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

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $33,360

Volkswagen Golf / GTI SEL   
Difference: $2,042

Lowest Total Invoice: $31,773

Volkswagen Golf / GTI SEL   
Difference: $1,199

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackGolf / GTI
Trim2.5i Limited3.6R Limited2.5i Touring3.6R TouringSEL
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Base Price $32,390 $34,995 $35,995 $38,195 $29,970
Base Invoice $30,343 $32,696 $33,656 $35,635 $28,772
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,995 1,595      
Cargo net 70 70 70 70 100
All-weather floor mats 72 72 72 72 235
Driver Assistance and Lighting Pkg.         1,995
Door sill trim plates         240
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,663 1,331      
Cargo net 45 45 45 45 80
All-weather floor mats 46 46 46 46 185
Driver Assistance and Lighting Pkg.         1,716
Door sill trim plates         200
Options (change) 2,137 1,737 142 142 2,570
Options (change) 1,754 1,422 91 91 2,181
Destination 875 875 875 875 820
Total Price $35,402 $37,607 $37,012 $39,212 $33,360
Total Invoice $32,972 $34,993 $34,622 $36,601 $31,773

The configured Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Wagon

Even when the Subaru Outback and Volkswagen Golf / GTI are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited trim is $32,390. The features would cost an additional $2,137. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,402.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $34,995. The features would cost an additional $1,737. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,607.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring trim is $35,995. The features would cost an additional $142. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $37,012.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $38,195. The features would cost an additional $142. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,212.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI SEL trim is $29,970. The features would cost an additional $2,570. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $33,360.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Outback trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 3. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Golf / GTI SEL appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

The configured Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4dr Wagon

Even when the Subaru Outback and Volkswagen Golf / GTI are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited trim is $30,343. The features would cost an additional $1,754. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $32,972.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $32,696. The features would cost an additional $1,422. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,993.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring trim is $33,656. The features would cost an additional $91. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,622.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $35,635. The features would cost an additional $91. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,601.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI SEL trim is $28,772. The features would cost an additional $2,181. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $31,773.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Subaru Outback trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Golf / GTI trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Golf / GTI SEL appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,328
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,940
Model Year20172017201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackGolf / 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$35,402$37,607$37,012$39,212$33,360
Adjustments for Features-3,370-3,370-3,720-3,7200
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$32,032$34,237$33,292$35,492$33,360
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,205$1,260$3,460$0
Total Invoice$32,972$34,993$34,622$36,601$31,773
Adjustments for Features-3,139-3,136-3,480-3,4720
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$29,833$31,857$31,142$33,129$31,773
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,024$1,309$3,296$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Model Year20172017201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackGolf / 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 system$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 rails  $250$250$250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support    $0
Apple CarPlay support    $0
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
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0$0$0 
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)    $50
Deep-tinted rear windows$275$275$275$275 
Panoramic sunroof    $1200
Sunroof$900$900$900$900 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Steering-linked headlights    $150
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$8,175$8,175$8,525$8,525$4,805
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,370$3,370$3,720$3,720$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-3,139-3,136-3,480-3,4720

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Golf / GTI

Model Year20172017
ModelOutbackGolf / GTI
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon
Wheelbase108.1 in103.5 in
Length189.6 in179.6 in
Width72.4 in70.8 in
Height66.1 in58.3 in
Curb Weight3,594 lb.3,064 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.8 in38.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.3 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 system600Yes
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Steering-linked fog lights75Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested332586%
Total Not Requested55014%

Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Steering-linked fog lights75Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested282584%
Total Not Requested55016%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Golf / 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 headlights150No
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Total Requested230073%
Total Not Requested85027%

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