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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: $34,470

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI GTI SE   
Difference: $167

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20202020202020202020
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackGolf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimLimitedLimited XTTouringTouring XTGTI SE
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Hatch
Base Price $33,445 $37,745 $37,345 $39,695 $32,195
Cargo net 81 81 81 81 100
All-weather floor mats 101 101 101 101 235
Auto-dimming rearview mirror         325
Leather seating surfaces         695
Cargo net 52 52 52 52 80
All-weather floor mats 65 65 65 65 185
Auto-dimming rearview mirror         270
Leather seating surfaces         598
Options (change) 182 182 182 182 1,355
Options (change) 117 117 117 117 1,133
Destination 1,010 1,010 1,010 1,010 920
Total Price $34,637 $38,937 $38,537 $40,887 $34,470

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,693
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,124
Model Year20202020202020202020
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackGolf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimLimitedLimited XTTouringTouring XTGTI SE
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Hatch
Engine182hp H4260hp H4182hp H4260hp H4228hp I4
TransmissionCVT-8CVT-8CVT-8CVT-8M6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)576, 12576, 12576, 12576, 12?, 8
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-18225/60-18225/60-18225/60-18225/40-18
Total Price$34,637$38,937$38,537$40,887$34,470
Adjustments for Features-2,520-3,420-6,760-6,7600
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$32,117$35,517$31,777$34,127$34,470
Cost Above Minimum$340$3,740$0$2,350$0

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

Model Year20202020202020202020
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackGolf / Rabbit / GTI
TrimLimitedLimited XTTouringTouring XTGTI SE
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100$1100$1100 
6-speed manual    $150
AWD$1700$1700$1700$1700 
FWD    $0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed  $1000$1000 
Cruise control$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 
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 
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
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
Automatic climate control, front$200$200$200$200 
Dual-zone climate control$125$125$125$125 
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 
Rain-sensing wipers    $175
Traffic + travel information  $25$25 
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75$75$75 
Voice control for audio system$25$25  $25
Voice control for nav and audio  $100$100 
Wiper de-icer$25$25$25$25 
Exterior 
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$900$900$900$900 
Sunroof, large    $1100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights  $200$200 
Cornering lights    $50
LED headlights    $1000
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750$750$750 
Steering-linked headlights $150$150$150$150
Powertrain 
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, 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 
Memory system, driver seat$200$200$200$200 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100$100 
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
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$7,650$8,550$11,890$11,890$5,130
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,520$3,420$6,760$6,760$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-82-99-198-1860

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

Model Year20202020
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,
Minimum
32.5 ft317.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
75.7 ft353.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 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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