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

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Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $29,985

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI   
Difference: $1,675

Lowest Total Invoice: $28,818

Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI   
Difference: $758

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2018201820182014
ModelForesterForesterForesterJetta SportWagen
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringTDI
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Base Price $29,395 $33,090 $36,090 $26,565
Base Invoice $27,505 $30,887 $33,675 $25,503
Navigation system 1,350     800
Panoramic sunroof       1,800
Navigation system 1,156     768
Panoramic sunroof       1,727
Options (change) 1,350 0 0 2,600
Options (change) 1,156 0 0 2,495
Destination 915 915 915 820
Total Price $31,660 $34,005 $37,005 $29,985
Total Invoice $29,576 $31,802 $34,590 $28,818

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Forester 2.5i Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,115
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $6,494
Model Year2018201820182014
ModelForesterForesterForesterJetta SportWagen
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringTDI
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Engine170hp H4170hp H4250hp H4140hp I4 D
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)440, 8440, 8440, 8?, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-17225/55-18225/55-18225/45-17
Total Price$31,660$34,005$37,005$29,985
Adjustments for Features-5,875-10,135-10,4350
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$25,785$23,870$26,570$29,985
Cost Above Minimum$1,915$0$2,700$0
Total Invoice$29,576$31,802$34,590$28,818
Adjustments for Features-5,488-9,478-9,7540
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$24,088$22,324$24,836$28,818
Cost Above Minimum$1,764$0$2,512$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Model Year2018201820182014
ModelForesterForesterForesterJetta SportWagen
Trim2.5i Limited2.5i Touring2.0XT TouringTDI
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT  $1100 
6-speed manual   $150
FWD   $0
AC power outlet   $100
Adaptive cruise control $750$750 
Cruise control$250  $250
Heated steering wheel $100$100 
Lead vehicle start alert $25$25 
PIN Code Access $10$10 
Power liftgate$350$350$350 
Proximity key $250$250$250
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 $150$150 
Blind spot warning system$200$200$200 
Cross-traffic warning, rear$100$100$100 
Forward collision warning $200$200 
Hill descent control$250$250$250 
Knee airbag, driver$100$100$100 
Lane departure prevention, steering-based $200$200 
Lane departure warning $200$200 
Lane sway warning $25$25 
Obstacle detection, rear $300$300 
Pedestrian detection $50$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100$100 
Rollover sensor$50$50$50 
Terrain selector$200$200$200 
Torque vectoring, brake-based  $100 
Vehicle health reports$0$0$0 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment   $50
Cargo tray$40$40$40 
Overhead sunglass holder$25$25$25 
Rear seat pass-through   $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support$100$100$100 
Automatic climate control, front$200$200$200 
CD changer, in-dash   $325
CD player$125$125$125 
Dual-zone climate control $125$125 
Heated windshield washer nozzles   $15
iPod integration   $100
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0$0 
Rear air vents   $100
SD Card slot   $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0$0 
SMS text-to-speech reader$25$25$25 
Telematics service, such as OnStar$300$300$300 
Traffic + travel information$25$25$25 
USB port$100$100$100 
Voice control for nav and audio$100$100$100 
Wiper de-icer$25$25$25 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250$250 
Deep-tinted rear windows$275$275$275 
Panoramic sunroof   $1200
Rear spoiler$200$200$200 
Sunroof, large$1100$1100$1100 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights $200$200 
Automatic headlights$125$125$125 
Compass   $0
Fog lights$125$125$125 
Interior ambient lighting$150$150$150 
LED headlights $1000$1000 
Steering-linked headlights $150$150 
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25$25$25
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Leather seating surfaces$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 
Memory system, driver seat $200$200 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat   $100
Power release, second row seats $50$50 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Synthetic leather seating surfaces   $0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0 
Total Value of Features$8,865$13,125$13,425$2,990
Value of Feature Adjustments$5,875$10,135$10,435$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-5,488-9,478-9,7540

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Model Year20182014
ModelForesterJetta SportWagen
Body4dr SUV4dr Wagon
Wheelbase103.9 in101.5 in
Length180.9 in179.3 in
Width70.7 in70.1 in
Height66.4 in59.2 in
Curb Weight3,323 lb.3,229 lb.
Fuel Capacity15.9 gal.14.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in54.8 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.9 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom43.0 in41.1 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.5 in53.1 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.0 in35.5 in
Cargo Volume,
34.4 ft332.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
74.7 ft366.9 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Forester 2.5i Limited

Navigation system
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100No
Traffic + travel information25No
Harman/Kardon, 440W, 8 speakers350No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Total Requested60056%
Total Not Requested47544%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI

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

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