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BMW X3 vs. Subaru Outback Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

BMW X3 vs. Subaru Outback Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $37,915

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $19,480

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,239

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $18,821

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelX3OutbackOutback
TrimxDrive35i3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Base Price $48,950 $34,995 $38,195
Base Invoice $46,205 $32,696 $35,635
Navigation system 1,950    
Text dictation 0    
Driver Assistance Package 950    
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,900    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 700    
Leather seating surfaces 1,450    
Heated front seats 500    
EyeSight and Navigation Package   1,595  
Wheel-lip moldings   450 450
Navigation system 1,795    
Text dictation 0    
Driver Assistance Package 875    
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed 1,750    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 645    
Leather seating surfaces 1,335    
Heated front seats 460    
EyeSight and Navigation Package   1,331  
Wheel-lip moldings   337 337
Options (change) 7,450 2,045 450
Options (change) 6,860 1,668 337
Destination 995 875 875
Total Price $57,395 $37,915 $39,520
Total Invoice $54,060 $35,239 $36,847

The configured BMW X3 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-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 BMW X3 and Subaru Outback are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the BMW X3 xDrive35i trim is $48,950. The features would cost an additional $7,450. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $57,395.

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 BMW X3 trims is 5. 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 BMW X3 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-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 BMW X3 and Subaru Outback are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the BMW X3 xDrive35i trim is $46,205. The features would cost an additional $6,860. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $54,060.

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 BMW X3 trims is 5. 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: BMW X3 vs. Subaru Outback

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $17,970
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $17,399
Model Year201720172017
ModelX3OutbackOutback
TrimxDrive35i3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Engine300hp I6256hp H6256hp H6
TransmissionT8CVT-6CVT-6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)19/26 MPG20/27 MPG20/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)600, 16576, 12576, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/50-18225/60-18225/60-18
Total Price$57,395$37,915$39,520
Adjustments for Features-1,5100-350
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$55,885$37,915$39,170
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,255
Total Invoice$54,060$35,239$36,847
Adjustments for Features-1,4220-326
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$52,638$35,239$36,521
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,282

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Features Comparison: BMW X3 vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year201720172017
ModelX3OutbackOutback
TrimxDrive35i3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300  
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100  
Heated steering wheel  $100
Lead vehicle start alert $25$25
PIN Code Access $10$10
Remote app$25  
Remote window/roof operation$15  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0  
Automatic braking, low-speed $200$200
Backup collision intervention $150$150
Blind spot warning system $200$200
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based $200$200
Lane sway warning system $25$25
Obstacle detection, front$200  
Pedestrian detection $50$50
Rear cross-traffic detection $100$100
Rollover sensor $50$50
Seat cushion airbag, driver $75$75
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75$75
Temporary spare tire $150$150
Tires, run-flat$150  
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100$100
Vehicle health reports $0$0
Cargo Management 
Cargo area rails w/tie downs$50  
Cargo mat$40  
Cargo tray $40$40
Overhead sunglass holder $25$25
Roof rails$250 $250
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 $100$100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150  
S Voice support$0  
Satellite radio $200$200
Satellite radio - one year subscription$250  
Surround sound$250  
Text dictation$50  
Variable intermittent wipers $75$75
Voice control for external devices$0  
Voice recorder$0  
Wiper de-icer $25$25
Exterior 
Active grille shutters $0$0
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50  
Panoramic sunroof$1200  
Sunroof $900$900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75  
Auto-dimming headlights $200$200
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75  
Compass $0$0
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25  
Power-folding mirrors$50  
Steering-linked fog lights $75$75
Steering-linked headlights$150  
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150  
Regenerative braking$0  
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates $100$100
Heated second row seats $200$200
Manual recliner, second row seats $75$75
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150  
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150  
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100$100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Wood trim$300  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350  
Machined alloy wheels $350$350
Raised heavy-duty suspension $0$0
Total Value of Features$8,285$6,775$7,125
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,510$0$350
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,4220-326

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Specifications Comparison: BMW X3 vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year20172017
ModelX3Outback
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Wheelbase110.6 in108.1 in
Length183.8 in189.6 in
Width74.1 in72.4 in
Height66.1 in66.1 in
Curb Weight4,230 lb.3,810 lb.
Fuel Capacity17.7 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.7 in40.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.3 in57.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in55.5 in
Row 1 Legroom39.9 in42.9 in
Row 2 Headroom39.1 in38.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.0 in57.3 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom36.5 in38.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
27.6 ft335.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
63.3 ft373.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW X3 xDrive35i

Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
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
App support100Yes
Remote app25No
Total Requested82565%
Total Not Requested44035%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Total Requested50071%
Total Not Requested20029%

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 years0Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200No
Steering-linked fog lights75No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Total Requested245073%
Total Not Requested92527%

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