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Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Impreza Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Impreza Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $30,585

Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited   
Difference: $4,156

Lowest Total Invoice: $28,386

Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited   
Difference: $3,728

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Model Year201720172017
ModelForesterForesterImpreza
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT Touring2.0i Limited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Hatch
Base Price $31,295 $34,295 $24,595
Base Invoice $29,243 $32,028 $23,295
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 199 199 232
Navigation and Eyesight Package 1,595 1,595  
Cargo net 90 90 42
All-weather floor mats 72 72 81
Universal garage door opener 76 76 110
Door sill trim plates 38 38 158
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror 224 224 232
Rear bumper protector 95 95 101
Cargo cover 182 182  
EyeSight, High Beam Assist, Moonroof, Nav, and HK Pkg.     3,845
Bodyside moldings     288
Cargo tray     81
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 129 129 150
Navigation and Eyesight Package 1,366 1,366  
Cargo net 58 58 27
All-weather floor mats 46 46 52
Universal garage door opener 49 49 72
Door sill trim plates 24 24 102
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror 145 145 150
Rear bumper protector 61 61 65
Cargo cover 118 118  
EyeSight, High Beam Assist, Moonroof, Nav, and HK Pkg.     3,414
Bodyside moldings     187
Cargo tray     52
Options (change) 2,571 2,571 5,170
Options (change) 1,996 1,996 4,271
Destination 875 875 820
Total Price $34,741 $37,741 $30,585
Total Invoice $32,114 $34,899 $28,386

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

The configured Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

Even when the Subaru Forester and Subaru Impreza are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring trim is $31,295. The features would cost an additional $2,571. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,741.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $34,295. The features would cost an additional $2,571. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,741.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited trim is $24,595. The features would cost an additional $5,170. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $30,585.

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 Subaru Impreza trims is 0. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Impreza 2.0i 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 Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

The configured Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatch

Even when the Subaru Forester and Subaru Impreza are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring trim is $29,243. The features would cost an additional $1,996. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $32,114.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $32,028. The features would cost an additional $1,996. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,899.

The invoice of the Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited trim is $23,295. The features would cost an additional $4,271. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $28,386.

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 2. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Impreza trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Impreza 2.0i 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: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Impreza

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,546
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,315
Model Year201720172017
ModelForesterForesterImpreza
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT Touring2.0i Limited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Hatch
Engine170hp H4250hp H4152hp H4
TransmissionCVTCVT-8CVT-7
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8440, 8?, 6
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18225/55-18205/50-17
Total Price$34,741$37,741$30,585
Adjustments for Features-2,610-2,9100
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$32,131$34,831$30,585
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,700$0
Total Invoice$32,114$34,899$28,386
Adjustments for Features-2,413-2,6910
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$29,701$32,208$28,386
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,507$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Impreza

Model Year201720172017
ModelForesterForesterImpreza
Trim2.5i Touring2.0XT Touring2.0i Limited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
CVT$1000  
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100 
7-speed manually-shiftable CVT  $1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Heated steering wheel$100$100 
PIN Code Access$10$10 
Power liftgate$350$350 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats  $0
Hill descent control$250$250 
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100 
Vehicle health reports$0$0 
Cargo Management 
Overhead sunglass holder$25$25 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support  $0
Apple CarPlay support  $0
Dual-zone climate control$125$125 
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters  $0
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250 
Bodyside moldings  $75
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50$50 
Deep-tinted rear windows$275$275 
Sunroof  $900
Sunroof, large$1100$1100 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror$75$75 
Interior ambient lighting$150$150 
LED headlights$1000$1000 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only  $750
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual recliner, second row seats$75$75 
Memory system, driver seat$200$200 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100 
Power release, second row seats$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350$350 
Machined alloy wheels  $350
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0 
Terrain selector$200$200 
Touring suspension (upgrade)  $0
Total Value of Features$7,585$7,885$4,975
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,610$2,910$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,413-2,6910

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Impreza

Model Year20172017
ModelForesterImpreza
Body4dr SUV4dr Hatch
Wheelbase103.9 in105.1 in
Length180.9 in175.6 in
Width70.7 in70.0 in
Height66.4 in57.3 in
Curb Weight3,297 lb.2,986 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in39.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in56.7 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.9 in55.1 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in43.1 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in38.0 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in55.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.0 in55.2 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in36.5 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.4 ft320.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
74.7 ft355.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Backup collision intervention150Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
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 system25Yes
Lead vehicle start alert25Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Total Requested2875100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Torque vectoring, brake-based100No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Backup collision intervention150Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
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 system25Yes
Lead vehicle start alert25Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Total Requested287597%
Total Not Requested1003%

Option Package Details
Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Perimeter approach lighting25No
Total Requested7575%
Total Not Requested2525%
EyeSight, High Beam Assist, Moonroof, Nav, and HK Pkg.
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Sunroof900Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
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 system25Yes
Lead vehicle start alert25Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested4200100%
Total Not Requested00%

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