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Subaru Outback vs. Acura MDX Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Outback vs. Acura MDX Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $37,915

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $19,560

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,239

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $18,753

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackMDX
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringAdvance
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Base Price $34,995 $38,195 $54,500
Base Invoice $32,696 $35,635 $51,143
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,595    
Remote start 450 450  
AWD     2,000
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,331    
Remote start 337 337  
AWD     1,874
Options (change) 2,045 450 2,000
Options (change) 1,668 337 1,874
Destination 875 875 975
Total Price $37,915 $39,520 $57,475
Total Invoice $35,239 $36,847 $53,992

The configured Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon has a 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

The configured Acura MDX 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.5L I6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Subaru Outback and Acura MDX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $34,995. The features would cost an additional $2,045. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,915.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $38,195. The features would cost an additional $450. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,520.

The base sticker price of the Acura MDX Advance trim is $54,500. The features would cost an additional $2,000. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $57,475.

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 Outback trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Acura MDX trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Acura MDX Advance 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 Outback 4dr Wagon has a 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

The configured Acura MDX 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.5L I6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Subaru Outback and Acura MDX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $32,696. The features would cost an additional $1,668. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,239.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $35,635. The features would cost an additional $337. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,847.

The invoice of the Acura MDX Advance trim is $51,143. The features would cost an additional $1,874. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $53,992.

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 Outback trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Acura MDX trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Acura MDX Advance 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 Outback vs. Acura MDX

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $13,280
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $12,854
Model Year201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackMDX
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringAdvance
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Engine256hp H6256hp H6290hp I6
TransmissionCVT-6CVT-6T9
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG20/27 MPG18/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)576, 12576, 12501, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-18225/60-18245/50-20
Total Price$37,915$39,520$57,475
Adjustments for Features0-350-6,280
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$37,915$39,170$51,195
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,255$0
Total Invoice$35,239$36,847$53,992
Adjustments for Features0-326-5,899
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$35,239$36,521$48,093
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,282$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Acura MDX

Model Year201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackMDX
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringAdvance
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1400
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Active noise reduction  $0
Display key  $50
Heated steering wheel $100$100
Lead vehicle start alert$25$25 
PIN Code Access$10$10 
Remote window/roof operation  $15
Sunshades, second row  $125
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250$250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power  $350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Around view cameras  $500
Backup collision intervention$150$150 
Hill descent control$250$250 
Knee airbag, driver  $100
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200$200 
Lane keeping assist system  $400
Lane sway warning system$25$25 
Obstacle detection, front  $200
Rearview camera$200$200 
Seat cushion airbag, driver$75$75 
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75$75 
Side curtain airbags$350$350 
Side curtain airbags, three rows  $500
Trailer sway control  $25
Vehicle health reports$0$0 
Wide-view front camera  $150
Wide-view rear camera  $0
Cargo Management 
Cargo cover$75$75 
Cargo tray$40$40 
Console with shifter$150$150 
Console without shifter  $150
Roof rails $250$250
Second-row high console  $250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Media drive  $15
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0 
Rain-sensing wipers  $175
Rear air vents$100$100 
Rear air vents with automatic controls  $250
Rear HVAC unit  $400
Surround sound  $250
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75 
Wiper de-icer$25$25 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0$0 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)  $50
Laminated front side windows  $200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror  $75
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror  $75
LED headlights  $1000
Mirror tilt-down in reverse  $25
Power-folding mirrors  $50
Spotter mirror(s)  $50
Steering-linked fog lights$75$75 
Xenon HID headlights$500$500 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop  $150
Torque-vectoring, dual-electric-motor-based, rear  $500
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats  $300
Coordinated climate control, front seats  $25
Folding third row seats  $600
Leather door panel trim  $250
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats  $75
Power height adjuster, passenger seat  $100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat  $100
Power release, second row seats  $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat  $100
Wood trim  $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical  $500
Alloy wheels  $350
Machined alloy wheels$350$350 
Raised heavy-duty suspension$0$0 
Total Value of Features$6,050$6,400$12,330
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$350$6,280
Value of Feature Adjustments0-326-5,899

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Acura MDX

Model Year20172017
ModelOutbackMDX
Body4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Wheelbase108.1 in111.0 in
Length189.6 in196.2 in
Width72.4 in77.2 in
Height66.1 in67.4 in
Curb Weight3,810 lb.4,215 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.19.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.8 in38.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.3 in61.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.5 in57.5 in
Row 1 Legroom42.9 in41.4 in
Row 2 Headroom38.9 in38.3 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.3 in59.1 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.0 in57.8 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in36.6 in
Row 3 Headroom0.0 in35.6 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room0.0 in54.7 in
Row 3 Hip Room0.0 in40.6 in
Row 3 Legroom0.0 in28.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
35.5 ft315.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
35.538.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
73.3 ft368.4 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Steering-linked fog lights75No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
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 system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested310092%
Total Not Requested2758%

Option Package Details
Acura MDX Advance

AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Temporary spare tire150Yes
Trailer sway control25No
Active rear differential500No
Total Requested15022%
Total Not Requested52578%

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