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Acura RDX vs. Subaru Outback 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.

Acura RDX vs. Subaru Outback Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $37,915

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $6,880

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,239

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $7,329

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelRDXOutbackOutback
TrimBase3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Base Price $35,670 $34,995 $38,195
Base Invoice $33,872 $32,696 $35,635
Advance Package 6,650    
AWD 1,500    
EyeSight and Navigation Package   1,595  
Remote start   450 450
Advance Package 6,300    
AWD 1,421    
EyeSight and Navigation Package   1,331  
Remote start   337 337
Options (change) 8,150 2,045 450
Options (change) 7,721 1,668 337
Destination 975 875 875
Total Price $44,795 $37,915 $39,520
Total Invoice $42,568 $35,239 $36,847

The configured Acura RDX 4dr SUV has a 279-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon has a 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Acura RDX and Subaru Outback are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Acura RDX Base trim is $35,670. The features would cost an additional $8,150. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $44,795.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $34,995. The features would cost an additional $2,045. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,915.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $38,195. The features would cost an additional $450. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,520.

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 Acura RDX trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Outback trims is 7. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 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 Acura RDX 4dr SUV has a 279-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon has a 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Acura RDX and Subaru Outback are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Acura RDX Base trim is $33,872. The features would cost an additional $7,721. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $42,568.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $32,696. The features would cost an additional $1,668. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,239.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $35,635. The features would cost an additional $337. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,847.

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 Acura RDX trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Outback trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited 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: Acura RDX vs. Subaru Outback

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,175
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $6,659
Model Year201720172017
ModelRDXOutbackOutback
TrimBase3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Engine279hp V6256hp H6256hp H6
TransmissionT6CVT-6CVT-6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)19/28 MPG20/27 MPG20/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)410, 10576, 12576, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/60-18225/60-18225/60-18
Total Price$44,795$37,915$39,520
Adjustments for Features-7050-350
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$44,090$37,915$39,170
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,255
Total Invoice$42,568$35,239$36,847
Adjustments for Features-6700-326
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$41,898$35,239$36,521
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,282

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Features Comparison: Acura RDX vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year201720172017
ModelRDXOutbackOutback
TrimBase3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100  
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Active noise reduction$0  
Heated steering wheel  $100
Lead vehicle start alert $25$25
PIN Code Access $10$10
Remote window/roof operation$15  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0  
Backup collision intervention $150$150
Hill descent control $250$250
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based $200$200
Lane keeping assist system$400  
Lane sway warning system $25$25
Obstacle detection, front$200  
Seat cushion airbag, driver $75$75
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75$75
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100$100
Vehicle health reports $0$0
Wide-view rear camera$0  
Cargo Management 
Cargo tray $40$40
Overhead sunglass holder $25$25
Roof rails  $250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
DVD-Audio-compatible player$0  
Media drive$15  
Navigation map updates, three years $0$0
Rain-sensing wipers$175  
Surround sound$250  
Variable intermittent wipers $75$75
Wiper de-icer $25$25
Exterior 
Active grille shutters $0$0
Bodyside cladding$350  
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250$250
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75  
Auto-dimming headlights $200$200
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75  
LED headlights$1000  
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25  
Spotter mirror(s)$50  
Steering-linked fog lights $75$75
Xenon HID headlights $500$500
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300  
Heated second row seats $200$200
Manual recliner, second row seats $75$75
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - mechanical$100  
Electronic systems calibration selector $200$200
Raised heavy-duty suspension $0$0
Total Value of Features$6,080$5,375$5,725
Value of Feature Adjustments$705$0$350
Value of Feature Adjustments-6700-326

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Specifications Comparison: Acura RDX vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year20172017
ModelRDXOutback
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Wheelbase105.7 in108.1 in
Length184.4 in189.6 in
Width73.7 in72.4 in
Height65.0 in66.1 in
Curb Weight3,902 lb.3,810 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.0 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.7 in40.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.7 in57.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.7 in55.5 in
Row 1 Legroom42.0 in42.9 in
Row 2 Headroom38.1 in38.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.2 in57.3 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.8 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.3 in38.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
26.1 ft335.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
61.3 ft373.3 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 mirror75No
Remote start150Yes
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Media drive15No
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
ELS, 410W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane keeping assist system400No
Total Requested455070%
Total Not Requested196530%

Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Steering-linked fog lights75No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested290086%
Total Not Requested47514%

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