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Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $34,210

Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited   
Difference: $2,190

Lowest Total Invoice: $31,497

Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited   
Difference: $3,179

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2017201720172017
ModelForesterForesterForesterGolf Alltrack
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringSEL
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Base Price $29,195 $31,295 $34,295 $32,890
Base Invoice $27,321 $29,243 $32,028 $31,575
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 199 199 199  
Navigation and Eyesight Package 2,945 1,595 1,595  
Door sill trim plates 38 38 38  
Cargo cover 182 182 182  
Cargo net 90 90 90 100
All-weather floor mats 72 72 72 235
Roof rack crossbars 199 199 199 360
AC power outlet 415 415 415  
Driver Assistance and Lighting Pkg.       1,995
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 129 129 129  
Navigation and Eyesight Package 2,498 1,366 1,366  
Door sill trim plates 24 24 24  
Cargo cover 118 118 118  
Cargo net 58 58 58 80
All-weather floor mats 46 46 46 185
Roof rack crossbars 117 117 117 300
AC power outlet 311 311 311  
Driver Assistance and Lighting Pkg.       1,716
Options (change) 4,140 2,790 2,790 2,690
Options (change) 3,301 2,169 2,169 2,281
Destination 875 875 875 820
Total Price $34,210 $34,960 $37,960 $36,400
Total Invoice $31,497 $32,287 $35,072 $34,676

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

The configured Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 4dr Wagon

Even when the Subaru Forester and Volkswagen Golf Alltrack are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited trim is $29,195. The features would cost an additional $4,140. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,210.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring trim is $31,295. The features would cost an additional $2,790. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,960.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $34,295. The features would cost an additional $2,790. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,960.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SEL trim is $32,890. The features would cost an additional $2,690. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $36,400.

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 Forester trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 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.

The configured Subaru Forester 4dr SUV

The configured Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 4dr Wagon

Even when the Subaru Forester and Volkswagen Golf Alltrack are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited trim is $27,321. The features would cost an additional $3,301. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $31,497.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring trim is $29,243. The features would cost an additional $2,169. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $32,287.

The invoice of the Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring trim is $32,028. The features would cost an additional $2,169. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,072.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SEL trim is $31,575. The features would cost an additional $2,281. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $34,676.

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 Forester trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack 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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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Lowest Adjusted Price: Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,635
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $3,533
Model Year2017201720172017
ModelForesterForesterForesterGolf Alltrack
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringSEL
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Engine170hp H4170hp H4250hp H4170hp I4
TransmissionCVTCVTCVT-8S6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8440, 8440, 8400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-17225/55-18225/55-18225/45-18
Total Price$34,210$34,960$37,960$36,400
Adjustments for Features-385-1,195-1,4950
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$33,825$33,765$36,465$36,400
Cost Above Minimum$60$0$2,700$0
Total Invoice$31,497$32,287$35,072$34,676
Adjustments for Features-354-1,104-1,3810
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$31,143$31,183$33,691$34,676
Cost Above Minimum$0$40$2,548$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Model Year2017201720172017
ModelForesterForesterForesterGolf Alltrack
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringSEL
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
CVT$1000$1000  
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT  $1100 
6-speed automated manual   $1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$750$750$750 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed   $1000
Heated steering wheel $100$100 
Lead vehicle start alert$25$25$25 
PIN Code Access $10$10 
Power liftgate$350$350$350 
Proximity key $250$250$250
Remote app   $25
Semi-automated parking system   $500
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats   $0
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200$200$200 
Backup collision intervention$150$150$150 
Lane sway warning system$25$25$25 
Obstacle detection, front   $200
Pedestrian detection$50$50$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100$100$100 
Rear cross-traffic collision intervention   $100
Rollover sensor$50$50$50 
Secondary collision brake assist   $25
Torque vectoring, brake-based  $100$100
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment   $50
Cargo mat   $40
Cargo tray$40$40$40 
Overhead sunglass holder$25$25$25 
Rear seat pass-through   $100
Storage compartment under front seat(s)   $50
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support   $0
Apple CarPlay support   $0
Automatic climate control, front$200$200$200 
Dual-zone climate control $125$125 
Heated windshield washer nozzles   $15
Mirrorlink support   $0
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0$0 
Rain-sensing wipers   $175
Rear air vents   $100
SD Card slot   $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0$0 
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75$75 
Wiper de-icer$25$25$25 
Exterior 
Deep-tinted rear windows$275$275$275 
Panoramic sunroof   $1200
Sunroof, large$1100$1100$1100 
Wheel-lip moldings   $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Altimeter   $25
LED headlights$1000$1000$1000 
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25$25$25
Xenon HID headlights   $500
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Leather seating surfaces$900$900$900 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat   $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat   $50
Manual recliner, second row seats$75$75$75 
Memory system, driver seat $200$200 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat   $150
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat   $100
Power release, second row seats $100$100 
Synthetic leather seating surfaces   $0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector   $200
Raised heavy-duty suspension   $0
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0 
Terrain selector$200$200$200 
Total Value of Features$8,415$9,225$9,525$8,030
Value of Feature Adjustments$385$1,195$1,495$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-354-1,104-1,3810

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Model Year20172017
ModelForesterGolf Alltrack
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Wheelbase103.9 in103.5 in
Length180.9 in180.2 in
Width70.7 in70.8 in
Height66.4 in59.7 in
Curb Weight3,297 lb.3,370 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.14.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in38.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in55.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.9 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in38.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in53.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
34.4 ft330.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
74.7 ft366.5 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Upgraded instruments0No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
LED headlights1000No
Backup collision intervention150No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Harman/Kardon, 440W, 8 speakers350No
Total Requested267558%
Total Not Requested190042%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Total Requested232581%
Total Not Requested55019%

Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.0XT Touring

Navigation and Eyesight Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Torque vectoring, brake-based100Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50No
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Total Requested242582%
Total Not Requested55018%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf Alltrack SEL

All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%
Driver Assistance and Lighting Pkg.
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Rear cross-traffic collision intervention100No
Total Requested315080%
Total Not Requested80020%

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