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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: $36,912

Subaru Outback Limited   
Difference: $1,363

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20212021202120212021
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackGolf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimLimitedLimited XTTouringTouring XTGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Hatch
Base Price $33,595 $37,995 $37,495 $39,945 $36,945
EyeSight and Navigation Package 2,085        
Cargo net 81 81 81 81 100
All-weather floor mats 101 101 101 101 235
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,738        
Cargo net 52 52 52 52 80
All-weather floor mats 65 65 65 65 185
Options (change) 2,267 182 182 182 335
Options (change) 1,855 117 117 117 265
Destination 1,050 1,050 1,050 1,050 995
Total Price $36,912 $39,227 $38,727 $41,177 $38,275

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

Lowest Adjusted Price: Subaru Outback Limited
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Subaru Outback Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $5,733
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $227
Model Year20212021202120212021
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackGolf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimLimitedLimited XTTouringTouring XTGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Hatch
Engine182hp H4260hp H4182hp H4260hp H4228hp I4
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$36,912$39,227$38,727$41,177$38,275
Adjustments for Features-4,370-1,220-4,460-4,4600
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$32,542$38,007$34,267$36,717$38,275
Cost Above Minimum$0$5,465$1,725$4,175$0

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

Model Year20212021202120212021
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackGolf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimLimitedLimited XTTouringTouring XTGTI Autobahn
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100$1100$1100 
6-speed manual    $150
FWD    $0
Adaptive cruise control    $600
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$850 $850$850 
Cruise control $150   
Heated steering wheel  $100$100 
Lead vehicle start alert$25 $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$200 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200 $200$200$200
Backup collision intervention$150 $150$150 
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear    $100
Forward collision warning$200 $200$200$200
Hill descent control$250$250$250$250 
Knee airbag, driver    $75
Lane departure prevention, steering-based$200 $200$200 
Lane departure warning$200 $200$200 
Lane sway warning$25 $25$25 
Obstacle detection, rear$250 $250$250 
Pedestrian detection$50 $50$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100 $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
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment    $50
Cargo mat    $40
Cargo tray$40$40$40$40 
Rear seat pass-through    $100
Roof rack$300$300   
Roof rails  $250$250 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support    $100
Heated windshield washer nozzles    $15
Larger infotainment display    $0
Mirrorlink support    $0
Navigation app $50   
Navigation map updates, three years$0 $0$0 
Navigation system$600 $600$600$600
Rain-sensing wipers    $175
Traffic + travel information$25 $25$25$25
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75$75$75 
Voice control for audio system $25   
Voice control for nav and audio$100 $100$100$100
Wiper de-icer$25$25$25$25 
Active grille shutters$0$0$0$0 
Body kit    $0
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250$250$250 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)    $25
Deep-tinted rear windows$275$275$275$275 
Painted brake calipers (optional)    $0
Rear bumper protector  $40$40 
Sunroof, large    $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200 $200$200 
Cornering lights    $50
LED headlights    $1000
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750$750$750$750 
Limited-slip front differential    $500
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100$100$100$100 
Heated second row seats$200$200$200$200 
Illuminated door sill trim plates    $200
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 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical    $500
Alloy wheels    $350
Machined alloy wheels$350$350$350$350 
Raised heavy-duty suspension$0$0$0$0 
Sport suspension (upgrade)    $0
Total Value of Features$10,925$7,775$11,015$11,015$6,555
Value of Feature Adjustments$4,370$1,220$4,460$4,460$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-344-36-134-1260

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

Model Year20212021
ModelOutbackGolf / Rabbit / GTI
Body4dr Wagon4dr Hatch
Wheelbase108.1 in103.8 in
Length191.3 in167.6 in
Width73.0 in70.8 in
Height66.1 in58.2 in
Curb Weight3,635 lb.2,874 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.1 in38.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.1 in55.9 in
Row 1 Legroom42.8 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom39.1 in38.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.4 in53.9 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 in35.6 in
Cargo Volume,
32.5 ft317.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
75.7 ft353.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Outback Limited

EyeSight and Navigation Package
Navigation system550Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Obstacle detection, rear250No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only750Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed700Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200No
Pedestrian detection50No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Total Requested265065%
Total Not Requested140035%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI Autobahn

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

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