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Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Legacy Price Comparison (MSRP)

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

Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Legacy Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $34,729

Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $2,956

Lowest Total Invoice: $32,249

Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $2,659

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Model Year20172017
ModelForesterLegacy
Trim2.0XT Touring3.6R Limited
Body4dr SUV4dr Sedan
Base Price $34,295 $31,640
Base Invoice $32,028 $29,617
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 199  
Navigation and Eyesight Package 1,595  
Door sill trim plates 38  
Universal garage door opener 76  
Cargo net 90 70
All-weather floor mats 72 72
Remote start 445 450
EyeSight and Navigation Package   1,595
Cargo tray   82
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 129  
Navigation and Eyesight Package 1,366  
Door sill trim plates 24  
Universal garage door opener 49  
Cargo net 58 45
All-weather floor mats 46 46
Remote start 333 337
EyeSight and Navigation Package   1,331
Cargo tray   53
Options (change) 2,515 2,269
Options (change) 2,005 1,812
Destination 875 820
Total Price $37,685 $34,729
Total Invoice $34,908 $32,249

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 Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan has a 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Subaru Forester and Subaru Legacy 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 $2,515. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,685.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited trim is $31,640. The features would cost an additional $2,269. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $34,729.

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 Legacy trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Legacy 3.6R 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 has a turbocharged 250hp 2.0L H4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

The configured Subaru Legacy 4dr Sedan has a 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

Even when the Subaru Forester and Subaru Legacy 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 $2,005. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,908.

The invoice of the Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited trim is $29,617. The features would cost an additional $1,812. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $32,249.

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 Legacy trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Legacy 3.6R 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 Legacy

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $756
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $621
Model Year20172017
ModelForesterLegacy
Trim2.0XT Touring3.6R Limited
Body4dr SUV4dr Sedan
Engine250hp H4256hp H6
TransmissionCVT-8CVT-6
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)23/27 MPG20/28 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8576, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18225/50-18
Total Price$37,685$34,729
Adjustments for Features-2,2000
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$35,485$34,729
Total Invoice$34,908$32,249
Adjustments for Features-2,0380
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$32,870$32,249

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Legacy

Model Year20172017
ModelForesterLegacy
Trim2.0XT Touring3.6R Limited
Body4dr SUV4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$750 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000
Heated steering wheel$100 
Power liftgate$350 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Hill descent control$250 
Knee airbag, driver$100 
Seat cushion airbag, driver $75
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75
Cargo Management 
Roof rails$250 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Rear air vents $100
Rear wiper$175 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters $0
Body kit $0
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Deep-tinted rear windows$275 
Rear spoiler$200 
Sunroof $900
Sunroof, large$1100 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
LED headlights$1000 
Steering-linked fog lights $75
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Xenon HID headlights $500
Seats and Interior Trim 
Heated second row seats $200
Manual recliner, second row seats$75 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power recliner, passenger seat $100
Power release, second row seats$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Terrain selector$200 
Total Value of Features$8,125$5,925
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,200$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,0380

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Legacy

Model Year20172017
ModelForesterLegacy
Body4dr SUV4dr Sedan
Wheelbase103.9 in108.3 in
Length180.9 in188.8 in
Width70.7 in72.4 in
Height66.4 in59.0 in
Curb Weight3,624 lb.3,662 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in40.0 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in58.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.9 in55.5 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in42.9 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in37.0 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in57.3 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.0 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in38.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.4 ft315.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
74.7 ft315.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Torque vectoring, brake-based100Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Backup collision intervention250Yes
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 Requested3075100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited

EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention250Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Steering-linked fog lights75No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
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 Requested340098%
Total Not Requested752%

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