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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: $31,430

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI SEL   
Difference: $2,362

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018201820182018
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 $30,245
Cargo net 81 81 81 81 100
All-weather floor mats 101 101 101 101 235
Cargo net 52 52 52 52 80
All-weather floor mats 65 65 65 65 185
Options (change) 182 182 182 182 335
Options (change) 117 117 117 117 265
Destination 915 915 915 915 850
Total Price $33,792 $36,492 $37,587 $39,787 $31,430

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI SEL
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $697
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $28,923
Model Year20182018201820182018
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)225/60-18225/60-18225/60-18225/60-18225/45-17
Total Price$33,792$36,492$37,587$39,787$31,430
Adjustments for Features-1,220-2,120-5,460-5,4600
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$32,572$34,372$32,127$34,327$31,430
Cost Above Minimum$445$2,245$0$2,200$0

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

Model Year20182018201820182018
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
Adaptive cruise control    $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed  $1000$1000 
Cruise control$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 
Remote app    $25
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 
Automatic braking, low-speed  $200$200$200
Backup collision intervention  $150$150 
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear    $100
Forward collision warning  $200$200$200
Hill descent control$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 
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
Larger infotainment display    $0
Mirrorlink support    $0
Navigation app$50$50   
Navigation map updates, three years  $0$0 
Navigation system  $600$600$600
Rain-sensing wipers    $175
Traffic + travel information  $25$25$25
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75$75$75 
Voice control for audio system$25$25   
Voice control for nav and audio  $100$100$100
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 
Auto-dimming headlights  $200$200 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750$750$750 
Steering-linked headlights $150$150$150 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100$100$100$100 
Heated second row seats$200$200$200$200 
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 height adjuster, passenger seat    $100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat    $100
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$7,250$8,150$11,490$11,490$6,030
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,220$2,120$5,460$5,460$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-1,143-1,981-5,105-5,0940

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

Model Year20182018
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.3,054 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
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI SEL

All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%

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