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Ford Explorer vs. Subaru Outback Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Ford Explorer vs. Subaru Outback Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $38,223

Subaru Outback Limited   
Difference: $14,877

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2020202020202020202020202020
ModelExplorerExplorerExplorerOutbackOutbackOutbackOutback
TrimLimitedSTPlatinumLimitedLimited XTTouringTouring XT
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Base Price $48,130 $54,740 $58,250 $33,445 $37,745 $37,345 $39,695
Trailer Tow Package - Class II 395            
Safe and Smart Package 1,295            
Roof rack crossbars 140 140 140        
All-weather floor mats 120 120 120 101 101 101 101
Cargo cover 130 130 130        
Panoramic sunroof 1,695 1,695          
Package 401A   3,875          
Class II trailer hitch       547 547 547 547
EyeSight and Navigation Package       2,085 1,585    
Rear bumper protector       107 107    
Wheel-lip moldings       458 458 458 458
Remote start       470 470 470 470
Trailer Tow Package - Class II 375            
Safe and Smart Package 1,230            
Roof rack crossbars 133 133 133        
All-weather floor mats 114 114 114 65 65 65 65
Cargo cover 124 124 124        
Panoramic sunroof 1,610 1,610          
Package 401A   3,681          
Class II trailer hitch       410 410 410 410
EyeSight and Navigation Package       1,738 1,323    
Rear bumper protector       69 69    
Wheel-lip moldings       343 343 343 343
Remote start       352 352 352 352
Options (change) 3,775 5,960 390 3,768 3,268 1,576 1,576
Options (change) 3,586 5,662 371 2,977 2,562 1,170 1,170
Destination 1,195 1,195 1,195 1,010 1,010 1,010 1,010
Total Price $53,100 $61,895 $59,835 $38,223 $42,023 $39,931 $42,281

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Subaru Outback

Lowest Adjusted Price: Subaru Outback Limited
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Ford Explorer Platinum
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $13,807
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $773
Model Year2020202020202020202020202020
ModelExplorerExplorerExplorerOutbackOutbackOutbackOutback
TrimLimitedSTPlatinumLimitedLimited XTTouringTouring XT
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Engine300hp I4400hp V6365hp V6182hp H4260hp H4182hp H4260hp H4
TransmissionT10T10T10CVT-8CVT-8CVT-8CVT-8
DrivetrainRWDAWDAWDAWDAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)390, 12500, 12500, 12576, 12576, 12576, 12576, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/55-20255/55-20255/55-20225/60-18225/60-18225/60-18225/60-18
Total Price$53,100$61,895$59,835$38,223$42,023$39,931$42,281
Adjustments for Features-1,070-3,710-6,18500-50-50
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$52,030$58,185$53,650$38,223$42,023$39,881$42,231
Cost Above Minimum$0$6,155$1,620$0$3,800$1,658$4,008

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year2020202020202020202020202020
ModelExplorerExplorerExplorerOutbackOutbackOutbackOutback
TrimLimitedSTPlatinumLimitedLimited XTTouringTouring XT
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
10-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1500$1500$1500    
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT   $1100$1100$1100$1100
RWD$0      
AWD $1700$1700$1700$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100$100$100    
Active noise reduction  $0    
Adaptive cruise control$750$750$750    
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed   $1000$1000$1000$1000
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100$100$100    
Heated steering wheel$100$100$100  $100$100
Keyless entry keypad$50$50$50    
Lead vehicle start alert   $25$25$25$25
PIN Code Access   $10$10$10$10
Power-adjustable pedals  $125    
Remote app$25$25$25    
Remote climate control$25$25$25    
Remote window/roof operation$15$15$15    
Semi-automated parking system  $500    
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual   $250$250$250$250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350$350$350    
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25$25$25    
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial   $200$200$200$200
Automatic braking, low-speed   $200$200$200$200
Backup collision intervention   $150$150$150$150
Curve control$50$50$50    
Hill descent control $250$250$250$250$250$250
Inflatable rear seat belts $200$200    
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100$100    
Lane sway warning   $25$25$25$25
Obstacle detection, front$200$200$200    
Pedestrian detection   $50$50$50$50
Safety key$5$5$5    
Seat cushion airbag, driver   $75$75$75$75
Seat cushion airbag, passenger   $75$75$75$75
Side curtain airbags   $350$350$350$350
Side curtain airbags, three rows$500$500$500    
Terrain selector $200$200    
Torque vectoring, brake-based   $100$100$100$100
Trailer sway control$25$25$25    
Wide-view front camera$150$150$150    
Cargo Management 
Cargo tray   $40$40$40$40
Class II trailer hitch$200  $200$200$200$200
Class III trailer hitch $250$250    
Roof rack$300$300$300$300$300  
Roof rails     $250$250
Trailering equipment (4 wire)   $125$125$125$125
Trailering equipment (7 wire)$150$150$150    
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50$50$50    
App support$100$100$100    
Navigation map updates, three years   $0$0$0$0
Rain-sensing wipers$175$175$175    
Rear air vents   $100$100$100$100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150$150$150    
Rear HVAC unit$400$400$400    
Surround sound$250$250$250    
Telematics service, such as OnStar   $300$300$300$300
Variable intermittent wipers   $75$75$75$75
Voice control for external devices$0$0$0    
Wi-Fi hotspot$50$50$50    
Wiper de-icer   $25$25$25$25
Exterior 
Active grille shutters   $0$0$0$0
Black exterior trim (optional) $0     
Black grille (optional) $0     
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25$25$25    
Panoramic sunroof$1200$1200$1200    
Sunroof   $900$900$900$900
Tow hook(s), front $40$40    
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75$75$75    
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250$250$250    
Power-folding mirrors$50$50$50    
Steering-linked headlights   $150$150$150$150
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100$100$100$100$100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300$300$300    
Door sill trim plates$100  $100$100$100$100
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200$200    
Leather door panel trim  $250    
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150$150 $150$150$150$150
Massage, driver seat  $100    
Massage, passenger seat  $100    
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $150    
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat  $150    
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100    
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100 $100$100$100$100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100$100     
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100    
Power-stowing third row seats$1000$1000$1000    
Tailgating position, third row seats$50$50$50    
Upholstered instrument panel, leather  $1000    
Wood trim  $300    
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel  $150    
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350      
Electronic systems calibration selector   $200$200$200$200
Machined alloy wheels $350$350$350$350$350$350
Performance steering system (optional) $0     
Raised heavy-duty suspension   $0$0$0$0
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0$0    
Total Value of Features$9,845$12,485$14,960$8,775$8,775$8,825$8,825
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,070$3,710$6,185$0$0$50$50
Value of Feature Adjustments-96-411-16200-3-3

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year20202020
ModelExplorerOutback
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Wheelbase119.1 in108.1 in
Length198.8 in191.3 in
Width78.9 in73.0 in
Height69.9 in66.1 in
Curb Weight4,346 lb.3,635 lb.
Fuel Capacity17.9 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.7 in40.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.8 in58.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room59.2 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.3 in42.8 in
Row 2 Headroom40.5 in39.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.9 in57.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room59.1 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom39.0 in39.5 in
Row 3 Headroom38.9 in0.0 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room54.6 in0.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.9 in0.0 in
Row 3 Legroom32.2 in0.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
18.2 ft332.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
47.9 ft332.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
87.8 ft375.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Limited

Trailer Tow Package - Class II
FeatureValueRequested?
Oil cooler0No
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (7 wire)150No
Total Requested20057%
Total Not Requested15043%
Safe and Smart Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100No
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested170091%
Total Not Requested1759%

Option Package Details
Ford Explorer ST

Package 401A
FeatureValueRequested?
Inflatable rear seat belts200No
Sony, 500W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Power-folding mirrors50No
Remote window/roof operation15No
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Wide-view front camera150No
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power100No
Heated second row seats200Yes
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
AC power outlet100No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Rain-sensing wipers100No
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Total Requested235062%
Total Not Requested144038%

Option Package Details
Subaru Outback Limited

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%
EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
Steering-linked headlights150No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only750Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Total Requested335081%
Total Not Requested80019%

Option Package Details
Subaru Outback Limited XT

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%
EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Total Requested260080%
Total Not Requested65020%

Option Package Details
Subaru Outback Touring

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Subaru Outback Touring XT

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%

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