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Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $29,985

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI   
Difference: $3,280

Lowest Total Invoice: $28,818

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI   
Difference: $2,400

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017201720172014
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackJetta SportWagen
Trim2.5i Limited3.6R Limited2.5i Touring3.6R TouringTDI
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Base Price $32,390 $34,995 $35,995 $38,195 $26,565
Base Invoice $30,343 $32,696 $33,656 $35,635 $25,503
Navigation system         800
Panoramic sunroof         1,800
Navigation system         768
Panoramic sunroof         1,727
Options (show) (change) 0 0 0 0 2,600
Options (show) (change) 0 0 0 0 2,495
Destination 875 875 875 875 820
Total Price $33,265 $35,870 $36,870 $39,070 $29,985
Total Invoice $31,218 $33,571 $34,531 $36,510 $28,818

The configured Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

The configured Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

Even when the Subaru Outback and Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited trim is $32,390. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $33,265.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $34,995. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,870.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring trim is $35,995. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,870.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $38,195. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,070.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI trim is $26,565. The features would cost an additional $2,600. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $29,985.

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 2. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen trims is 9. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI 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

The configured Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 4dr Wagon

Even when the Subaru Outback and Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited trim is $30,343. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $31,218.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $32,696. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $33,571.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring trim is $33,656. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,531.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $35,635. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,510.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI trim is $25,503. The features would cost an additional $2,495. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $28,818.

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 2. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI 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. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,675
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $4,177
Model Year20172017201720172014
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackJetta SportWagen
Trim2.5i Limited3.6R Limited2.5i Touring3.6R TouringTDI
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Engine175hp H4256hp H6175hp H4256hp H6140hp I4 D
TransmissionCVT-6CVT-6CVT-6CVT-6M6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)576, 12576, 12576, 12576, 12?, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-18225/60-18225/60-18225/60-18225/45-17
Total Price$33,265$35,870$36,870$39,070$29,985
Adjustments for Features-6,485-6,985-10,560-10,5600
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$26,780$28,885$26,310$28,510$29,985
Cost Above Minimum$470$2,575$0$2,200$0
Total Invoice$31,218$33,571$34,531$36,510$28,818
Adjustments for Features-6,086-6,537-9,890-9,8680
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$25,132$27,034$24,641$26,642$28,818
Cost Above Minimum$491$2,393$0$2,001$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Model Year20172017201720172014
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackJetta SportWagen
Trim2.5i Limited3.6R Limited2.5i Touring3.6R TouringTDI
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100$1100$1100 
6-speed manual    $150
AWD$1700$1700$1700$1700 
FWD    $0
Accessories 
AC power outlet    $100
Adaptive cruise control  $750$750 
Cruise control$250$250  $250
Heated steering wheel  $100$100 
Lead vehicle start alert  $25$25 
PIN Code Access$10$10$10$10 
Power liftgate$350$350$350$350 
Universal garage door opener$100$100$100$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats    $0
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial  $200$200 
Automatic braking, low-speed  $200$200 
Backup collision intervention  $250$250 
Blind spot warning system$200$200$200$200 
Forward collision warning  $200$200 
Hill descent control$250$250$250$250 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based  $200$200 
Lane departure warning system  $200$200 
Lane sway warning system  $25$25 
Obstacle detection, rear  $300$300 
Pedestrian detection  $50$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system  $100$100 
Rear cross-traffic detection$100$100$100$100 
Rollover sensor$50$50$50$50 
Seat cushion airbag, driver$75$75$75$75 
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75$75$75$75 
Torque vectoring / active trace control$100$100$100$100 
Vehicle health reports$0$0$0$0 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment    $50
Cargo tray$40$40$40$40 
Rear seat pass-through    $100
Roof rails  $250$250$250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support$100$100$100$100 
Automatic climate control, front$200$200$200$200 
CD changer, in-dash    $325
CD player$125$125$125$125 
Dual-zone climate control$125$125$125$125 
Heated windshield washer nozzles    $15
iPod integration    $100
Navigation map updates, three years  $0$0 
Navigation system  $600$600$600
SD Card slot    $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0$0$0 
SMS text-to-speech reader$50$50$50$50 
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300$300$300 
Traffic + travel information  $25$25 
USB port$100$100$100$100 
Voice control for audio system$25$25   
Voice control for nav and audio  $100$100 
Wiper de-icer$25$25$25$25 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0$0$0$0 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250$250$250 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)    $50
Deep-tinted rear windows$275$275$275$275 
Panoramic sunroof    $1200
Rear spoiler$200$200$200$200 
Sunroof$900$900$900$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights  $200$200 
Auto-dimming rearview mirror$150$150$150$150 
Automatic headlights$125$125$125$125 
Fog lights$125$125$125$125 
Interior ambient lighting$150$150$150$150 
Steering-linked fog lights  $75$75 
Xenon HID headlights $500$500$500 
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100$100$100$100 
Heated second row seats$200$200$200$200 
Leather seating surfaces$900$900$900$900 
Manual height adjuster, driver seat    $50
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat    $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat    $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat    $50
Manual recliner, second row seats$75$75$75$75 
Memory system, driver seat$200$200$200$200 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100$100 
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Synthetic leather seating surfaces    $0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels    $350
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200$200$200 
Machined alloy wheels$350$350$350$350 
Raised heavy-duty suspension$0$0$0$0 
Total Value of Features$10,250$10,750$14,325$14,325$3,765
Value of Feature Adjustments$6,485$6,985$10,560$10,560$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-6,086-6,537-9,890-9,8680

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Model Year20172014
ModelOutbackJetta SportWagen
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Wheelbase108.1 in101.5 in
Length189.6 in179.3 in
Width72.4 in70.1 in
Height66.1 in59.2 in
Curb Weight3,594 lb.3,229 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.14.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.8 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.3 in54.8 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.5 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.9 in41.1 in
Row 2 Headroom38.9 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.3 in53.1 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in35.5 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
35.5 ft332.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
73.3 ft366.9 ft3

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Option Package Details
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI

Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Proximity key250Yes
SD Card slot25No
Total Requested85097%
Total Not Requested253%
Panoramic sunroof
FeatureValueRequested?
Panoramic sunroof1200No
225/45HR17 tires400No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested1600100%

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