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Subaru Forester vs. Toyota Highlander Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Forester vs. Toyota Highlander Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $37,344

Subaru Forester Touring   
Difference: $12,545

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year202020202020
ModelForesterHighlanderHighlander
TrimTouringPlatinumHybrid Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $34,595 $46,850 $48,250
Cargo net 68 49 49
Rear bumper protector 98 139 139
All-weather floor mats 81 249 249
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 245    
Remote start 455 499 499
Class II trailer hitch 619 699 699
Universal garage door opener 120    
Door sill trim plates 53    
Floor mats   229 229
Cargo net 44 35 35
Rear bumper protector 63 99 99
All-weather floor mats 52 145 145
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 158    
Remote start 341 320 320
Class II trailer hitch 464 530 530
Universal garage door opener 78    
Door sill trim plates 34    
Floor mats   139 139
Options (change) 1,739 1,864 1,864
Options (change) 1,234 1,268 1,268
Destination 1,010 1,175 1,175
Total Price $37,344 $49,889 $51,289

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota Highlander

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $11,490
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $147
Model Year202020202020
ModelForesterHighlanderHighlander
TrimTouringPlatinumHybrid Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine182hp H4295hp V6186hp I4 H
TransmissionCVT-7T8CVT
DrivetrainAWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8825, 12825, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18235/55-20235/55-20
Total Price$37,344$49,889$51,289
Adjustments for Features0-1,055-705
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$37,344$48,834$50,584
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$1,750

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year202020202020
ModelForesterHighlanderHighlander
TrimTouringPlatinumHybrid Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100  
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300 
CVT  $1000
AWD$1700  
FWD $0$0
Accessories 
AC power outlet $100$100
Lead vehicle start alert$25  
PIN Code Access$10  
Sunshades, second row $125$125
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0$0
Around view cameras $500$500
Backup collision intervention$150  
Hill descent control$250  
Lane sway warning$25  
Obstacle detection, front $200$200
Perimeter scan $25$25
Rearview camera$200  
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75$75
Side curtain airbags$350  
Side curtain airbags, three rows $500$500
Terrain selector$200  
Vehicle health reports$0  
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat $40$40
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate $150$150
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125$125
Climate Control and Infotainment 
DVD-compatible player $0$0
Intercom $25$25
Navigation map updates, three years$0  
Rain-sensing wipers $175$175
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250$250
Rear HVAC unit $400$400
Variable intermittent wipers$75  
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding $350$350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250  
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25  
Panoramic sunroof $1200$1200
Sunroof, large$1100  
Wheel-lip moldings $75$75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass$0  
Conversation mirror $25$25
Large energy flow and fuel economy display  $25
LED headlights$1000  
Steering-linked headlights$150  
Tachometer$75$75 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop $150$150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300$300
Foldaway tray table, second row $75$75
Folding third row seats $600$600
Heated second row seats $200$200
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats $75$75
Manual recliner, third row seats $125$125
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Power recliner, passenger seat $100$100
Power release, second row seats$50  
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $100$100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350  
Chrome-clad alloy wheels $600$600
Total Value of Features$7,085$8,140$7,790
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$1,055$705
Value of Feature Adjustments0-52-34

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20202020
ModelForesterHighlander
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase105.1 in112.2 in
Length182.1 in194.9 in
Width71.5 in76.0 in
Height67.5 in68.1 in
Curb Weight3,450 lb.4,146 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.6 gal.17.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.2 in41.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.2 in59.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in57.2 in
Row 1 Legroom43.3 in42.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.6 in39.4 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.2 in58.7 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in57.0 in
Row 2 Legroom39.4 in41.0 in
Row 3 Headroom0.0 in36.1 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room0.0 in55.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room0.0 in45.6 in
Row 3 Legroom0.0 in27.7 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
35.4 ft316.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
35.448.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
76.1 ft384.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander Platinum

All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo tray40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%
Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125No
Total Requested20062%
Total Not Requested12538%

Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander Hybrid Platinum

All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo tray40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%
Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125No
Total Requested20062%
Total Not Requested12538%

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