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BMW X3 vs. Subaru Forester Price Comparison (MSRP)

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BMW X3 vs. Subaru Forester Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $37,212

Subaru Forester Touring   
Difference: $21,183

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2021202120212021
ModelX3X3X3Forester
TrimsDrive30ixDrive30iM40iTouring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $43,000 $45,000 $56,600 $34,895
Driving Assistance Package 900 900 900  
Obstacle detection, rear 750 750    
Premium Tier 3,300 3,300 2,950  
M Sport Design 4,100 4,100    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550 550 550  
Temporary spare tire 150 150 150  
Leather seating surfaces 1,700 1,700 1,700  
Class III trailer hitch 550 550 550  
Panoramic sunroof 1,200 1,200    
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,200 1,200 1,200  
Door sill trim plates       53
Universal garage door opener       120
Auto-dimming rearview mirror       245
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror       230
Class II trailer hitch       619
Driving Assistance Package 830 830 830  
Obstacle detection, rear 690 690    
Premium Tier 3,035 3,035 2,715  
M Sport Design 3,770 3,770    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505 505 505  
Temporary spare tire 140 140 140  
Leather seating surfaces 1,565 1,565 1,565  
Class III trailer hitch 505 505 505  
Panoramic sunroof 1,105 1,105    
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,105 1,105 1,105  
Door sill trim plates       34
Universal garage door opener       78
Auto-dimming rearview mirror       158
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror       149
Class II trailer hitch       464
Options (change) 14,400 14,400 8,000 1,267
Options (change) 13,250 13,250 7,365 883
Destination 995 995 995 1,050
Total Price $58,395 $60,395 $65,595 $37,212

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW X3 vs. Subaru Forester

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $19,723
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $5,954
Model Year2021202120212021
ModelX3X3X3Forester
TrimsDrive30ixDrive30iM40iTouring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine248hp I4248hp I4355hp I6182hp H4
TransmissionT8T8T8CVT-7
DrivetrainRWDAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 12205, 12205, 12440, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/50-19245/50-19245/50-19225/55-18
Total Price$58,395$60,395$65,595$37,212
Adjustments for Features-1,460-3,160-3,7100
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$56,935$57,235$61,885$37,212
Cost Above Minimum$0$300$4,950$0

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Features Comparison: BMW X3 vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year2021202120212021
ModelX3X3X3Forester
TrimsDrive30ixDrive30iM40iTouring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300$1300 
7-speed manually-shiftable CVT   $1100
RWD$0   
AWD $1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control   $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000$1000 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100$100$100 
Lead vehicle start alert   $25
PIN Code Access   $10
Remote app$25$25$25 
Remote window/roof operation$15$15$15 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial   $200
Backup collision intervention   $150
Knee airbag, driver   $100
Lane departure prevention, steering-based   $200
Lane sway warning   $25
Obstacle detection, front$200$200$200 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system   $100
Rollover sensor   $50
Terrain selector   $200
Tires, run-flat$150$150$150 
Torque vectoring, brake-based  $100 
Vehicle health reports   $0
Cargo Management 
Cargo area rails w/tie downs$50$50$50 
Cargo mat$40$40$40 
Cargo tray   $40
Class II trailer hitch   $200
Class III trailer hitch$250$250$250 
Overhead sunglass holder   $25
Trailering equipment (4 wire)$125$125$125 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50$50$50 
Automatic air recirculation$100$100$100 
DVD-compatible player$0$0$0 
Handwriting recognition$200$200$200 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15$15$15 
In-vehicle Internet$150$150$150 
Media drive$15$15$15 
Rain-sensing wipers$175$175$175 
Rear air vents with automatic controls$250$250$250 
S Voice support$0$0$0 
Satellite radio   $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250$250$250 
Variable intermittent wipers   $75
Voice control for external devices$0$0$0 
Voice recorder$0$0$0 
Wiper de-icer   $25
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0$0$0 
Black exterior trim (optional)$0$0$0 
Bodyside cladding$350$350$350 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)   $250
Panoramic sunroof$1200$1200$1200 
Sport rocker panels (optional)$0$0$0 
Sunroof, large   $1100
Wheel-lip moldings$75$75$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights  $200$200
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror   $75
Compass   $0
Head-up display (HUD)$350$350$350 
LED headlights  $1000$1000
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750$750  
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25$25$25 
Power-folding mirrors$50$50$50 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150$150$150 
Launch control$100$100$100 
Raised top speed limiter  $0 
Regenerative braking$0$0$0 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50$50$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50$50$50 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150$150$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150$150$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat   $100
Power recliner, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Power release, second row seats   $50
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100 
Upholstered instrument panel$300$300$300 
Wood trim$300$300$300 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200$200 
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0 
Total Value of Features$9,410$11,110$11,660$7,950
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,460$3,160$3,710$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-356-745-4730

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Specifications Comparison: BMW X3 vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20212021
ModelX3Forester
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.8 in105.1 in
Length185.9 in182.1 in
Width74.4 in71.5 in
Height66.0 in67.5 in
Curb Weight4,042 lb.3,450 lb.
Fuel Capacity17.7 gal.16.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.1 in41.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.5 in58.2 in
Row 1 Legroom40.3 in43.3 in
Row 2 Headroom39.1 in39.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.0 in57.2 in
Row 2 Legroom36.4 in39.4 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
28.7 ft335.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
62.7 ft376.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW X3 sDrive30i

Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested950100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
245/50WR19 tires400No
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25No
Total Requested102546%
Total Not Requested119054%
M Sport Design
FeatureValueRequested?
Bodyside cladding100No
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Upholstered instrument panel300No
Sport rocker panels (optional)0No
Black exterior trim (optional)0No
245/50WR19 tires400No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested40022%
Total Not Requested145078%

Option Package Details
BMW X3 xDrive30i

Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested950100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
245/50WR19 tires400No
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25No
Total Requested102546%
Total Not Requested119054%
M Sport Design
FeatureValueRequested?
Bodyside cladding100No
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Upholstered instrument panel300No
Sport rocker panels (optional)0No
Black exterior trim (optional)0No
245/50WR19 tires400No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Total Requested40022%
Total Not Requested145078%

Option Package Details
BMW X3 M40i

Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested950100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350No
245/50WR19 tires400No
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Handwriting recognition200No
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25No
Total Requested102546%
Total Not Requested119054%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester Touring

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0No
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Perimeter approach lighting25No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Total Requested7543%
Total Not Requested10057%

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