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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: $31,297

Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium   
Difference: $253

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201920192019201920192019
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim2.5i Premium2.5i Limited3.6R Limited2.5i Touring3.6R TouringSE
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Base Price $28,445 $32,845 $34,995 $36,795 $38,995 $29,995
Moonroof Package 1,695          
All-weather floor mats 101 101 101 101 101 235
Cargo net 81 81 81 81 81 100
Auto-dimming rearview mirror           325
Moonroof Package 1,413          
All-weather floor mats 65 65 65 65 65 185
Cargo net 52 52 52 52 52 80
Auto-dimming rearview mirror           270
Options (change) 1,877 182 182 182 182 660
Options (change) 1,530 117 117 117 117 535
Destination 975 975 975 975 975 895
Total Price $31,297 $34,002 $36,152 $37,952 $40,152 $31,550

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

Lowest Adjusted Price: Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,138
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $580
Model Year201920192019201920192019
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim2.5i Premium2.5i Limited3.6R Limited2.5i Touring3.6R TouringSE
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Engine175hp H4175hp H4256hp H6175hp H4256hp H6147hp I4
TransmissionCVT-6CVT-6CVT-6CVT-6CVT-6T8
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 6576, 12576, 12576, 12576, 12?, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/65-17225/60-18225/60-18225/60-18225/60-18225/45-17
Total Price$31,297$34,002$36,152$37,952$40,152$31,550
Adjustments for Features-1,885-4,170-5,070-8,410-8,4100
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$29,412$29,832$31,082$29,542$31,742$31,550
Cost Above Minimum$0$420$1,670$130$2,330$0

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

Model Year201920192019201920192019
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Trim2.5i Premium2.5i Limited3.6R Limited2.5i Touring3.6R TouringSE
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100$1100$1100$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic     $1300
AWD$1700$1700$1700$1700$1700 
FWD     $0
Accessories 
AC power outlet     $100
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed   $1000$1000 
Cruise control$250$250$250  $250
Heated steering wheel   $100$100 
Lead vehicle start alert   $25$25 
PIN Code Access $10$10$10$10 
Power liftgate$350$350$350$350$350 
Proximity key $250$250$250$250$250
Remote app     $25
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$200
Backup collision intervention   $150$150 
Blind spot warning system $200$200$200$200$200
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear     $100
Cross-traffic warning, rear $100$100$100$100$100
Forward collision warning   $200$200$200
Hill descent control$250$250$250$250$250 
Knee airbag, driver     $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$50$50 
Seat cushion airbag, driver$75$75$75$75$75 
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75$75$75$75$75 
Secondary collision brake assist     $25
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100$100$100$100$100 
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment     $50
Cargo mat     $40
Cargo tray$40$40$40$40$40 
Overhead sunglass holder$25$25$25$25$25 
Rear seat pass-through     $100
Roof rack$300$300$300   
Roof rails   $250$250$250
Storage compartment under front seat(s)     $50
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support     $100
Automatic climate control, front$200$200$200$200$200 
Dual-zone climate control$125$125$125$125$125 
Heated windshield washer nozzles     $15
Larger infotainment display     $0
Mirrorlink support     $0
Navigation app$50$50$50   
Navigation map updates, three years   $0$0 
Navigation system   $600$600 
Rain-sensing wipers     $175
Rear air vents $100$100$100$100$100
Traffic + travel information   $25$25 
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75$75$75$75 
Voice control for audio system$25$25$25  $25
Voice control for nav and audio   $100$100 
Wiper de-icer$25$25$25$25$25 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0$0$0$0$0 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250$250$250$250 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)     $25
Deep-tinted rear windows$275$275$275$275$275 
Panoramic sunroof     $1200
Rear bumper protector   $40$40 
Sunroof$900$900$900$900$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights   $200$200 
Fog lights$125$125$125$125$125 
Interior ambient lighting$150$150$150$150$150 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only  $750$750$750 
Steering-linked headlights  $150$150$150 
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25$25$25$25$25
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates $100$100$100$100 
Heated second row seats $200$200$200$200 
Leather seating surfaces $900$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$75$75 
Memory system, driver seat $200$200$200$200 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100$100$100$100 
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat $100$100$100$100$100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Synthetic leather seating surfaces     $0
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350    $350
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200$200$200$200 
Machined alloy wheels $350$350$350$350 
Raised heavy-duty suspension$0$0$0$0$0 
Total Value of Features$7,540$9,825$10,725$14,065$14,065$5,655
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,885$4,170$5,070$8,410$8,410$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-151-134-153-242-2290

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

Model Year20192019
ModelOutbackGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Wheelbase108.1 in103.5 in
Length189.9 in179.8 in
Width72.4 in70.8 in
Height66.1 in58.3 in
Curb Weight3,623 lb.2,979 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 Premium

Moonroof Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunroof900Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Power liftgate350No
Compass0Yes
Total Requested115077%
Total Not Requested35023%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI SE

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%
All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%

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