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Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Tiguan 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 Tiguan Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price

Volkswagen Tiguan SEL   
Difference: $2,332

Lowest Total Invoice

Volkswagen Tiguan SEL   
Difference: $875

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 $33,395. The features would cost an additional $4,162. Including the destination charge of $850, the total price of this trim is $38,407.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Tiguan SEL trim is $34,445. The features would cost an additional $765. Including the destination charge of $865, the total price of this trim is $36,075.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table. (Additional notes)

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 $34,062 for 3.6R Limited. . The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Tiguan trims is $36,075 for SEL. . Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Tiguan SEL 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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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20162016
Trim3.6R LimitedSEL
Body4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Base Price $33,395 $34,445
Base Invoice $31,227 $33,067
Class II trailer hitch 550 530
EyeSight and Navigation Package 2,295  
Eyesight Driver Assist System 795  
Wheel-lip moldings 450  
All-weather floor mats 72 235
Class II trailer hitch 412 456
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,913  
Eyesight Driver Assist System 663  
Wheel-lip moldings 337  
All-weather floor mats 46 185
Options (show) (change) 4,162 765
Options (show) (change) 3,371 641
Destination 850 865
Total Price $38,407 $36,075
Total Invoice $35,448 $34,573

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 2,013
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 3,135
Model Year20162016
Trim3.6R LimitedSEL
Body4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Engine256hp H6200hp I4
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG21/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers576, 12400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-18255/40-19
Total Price38,40736,075
Adjustments for Features-4,3450
Feature-Adjusted Total Price34,06236,075
Total Invoice35,44834,573
Adjustments for Features-4,0100
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice31,43834,573

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Features Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year20162016
Trim3.6R LimitedSEL
Body4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100
FWD $0
Adaptive cruise control$750 
Cruise control $250
Lead vehicle start alert$25 
PIN Code Access$10 
Power liftgate$350 
Remote app $25
Universal garage door opener$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200 
Blind spot warning system$200 
Forward collision warning$200 
Hill descent control$250 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200 
Lane departure warning system$200 
Lane sway warning system$25 
Pedestrian detection$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100 
Rear cross-traffic detection$100 
Rollover sensor$50 
Seat cushion airbag, driver$75 
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75 
Torque vectoring / active trace control$100 
Trailer sway control $25
Vehicle health reports$0 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment $50
Cargo cover$75 
Cargo mat $40
Cargo tray$40 
Roof rack$300 
Roof rails $250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support $0
Apple CarPlay support $0
Heated windshield washer nozzles $15
Mirrorlink support $0
Navigation map updates, three years$0 
Rain-sensing wipers $175
SD Card slot $25
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Wiper de-icer$25 
Active grille shutters$0 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) $50
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Cornering lights $75
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Power-folding mirrors $50
Steering-linked fog lights$75 
Steering-linked headlights $150
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100 
Heated second row seats$200 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats $75
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels $350
Electronic systems calibration selector$200 
Machined alloy wheels$350 
Raised heavy-duty suspension$0 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Total Value of Features$8,750$4,405
Value of Feature Adjustments$4,345$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-4,0100

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Tiguan

Model Year20162016
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,
35.5 ft323.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
73.3 ft356.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Moonroof Package, keyless access, and navigation
Proximity key250Yes
PIN Code Access10No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Navigation system600Yes
Universal garage door opener100No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Total Requested200095%
Total Not Requested1105%
Eyesight Driver Assist System
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200No
Steering-linked fog lights75No
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200No
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50No
Adaptive cruise control500No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested1775100%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Tiguan SEL

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

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