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Subaru Outback vs. Audi Q5 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Outback vs. Audi Q5 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $38,087

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $17,838

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,360

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $16,724

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172018
ModelOutbackOutbackQ5
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R Touring2.0T
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Base Price $34,995 $38,195 $41,500
Base Invoice $32,696 $35,635 $38,596
Class II trailer hitch 550 550  
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,595    
All-weather floor mats 72 72 200
Premium Plus Package     4,000
Cold Weather Package     500
Driver Assistance Package     1,800
Prestige Package     5,300
Metallic paint (extra cost)     575
Cargo cover     225
Class III trailer hitch     850
Class II trailer hitch 412 412  
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,331    
All-weather floor mats 46 46 186
Premium Plus Package     3,720
Cold Weather Package     466
Driver Assistance Package     1,674
Prestige Package     4,930
Metallic paint (extra cost)     536
Cargo cover     209
Class III trailer hitch     792
Options (change) 2,217 622 13,450
Options (change) 1,789 458 12,513
Destination 875 875 975
Total Price $38,087 $39,692 $55,925
Total Invoice $35,360 $36,968 $52,084

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 Audi Q5 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

Even when the Subaru Outback and Audi Q5 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 $2,217. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $38,087.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $38,195. The features would cost an additional $622. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,692.

The base sticker price of the Audi Q5 2.0T trim is $41,500. The features would cost an additional $13,450. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $55,925.

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 Audi Q5 trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Audi Q5 2.0T 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 Audi Q5 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 7-speed automated manual transmission.

Even when the Subaru Outback and Audi Q5 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 $1,789. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,360.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $35,635. The features would cost an additional $458. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,968.

The invoice of the Audi Q5 2.0T trim is $38,596. The features would cost an additional $12,513. Including the destination charge of $975, the total price of this trim is $52,084.

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 Audi Q5 trims is 7. Based on this adjustment, the Audi Q5 2.0T 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. Audi Q5

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $13,358
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $12,552
Model Year201720172018
ModelOutbackOutbackQ5
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R Touring2.0T
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Engine256hp H6256hp H6252hp I4
TransmissionCVT-6CVT-6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG20/27 MPG23/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)576, 12576, 12755, 19
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-18225/60-18255/45-20
Total Price$38,087$39,692$55,925
Adjustments for Features0-350-4,480
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$38,087$39,342$51,445
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,255$0
Total Invoice$35,360$36,968$52,084
Adjustments for Features0-326-4,172
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$35,360$36,642$47,912
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,282$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Audi Q5

Model Year201720172018
ModelOutbackOutbackQ5
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R Touring2.0T
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100 
-speed   $
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed plus topography and road sign aware  $1400
Heated steering wheel $100$100
Lead vehicle start alert$25$25 
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving  $100
PIN Code Access$10$10 
Remote app  $25
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Around view cameras  $500
Backup collision intervention$150$150 
Collision preparation system, rear  $100
Driver drowsiness monitor  $150
Evasive maneuver assist  $100
Following distance indicator  $25
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200$200 
Lane keeping assist system  $400
Lane sway warning system$25$25 
Obstacle detection, front  $200
Rearview camera$200$200 
Seat cushion airbag, driver$75$75 
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75$75 
Secondary collision brake assist  $25
Turn assist  $25
Vehicle exit assist  $25
Vehicle health reports$0$0 
Wide-view front camera  $150
Wide-view rear camera  $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment  $50
Aluminum roof rails  $250
Cargo tray$40$40 
Class II trailer hitch$200$200 
Class III trailer hitch  $250
Overhead sunglass holder$25$25 
Roof rails $250 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity  $50
Android Auto support  $0
App support$100$100 
Apple CarPlay support  $0
Automatic air recirculation  $100
CD player$125$125 
CD player, remote  $100
DVD-compatible player  $0
Handwriting recognition  $200
Heated windshield washer nozzles  $15
In-vehicle Internet  $150
Media drive  $15
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0 
Rain-sensing wipers  $175
Rear air vents$100$100 
Rear air vents with automatic controls  $250
SD Card slot  $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0 
SMS text-to-speech reader$50$50 
Surround sound  $250
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75 
Wi-Fi hotspot  $50
Wiper de-icer$25$25 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0$0 
Bodyside cladding  $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)  $50
Laminated front side windows  $200
Panoramic sunroof  $1200
Sunroof$900$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror  $75
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror  $75
Fog light, rear  $100
Head-up display (HUD)  $350
Interior ambient lighting$150$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable  $150
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display  $250
LED headlights  $1000
Power-folding mirrors  $50
Predictive efficiency assist  $0
Road sign information  $75
Steering-linked fog lights$75$75 
Xenon HID headlights$500$500 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop  $150
Regenerative braking  $0
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats  $75
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $150
Power height adjuster, passenger seat  $100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat  $100
Upholstered door armrests (optional)  $0
Wood trim  $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels  $350
Machined alloy wheels$350$350 
Raised heavy-duty suspension$0$0 
Total Value of Features$7,625$7,975$12,105
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$350$4,480
Value of Feature Adjustments0-326-4,172

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Audi Q5

Model Year20172018
ModelOutbackQ5
Body4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Wheelbase108.1 in111.0 in
Length189.6 in183.6 in
Width72.4 in74.5 in
Height66.1 in65.3 in
Curb Weight3,810 lb.4,045 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.8 in41.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.3 in57.7 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.5 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.9 in40.9 in
Row 2 Headroom38.9 in39.3 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.3 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in37.8 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
35.5 ft326.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
73.3 ft360.4 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Steering-linked fog lights75No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested310092%
Total Not Requested2758%

Option Package Details
Audi Q5 2.0T

Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated front seats200Yes
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Panoramic sunroof1200No
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Electronic systems calibration selector200Yes
LED headlights500No
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Vehicle exit assist25No
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Proximity key250Yes
Power-folding mirrors50No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75No
Total Requested195047%
Total Not Requested222553%
Cold Weather Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Total Requested300100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Road sign information75No
Turn assist25No
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Following distance indicator25No
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving100No
Evasive maneuver assist100No
Predictive efficiency assist0No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed plus topography and road sign aware1150No
Total Requested80035%
Total Not Requested147565%
Prestige Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Head-up display (HUD)350No
Surround sound250No
Laminated front side windows200No
Around view cameras300No
255/45HR20 tires400No
Wide-view front camera150No
Wide-view rear camera0No
Interior ambient lighting, configurable0No
Bang & Olufsen, 755W, 19 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Upholstered door armrests (optional)0No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250No
Telematics service, such as OnStar300Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
Remote app25No
Speed limit information0No
4G LTE connectivity50No
Navigation system600Yes
DVD-compatible player0No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
HD radio50Yes
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information25Yes
In-vehicle Internet150No
Wi-Fi hotspot50No
Total Requested105028%
Total Not Requested274072%

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