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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: $37,870

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $991

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201520192019
ModelForesterOutbackOutback
Trim2.0XT Touring3.6R Limited3.6R Touring
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Base Price $33,095 $34,995 $38,995
Navigation and Eyesight Package 1,895    
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 199    
Roof rack crossbars 199    
Door sill trim plates 38    
Cargo cover 182    
Universal garage door opener 76    
Cargo net 90 81 81
All-weather floor mats 72 101 101
Rear bumper protector 95 107  
Remote start 445 470 470
Class II trailer hitch 634 547 547
EyeSight and Navigation Package   1,585  
Navigation and Eyesight Package 1,638    
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 129    
Roof rack crossbars 117    
Door sill trim plates 24    
Cargo cover 118    
Universal garage door opener 49    
Cargo net 58 52 52
All-weather floor mats 46 65 65
Rear bumper protector 61 69  
Remote start 333 352 352
Class II trailer hitch 475 410 410
EyeSight and Navigation Package   1,323  
Options (change) 3,925 2,891 1,199
Options (change) 3,048 2,271 879
Destination 850 975 975
Total Price $37,870 $38,861 $41,169

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback

Lowest Adjusted Price: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,999
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $33,108
Model Year201520192019
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)23/28 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$37,870$38,861$41,169
Adjustments for Features0-2,990-3,040
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$37,870$35,871$38,129
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,258

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year201520192019
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
PIN Code Access $10$10
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Backup collision intervention $150$150
Blind spot warning system $200$200
Cross-traffic warning, rear $100$100
Knee airbag, driver$100  
Lane departure prevention, steering-based $200$200
Obstacle detection, rear $300$300
Seat cushion airbag, driver $75$75
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75$75
Terrain selector$200  
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100$100
Vehicle health reports $0$0
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
Navigation map updates, three years $0$0
Rear air vents $100$100
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300$300
Exterior 
Active grille shutters $0$0
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25  
Sunroof $900$900
Sunroof, large$1100  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights $200$200
Illuminated visor mirror, driver $50$50
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger $50$50
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750$750
Steering-linked headlights $150$150
Visor mirror, driver$10  
Visor mirror, passenger$10  
Xenon HID headlights$500  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Heated second row seats $200$200
Memory system, driver seat $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  
Total Value of Features$6,295$9,285$9,335
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$2,990$3,040
Value of Feature Adjustments0-250-137

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year20152019
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 Weight3,624 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 Room0.0 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 Room0.0 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 Forester 2.0XT Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25Yes
Lead vehicle start alert25Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
SMS text-to-speech reader25Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
App support100No
Total Requested245096%
Total Not Requested1004%

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, rear300No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning25Yes
Lead vehicle start alert25Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Total Requested240074%
Total Not Requested85026%

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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