety and Security

Engine and Specs

Do you want your new vehicle to provide ample passing power on the highway, while remaining efficient enough to save you time at the pump? The 2019 Subaru Forester meets both criteria. While the Tucson includes similar horsepower and torque, it is not as efficient as the Forester. In addition, only the 2019 Subaru Forester offers Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive while maintaining superior efficiency. Additional engine specs for both models are as follows:

2019 Subaru Forester


2019 Hyundai Tucson

2.5L I4


2.4L I4

182 HP


181 HP

176 lb.-ft.


175 lb.-ft.


MPG city/hwy


Seating Capacity

While both models seat up to five passengers, the 2019 Subaru Forester offers significantly more interior space. The 2019 Forester has 111.9 cu.-ft. of passenger volume, while the Hyundai Tucson only offers 102.2 cu.-ft. of volume. The Forester also includes significantly more cargo space, with 76.1 cu.-ft. of maximum room, compared to the 2019 Tucson, which has only 61.9 cu.-ft. of space.

Price and Incentives

Starting at $24,295 MSRP, the 2019 Subaru Forester is an affordable addition to your daily drive. When you choose to shop with Grand Subaru in Chicago, IL, you can take advantage of the Forester incentives and lease deals we have available to help you save even more on your new SUV!

Schedule a Test Drive

Now that you have determined the 2019 Subaru Forester is the right model for your busy schedule, head over to the new inventory at Grand Subaru in Chicago, IL to find the model that meets your needs best. Then, schedule a test drive appointment by calling our dealership at (888) 840-3934.

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2019 Subaru Forester

Your SUV is more than just a vehicle. It's your companion to work. It keeps your kids safe. Your SUV even tags along on your weekend adventures. Spending so much time with your SUV means you have to make the right choice. The new Subaru Forester and Hyundai Tucson are two of the most sought-after models in the Chicagoland area. Learn more about their differences in performance, cargo space, and technology below. If you already know that the Forester is right for you, give the team at Grand Subaru near Chicago a call at (888) 840-3934 to schedule a test-drive.

For the purpose of this comparison, the Subaru Forester 2.5i will be compared with the Hyundai Tucson SE.

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Subaru Forester vs. Hyundai Tucson: Engine & Performance

2018 Subaru Forester What's most important to you when considering the performance of your new SUV: fuel efficiency or power? The new Subaru Forester doesn't ask you to choose. When matched against the Hyundai Tucson, the Forester provides greater power and gas mileage. Check out the specs in the table below, and then find your Forester for sale at Grand Subaru:

Subaru Forester


Hyundai Tucson



2.0L I-4

170 HP


164 HP

174 lb.-ft.


151 lb.-ft.

26 MPG city
32 MPG highway

Fuel Efficiency

23 MPG city
30 MPG highway

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Subaru Forester vs. Hyundai Tucson: Seating & Cargo Space

2018 Subaru Forester Interior Seating and Cargo Space How much space does your family need to make it through their day? If you fold down the rear seats in the new Subaru Forester, you have 71.4 cu. ft. of space to fill. The Hyundai Tucson only provides 61.9 cu. ft. of space, even with the rear seats folded. In addition to the differences in dimensions, the Subaru Forester offers several key advantages in cargo area and storage:

  • The rear seats in the Forester fold flat. The Tucson doesn't offer this feature.
  • Raised roof rails are available with the Forester, but only offered on the higher trim levels of the Tucson.
  • The Forester is engineered with 108.3 cu. ft. of total passenger volume. The Tucson is smaller with only 102.2 cu. ft. of passenger volume.
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Subaru Forester vs. Hyundai Tucson: Safety & Technology

2018 Subaru Forester Interior Dashboard Do you need a new SUV that keeps you in touch with your loved ones and protects you even from the hazards you can't see? While both the new Forester and Tucson feature the latest in safety and connected technology, the Subaru SUV comes with more standard features than the Hyundai. Key differences in technology between the two popular family vehicles are as follows:

  • Brake Assist is standard on the Forester 2.5i, but unavailable with the Tucson SE.
  • Rollover Sensors are included with the Forester, but don't come with the Tucson.
  • The Subaru Advanced Frontal Air Bag system is only included with the Forester.
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How Can I Get a New Forester at a Great Price?

If you want a capable SUV with clear advantages in power, efficiency, cargo space, and technology, the choice is clear. The Subaru Forester leaves the Hyundai Tucson in the dust. Discover your new Forester in the inventory at Grand Subaru near Chicago. Our team will help you find the finance or lease deal that works with your budget and lifestyle. Contact us by calling (888) 840-3934 or through our schedule test-drive form to get started on adding a Subaru Forester to your driveway today!

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