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Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Tiguan Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Tiguan Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $34,235

Volkswagen Tiguan Sport   
Difference: $2,707

Lowest Total Invoice: $32,745

Volkswagen Tiguan Sport   
Difference: $1,621

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Model Year2017201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackTiguanTiguan
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringSportSEL
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $34,995 $38,195 $32,605 $34,500
Base Invoice $32,696 $35,635 $31,239 $33,120
Class II trailer hitch 550 550 530 530
Wheel-lip moldings 450 450    
All-weather floor mats 72 72 235 235
Class II trailer hitch 412 412 456 456
Wheel-lip moldings 337 337    
All-weather floor mats 46 46 185 185
Options (change) 1,072 1,072 765 765
Options (change) 795 795 641 641
Destination 875 875 865 865
Total Price $36,942 $40,142 $34,235 $36,130
Total Invoice $34,366 $37,305 $32,745 $34,626

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 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Subaru Outback and Volkswagen Tiguan 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 $1,072. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,942.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $38,195. The features would cost an additional $1,072. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $40,142.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Tiguan Sport trim is $32,605. The features would cost an additional $765. Including the destination charge of $865, the total price of this trim is $34,235.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Tiguan SEL trim is $34,500. The features would cost an additional $765. Including the destination charge of $865, the total price of this trim is $36,130.

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 Volkswagen Tiguan trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Tiguan Sport 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 Volkswagen Tiguan 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 200hp 2.0L I4 engine, a FWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Subaru Outback and Volkswagen Tiguan 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 $795. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,366.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $35,635. The features would cost an additional $795. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,305.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Tiguan Sport trim is $31,239. The features would cost an additional $641. Including the destination charge of $865, the total price of this trim is $32,745.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Tiguan SEL trim is $33,120. The features would cost an additional $641. Including the destination charge of $865, the total price of this trim is $34,626.

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 Volkswagen Tiguan trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Tiguan Sport 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 Tiguan

Lowest Adjusted Price: Volkswagen Tiguan Sport
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $612
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $358
Model Year2017201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackTiguanTiguan
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringSportSEL
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine256hp H6256hp H6200hp I4200hp I4
TransmissionCVT-6CVT-6T6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG20/27 MPG20/24 MPG20/24 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)576, 12576, 12?, 8400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-18225/60-18235/50-18255/40-19
Total Price$36,942$40,142$34,235$36,130
Adjustments for Features-1,570-5,395-1000
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$35,372$34,747$34,135$36,130
Cost Above Minimum$625$0$0$1,995
Total Invoice$34,366$37,305$32,745$34,626
Adjustments for Features-1,461-5,014-960
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$32,905$32,291$32,649$34,626
Cost Above Minimum$614$0$0$1,977

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Features Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year2017201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackTiguanTiguan
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringSportSEL
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700  
FWD  $0$0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000  
Cruise control$250 $250$250
Heated steering wheel $100  
Lead vehicle start alert $25  
PIN Code Access$10$10  
Power liftgate$350$350  
Remote app  $25$25
Universal garage door opener$100$100  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200  
Automatic braking, low-speed $200  
Backup collision intervention $250  
Blind spot warning system$200$200  
Forward collision warning $200  
Hill descent control$250$250  
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based $200  
Lane departure warning system $200  
Lane sway warning system $25  
Obstacle detection, rear $300  
Pedestrian detection $50  
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100  
Rear cross-traffic detection$100$100  
Rollover sensor$50$50  
Seat cushion airbag, driver$75$75  
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75$75  
Torque vectoring / active trace control$100$100  
Trailer sway control  $25$25
Vehicle health reports$0$0  
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment  $50$50
Cargo cover$75$75  
Cargo mat  $40$40
Cargo tray$40$40  
Roof rails $250$250$250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support  $0$0
Apple CarPlay support  $0$0
Heated windshield washer nozzles  $15$15
Mirrorlink support  $0$0
Navigation map updates, three years $0  
Navigation system $600$600$600
Rain-sensing wipers  $175$175
SD Card slot  $25$25
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0  
Traffic + travel information $25$25$25
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75  
Voice control for audio system$25   
Voice control for nav and audio $100$100$100
Wiper de-icer$25$25  
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0$0  
Bodyside cladding  $350 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250 $250
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)  $50$50
Panoramic sunroof  $1200$1200
Sunroof$900$900  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights $200  
Cornering lights  $75$75
Interior ambient lighting$150$150  
Power-folding mirrors  $50$50
Steering-linked fog lights $75  
Steering-linked headlights  $150$150
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100$100  
Heated second row seats$200$200  
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats  $75$75
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $150$150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat  $150$150
Power height adjuster, passenger seat  $100$100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100  
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat  $100$100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels  $350$350
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200  
Machined alloy wheels$350$350  
Raised heavy-duty suspension$0$0  
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0$0
Total Value of Features$6,950$10,775$5,480$5,380
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,570$5,395$100$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,461-5,014-960

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year20172017
ModelOutbackTiguan
Body4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Wheelbase108.1 in102.5 in
Length189.6 in174.5 in
Width72.4 in71.2 in
Height66.1 in65.6 in
Curb Weight3,810 lb.3,404 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.16.8 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.8 in39.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.3 in56.2 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.5 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.9 in40.1 in
Row 2 Headroom38.9 in39.0 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.3 in55.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in35.8 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
35.5 ft323.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
73.3 ft356.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
Volkswagen Tiguan Sport

All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Tiguan SEL

All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%

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