Just to add forester still will not be a OB, they are targeting different markets, and I don't think those two cars should be compare together.
Forester, CRV, Rav4, etc.
Outback vs other Wagon like cars volvo, Jetta wagon etc.
That’s probably true for most of the time. There is the ‘typical’ and expected comparison between cars in a particular market segment. But when I was looking for a new car, I wanted to compare a LOT of different cars.
The list of cars I looked at crossed over a few market segments. Not in any particular order; Honda Pilot, Honda CR-V, Honda Crosstour, Subaru Forester, Subaru Outback, Toyota RAV4, Toyota 4 Runner, Mercedes GLK350, Ford Flex, Ford Edge, Ford Escape, Nissan Xterra, Nissan Pathfinder, Land Rover LR4.
Not too many people who would consider a Mercedes or a Land Rover would “typically” compare to any Subaru. And the Honda Pilot, and Crosstour are probably not typical comparisons to a Forester either.
And in the FWIW category… all of these cars were compared to the cost of repairing our 1999 Land Rover Discovery 2 again.