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Subaru Forester vs. Audi Q5 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Forester vs. Audi Q5 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $38,190

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $17,235

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,255

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $16,363

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172018
ModelForesterQ5
Trim2.0XT Touring2.0T
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $34,295 $41,500
Base Invoice $32,028 $38,596
Navigation and Eyesight Package 1,595  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 199  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror 224  
Door sill trim plates 38  
Universal garage door opener 76  
All-weather floor mats 72 200
Cargo cover 182 225
Class II trailer hitch 634  
Premium Plus Package   4,000
Driver Assistance Package   1,800
Prestige Package   5,300
Metallic paint (extra cost)   575
Class III trailer hitch   850
Navigation and Eyesight Package 1,366  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 129  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror 145  
Door sill trim plates 24  
Universal garage door opener 49  
All-weather floor mats 46 186
Cargo cover 118 209
Class II trailer hitch 475  
Premium Plus Package   3,720
Driver Assistance Package   1,674
Prestige Package   4,930
Metallic paint (extra cost)   536
Class III trailer hitch   792
Options (change) 3,020 12,950
Options (change) 2,352 12,047
Destination 875 975
Total Price $38,190 $55,425
Total Invoice $35,255 $51,618

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.

The configured Audi Q5 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

Even when the Subaru Forester and Audi Q5 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $34,295. The features would cost an additional $3,020. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $38,190.

The base sticker price of the Audi Q5 2.0T trim is $41,500. The features would cost an additional $12,950. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $55,425.

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 Subaru Forester trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Audi Q5 trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Audi Q5 2.0T 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 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

The configured Audi Q5 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

Even when the Subaru Forester and Audi Q5 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $32,028. The features would cost an additional $2,352. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,255.

The invoice of the Audi Q5 2.0T trim is $38,596. The features would cost an additional $12,047. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $51,618.

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 Subaru Forester trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Audi Q5 trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Audi Q5 2.0T 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: Subaru Forester vs. Audi Q5

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $13,555
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $12,936
Model Year20172018
ModelForesterQ5
Trim2.0XT Touring2.0T
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine250hp H4252hp I4
TransmissionCVT-8
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)23/27 MPG23/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8755, 19
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18255/45-20
Total Price$38,190$55,425
Adjustments for Features0-3,680
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$38,190$51,745
Total Invoice$35,255$51,618
Adjustments for Features0-3,427
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$35,255$48,191

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Audi Q5

Model Year20172018
ModelForesterQ5
Trim2.0XT Touring2.0T
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100 
-speed  $
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$750 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed plus topography and road sign aware $1400
Heated steering wheel$100 
Lead vehicle start alert$25 
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving $100
PIN Code Access$10 
Remote app $25
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Around view cameras $500
Backup collision intervention$150 
Collision preparation system, rear $100
Driver drowsiness monitor $150
Evasive maneuver assist $100
Following distance indicator $25
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200 
Lane keeping assist system $400
Lane sway warning system$25 
Obstacle detection, front $200
Rearview camera$200 
Secondary collision brake assist $25
Turn assist $25
Vehicle exit assist $25
Vehicle health reports$0 
Wide-view front camera $150
Wide-view rear camera $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Aluminum roof rails $250
Cargo tray$40 
Class II trailer hitch$200 
Class III trailer hitch $250
Overhead sunglass holder$25 
Roof rails$250 
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity $50
Android Auto support $0
App support$100 
Apple CarPlay support $0
Automatic air recirculation $100
CD player$125 
CD player, remote $100
DVD-compatible player $0
Handwriting recognition $200
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
In-vehicle Internet $150
Media drive $15
Navigation map updates, three years$0 
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250
SD Card slot $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0 
SMS text-to-speech reader$50 
Surround sound $250
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Wiper de-icer$25 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Laminated front side windows $200
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sunroof, large$1100 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Fog light, rear $100
Head-up display (HUD) $350
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display $250
Power-folding mirrors $50
Predictive efficiency assist $0
Road sign information $75
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop $150
Regenerative braking $0
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats $75
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat $100
Power release, second row seats$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Upholstered door armrests (optional) $0
Wood trim $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Terrain selector$200 
Total Value of Features$7,300$10,980
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,680
Value of Feature Adjustments0-3,427

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Audi Q5

Model Year20172018
ModelForesterQ5
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase103.9 in111.0 in
Length180.9 in183.6 in
Width70.7 in74.5 in
Height66.4 in65.3 in
Curb Weight3,624 lb.4,045 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in41.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in57.7 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.9 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in40.9 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in39.3 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in37.8 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.4 ft326.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
74.7 ft360.4 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Torque vectoring, brake-based100Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Total Requested277593%
Total Not Requested2007%

Option Package Details
Audi Q5 2.0T

Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Panoramic sunroof1200No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Electronic systems calibration selector200No
LED headlights500Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Vehicle exit assist25No
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Power-folding mirrors50No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75Yes
Total Requested240057%
Total Not Requested177543%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Road sign information75No
Turn assist25No
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Following distance indicator25No
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving100No
Evasive maneuver assist100No
Predictive efficiency assist0No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed plus topography and road sign aware1150No
Total Requested80035%
Total Not Requested147565%
Prestige Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Surround sound250No
Laminated front side windows200No
Around view cameras300No
255/45HR20 tires400No
Wide-view front camera150No
Wide-view rear camera0No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable0No
Bang & Olufsen, 755W, 19 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Upholstered door armrests (optional)0No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Remote app25No
Speed limit information0No
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
HD radio50Yes
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150No
Total Requested105028%
Total Not Requested274072%

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