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Subaru Forester vs. Acura RDX Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Forester vs. Acura RDX Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $38,108

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $6,867

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,350

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $7,388

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelForesterRDX
Trim2.0XT TouringBase
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $36,090 $35,800
Base Invoice $33,675 $33,995
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 245  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror 230  
Universal garage door opener 120  
Door sill trim plates 53  
Remote start 455  
Advance Package   6,700
AWD   1,500
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 158  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror 149  
Universal garage door opener 78  
Door sill trim plates 34  
Remote start 341  
Advance Package   6,347
AWD   1,421
Options (change) 1,103 8,200
Options (change) 760 7,768
Destination 915 975
Total Price $38,108 $44,975
Total Invoice $35,350 $42,738

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Acura RDX

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,737
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $7,264
Model Year20182018
ModelForesterRDX
Trim2.0XT TouringBase
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine250hp H4279hp V6
TransmissionCVT-8T6
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)23/27 MPG19/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8410, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18235/60-18
Total Price$38,108$44,975
Adjustments for Features0-130
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$38,108$44,845
Total Invoice$35,350$42,738
Adjustments for Features0-124
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$35,350$42,614

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Acura RDX

Model Year20182018
ModelForesterRDX
Trim2.0XT TouringBase
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Active noise reduction $0
Adaptive cruise control$750 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000
Heated steering wheel$100 
Lead vehicle start alert$25 
PIN Code Access$10 
Remote window/roof operation $15
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Backup collision intervention$150 
Hill descent control$250 
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Lane departure prevention, steering-based$200 
Lane keeping assist $400
Lane sway warning$25 
Obstacle detection, front $200
Terrain selector$200 
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100 
Vehicle health reports$0 
Wide-view rear camera $0
Cargo Management 
Cargo tray$40 
Overhead sunglass holder$25 
Roof rails$250 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
DVD-Audio-compatible player $0
Media drive $15
Navigation map updates, three years$0 
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Rear air vents $100
Surround sound $250
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Wiper de-icer$25 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Sunroof $900
Sunroof, large$1100 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200 
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25
Spotter mirror(s) $50
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300
Manual recliner, 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$50 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - mechanical $100
Alloy wheels$350 
Machined alloy wheels $350
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Total Value of Features$7,300$7,430
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$130
Value of Feature Adjustments0-124

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Acura RDX

Model Year20182018
ModelForesterRDX
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase103.9 in105.7 in
Length180.9 in184.4 in
Width70.7 in73.7 in
Height66.4 in65.0 in
Curb Weight3,653 lb.3,902 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.16.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in38.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in58.7 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.9 in55.7 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in42.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in57.2 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.0 in53.8 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in38.3 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.4 ft326.1 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
74.7 ft361.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Acura RDX

Advance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Rain-sensing wipers100No
Fog lights125Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Remote start150Yes
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75Yes
Surround sound250No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
HD radio50Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Cross-traffic warning, rear100Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
DVD-Audio-compatible player0No
Power height adjuster, passenger seat100No
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat100No
ELS, 410W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane keeping assist400No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested395061%
Total Not Requested256539%

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