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Chevrolet Equinox vs. Subaru Forester Price Comparison (MSRP)

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

Chevrolet Equinox vs. Subaru Forester Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $38,070

Chevrolet Equinox Premier   
Difference: $858

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,765

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $228

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017
ModelEquinoxForester
TrimPremier2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $30,040 $34,295
Base Invoice $28,538 $32,028
3.6L V6 1,500  
Technology Package 890  
Enhanced Convenience Package 950  
Driver Confidence Package 495  
Driver Confidence Package II 295  
All-weather floor mats 200 72
Engine-block heater 100 133
Roof rack crossbars 195 199
Class II trailer hitch 365 634
AWD 1,750  
Illuminated door sill trim plates 395  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   199
Navigation and Eyesight Package   1,595
Door sill trim plates   38
Universal garage door opener   76
Cargo net   90
Rear bumper protector   95
Cargo cover   182
Remote start   445
3.6L V6 1,365  
Technology Package 810  
Enhanced Convenience Package 864  
Driver Confidence Package 450  
Driver Confidence Package II 268  
All-weather floor mats 182 46
Engine-block heater 91 86
Roof rack crossbars 177 117
Class II trailer hitch 332 475
AWD 1,662  
Illuminated door sill trim plates 359  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   129
Navigation and Eyesight Package   1,366
Door sill trim plates   24
Universal garage door opener   49
Cargo net   58
Rear bumper protector   61
Cargo cover   118
Remote start   333
Options (change) 7,135 3,758
Options (change) 6,560 2,862
Destination 895 875
Total Price $38,070 $38,928
Total Invoice $35,993 $35,765

The configured Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV has a 301-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Chevrolet Equinox and Subaru Forester are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Chevrolet Equinox Premier trim is $30,040. The features would cost an additional $7,135. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $38,070.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $34,295. The features would cost an additional $3,758. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $38,928.

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 Chevrolet Equinox trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring 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 Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV has a 301-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Chevrolet Equinox and Subaru Forester are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Chevrolet Equinox Premier trim is $28,538. The features would cost an additional $6,560. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $35,993.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $32,028. The features would cost an additional $2,862. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,765.

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 Chevrolet Equinox trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring 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: Chevrolet Equinox vs. Subaru Forester

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,702
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $4,417
Model Year20172017
ModelEquinoxForester
TrimPremier2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine301hp V6250hp H4
TransmissionT6CVT-8
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/23 MPG23/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)250, 8440, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/55-18225/55-18
Total Price$38,070$38,928
Adjustments for Features0-4,560
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$38,070$34,368
Total Invoice$35,993$35,765
Adjustments for Features0-4,189
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$35,993$31,576

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Features Comparison: Chevrolet Equinox vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20172017
ModelEquinoxForester
TrimPremier2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control $750
Cruise control$250 
Heated steering wheel $100
Lead vehicle start alert $25
PIN Code Access $10
Proximity key $250
Remote app$25 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Automatic braking, low-speed $200
Backup collision intervention $150
Hill descent control $250
Knee airbag, driver $100
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based $200
Lane sway warning system $25
Pedestrian detection $50
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat$40 
Cargo tray $40
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Trailering equipment (4 wire)$125 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
CD player $125
Dual-zone climate control $125
HD radio $50
MP3-compatible player $50
Navigation map updates, three years $0
SD Card slot$25 
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation$325 
Traffic + travel information $25
Voice control for audio system$25 
Voice control for external devices$0 
Voice control for nav and audio $100
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Wiper de-icer $25
Exterior 
Laminated front side windows$200 
Sunroof, large $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights $200
LED headlights $1000
Steering-linked headlights $150
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates $100
Floor mats, second row (optional)$0 
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, 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 $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Terrain selector $200
Touring suspension (upgrade)$0 
Total Value of Features$4,590$9,150
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$4,560
Value of Feature Adjustments0-4,189

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Specifications Comparison: Chevrolet Equinox vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20172017
ModelEquinoxForester
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.5 in103.9 in
Length187.8 in180.9 in
Width72.5 in70.7 in
Height66.3 in66.4 in
Curb Weight4,112 lb.3,624 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.8 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.9 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.8 in57.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.6 in53.9 in
Row 1 Legroom41.2 in43.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.2 in39.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.3 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room51.1 in53.0 in
Row 2 Legroom39.9 in38.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
31.5 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
63.7 ft374.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Chevrolet Equinox Premier

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
SD Card slot25No
Pioneer, 250W, 8 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Total Requested60062%
Total Not Requested37538%
Enhanced Convenience Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Power recliner, passenger seat100No
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100No
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Power height adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power liftgate350Yes
Total Requested45053%
Total Not Requested40047%
Driver Confidence Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Total Requested600100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Confidence Package II
FeatureValueRequested?
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested400100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%
Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Torque vectoring, brake-based100No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200No
Adaptive cruise control500No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100No
Traffic + travel information25No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Total Requested130044%
Total Not Requested167556%

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