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What is Better BMW 3-Series or Subaru Forester?

Comparing BMW 3-Series with Subaru Forester will help you make it clear which car is worth buying. There are 7 huge reasons why BMW 3-Series is actually a more sensible choice than Subaru Forester. Subaru Forester also has got 4 reasons to buy it instead of BMW 3-Series. We can name important features of BMW 3-Series and Subaru Forester that were employed when matching. You can compare two cars and express your personal view about models. 3-Series was produced by BMW to outperform contestants on the market. Though Forester is hard to see as a less worthy car, as Subaru invested much money in the project. Which of the contestants in our comparison would you buy?


BMW 3-Series Subaru Forester

7 reasons to buy BMW 3-Series

Engine and transmission
More engine power

181 bhp vs 147 bhp

vs 108 kw.

19% or 34 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 7.6 sec. vs 10.4 sec. 2.8 sec.
More top speed 143 mph vs 116 mph 27 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 39.33 mpg vs 44.78 mpg 14% or 5.45 mpg
Less CO2 emissions 95 g/mile vs 104 g/mile 9% or 9 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 6 vs EURO 5 1 generation
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 520 liters vs 450 liters 13% or 70 liters

4 reasons to buy Subaru Forester

Weight and capacity
More capacity of fuel tank 64 liters vs 60 liters 6% or 4 liters
More maximum towing weight without brakes 750 kg vs 695 kg 7% or 55 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 2000 kg vs 1600 kg 20% or 400 kg
Other specs
Less turning radius 10.5 meters vs 11 meters 5% or 0.5 meters

Neutral reasons BMW 3-Series vs. Subaru Forester

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 1997 cm3 vs 1998 cm3 0% or 1 cm3 less
Fuel supply Turbocharged vs COMMON RAIL
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Length 4824 mm vs 4560 mm 5% or 264 mm shorter
Width 2047 mm vs 1780 mm 13% or 267 mm wider
Height 1508 mm vs 1675 mm 10% or 167 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2920 mm vs 2615 mm 10% or 305 mm more
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)