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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: $37,484

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $17,241

Lowest Total Invoice: $34,734

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $16,228

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Model Year20172017
ModelForesterQ5
Trim2.0XT Touring3.0T
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $34,295 $46,400
Base Invoice $32,028 $43,152
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror 224  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 199  
Navigation and Eyesight Package 1,595  
Door sill trim plates 38  
Universal garage door opener 76  
Cargo cover 182  
Prestige Package   6,800
Metallic paint (extra cost)   575
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror 145  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 129  
Navigation and Eyesight Package 1,366  
Door sill trim plates 24  
Universal garage door opener 49  
Cargo cover 118  
Prestige Package   6,324
Metallic paint (extra cost)   536
Options (change) 2,314 7,375
Options (change) 1,831 6,860
Destination 875 950
Total Price $37,484 $54,725
Total Invoice $34,734 $50,962

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 supercharged 272hp 3.0L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic 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 $2,314. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,484.

The base sticker price of the Audi Q5 3.0T trim is $46,400. The features would cost an additional $7,375. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $54,725.

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 3. Based on this adjustment, the Audi Q5 3.0T 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 supercharged 272hp 3.0L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic 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 $1,831. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,734.

The invoice of the Audi Q5 3.0T trim is $43,152. The features would cost an additional $6,860. Including the destination charge of $950, the total price of this trim is $50,962.

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 9. Based on this adjustment, the Audi Q5 3.0T 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: $16,161
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $15,222
Model Year20172017
ModelForesterQ5
Trim2.0XT Touring3.0T
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine250hp H4272hp V6
TransmissionCVT-8T8
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)23/27 MPG18/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8505, 14
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18235/55-19
Total Price$37,484$54,725
Adjustments for Features0-1,080
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$37,484$53,645
Total Invoice$34,734$50,962
Adjustments for Features0-1,006
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$34,734$49,956

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Audi Q5

Model Year20172017
ModelForesterQ5
Trim2.0XT Touring3.0T
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Heated / cooled cup holders, front row $75
Heated steering wheel$100 
Lead vehicle start alert$25 
PIN Code Access$10 
Sunshades, second row $125
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200 
Backup collision intervention$150 
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200 
Lane departure warning system$200 
Lane sway warning system$25 
Obstacle detection, front $200
Pedestrian detection$50 
Rear cross-traffic detection$100 
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100 
Vehicle health reports$0 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Aluminum roof rack $300
Cargo tray$40 
Overhead sunglass holder$25 
Rear seat pass-through $100
Roof rails$250 
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support$100 
Automatic air recirculation $100
DVD-compatible player $0
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
In-vehicle Internet $150
iPod integration $100
Media drive $15
Navigation map updates, three years$0 
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250
Residual heat $50
SD Card slot $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0 
SMS text-to-speech reader$50 
Surround sound $250
USB port$100 
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Wiper de-icer$25 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sport rocker panels (optional) $0
Sunroof, large$1100 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200 
Cornering lights $75
Fog light, rear $100
Headlight washers $50
LED headlights$1000 
Power-folding mirrors $50
Xenon HID headlights $500
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop $150
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
Wood trim $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Terrain selector$200 
Total Value of Features$7,675$8,755
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,080
Value of Feature Adjustments0-1,006

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Audi Q5

Model Year20172017
ModelForesterQ5
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase103.9 in110.5 in
Length180.9 in182.6 in
Width70.7 in74.0 in
Height66.4 in65.2 in
Curb Weight3,624 lb.4,354 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.19.8 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in39.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in57.7 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.9 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in41.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in39.0 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in56.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in37.4 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.4 ft329.1 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
74.7 ft357.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Torque vectoring, brake-based100No
Backup collision intervention150No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50No
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested202568%
Total Not Requested95032%

Option Package Details
Audi Q5 3.0T

Prestige Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Sunshades, second row125No
Heated / cooled cup holders, front row75No
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Electronic systems calibration selector200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Rearview camera200Yes
Surround sound250No
Bang & Olufsen, 505W, 14 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Bluetooth audio streaming25Yes
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
HD radio50Yes
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Total Requested305068%
Total Not Requested141532%

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