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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: $39,587

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $2,023

Lowest Total Invoice: $36,234

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $3,129

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Model Year20182017
ModelEquinoxForester
TrimPremier2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $30,790 $34,295
Base Invoice $29,251 $32,028
turbocharged 2.0-liter engine 2,795  
Sun, Sound, & Navigation Package 2,620  
Roof rack crossbars 270 199
Confidence & Convenience Package II 1,895  
Cargo Package 295  
All-weather floor mats 150 72
Engine-block heater 100 133
AWD 1,750  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror   224
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   199
Navigation and Eyesight Package   1,595
Cargo area partition net   58
Universal garage door opener   76
Cargo net   90
Rear bumper protector   95
Cargo cover   182
AC power outlet   415
Remote start   445
Class II trailer hitch   634
turbocharged 2.0-liter engine 2,655  
Sun, Sound, & Navigation Package 2,384  
Roof rack crossbars 246 117
Confidence & Convenience Package II 1,724  
Cargo Package 268  
All-weather floor mats 137 46
Engine-block heater 91 86
AWD 1,662  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror   145
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   129
Navigation and Eyesight Package   1,366
Cargo area partition net   37
Universal garage door opener   49
Cargo net   58
Rear bumper protector   61
Cargo cover   118
AC power outlet   311
Remote start   333
Class II trailer hitch   475
Options (change) 9,875 4,417
Options (change) 9,167 3,331
Destination 945 875
Total Price $41,610 $39,587
Total Invoice $39,363 $36,234

The configured Chevrolet Equinox 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-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 $30,790. The features would cost an additional $9,875. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $41,610.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $34,295. The features would cost an additional $4,417. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,587.

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 4. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Forester trims is 9. 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 turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-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 $29,251. The features would cost an additional $9,167. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $39,363.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $32,028. The features would cost an additional $3,331. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,234.

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 6. 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: $2,053
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $3,156
Model Year20182017
ModelEquinoxForester
TrimPremier2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine252hp I4250hp H4
TransmissionT9CVT-8
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)22/28 MPG23/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 7440, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/50-19225/55-18
Total Price$41,610$39,587
Adjustments for Features0-30
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$41,610$39,557
Total Invoice$39,363$36,234
Adjustments for Features0-27
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$39,363$36,207

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Features Comparison: Chevrolet Equinox vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20182017
ModelEquinoxForester
TrimPremier2.0XT Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1400 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Active noise reduction$0 
Adaptive cruise control $750
Cruise control$250 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Lead vehicle start alert $25
PIN Code Access $10
Remote app$25 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Around view cameras$500 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Backup collision intervention $150
Following distance indicator$25 
Hill descent control $250
Knee airbag, driver $100
Lane sway warning system $25
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Rearview camera $200
Safety key$5 
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100
Cargo Management 
Trailering equipment (4 wire)$125 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50 
Android Auto support$0 
Apple CarPlay support$0 
CD player $125
Larger infotainment display$0 
MP3-compatible player $50
Navigation map updates, three years $0
Rear air vents$100 
SD Card slot$25 
Siri Eyes Free support $0
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation$325 
Traffic + travel information $25
Voice control for external devices$0 
Wi-Fi hotspot$50 
Wiper de-icer $25
Wireless charging station$75 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0 
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Sunroof, large $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass $0
LED headlights $1000
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750 
Steering-linked headlights $150
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop$150 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300 
Floor mats, second row (optional)$0 
Heated second row seats$200 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power lumbar 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
Total Value of Features$7,855$7,885
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$30
Value of Feature Adjustments0-27

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Specifications Comparison: Chevrolet Equinox vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20182017
ModelEquinoxForester
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase107.3 in103.9 in
Length183.1 in180.9 in
Width72.6 in70.7 in
Height65.4 in66.4 in
Curb Weight3,610 lb.3,624 lb.
Fuel Capacity14.9 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.0 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.2 in57.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.2 in53.9 in
Row 1 Legroom40.9 in43.0 in
Row 2 Headroom38.5 in39.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.5 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room51.7 in53.0 in
Row 2 Legroom39.7 in38.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
29.9 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
63.5 ft374.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Chevrolet Equinox Premier

turbocharged 2.0-liter engine
FeatureValueRequested?
235/50HR19 tires400No
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125No
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)50Yes
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic0Yes
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
252 hp@5500
260 lb-ft@2500
1000Yes
Total Requested125070%
Total Not Requested52530%
Sun, Sound, & Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Panoramic sunroof1200No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Bose, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
HD radio50Yes
Total Requested72532%
Total Not Requested155068%
Confidence & Convenience Package II
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200No
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Power recliner, passenger seat100No
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power height adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100No
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Around view cameras300No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Following distance indicator25No
Total Requested115046%
Total Not Requested132554%
Cargo Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cargo cover75Yes
Cargo area partition net40Yes
Cargo tray40Yes
Total Requested155100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Perimeter approach lighting25No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75Yes
Total Requested15086%
Total Not Requested2514%
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0No
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-based200Yes
Adaptive cruise control500No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Total Requested185062%
Total Not Requested112538%

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