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Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Crosstrek 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 Crosstrek Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $30,017

Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited   
Difference: $3,911

Lowest Total Invoice: $27,952

Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited   
Difference: $3,320

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2017201720172017
ModelForesterForesterForesterCrosstrek
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT Touring2.0i Limited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Hatch
Base Price $29,195 $31,295 $34,295 $25,195
Base Invoice $27,321 $29,243 $32,028 $23,824
Navigation and Eyesight Package 2,945 1,595 1,595  
Cargo net 90 90 90 59
All-weather floor mats 72 72 72 81
Rear bumper protector 95 95 95 105
Universal garage door opener 76 76 76 110
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 199 199 199 232
Roof rack crossbars 199 199 199 200
Cargo cover 182 182 182  
Moonroof, navigation, keyless access, Eyesight       2,895
Bodyside moldings       265
Navigation and Eyesight Package 2,498 1,366 1,366  
Cargo net 58 58 58 38
All-weather floor mats 46 46 46 52
Rear bumper protector 61 61 61 68
Universal garage door opener 49 49 49 72
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 129 129 129 150
Roof rack crossbars 117 117 117 130
Cargo cover 118 118 118  
Moonroof, navigation, keyless access, Eyesight       2,571
Bodyside moldings       172
Options (change) 3,858 2,508 2,508 3,947
Options (change) 3,076 1,944 1,944 3,253
Destination 875 875 875 875
Total Price $33,928 $34,678 $37,678 $30,017
Total Invoice $31,272 $32,062 $34,847 $27,952

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

The configured Subaru Crosstrek 4dr Hatch

Even when the Subaru Forester and Subaru Crosstrek are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited trim is $29,195. The features would cost an additional $3,858. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $33,928.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring trim is $31,295. The features would cost an additional $2,508. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,678.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $34,295. The features would cost an additional $2,508. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,678.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited trim is $25,195. The features would cost an additional $3,947. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $30,017.

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 Crosstrek trims is 0. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Crosstrek 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 Crosstrek 4dr Hatch

Even when the Subaru Forester and Subaru Crosstrek are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited trim is $27,321. The features would cost an additional $3,076. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $31,272.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring trim is $29,243. The features would cost an additional $1,944. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $32,062.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $32,028. The features would cost an additional $1,944. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,847.

The invoice of the Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited trim is $23,824. The features would cost an additional $3,253. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $27,952.

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 Crosstrek trims is 7. Based on this adjustment, the Subaru Crosstrek 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 Crosstrek

Lowest Adjusted Price: Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $206
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $40
Model Year2017201720172017
ModelForesterForesterForesterCrosstrek
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT Touring2.0i Limited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Hatch
Engine170hp H4170hp H4250hp H4148hp H4
TransmissionCVTCVTCVT-8CVT-6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8440, 8440, 8?, 6
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-17225/55-18225/55-18225/55-17
Total Price$33,928$34,678$37,678$30,017
Adjustments for Features-3,645-4,455-4,7550
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$30,283$30,223$32,923$30,017
Cost Above Minimum$60$0$2,700$0
Total Invoice$31,272$32,062$34,847$27,952
Adjustments for Features-3,360-4,119-4,3980
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$27,912$27,943$30,449$27,952
Cost Above Minimum$0$31$2,537$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Crosstrek

Model Year2017201720172017
ModelForesterForesterForesterCrosstrek
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT Touring2.0i Limited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
CVT$1000$1000  
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT  $1100 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT   $1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Heated steering wheel $100$100 
PIN Code Access $10$10$10
Power liftgate$350$350$350 
Proximity key $250$250$250
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats   $0
Backup collision intervention$150$150$150 
Hill descent control$250$250$250 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200$200$200 
Obstacle detection, rear$300$300$300 
Torque vectoring, brake-based  $100 
Vehicle health reports$0$0$0 
Cargo Management 
Overhead sunglass holder$25$25$25 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Dual-zone climate control $125$125 
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0$0 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250$250 
Bodyside moldings   $75
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50$50$50 
Deep-tinted rear windows$275$275$275 
Sunroof   $900
Sunroof, large$1100$1100$1100 
Wheel-lip moldings   $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200$200$200 
Compass$0$0$0 
Illuminated visor mirror, driver$50$50$50 
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger$50$50$50 
Interior ambient lighting$150$150$150 
LED headlights$1000$1000$1000 
Steering-linked fog lights   $75
Steering-linked headlights$150$150$150 
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25$25$25
Visor mirror, driver   $10
Visor mirror, passenger   $10
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual height adjuster, driver seat   $50
Manual recliner, second row seats$75$75$75 
Memory system, driver seat $200$200 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power recliner, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power release, second row seats $100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350$350$350 
Machined alloy wheels   $350
Raised heavy-duty suspension   $0
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0 
Terrain selector$200$200$200 
Total Value of Features$8,375$9,185$9,485$4,730
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,645$4,455$4,755$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-3,360-4,119-4,3980

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Subaru Crosstrek

Model Year20172017
ModelForesterCrosstrek
Body4dr SUV4dr Hatch
Wheelbase103.9 in103.7 in
Length180.9 in175.2 in
Width70.7 in70.1 in
Height66.4 in63.6 in
Curb Weight3,297 lb.3,110 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in39.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in55.6 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.9 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in43.5 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in37.7 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in54.2 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in35.4 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.4 ft322.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
74.7 ft351.9 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150No
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Upgraded instruments0No
Auto-dimming headlights200No
LED headlights1000No
Backup collision intervention150No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200No
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
Harman/Kardon, 440W, 8 speakers350No
Total Requested222549%
Total Not Requested235051%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Backup collision intervention150No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200No
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 Requested222577%
Total Not Requested65023%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Torque vectoring, brake-based100No
Obstacle detection, rear300No
Backup collision intervention150No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200No
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 Requested222575%
Total Not Requested75025%

Option Package Details
Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i Limited

Moonroof, navigation, keyless access, Eyesight
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked fog lights75No
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
Sunroof900Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
PIN Code Access10Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Total Requested336098%
Total Not Requested752%

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