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Subaru Forester vs. BMW X1 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Forester vs. BMW X1 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $37,653

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $12,492

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,009

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $12,246

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelForesterX1
Trim2.0XT TouringxDrive28i
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $36,090 $35,900
Base Invoice $33,675 $34,065
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 245  
Door sill trim plates 53  
Universal garage door opener 120  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror 230  
M Sport Design   3,500
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed   1,000
Driving Assistance Package   700
Premium Tier   3,250
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats   300
Panoramic sunroof   1,150
Leather seating surfaces   1,450
Obstacle detection, rear   800
Sport suspension (upgrade)   400
Temporary spare tire   150
Metallic paint (extra cost)   550
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 158  
Door sill trim plates 34  
Universal garage door opener 78  
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror 149  
M Sport Design   3,220
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed   920
Driving Assistance Package   645
Premium Tier   2,990
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats   275
Panoramic sunroof   1,060
Leather seating surfaces   1,335
Obstacle detection, rear   735
Sport suspension (upgrade)   370
Temporary spare tire   140
Metallic paint (extra cost)   505
Options (change) 648 13,250
Options (change) 419 12,195
Destination 915 995
Total Price $37,653 $50,145
Total Invoice $35,009 $47,255

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. BMW X1

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $9,472
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $9,400
Model Year20182018
ModelForesterX1
Trim2.0XT TouringxDrive28i
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine250hp H4228hp I4
TransmissionCVT-8T8
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)23/27 MPG22/31 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8205, 7
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18225/50-18
Total Price$37,653$50,145
Adjustments for Features0-3,020
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$37,653$47,125
Total Invoice$35,009$47,255
Adjustments for Features0-2,846
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$35,009$44,409

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. BMW X1

Model Year20182018
ModelForesterX1
Trim2.0XT TouringxDrive28i
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$750 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100
Heated steering wheel$100 
Lead vehicle start alert$25 
PIN Code Access$10 
Remote app $25
Remote window/roof operation $15
Semi-automated parking system $500
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Backup collision intervention$150 
Blind spot warning system$200 
Cross-traffic warning, rear$100 
Knee airbag, passenger $100
Lane departure prevention, steering-based$200 
Lane sway warning$25 
Obstacle detection, front $200
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100 
Terrain selector$200 
Vehicle health reports$0 
Cargo Management 
Cargo tray$40 
Overhead sunglass holder$25 
Storage compartment under front seat(s) $50
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity $50
Automatic air recirculation $100
DVD-compatible player $0
Handwriting recognition $200
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
In-vehicle Internet $150
Media drive $15
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Rear air vents $100
S Voice support $0
Satellite radio$200 
Satellite radio - one year subscription $250
SMS text-to-speech reader$25 
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Voice control for external devices $0
Wiper de-icer$25 
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional) $0
Bodyside cladding $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sunroof, large$1100 
Wheel-lip moldings $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75 
Cornering lights $50
Head-up display (HUD) $350
LED headlights$1000 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25
Power-folding mirrors $50
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop $150
Regenerative braking $0
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats $75
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $50
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat $50
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger 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 seatback bolsters, driver seat $100
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Wood trim $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Total Value of Features$7,725$10,745
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,020
Value of Feature Adjustments0-2,846

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. BMW X1

Model Year20182018
ModelForesterX1
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase103.9 in105.1 in
Length180.9 in174.8 in
Width70.7 in71.7 in
Height66.4 in63.5 in
Curb Weight3,653 lb.3,660 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.16.1 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in42.0 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in56.7 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.9 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in40.4 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in39.4 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in57.2 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in37.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.4 ft327.1 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
74.7 ft358.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
BMW X1 xDrive28i

Adaptive cruise control, all-speed
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Total Requested40035%
Total Not Requested75065%
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats
FeatureValueRequested?
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats75No
Manual recliner, second row seats75Yes
Power release, second row seats50Yes
Total Requested12563%
Total Not Requested7537%
Obstacle detection, rear
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Semi-automated parking system500No
Total Requested30030%
Total Not Requested70070%
M Sport Design
FeatureValueRequested?
Wood trim300No
Bodyside cladding100No
Special interior trim0No
Sport front fascia (optional)0No
Sport rear fascia, e.g. diffuser (optional)0No
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls100Yes
Black exterior trim (optional)0No
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50No
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat100No
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50No
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat100No
Front sport buckets100No
Compass0Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Power-folding mirrors50No
Perimeter approach lighting25No
Satellite radio - one year subscription250No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat150No
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat150No
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Total Requested67532%
Total Not Requested142568%
Driving Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Speed limit information0No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested850100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Tier
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100No
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Cornering lights50No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only750Yes
Siri Eyes Free support0Yes
S Voice support0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Media drive15No
In-vehicle Internet150No
Handwriting recognition200No
Navigation system600Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Remote app25No
Total Requested167562%
Total Not Requested104038%

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