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Acura RDX vs. Subaru Forester Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Acura RDX vs. Subaru Forester Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $38,108

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $6,867

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,350

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $7,388

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelRDXForester
TrimBase2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $35,800 $36,090
Base Invoice $33,995 $33,675
Advance Package 6,700  
AWD 1,500  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   245
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror   230
Door sill trim plates   53
Universal garage door opener   120
Remote start   455
Advance Package 6,347  
AWD 1,421  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   158
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror   149
Door sill trim plates   34
Universal garage door opener   78
Remote start   341
Options (change) 8,200 1,103
Options (change) 7,768 760
Destination 975 915
Total Price $44,975 $38,108
Total Invoice $42,738 $35,350

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Acura RDX vs. Subaru Forester

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,737
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $7,264
Model Year20182018
ModelRDXForester
TrimBase2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine279hp V6250hp H4
TransmissionT6CVT-8
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)19/27 MPG23/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)410, 10440, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/60-18225/55-18
Total Price$44,975$38,108
Adjustments for Features-1300
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$44,845$38,108
Total Invoice$42,738$35,350
Adjustments for Features-1240
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$42,614$35,350

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Features Comparison: Acura RDX vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20182018
ModelRDXForester
TrimBase2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Active noise reduction$0 
Adaptive cruise control $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000 
Heated steering wheel $100
Lead vehicle start alert $25
PIN Code Access $10
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Backup collision intervention $150
Hill descent control $250
Knee airbag, driver $100
Lane departure prevention, steering-based $200
Lane keeping assist$400 
Lane sway warning $25
Obstacle detection, front$200 
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Vehicle health reports $0
Wide-view rear camera$0 
Cargo Management 
Cargo tray $40
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Roof rails $250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
DVD-Audio-compatible player$0 
Media drive$15 
Navigation map updates, three years $0
Rain-sensing wipers$175 
Rear air vents$100 
Surround sound$250 
Variable intermittent wipers $75
Wiper de-icer $25
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding$350 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250
Sunroof$900 
Sunroof, large $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights $200
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25 
Spotter mirror(s)$50 
Steering-linked headlights $150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300 
Manual recliner, second row seats $75
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat$100 
Power release, second row seats $50
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - mechanical$100 
Alloy wheels $350
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Terrain selector $200
Total Value of Features$7,430$7,300
Value of Feature Adjustments$130$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1240

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Specifications Comparison: Acura RDX vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20182018
ModelRDXForester
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase105.7 in103.9 in
Length184.4 in180.9 in
Width73.7 in70.7 in
Height65.0 in66.4 in
Curb Weight3,902 lb.3,653 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.0 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.7 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.7 in57.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.7 in53.9 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in43.0 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in39.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.2 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.8 in53.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.3 in38.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
26.1 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
61.3 ft374.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Acura RDX

Advance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Rain-sensing wipers100No
Fog lights125Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Remote start150Yes
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
DVD-Audio-compatible player0No
Power height adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100No
Surround sound250No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
HD radio50Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Media drive15No
ELS, 410W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane keeping assist400No
Total Requested395061%
Total Not Requested256539%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Perimeter approach lighting25No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75Yes
Total Requested15086%
Total Not Requested2514%

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