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Price Comparison (MSRP): Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback

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Invoice Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback

Lowest Total Price

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: 502

Lowest Total Invoice

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: 530
Model Year20162016
ModelForesterOutback
Trim2.0XT Touring3.6R Limited
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Base Price 33,795 33,395
Base Invoice 31,569 31,227
Navigation and Eyesight Package 1,395  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 199  
Roof rack crossbars 199  
Door sill trim plates 38  
Cargo cover 182  
Cargo net 90 70
All-weather floor mats 72 72
Rear bumper protector 95 95
Universal garage door opener 76  
Remote start 445 450
Class II trailer hitch 634 550
Eyesight Driver Assist System   795
Moonroof Package, keyless access, and navigation   2,295
Navigation and Eyesight Package   0
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   0
Roof rack crossbars   0
Door sill trim plates   0
Cargo cover   0
Cargo net   45
All-weather floor mats   46
Rear bumper protector   61
Universal garage door opener   0
Remote start   337
Class II trailer hitch   412
Eyesight Driver Assist System   663
Moonroof Package, keyless access, and navigation   1,913
Options (show) (change) 3,425 4,327
Options (show) (change) 2,605 3,477
Destination 850 850
Total Price 38,070 38,572
Total Invoice 35,024 35,554

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Summary

For this 2016 Subaru Forester vs. 2016 Subaru Outback price comparison, we equipped the cars with selected features. The Forester vs. Outback Price Comparison table displays the specific options added and the total prices. If you want to know how much the Forester and Outback will cost with the features you specified, this is the table to check. In this case, the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited's price is $803 lower than the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring's price

Each car includes features that aren't on the other.. The Forester vs. Outback Features Comparison table tallies up these features and assigns monetary values to them using the site's default values. Compared to the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring includes additional features worth $0. 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)

Is a feature worth more or less than to you that the site's default value? Members can substitute their own values. The Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback Value Comparison adjusts each car's price based on its additional features. After a $1305 adjustment for the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited's additional features, the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited is $803 less than the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 803
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 673
Model Year20162016
ModelForesterOutback
Trim2.0XT Touring3.6R Limited
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Engine250hp H4256hp H6
TransmissionCVT-8CVT-6
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)23/28 MPG20/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers440, 8576, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18225/60-18
Total Price38,07038,572
Adjustments for Features0-1,305
Feature-Adjusted Total Price38,07037,267
Total Invoice35,02435,554
Adjustments for Features0-1,203
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice35,02434,351

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year20162016
ModelForesterOutback
Trim2.0XT Touring3.6R Limited
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100
AWD$1700$1700
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Blind spot warning system $200
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based $200
Rear cross-traffic detection $100
Seat cushion airbag, driver $75
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75
Torque vectoring / active trace control $100
Cargo Management 
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Rear air vents $100
Exterior 
Active grille shutters $0
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50 
Sunroof $900
Sunroof, large$1100 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Automatic headlights $125
Automatic-off headlights$25 
Illuminated visor mirror, driver $50
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger $50
Visor mirror, driver$10 
Visor mirror, passenger$10 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Heated second row seats $200
Memory system, driver seat $200
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power recliner, passenger seat $100
Power release, second row seats$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350 
Machined alloy wheels $350
Raised heavy-duty suspension $0
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Total Value of Features$4,545$5,850
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,305
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,203

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year20162016
ModelForesterOutback
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Wheelbase103.9 in108.1 in
Length180.9 in189.6 in
Width70.7 in72.4 in
Height66.4 in66.1 in
Curb Weight3,624 lb.3,810 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in40.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in57.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in55.5 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in42.9 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in38.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in57.3 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in38.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.4 ft335.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
74.7 ft373.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Steering-linked fog lights25Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed250Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed150Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25Yes
Lead vehicle start alert25Yes
Pedestrian detection100Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Total Requested2550100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125No
Total Requested20062%
Total Not Requested12538%
Eyesight Driver Assist System
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200No
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Steering-linked fog lights25Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed250Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed150Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25Yes
Lead vehicle start alert25Yes
Pedestrian detection100Yes
Total Requested157589%
Total Not Requested20011%
Moonroof Package, keyless access, and navigation
FeatureValueRequested?
Proximity key250Yes
PIN Code Access10Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Sunroof900Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested2110100%
Total Not Requested00%

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