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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: $39,578

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $9,607

Lowest Total Invoice: $36,541

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $10,457

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182018
ModelExplorerOutbackOutback
TrimLimited3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Base Price $42,090 $35,395 $38,690
Base Invoice $40,196 $33,064 $36,089
Safe and Smart Package 1,295    
AWD 2,150    
Trailer Tow Package - Class III 570    
Roof rack crossbars 140    
Cargo cover 130    
All-weather floor mats 120 101 101
3.5L V6 0    
Panoramic sunroof 1,695    
EyeSight and Navigation Package   1,585  
Class II trailer hitch   547 547
Rear bumper protector   107  
Wheel-lip moldings   458 458
Remote start   470 470
Safe and Smart Package 1,230    
AWD 2,054    
Trailer Tow Package - Class III 542    
Roof rack crossbars 133    
Cargo cover 124    
All-weather floor mats 114 65 65
3.5L V6 0    
Panoramic sunroof 1,610    
EyeSight and Navigation Package   1,323  
Class II trailer hitch   410 410
Rear bumper protector   69  
Wheel-lip moldings   343 343
Remote start   352 352
Options (change) 6,100 3,268 1,576
Options (change) 5,807 2,562 1,170
Destination 995 915 915
Total Price $49,185 $39,578 $41,181
Total Invoice $46,998 $36,541 $38,174

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Subaru Outback

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,697
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $7,676
Model Year201820182018
ModelExplorerOutbackOutback
TrimLimited3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Engine290hp V6256hp H6256hp H6
TransmissionT6CVT-6CVT-6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/23 MPG20/27 MPG20/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)390, 12576, 12576, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20225/60-18225/60-18
Total Price$49,185$39,578$41,181
Adjustments for Features-2,9100-50
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$46,275$39,578$41,131
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,553
Total Invoice$46,998$36,541$38,174
Adjustments for Features-2,7810-46
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$44,217$36,541$38,128
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,587

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year201820182018
ModelExplorerOutbackOutback
TrimLimited3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100  
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100  
Adaptive cruise control$750  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000$1000
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100  
Heated steering wheel$100 $100
Keyless entry keypad$50  
Lead vehicle start alert $25$25
PIN Code Access $10$10
Remote app$25  
Remote climate control$25  
Remote window/roof operation$15  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual $250$250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25  
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200$200
Automatic braking, low-speed $200$200
Backup collision intervention $150$150
Curve control$50  
Knee airbag, passenger$100  
Lane sway warning $25$25
Obstacle detection, front$200  
Pedestrian detection $50$50
Safety key$5  
Seat cushion airbag, driver $75$75
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75$75
Side curtain airbags $350$350
Side curtain airbags, three rows$500  
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100$100
Trailer sway control$25  
Wide-view front camera$150  
Cargo Management 
Cargo tray $40$40
Class II trailer hitch $200$200
Class III trailer hitch$250  
Roof rack$300$300 
Roof rails  $250
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125$125
Trailering equipment (7 wire)$150  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50  
App support$100  
Navigation map updates, three years $0$0
Rain-sensing wipers$175  
Rear air vents $100$100
Rear air vents with manual controls$150  
Rear HVAC unit$400  
Surround sound$250  
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300$300
Variable intermittent wipers $75$75
Voice control for external devices$0  
Wi-Fi hotspot$50  
Wiper de-icer $25$25
Exterior 
Active grille shutters $0$0
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25  
Panoramic sunroof$1200  
Sunroof $900$900
Tow hook(s), front$40  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75  
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250  
Power-folding mirrors$50  
Steering-linked headlights $150$150
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300  
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power-stowing third row seats$1000  
Tailgating position, third row seats$50  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350  
Electronic systems calibration selector $200$200
Machined alloy wheels $350$350
Raised heavy-duty suspension $0$0
Terrain selector$200  
Total Value of Features$11,085$8,175$8,225
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,910$0$50
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,7810-46

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year20182018
ModelExplorerOutback
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Wheelbase112.6 in108.1 in
Length198.3 in189.9 in
Width78.9 in72.4 in
Height70.0 in66.1 in
Curb Weight4,633 lb.3,893 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in40.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.5 in58.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.3 in55.5 in
Row 1 Legroom40.6 in42.9 in
Row 2 Headroom40.6 in38.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.0 in57.3 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.8 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 in38.1 in
Row 3 Headroom37.8 in0.0 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room50.8 in0.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.7 in0.0 in
Row 3 Legroom33.3 in0.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
21.0 ft335.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft335.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
81.7 ft373.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Limited

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
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested170091%
Total Not Requested1759%
Trailer Tow Package - Class III
FeatureValueRequested?
Oil cooler0No
Class III trailer hitch250No
Trailering equipment (7 wire)150No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested400100%

Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R 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
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
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested260080%
Total Not Requested65020%

Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring

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

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