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Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $33,913

Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Touring   
Difference: $3,418

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20122019
Trim2.5 XT TouringLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $29,895 $33,500
Rugged Package 887  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 185  
Navigation system 1,000  
Cargo cover 166  
Cargo net 48 49
All-weather floor mats 69 249
Universal garage door opener 93  
Remote start 432 499
Obstacle detection, rear 363  
Floor mats   224
Roof rack crossbars   315
AWD   1,400
Rugged Package 608  
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 120  
Navigation system 888  
Cargo cover 108  
Cargo net 31 35
All-weather floor mats 39 145
Universal garage door opener 61  
Remote start 324 310
Obstacle detection, rear 272  
Floor mats   139
Roof rack crossbars   210
AWD   1,309
Options (change) 3,243 2,736
Options (change) 2,451 2,148
Destination 775 1,095
Total Price $33,913 $37,331

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Toyota RAV4 Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $12
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $28,273
Model Year20122019
Trim2.5 XT TouringLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine224hp H4203hp I4
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)19/24 MPG25/33 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 7?, 6
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/55-17235/55-19
Total Price$33,913$37,331
Adjustments for Features0-3,430
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$33,913$33,901

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

Model Year20122019
Trim2.5 XT TouringLimited
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
4-speed manually-shiftable automatic$900 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1300
Adaptive cruise control $750
Cruise control$250 
Power liftgate $350
Proximity key $250
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200
Automatic braking, low-speed $200
Blind spot warning system $200
Cross-traffic warning, rear $100
Forward collision warning $200
Knee airbag, driver $100
Lane departure prevention, steering-based $200
Lane departure warning $200
Obstacle detection, front $200
Pedestrian detection $50
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100
Seat cushion airbag, passenger $75
Trailer sway control $25
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat $40
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support $100
DVD-compatible player $0
Siri Eyes Free support $0
SMS text-to-speech reader $25
Traffic + travel information $25
Traffic information$25 
Wiper de-icer$25 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250
Bodyside moldings$75 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$25 
Hood scoop$100 
Rear bumper protector$40 
Sunroof $900
Sunroof, large$1100 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights $200
Automatic headlights $125
Automatic-off headlights$25 
Illuminated visor mirror, driver $50
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger $50
Interior ambient lighting$150 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Visor mirror, driver$10 
Visor mirror, passenger$10 
Xenon HID headlights$500 
Lockable center differential $150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Foldaway tray table, second row$75 
Leather seating surfaces$900 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Memory system, driver seat $200
Metal pedals$75 
Power release, second row seats$50 
Synthetic leather seating surfaces $0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350 
Chrome-coated alloy wheels $600
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Total Value of Features$6,435$9,865
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,430
Value of Feature Adjustments0-298

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Toyota RAV4

Model Year20122019
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase103.0 in105.9 in
Length179.5 in180.9 in
Width70.1 in73.0 in
Height65.9 in67.0 in
Curb Weight3,440 lb.3,490 lb.
Fuel Capacity16.9 gal.14.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.6 in39.5 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room56.1 in57.8 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in54.3 in
Row 1 Legroom43.1 in41.0 in
Row 2 Headroom40.0 in39.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.6 in56.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in47.7 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in37.8 in
Cargo Volume,
33.5 ft337.6 ft3
Cargo Volume,
68.3 ft30.0 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.5 XT Touring

Rugged Package
Bodyside moldings75Yes
Roof rack crossbars50Yes
Mud guards75No
Rear bumper protector40No
Wheel-lip moldings75Yes
Total Requested20063%
Total Not Requested11537%
Navigation system
Navigation system600Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Total Requested925100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Toyota RAV4 Limited

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%
Lockable center differential150No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested150100%

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