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Subaru Outback vs. Subaru Forester Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Outback vs. Subaru Forester Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $38,925

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $276

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,941

Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring   
Difference: $309

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182018
ModelOutbackOutbackForester
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R Touring2.0XT Touring
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Base Price $35,395 $38,690 $36,090
Base Invoice $33,064 $36,089 $33,675
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,585    
Cargo net 81 81 68
All-weather floor mats 101 101 81
Rear bumper protector 107   98
Remote start 470 470 455
Class II trailer hitch 547 547 619
Auto-dimming rearview mirror     245
Roof rack crossbars     181
Door sill trim plates     53
Universal garage door opener     120
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,323    
Cargo net 52 52 44
All-weather floor mats 65 65 52
Rear bumper protector 69   63
Remote start 352 352 341
Class II trailer hitch 410 410 464
Auto-dimming rearview mirror     158
Roof rack crossbars     117
Door sill trim plates     34
Universal garage door opener     78
Options (change) 2,891 1,199 1,920
Options (change) 2,271 879 1,351
Destination 915 915 915
Total Price $39,201 $40,804 $38,925
Total Invoice $36,250 $37,883 $35,941

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Subaru Forester

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $124
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $61
Model Year201820182018
ModelOutbackOutbackForester
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R Touring2.0XT Touring
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Engine256hp H6256hp H6250hp H4
TransmissionCVT-6CVT-6CVT-8
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG20/27 MPG23/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)576, 12576, 12440, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-18225/60-18225/55-18
Total Price$39,201$40,804$38,925
Adjustments for Features-400-4500
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$38,801$40,354$38,925
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,553$0
Total Invoice$36,250$37,883$35,941
Adjustments for Features-370-4180
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$35,880$37,465$35,941
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,585$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year201820182018
ModelOutbackOutbackForester
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R Touring2.0XT Touring
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT  $1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control  $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000 
Heated steering wheel $100$100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Knee airbag, driver  $100
Seat cushion airbag, driver$75$75 
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75$75 
Terrain selector  $200
Cargo Management 
Roof rack$300 $300
Roof rails $250 
Trailering equipment (4 wire)$125$125 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$100$100 
App support  $100
Apple CarPlay support$100$100 
Rear air vents$100$100 
Siri Eyes Free support  $0
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0$0 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)  $25
Sunroof$900$900 
Sunroof, large  $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
LED headlights  $1000
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750$750 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Heated second row seats$200$200 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat$100$100 
Power release, second row seats  $50
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels  $350
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200 
Machined alloy wheels$350$350 
Raised heavy-duty suspension$0$0 
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0
Total Value of Features$7,275$7,325$6,875
Value of Feature Adjustments$400$450$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-370-4180

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Subaru Forester

Model Year20182018
ModelOutbackForester
Body4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Wheelbase108.1 in103.9 in
Length189.9 in180.9 in
Width72.4 in70.7 in
Height66.1 in66.4 in
Curb Weight3,893 lb.3,653 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.15.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.8 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.1 in57.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.5 in53.9 in
Row 1 Legroom42.9 in43.0 in
Row 2 Headroom38.9 in39.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.3 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.0 in53.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in38.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
35.5 ft334.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
73.3 ft374.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning25Yes
Lead vehicle start alert25Yes
Total Requested3250100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested150100%
Total Not Requested00%

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