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Mazda CX-7 vs. Subaru Forester Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Mazda CX-7 vs. Subaru Forester Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $34,065

Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring   
Difference: $2,936

Lowest Total Invoice: $32,382

Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring   
Difference: $1,814

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20122017
ModelCX-7Forester
Trims Grand Touring2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $31,840 $34,295
Base Invoice $30,443 $32,028
Rear spoiler 400  
Door sill trim plates 145 38
All-weather floor mats 80 72
Cargo tray 70  
Cargo net 50 90
Remote start 350 445
Class II trailer hitch 335 634
Universal garage door opener   76
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   199
Rear bumper protector   95
Cargo cover   182
Rear spoiler 320  
Door sill trim plates 116 24
All-weather floor mats 64 46
Cargo tray 56  
Cargo net 40 58
Remote start 280 333
Class II trailer hitch 268 475
Universal garage door opener   49
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   129
Rear bumper protector   61
Cargo cover   118
Options (change) 1,430 1,831
Options (change) 1,144 1,293
Destination 795 875
Total Price $34,065 $37,001
Total Invoice $32,382 $34,196

The configured Mazda CX-7 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Mazda CX-7 and Subaru Forester are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring trim is $31,840. The features would cost an additional $1,430. Including the destination charge of $795, the total price of this trim is $34,065.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $34,295. The features would cost an additional $1,831. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,001.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Mazda CX-7 trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Mazda CX-7 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 244hp 2.3L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Mazda CX-7 and Subaru Forester are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring trim is $30,443. The features would cost an additional $1,144. Including the destination charge of $795, the total price of this trim is $32,382.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $32,028. The features would cost an additional $1,293. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,196.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Mazda CX-7 trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 0. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Mazda CX-7 vs. Subaru Forester

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,384
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,179
Model Year20122017
ModelCX-7Forester
Trims Grand Touring2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine244hp I4250hp H4
TransmissionT6CVT-8
DrivetrainFWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)18/25 MPG23/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)240, 9440, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/55-19225/55-18
Total Price$34,065$37,001
Adjustments for Features0-4,320
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$34,065$32,681
Total Invoice$32,382$34,196
Adjustments for Features0-3,993
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$32,382$30,203

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Features Comparison: Mazda CX-7 vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20122017
ModelCX-7Forester
Trims Grand Touring2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100
FWD$0 
AWD $1700
Accessories 
Heated steering wheel $100
PIN Code Access $10
Power liftgate $350
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Tilt steering wheel, manual$150 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual $250
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Hill descent control $250
Knee airbag, driver $100
Rear cross-traffic detection $100
Vehicle health reports $0
Cargo Management 
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Roof rails $250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support $100
CD changer, in-dash$325 
CD player $125
Dual-zone climate control $125
HD radio $50
Navigation system$600 
Rain-sensing wipers$175 
Siri Eyes Free support $0
SMS text-to-speech reader $50
Surround sound$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
USB port $100
Variable intermittent wipers $75
Voice control for nav and audio$100 
Wiper de-icer $25
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250
Sunroof$900 
Sunroof, large $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights $200
Compass $0
LED headlights $1000
Steering-linked headlights $150
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25
Xenon HID headlights$500 
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual recliner, second row seats $75
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Power release, second row seats $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Terrain selector $200
Total Value of Features$4,165$8,485
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$4,320
Value of Feature Adjustments0-3,993

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Specifications Comparison: Mazda CX-7 vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20122017
ModelCX-7Forester
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase108.3 in103.9 in
Length184.3 in180.9 in
Width73.7 in70.7 in
Height64.8 in66.4 in
Curb Weight3,787 lb.3,624 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.4 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.7 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.0 in57.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.8 in53.9 in
Row 1 Legroom41.7 in43.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.3 in39.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.8 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.0 in53.0 in
Row 2 Legroom36.4 in38.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
29.9 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
58.6 ft374.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0No
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%

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