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Nissan Murano vs. Subaru Forester Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Nissan Murano vs. Subaru Forester Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $5,673

Lowest Total Invoice

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $5,616

The configured Nissan Murano 4dr SUV has a 260-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed manually-shiftable CVT 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 Nissan Murano and Subaru Forester are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Nissan Murano SL trim is $37,050. The features would cost an additional $4,905. Including the destination charge of $900, the total price of this trim is $42,855.

The base sticker price of the Nissan Murano Platinum trim is $39,100. The features would cost an additional $4,540. Including the destination charge of $900, the total price of this trim is $44,540.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $33,795. The features would cost an additional $2,537. Including the destination charge of $850, the total price of this trim is $37,182.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table. The TrueDelta Value Comparison figures include adjustments for most differences in feature content. However, they do not include advertising fees, factory-to-dealer incentives, or differences in engines, tires, seat configurations, and audio systems. Exceptions: They do include values for third-row seats and media players. (Additional notes)

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 Nissan Murano trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 6. 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 Nissan Murano 4dr SUV has a 260-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed manually-shiftable CVT 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 Nissan Murano and Subaru Forester are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Nissan Murano SL trim is $34,780. The features would cost an additional $4,321. Including the destination charge of $900, the total price of this trim is $40,001.

The invoice of the Nissan Murano Platinum trim is $36,701. The features would cost an additional $4,040. Including the destination charge of $900, the total price of this trim is $41,641.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $31,569. The features would cost an additional $1,966. Including the destination charge of $850, the total price of this trim is $34,385.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table. The TrueDelta Value Comparison figures include adjustments for most differences in feature content. However, they do not include advertising fees, factory-to-dealer incentives, or differences in engines, tires, seat configurations, and audio systems. Exceptions: They do include values for third-row seats and media players. (Additional notes)

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 Nissan Murano trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 4. 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.

Calculate Payments

  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201620162016
ModelMuranoMuranoForester
TrimSLPlatinum2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $37,050 $39,100 $33,795
Base Invoice $34,780 $36,701 $31,569
Rear bumper protector 190 190 95
Technology Package 2,260 2,260  
Floor mats 210 210  
Roof rack crossbars 280 280 199
AWD 1,600 1,600  
Illuminated door sill trim plates 365    
Navigation and Eyesight Package     1,395
Door sill trim plates     38
Universal garage door opener     76
Auto-dimming rearview mirror     199
Cargo net     90
Remote start     445
Rear bumper protector 148 148 61
Technology Package 2,000 2,000  
Floor mats 159 159  
Roof rack crossbars 233 233 117
AWD 1,500 1,500  
Illuminated door sill trim plates 281    
Navigation and Eyesight Package     1,195
Door sill trim plates     24
Universal garage door opener     49
Auto-dimming rearview mirror     129
Cargo net     58
Remote start     333
Options (show) (change) 4,905 4,540 2,537
Options (show) (change) 4,321 4,040 1,966
Destination 900 900 850
Total Price $42,855 $44,540 $37,182
Total Invoice $40,001 $41,641 $34,385

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Nissan Murano vs. Subaru Forester

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 6,013
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 5,991
Model Year201620162016
ModelMuranoMuranoForester
TrimSLPlatinum2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine260hp V6260hp V6250hp H4
TransmissionCVT-7CVT-7CVT-8
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)21/28 MPG21/28 MPG23/28 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers?, 11?, 11440, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/65-18235/55-20225/55-18
Total Price42,85544,54037,182
Adjustments for Features0-1,750-405
Feature-Adjusted Total Price42,85542,79036,777
Cost Above Minimum6500
Total Invoice40,00141,64134,385
Adjustments for Features0-1,636-375
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice40,00140,00534,010
Cost Above Minimum040

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Features Comparison: Nissan Murano vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year201620162016
ModelMuranoMuranoForester
TrimSLPlatinum2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT  $1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Heated steering wheel $100 
Lead vehicle start alert  $25
PIN Code Access  $10
Remote window/roof operation$15$15 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 $250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Around view cameras$500$500 
Automatic braking, low-speed  $200
Blind spot warning system$200$200 
Forward collision warning  $200
Front seat active head restraints$50$50 
Hill descent control  $250
Lane departure warning system  $200
Lane sway warning system  $25
Moving object detection, rear$25$25 
Pedestrian detection  $50
Predictive forward collision warning$250$250 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system  $100
Rear cross-traffic detection$100$100 
Rearview camera  $200
Vehicle health reports  $0
Cargo Management 
Cargo tray  $40
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Aux input  $50
Navigation map updates, three years  $0
Rear air vents$100$100 
Telematics service, such as OnStar  $300
Wiper de-icer  $25
Exterior 
Panoramic sunroof$1200$1200 
Sunroof, large  $1100
Wheel-lip moldings$75$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass  $0
Illuminated visor mirror, driver$50$50 
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger$50$50 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250$250 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750 
Steering-linked fog lights  $75
Visor mirror, driver  $10
Visor mirror, passenger  $10
Xenon HID headlights  $500
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300 
Door sill trim plates $100$100
Folding second row seats$300 $300
Heated second row seats $200 
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200  
Memory system, driver seat$200$200 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat$100$100 
Power release, second row seats  $100
Power-folding second row seats $700 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector  $200
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0
Total Value of Features$6,815$8,565$7,220
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,750$405
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,636-375

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Specifications Comparison: Nissan Murano vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20162016
ModelMuranoForester
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase111.2 in103.9 in
Length192.8 in180.9 in
Width75.4 in70.7 in
Height66.6 in66.4 in
Curb Weight3,920 lb.3,624 lb.
Fuel Capacity19.0 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.9 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room59.6 in57.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.8 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom43.6 in43.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in39.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room58.8 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.2 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.7 in38.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
39.6 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
69.9 ft374.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Nissan Murano SL

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Panoramic sunroof1200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Predictive forward collision warning250No
Total Requested70033%
Total Not Requested145067%

Option Package Details
Nissan Murano Platinum

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Panoramic sunroof1200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Predictive forward collision warning250No
Total Requested70033%
Total Not Requested145067%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0No
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%
Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200No
Steering-linked fog lights75No
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50No
Satellite radio200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Total Requested187574%
Total Not Requested67526%

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