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Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $33,360

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI SEL   
Difference: $2,517

Lowest Total Invoice: $31,773

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI SEL   
Difference: $1,620

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018201820182017
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim2.5i Limited3.6R Limited2.5i Touring3.6R TouringSEL
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Base Price $32,695 $35,395 $36,490 $38,690 $29,970
Base Invoice $30,623 $33,064 $34,111 $36,089 $28,772
EyeSight and Navigation Package 2,085 1,585      
Cargo net 81 81 81 81 100
All-weather floor mats 101 101 101 101 235
Driver Assistance and Lighting Pkg.         1,995
Door sill trim plates         240
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,738 1,323      
Cargo net 52 52 52 52 80
All-weather floor mats 65 65 65 65 185
Driver Assistance and Lighting Pkg.         1,716
Door sill trim plates         200
Options (change) 2,267 1,767 182 182 2,570
Options (change) 1,855 1,440 117 117 2,181
Destination 915 915 915 915 820
Total Price $35,877 $38,077 $37,587 $39,787 $33,360
Total Invoice $33,393 $35,419 $35,143 $37,121 $31,773

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,428
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,052
Model Year20182018201820182017
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim2.5i Limited3.6R Limited2.5i Touring3.6R TouringSEL
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Engine175hp H4256hp H6175hp H4256hp H6170hp I4
TransmissionCVT-6CVT-6CVT-6CVT-6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)576, 12576, 12576, 12576, 12400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-18225/60-18225/60-18225/60-18225/40-18
Total Price$35,877$38,077$37,587$39,787$33,360
Adjustments for Features-3,945-3,945-4,035-4,0350
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$31,932$34,132$33,552$35,752$33,360
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,200$1,620$3,820$0
Total Invoice$33,393$35,419$35,143$37,121$31,773
Adjustments for Features-3,672-3,670-3,773-3,7650
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$29,721$31,749$31,370$33,356$31,773
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,028$1,649$3,635$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Model Year20182018201820182017
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim2.5i Limited3.6R Limited2.5i Touring3.6R TouringSEL
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100$1100$1100 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic    $1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700$1700 
FWD    $0
Accessories 
AC power outlet    $100
Heated steering wheel  $100$100 
Lead vehicle start alert$25$25$25$25 
PIN Code Access$10$10$10$10 
Power liftgate$350$350$350$350 
Remote app    $25
Semi-automated parking system    $500
Universal garage door opener$100$100$100$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats    $0
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200$200$200$200 
Backup collision intervention$150$150$150$150 
Hill descent control$250$250$250$250 
Knee airbag, driver    $100
Lane sway warning$25$25$25$25 
Obstacle detection, front    $200
Pedestrian detection$50$50$50$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100$100$100$100 
Rear cross-traffic collision intervention    $100
Rollover sensor$50$50$50$50 
Seat cushion airbag, driver$75$75$75$75 
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75$75$75$75 
Secondary collision brake assist    $25
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100$100$100$100 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment    $50
Cargo mat    $40
Cargo tray$40$40$40$40 
Overhead sunglass holder$25$25$25$25 
Rear seat pass-through    $100
Roof rack$300$300   
Roof rails  $250$250$250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support    $100
Heated windshield washer nozzles    $15
Mirrorlink support    $0
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0$0$0 
Rain-sensing wipers    $175
SD Card slot    $25
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75$75$75 
Wiper de-icer$25$25$25$25 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0$0$0$0 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250$250$250 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)    $25
Deep-tinted rear windows$275$275$275$275 
Panoramic sunroof    $1200
Rear bumper protector  $40$40 
Sunroof$900$900$900$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750$750$750$750 
Steering-linked fog lights    $50
Xenon HID headlights    $500
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Heated second row seats$200$200$200$200 
Leather seating surfaces$900$900$900$900 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat    $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, passenger seat    $50
Manual recliner, second row seats$75$75$75$75 
Memory system, driver seat$200$200$200$200 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat    $150
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Synthetic leather seating surfaces    $0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels    $350
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200$200$200 
Machined alloy wheels$350$350$350$350 
Raised heavy-duty suspension$0$0$0$0 
Total Value of Features$9,225$9,225$9,315$9,315$5,280
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,945$3,945$4,035$4,035$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-3,672-3,670-3,773-3,7650

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

Model Year20182017
ModelOutbackGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Wheelbase108.1 in103.5 in
Length189.9 in179.6 in
Width72.4 in70.8 in
Height66.1 in58.3 in
Curb Weight3,623 lb.3,064 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.8 in38.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.1 in55.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.5 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.9 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom38.9 in38.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.3 in53.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
35.5 ft330.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
73.3 ft366.5 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited

EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only750No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested285069%
Total Not Requested130031%

Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested270083%
Total Not Requested55017%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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 headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Total Requested245078%
Total Not Requested70022%

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