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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: $38,272

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $25,023

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,473

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $24,067

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
TrimM40i2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $54,300 $36,090
Base Invoice $51,180 $33,675
Driving Assistance Package 900  
Premium Tier 2,950  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 550  
Temporary spare tire 150  
Leather seating surfaces 1,700  
Class III trailer hitch 550  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 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  
Premium Tier 2,715  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 505  
Temporary spare tire 140  
Leather seating surfaces 1,565  
Class III trailer hitch 505  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 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) 8,000 1,267
Options (change) 7,365 883
Destination 995 915
Total Price $63,295 $38,272
Total Invoice $59,540 $35,473

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: BMW X3 vs. Subaru Forester

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $21,538
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $20,789
Model Year20182018
TrimM40i2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine355hp I6250hp H4
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG23/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)205, 12440, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/50-19225/55-18
Total Price$63,295$38,272
Adjustments for Features-3,4850
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$59,810$38,272
Total Invoice$59,540$35,473
Adjustments for Features-3,2780
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$56,262$35,473

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Features Comparison: BMW X3 vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20182018
TrimM40i2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100
Adaptive cruise control $600
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$850 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Lead vehicle start alert $25
PIN Code Access $10
Remote app$25 
Remote window/roof operation$15 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Backup collision intervention $150
Knee airbag, driver $75
Lane departure prevention, steering-based $200
Lane sway warning $25
Obstacle detection, front$150 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Rollover sensor $50
Terrain selector $200
Tires, run-flat$150 
Vehicle health reports $0
Cargo Management 
Cargo area rails w/tie downs$50 
Cargo mat$40 
Cargo tray $40
Class II trailer hitch $200
Class III trailer hitch$250 
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Trailering equipment (4 wire)$125 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
Automatic air recirculation$100 
DVD-compatible player$0 
Handwriting recognition$200 
Heated windshield washer nozzles$15 
In-vehicle Internet$150 
Media drive$15 
Rain-sensing wipers$175 
Rear air vents with automatic controls$250 
S Voice support$0 
Satellite radio $200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250 
Variable intermittent wipers $75
Voice control for external devices$0 
Voice recorder$0 
Wiper de-icer $25
Active grille shutters$0 
Black exterior trim (optional)$0 
Bodyside cladding$350 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Sport rocker panels (optional)$0 
Sunroof, large $1100
Wheel-lip moldings$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror $75
Compass $0
Head-up display (HUD)$350 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25 
Power-folding mirrors$50 
Automatic start / stop$150 
Launch control$100 
Raised top speed limiter$0 
Regenerative braking$0 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Power recliner, passenger seat$100 
Power release, second row seats $50
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Upholstered instrument panel$300 
Wood trim$300 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200 
Total Value of Features$10,060$6,575
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,485$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-3,2780

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Specifications Comparison: BMW X3 vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20182018
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.8 in103.9 in
Length185.9 in180.9 in
Width74.4 in70.7 in
Height66.0 in66.4 in
Curb Weight4,230 lb.3,653 lb.
Fuel Capacity17.7 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.1 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.5 in57.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in53.9 in
Row 1 Legroom40.3 in43.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.1 in39.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.0 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in53.0 in
Row 2 Legroom36.4 in38.0 in
Cargo Volume,
28.7 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
62.7 ft374.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW X3 M40i

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

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

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

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