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Lexus RX vs. Subaru Outback Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Lexus RX vs. Subaru Outback Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $38,180

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $13,120

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,410

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $12,540

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2017201720172017
ModelRXRXOutbackOutback
Trim350350 F Sport3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Base Price $43,120 $50,120 $34,995 $38,195
Base Invoice $40,316 $46,845 $32,696 $35,635
Blind spot warning system 1,065 1,065    
Wood trim 400      
Sunroof 1,100      
Premium Package 960      
Navigation Package 1,690 1,690    
Heated front seats 440      
Heated steering wheel 150      
AWD 1,400 1,400    
EyeSight and Navigation Package     1,595  
Rear bumper protector     95 95
Metal pedals     170 170
Wheel-lip moldings     450 450
Blind spot warning system 980 980    
Wood trim 368      
Sunroof 1,012      
Premium Package 883      
Navigation Package 1,563 1,563    
Heated front seats 405      
Heated steering wheel 139      
AWD 1,309 1,309    
EyeSight and Navigation Package     1,331  
Rear bumper protector     61 61
Metal pedals     110 110
Wheel-lip moldings     337 337
Options (change) 7,205 4,155 2,310 715
Options (change) 6,659 3,852 1,839 508
Destination 975 975 875 875
Total Price $51,300 $55,250 $38,180 $39,785
Total Invoice $47,950 $51,672 $35,410 $37,018

The configured Lexus RX 4dr SUV has a 295-horsepower 3.5L V6 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 Lexus RX and Subaru Outback are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Lexus RX 350 trim is $43,120. The features would cost an additional $7,205. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $51,300.

The base sticker price of the Lexus RX 350 F Sport trim is $50,120. The features would cost an additional $4,155. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $55,250.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $34,995. The features would cost an additional $2,310. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $38,180.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $38,195. The features would cost an additional $715. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,785.

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 Lexus RX trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Outback trims is 8. 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 Lexus RX 4dr SUV has a 295-horsepower 3.5L V6 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 Lexus RX and Subaru Outback are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Lexus RX 350 trim is $40,316. The features would cost an additional $6,659. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $47,950.

The invoice of the Lexus RX 350 F Sport trim is $46,845. The features would cost an additional $3,852. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $51,672.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $32,696. The features would cost an additional $1,839. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,410.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $35,635. The features would cost an additional $508. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,018.

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 Lexus RX trims is 4. 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: Lexus RX vs. Subaru Outback

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $11,165
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $10,713
Model Year2017201720172017
ModelRXRXOutbackOutback
Trim350350 F Sport3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Engine295hp V6295hp V6256hp H6256hp H6
TransmissionT8T8CVT-6CVT-6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)19/26 MPG19/26 MPG20/27 MPG20/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 12?, 12576, 12576, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/65-18235/55-20225/60-18225/60-18
Total Price$51,300$55,250$38,180$39,785
Adjustments for Features-1,955-3,0300-350
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$49,345$52,220$38,180$39,435
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,875$0$1,255
Total Invoice$47,950$51,672$35,410$37,018
Adjustments for Features-1,827-2,8340-326
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$46,123$48,838$35,410$36,692
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,715$0$1,282

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Features Comparison: Lexus RX vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year2017201720172017
ModelRXRXOutbackOutback
Trim350350 F Sport3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300  
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT  $1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Electronic engine sound enhancement $0  
Heated steering wheel$100$100 $100
Lead vehicle start alert  $25$25
PIN Code Access  $10$10
Remote app$25$25  
Remote window/roof operation$15$15  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual  $250$250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350$350  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0$0  
Hill descent control  $250$250
Knee airbag, driver$100$100  
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100  
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based  $200$200
Lane keeping assist system$400$400  
Lane sway warning system  $25$25
Obstacle detection, front$200$200  
Rear side airbags$300$300  
Seat cushion airbag, driver  $75$75
Seat cushion airbag, passenger  $75$75
Torque vectoring, brake-based  $100$100
Cargo Management 
Cargo tray  $40$40
Roof rails$250$250 $250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Automatic air recirculation$100$100  
DVD-compatible player$0$0  
Navigation map updates, three years  $0$0
Rain-sensing wipers$175$175  
Variable intermittent wipers  $75$75
Water-repellent front-door glass$15$15  
Wiper de-icer  $25$25
Exterior 
Active grille shutters  $0$0
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)  $250$250
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50$50  
Laminated front side windows$200$200  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock$25$25  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75$75  
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75$75  
Compass  $0$0
Interior ambient lighting $150$150$150
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750$750  
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25$25  
Performance meter $150  
Steering-linked fog lights  $75$75
Xenon HID headlights  $500$500
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100$100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim $100  
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300  
Heated second row seats  $200$200
Leather door panel trim$250$250  
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75$75  
Metal pedals $75$75$75
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100  
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100$100  
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100  
Wood trim$300   
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500  
Alloy wheels$350$350  
Machined alloy wheels  $350$350
Raised heavy-duty suspension  $0$0
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0  
Total Value of Features$7,605$8,680$5,650$6,000
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,955$3,030$0$350
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,827-2,8340-326

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Specifications Comparison: Lexus RX vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year20172017
ModelRXOutback
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Wheelbase109.8 in108.1 in
Length192.5 in189.6 in
Width74.6 in72.4 in
Height67.7 in66.1 in
Curb Weight4,387 lb.3,810 lb.
Fuel Capacity19.2 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.4 in40.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.8 in57.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room56.6 in55.5 in
Row 1 Legroom44.1 in42.9 in
Row 2 Headroom39.1 in38.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.6 in57.3 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.1 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in38.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
18.4 ft335.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
56.3 ft373.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Lexus RX 350

Premium Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Roof rails250Yes
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Leather door panel trim250No
Total Requested135077%
Total Not Requested40023%
Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Automatic air recirculation100No
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Unbranded, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Speed limit information0No
Vehicle health reports0Yes
App support100Yes
Total Requested77563%
Total Not Requested45037%

Option Package Details
Lexus RX 350 F Sport

Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Automatic air recirculation100No
SMS text-to-speech reader50Yes
Unbranded, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Speed limit information0No
Vehicle health reports0Yes
App support100Yes
Total Requested77563%
Total Not Requested45037%

Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Steering-linked fog lights75No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Total Requested325096%
Total Not Requested1254%

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