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Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $38,925

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $276

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,941

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $309

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182018
ModelForesterOutbackOutback
Trim2.0XT Touring3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Base Price $36,090 $35,395 $38,690
Base Invoice $33,675 $33,064 $36,089
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 245    
Roof rack crossbars 181    
Door sill trim plates 53    
Universal garage door opener 120    
Cargo net 68 81 81
All-weather floor mats 81 101 101
Rear bumper protector 98 107  
Remote start 455 470 470
Class II trailer hitch 619 547 547
EyeSight and Navigation Package   1,585  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 158    
Roof rack crossbars 117    
Door sill trim plates 34    
Universal garage door opener 78    
Cargo net 44 52 52
All-weather floor mats 52 65 65
Rear bumper protector 63 69  
Remote start 341 352 352
Class II trailer hitch 464 410 410
EyeSight and Navigation Package   1,323  
Options (change) 1,920 2,891 1,199
Options (change) 1,351 2,271 879
Destination 915 915 915
Total Price $38,925 $39,201 $40,804
Total Invoice $35,941 $36,250 $37,883

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $124
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $61
Model Year201820182018
ModelForesterOutbackOutback
Trim2.0XT Touring3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Engine250hp H4256hp H6256hp H6
TransmissionCVT-8CVT-6CVT-6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)23/27 MPG20/27 MPG20/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8576, 12576, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18225/60-18225/60-18
Total Price$38,925$39,201$40,804
Adjustments for Features0-400-450
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$38,925$38,801$40,354
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,553
Total Invoice$35,941$36,250$37,883
Adjustments for Features0-370-418
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$35,941$35,880$37,465
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,585

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year201820182018
ModelForesterOutbackOutback
Trim2.0XT Touring3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100  
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT $1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$750  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000$1000
Heated steering wheel$100 $100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Knee airbag, driver$100  
Seat cushion airbag, driver $75$75
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75$75
Cargo Management 
Roof rack$300$300 
Roof rails  $250
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125$125
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support $100$100
App support$100  
Apple CarPlay support $100$100
Rear air vents $100$100
Siri Eyes Free support$0  
Exterior 
Active grille shutters $0$0
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25  
Sunroof $900$900
Sunroof, large$1100  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
LED headlights$1000  
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750$750
Seats and Interior Trim 
Heated second row seats $200$200
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Power recliner, passenger seat $100$100
Power release, second row seats$50  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350  
Electronic systems calibration selector $200$200
Machined alloy wheels $350$350
Raised heavy-duty suspension $0$0
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0  
Terrain selector$200  
Total Value of Features$6,875$7,275$7,325
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$400$450
Value of Feature Adjustments0-370-418

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year20182018
ModelForesterOutback
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Wheelbase103.9 in108.1 in
Length180.9 in189.9 in
Width70.7 in72.4 in
Height66.4 in66.1 in
Curb Weight3,653 lb.3,893 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in40.8 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 in38.9 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 ft335.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
74.7 ft373.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125No
Total Requested20062%
Total Not Requested12538%
EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane sway warning25Yes
Lead vehicle start alert25Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Total Requested3250100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125No
Total Requested20062%
Total Not Requested12538%

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