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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: $39,152

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $9,928

Lowest Total Invoice: $36,140

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $8,325

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackHighlander
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringLimited Platinum
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Base Price $34,995 $38,195 $44,800
Base Invoice $32,696 $35,635 $40,903
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,595    
Class II trailer hitch 550 550 699
Wheel-lip moldings 450 450  
Cargo net 70 70 49
Rear bumper protector 95 95 139
All-weather floor mats 72 72 249
Remote start 450 450 499
AWD     1,460
Floor mats     225
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,331    
Class II trailer hitch 412 412 530
Wheel-lip moldings 337 337  
Cargo net 45 45 35
Rear bumper protector 61 61 99
All-weather floor mats 46 46 145
Remote start 337 337 320
AWD     1,333
Floor mats     140
Options (change) 3,282 1,687 3,320
Options (change) 2,569 1,238 2,602
Destination 875 875 960
Total Price $39,152 $40,757 $49,080
Total Invoice $36,140 $37,748 $44,465

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 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV has a 295-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Subaru Outback and Toyota Highlander 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 $3,282. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,152.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $38,195. The features would cost an additional $1,687. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $40,757.

The base sticker price of the Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum trim is $44,800. The features would cost an additional $3,320. Including the destination charge of $960, the total price of this trim is $49,080.

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 Toyota Highlander trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum 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 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV has a 295-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Subaru Outback and Toyota Highlander 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 $2,569. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,140.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $35,635. The features would cost an additional $1,238. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,748.

The invoice of the Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum trim is $40,903. The features would cost an additional $2,602. Including the destination charge of $960, the total price of this trim is $44,465.

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 Toyota Highlander trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum 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. Toyota Highlander

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,773
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $5,467
Model Year201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackHighlander
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringLimited Platinum
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Engine256hp H6256hp H6295hp V6
TransmissionCVT-6CVT-6T8
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG20/27 MPG19/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)576, 12576, 12825, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-18225/60-18245/55-19
Total Price$39,152$40,757$49,080
Adjustments for Features0-350-3,155
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$39,152$40,407$45,925
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,255$0
Total Invoice$36,140$37,748$44,465
Adjustments for Features0-324-2,858
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$36,140$37,424$41,607
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,284$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackHighlander
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringLimited Platinum
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1300
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet  $100
Adaptive cruise control  $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000 
Heated steering wheel $100$100
Lead vehicle start alert$25$25 
PIN Code Access$10$10 
Sunshades, second row  $125
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats  $0
Around view cameras  $500
Backup collision intervention$150$150 
Knee airbag, driver  $100
Lane sway warning system$25$25 
Obstacle detection, front  $200
Perimeter scan  $25
Rearview camera$200$200 
Seat cushion airbag, driver$75$75 
Side curtain airbags$350$350 
Side curtain airbags, three rows  $500
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100$100 
Vehicle health reports$0$0 
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat  $40
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate  $150
Roof rails $250$250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
DVD-compatible player  $0
Intercom  $25
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0 
Rain-sensing wipers  $175
Rear air vents$100$100 
Rear air vents with automatic controls  $250
Rear HVAC unit  $400
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0$0 
Bodyside cladding  $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250 
Panoramic sunroof  $1200
Sunroof$900$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass$0$0 
Conversation mirror  $25
Steering-linked fog lights$75$75 
Xenon HID headlights$500$500 
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop  $150
Lockable center differential  $150
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats  $300
Foldaway tray table, second row  $75
Folding third row seats  $600
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats  $75
Manual recliner, third row seats  $125
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat  $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Chrome-clad alloy wheels  $600
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200 
Machined alloy wheels$350$350 
Raised heavy-duty suspension$0$0 
Total Value of Features$7,285$7,635$10,440
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$350$3,155
Value of Feature Adjustments0-324-2,858

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20172017
ModelOutbackHighlander
Body4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Wheelbase108.1 in109.8 in
Length189.6 in192.5 in
Width72.4 in75.8 in
Height66.1 in68.1 in
Curb Weight3,810 lb.4,535 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.19.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.8 in40.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.3 in59.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.5 in57.2 in
Row 1 Legroom42.9 in44.2 in
Row 2 Headroom38.9 in39.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.3 in59.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.0 in57.1 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in38.4 in
Row 3 Headroom0.0 in35.9 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
35.5 ft313.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
35.542.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
73.3 ft383.7 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
Toyota Highlander Limited 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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