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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: $35,572

Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited   
Difference: $1,437

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201920162016
ModelForesterOutbackOutback
TrimTouring2.5i Limited3.6R Limited
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Base Price $34,295 $30,395 $33,395
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 245    
Cargo net 68 70 70
All-weather floor mats 81 72 72
Rear bumper protector 98 95 95
Universal garage door opener 120    
Remote start 455 450 450
Class II trailer hitch 619 550 550
Door sill trim plates 53    
Moonroof Package, keyless access, and navigation   2,295 2,295
Eyesight Driver Assist System   795 795
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 158    
Cargo net 44 45 45
All-weather floor mats 52 46 46
Rear bumper protector 63 61 61
Universal garage door opener 78    
Remote start 341 337 337
Class II trailer hitch 464 412 412
Door sill trim plates 34    
Moonroof Package, keyless access, and navigation   1,913 1,913
Eyesight Driver Assist System   663 663
Options (change) 1,739 4,327 4,327
Options (change) 1,234 3,477 3,477
Destination 975 850 850
Total Price $37,009 $35,572 $38,572

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback

Lowest Adjusted Price: Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Subaru Forester Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $487
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $30,648
Model Year201920162016
ModelForesterOutbackOutback
TrimTouring2.5i Limited3.6R Limited
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Engine182hp H4175hp H4256hp H6
TransmissionCVT-7CVT-6CVT-6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8576, 12576, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18225/60-18225/60-18
Total Price$37,009$35,572$38,572
Adjustments for Features-9500-500
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$36,059$35,572$38,072
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,500

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year201920162016
ModelForesterOutbackOutback
TrimTouring2.5i Limited3.6R Limited
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-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  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Backup collision intervention$150  
Knee airbag, driver$100  
Obstacle detection, rear$300  
Seat cushion airbag, driver $75$75
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75$75
Terrain selector$200  
Torque vectoring, brake-based $100$100
Cargo Management 
Roof rack $300$300
Roof rails$250  
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125$125
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Rear air vents $100$100
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  
LED headlights$1000  
Steering-linked fog lights $50$50
Steering-linked headlights$150  
Xenon HID headlights  $500
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100$100
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
Total Value of Features$7,525$6,575$7,075
Value of Feature Adjustments$950$0$500
Value of Feature Adjustments-570-461

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Outback

Model Year20192016
ModelForesterOutback
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Wheelbase105.1 in108.1 in
Length182.1 in189.6 in
Width71.5 in72.4 in
Height67.5 in66.1 in
Curb Weight3,450 lb.3,594 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.6 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.2 in40.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.2 in58.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in55.5 in
Row 1 Legroom43.3 in42.9 in
Row 2 Headroom39.6 in38.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.2 in57.3 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in55.0 in
Row 2 Legroom39.4 in38.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
35.4 ft335.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
76.1 ft373.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125No
Total Requested20062%
Total Not Requested12538%
Moonroof Package, keyless access, and navigation
FeatureValueRequested?
Proximity key250Yes
PIN Code Access10Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Sunroof900Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested2110100%
Total Not Requested00%
Eyesight Driver Assist System
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25Yes
Lead vehicle start alert25Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Steering-linked fog lights50No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Total Requested195098%
Total Not Requested502%

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%
Moonroof Package, keyless access, and navigation
FeatureValueRequested?
Proximity key250Yes
PIN Code Access10Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Sunroof900Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested2110100%
Total Not Requested00%
Eyesight Driver Assist System
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25Yes
Lead vehicle start alert25Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Steering-linked fog lights50No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Total Requested195098%
Total Not Requested502%

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