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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: $38,744

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $10,775

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,824

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $9,040

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
Trim2.0XT TouringLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $36,090 $45,200
Base Invoice $33,675 $41,268
Cargo net 68 49
Rear bumper protector 98 139
All-weather floor mats 81 249
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 245  
Remote start 455 499
Class II trailer hitch 619 699
Universal garage door opener 120  
Door sill trim plates 53  
AWD   1,460
Floor mats   229
Cargo net 44 35
Rear bumper protector 63 99
All-weather floor mats 52 145
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 158  
Remote start 341 320
Class II trailer hitch 464 530
Universal garage door opener 78  
Door sill trim plates 34  
AWD   1,333
Floor mats   139
Options (change) 1,739 3,324
Options (change) 1,234 2,601
Destination 915 995
Total Price $38,744 $49,519
Total Invoice $35,824 $44,864

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota Highlander

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $7,870
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $6,408
Model Year20182018
Trim2.0XT TouringLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine250hp H4295hp V6
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)23/27 MPG20/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8825, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18245/55-19
Total Price$38,744$49,519
Adjustments for Features0-2,905
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$38,744$46,614
Total Invoice$35,824$44,864
Adjustments for Features0-2,632
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$35,824$42,232

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20182018
Trim2.0XT TouringLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300
AC power outlet $100
Lead vehicle start alert$25 
PIN Code Access$10 
Sunshades, second row $125
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats $0
Around view cameras $500
Backup collision intervention$150 
Lane sway warning$25 
Obstacle detection, front $150
Perimeter scan $25
Rearview camera$200 
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75
Side curtain airbags$350 
Side curtain airbags, three rows $500
Terrain selector$200 
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100 
Vehicle health reports$0 
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat $40
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate $150
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125
Climate Control 
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250
Rear HVAC unit $400
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Lockable center differential $150
Engine / Motor 
Automatic start / stop $150
Bodyside cladding $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sunroof, large$1100 
Wheel-lip moldings $75
DVD-compatible player $0
Intercom $25
Navigation map updates, three years$0 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Conversation mirror $25
LED headlights$1000 
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300
Foldaway tray table, second row $75
Folding third row seats $600
Heated second row seats $200
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats $75
Manual recliner, third row seats $125
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power recliner, passenger seat $100
Power release, second row seats$50 
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350 
Chrome-clad alloy wheels $600
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Total Value of Features$6,960$9,865
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$2,905
Value of Feature Adjustments0-2,632

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20182018
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase103.9 in109.8 in
Length180.9 in192.5 in
Width70.7 in75.8 in
Height66.4 in68.1 in
Curb Weight3,653 lb.4,535 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.19.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in40.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in59.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.9 in57.2 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in44.2 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in39.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in59.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.0 in57.1 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in38.4 in
Row 3 Headroom0.0 in35.9 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,
34.4 ft313.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
34.442.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
74.7 ft383.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum

Lockable center differential150No
Hill descent control250Yes
Total Requested25063%
Total Not Requested15037%
All-weather floor mats
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo tray40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Floor mats
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%
Class II trailer hitch
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125No
Total Requested20062%
Total Not Requested12538%

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