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Subaru Outback vs. Toyota Highlander Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Outback vs. Toyota Highlander Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $42,394

Subaru Outback Limited XT   
Difference: $5,870

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2021202120212021
ModelOutbackOutbackHighlanderHighlander
TrimLimited XTTouring XTLimitedPlatinum
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $37,995 $39,945 $43,765 $46,965
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,585      
Class II trailer hitch 547 547 699 699
Wheel-lip moldings 458 458    
Cargo net 81 81 49 49
Rear bumper protector 107   139 139
All-weather floor mats 101 101 249 249
Remote start 470 470 499 499
AWD     1,460 1,460
Floor mats     229 229
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,323      
Class II trailer hitch 410 410 530 530
Wheel-lip moldings 343 343    
Cargo net 52 52 35 35
Rear bumper protector 69   99 99
All-weather floor mats 65 65 145 145
Remote start 352 352 320 320
AWD     1,333 1,333
Floor mats     139 139
Options (change) 3,349 1,657 3,324 3,324
Options (change) 2,614 1,222 2,601 2,601
Destination 1,050 1,050 1,175 1,175
Total Price $42,394 $42,652 $48,264 $51,464

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Toyota Highlander

Lowest Adjusted Price: Subaru Outback Limited XT
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Subaru Outback Touring XT
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $4,890
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,334
Model Year2021202120212021
ModelOutbackOutbackHighlanderHighlander
TrimLimited XTTouring XTLimitedPlatinum
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine260hp H4260hp H4295hp V6295hp V6
TransmissionCVT-8CVT-8T8T8
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)23/30 MPG23/30 MPG20/27 MPG20/27 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)576, 12576, 12825, 12825, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-18225/60-18235/55-20235/55-20
Total Price$42,394$42,652$48,264$51,464
Adjustments for Features0-50-980-2,355
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$42,394$42,602$47,284$49,109
Cost Above Minimum$0$208$0$1,825

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Features Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year2021202120212021
ModelOutbackOutbackHighlanderHighlander
TrimLimited XTTouring XTLimitedPlatinum
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100  
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1300$1300
AWD$1700$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet  $100$100
Adaptive cruise control  $600$600
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$850$850  
Heated steering wheel $100 $100
Lead vehicle start alert$25$25  
PIN Code Access$10$10  
Sunshades, second row  $125$125
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats  $0$0
Around view cameras   $500
Backup collision intervention$150$150  
Knee airbag, driver  $75$75
Lane sway warning$25$25  
Obstacle detection, front   $150
Perimeter scan   $25
Rearview camera$200$200$200 
Seat cushion airbag, driver$75$75  
Side curtain airbags$350$350  
Side curtain airbags, three rows  $500$500
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100$100  
Vehicle health reports$0$0  
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat  $40$40
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate  $150$150
Roof rack$300   
Roof rails $250$250$250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$100$100  
App support  $100$100
Apple CarPlay support$100$100  
DVD-compatible player  $0$0
Intercom  $25$25
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0  
Rain-sensing wipers   $175
Rear air vents$100$100  
Rear air vents with automatic controls  $250$250
Rear HVAC unit  $400$400
Siri Eyes Free support  $0$0
Telematics service, such as OnStar$200$200 $200
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75$75 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0$0  
Bodyside cladding  $350$350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250  
Panoramic sunroof   $1200
Sunroof$900$900$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass$0$0  
Conversation mirror  $25$25
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750$750  
Steering-linked headlights$150$150  
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop  $150$150
Lockable center differential  $150$150
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats  $300$300
Foldaway tray table, second row  $75$75
Folding third row seats  $600$600
Heated second row seats$200$200 $200
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats  $75$75
Manual recliner, third row seats  $125$125
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat  $100$100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Chrome-clad alloy wheels  $600$600
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200  
Machined alloy wheels$350$350  
Raised heavy-duty suspension$0$0  
Total Value of Features$8,360$8,410$9,340$10,715
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$50$980$2,355
Value of Feature Adjustments0-3-77-173

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20212021
ModelOutbackHighlander
Body4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Wheelbase108.1 in112.2 in
Length191.3 in194.9 in
Width73.0 in76.0 in
Height66.1 in68.1 in
Curb Weight3,915 lb.4,330 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.17.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.1 in41.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.1 in59.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room0.0 in57.2 in
Row 1 Legroom42.8 in42.0 in
Row 2 Headroom39.1 in39.4 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.4 in58.7 in
Row 2 Hip Room0.0 in57.0 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 in41.0 in
Row 3 Headroom0.0 in36.1 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room0.0 in55.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room0.0 in45.6 in
Row 3 Legroom0.0 in27.7 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
32.5 ft316.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
32.548.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
75.7 ft384.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Outback Limited XT

EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
Obstacle detection, rear250Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed700Yes
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning25No
Total Requested295094%
Total Not Requested2006%

Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander Limited

AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Lockable center differential150No
Hill descent control250Yes
Total Requested25063%
Total Not Requested15037%
Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%
All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo tray40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%

Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander Platinum

AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Lockable center differential150No
Hill descent control250Yes
Total Requested25063%
Total Not Requested15037%
Class II trailer hitch
FeatureValueRequested?
Class II trailer hitch200Yes
Trailering equipment (4 wire)125Yes
Total Requested325100%
Total Not Requested00%
All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo tray40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%

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