2015 Subaru Forester, 2015 Subaru Outback
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2015 Outback is harder to get a hold of than the last pickle in the pickle jar

Buyers can't get a new 2015 Subaru Outback because of high demand. Could they be switching to the 2015 Forester?
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The new-generation 2015 Subaru Outback is harder to get a hold of than the last pickle in the pickle jar. Subaru buyers may be switching to the 2015 Forester once they realize it may be a long wait to get the SUV-alternative wagon. Forester is doing well and it’s second only to the hot Outback in the Subaru lineup. Are Outback buyers switching to the 2015 Forester?

Outback and Forester are by far the top sellers for the Subaru brand in the U.S. In its second year, the new-generation 2015 Subaru Forester is keeping up with the new Outback for the top spot in the lineup. This year, Forester is only 314 units behind the hot Outback in overall Subaru sales. The 2015 Subaru Forester is number two in the lineup and set 3 big milestones last month.

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Subaru of America reports that the new generation 2015 Forester hit 3 big milestones in February. The 1.2 millionth Forester was sold, its achieved 19 consecutive months of more than 10,000 units sold and February was the best-ever month for Forester sales. Even with setting those records, there are plenty of Foresters on dealer lots and buyers can get any trim they want.

Every color and trim available

The largest volume Subaru dealer in America, Hueberger Motors in Colorado Springs, has a boat load of Foresters on their lot. They show 262 Forester SUVs for sale with every color and trim available. They have 2.5i Premium, Touring and Limited trims and plenty of 2.0XT performance models available. The Colorado dealer only shows one Outback on their lot and it’s likely already been sold. Could it be that Outback buyers are switching to the Forester when they can’t get the new wagon?

Forester isn’t a bad choice for buyers if they are looking for a new generation Outback. It’s a larger model with more cargo room and comes with Subaru’s standard Symmetrical all-wheel-drive and X Mode. The new generation Forster has been highly acclaimed and received many awards the last two years. The fourth generation Forester was awarded Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2014 and again Motor Trend's 2014 SUV of the Year. If you can’t get a new 2015 Outback, there are plenty of 2015 Subaru Forester trims to choose from.


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Non-rhetorical answer to your question - no. They're ordering them, and waiting the 8 - 10 weeks.