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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: $37,009

Subaru Forester Touring   
Difference: $13,160

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20192019
ModelForesterHighlander
TrimTouringLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $34,295 $45,750
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 975 1,095
Total Price $37,009 $50,169

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota Highlander

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $10,005
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,255
Model Year20192019
ModelForesterHighlander
TrimTouringLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine182hp H4295hp V6
TransmissionCVT-7T8
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)26/33 MPG20/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8825, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-18245/55-19
Total Price$37,009$50,169
Adjustments for Features0-3,155
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$37,009$47,014

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20192019
ModelForesterHighlander
TrimTouringLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
7-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
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 $200
Perimeter scan $25
Rearview camera$200 
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75
Side curtain airbags$350 
Side curtain airbags, three rows $500
Terrain selector$200 
Vehicle health reports$0 
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat $40
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate $150
Trailering equipment (4 wire) $125
Climate Control and Infotainment 
DVD-compatible player $0
Intercom $25
Navigation map updates, three years$0 
Rain-sensing wipers $175
Rear air vents with automatic controls $250
Rear HVAC unit $400
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Sunroof, large$1100 
Wheel-lip moldings $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass$0 
Conversation mirror $25
LED headlights$1000 
Steering-linked headlights$150 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop $150
Lockable center differential $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
Total Value of Features$6,760$9,915
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,155
Value of Feature Adjustments0-232

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20192019
ModelForesterHighlander
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase105.1 in109.8 in
Length182.1 in192.5 in
Width71.5 in75.8 in
Height67.5 in68.1 in
Curb Weight3,449 lb.4,535 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.6 gal.19.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.2 in40.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.2 in59.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in57.2 in
Row 1 Legroom43.3 in44.2 in
Row 2 Headroom39.6 in39.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.2 in59.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in57.1 in
Row 2 Legroom39.4 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,
Minimum
35.4 ft313.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
35.442.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
76.1 ft383.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum

AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Lockable center differential150No
Hill descent control250Yes
Total Requested25063%
Total Not Requested15037%
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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