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Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Jetta Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Jetta Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $26,660

Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL   
Difference: $5,572

Lowest Total Invoice: $25,485

Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL   
Difference: $4,505

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackJetta
Trim2.5i Premium2.5i Limited3.6R Limited2.5i Touring3.6R Touring1.8T SEL
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Sedan
Base Price $27,695 $32,390 $34,995 $35,995 $38,195 $24,995
Base Invoice $26,076 $30,343 $32,696 $33,656 $35,635 $23,995
Moonroof Package, navigation, and Eyesight 3,590          
All-weather floor mats 72 72 72 72 72 235
Floor mats           235
Rear spoiler           375
Moonroof Package, navigation, and Eyesight 2,993          
All-weather floor mats 46 46 46 46 46 185
Floor mats           185
Rear spoiler           300
Options (change) 3,662 72 72 72 72 845
Options (change) 3,039 46 46 46 46 670
Destination 875 875 875 875 875 820
Total Price $32,232 $33,337 $35,942 $36,942 $39,142 $26,660
Total Invoice $29,990 $31,264 $33,617 $34,577 $36,556 $25,485

The configured Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon

The configured Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

Even when the Subaru Outback and Volkswagen Jetta are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium trim is $27,695. The features would cost an additional $3,662. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $32,232.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited trim is $32,390. The features would cost an additional $72. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $33,337.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $34,995. The features would cost an additional $72. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,942.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring trim is $35,995. The features would cost an additional $72. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,942.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $38,195. The features would cost an additional $72. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,142.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL trim is $24,995. The features would cost an additional $845. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $26,660.

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 Jetta trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T 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 Jetta 4dr Sedan

Even when the Subaru Outback and Volkswagen Jetta are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium trim is $26,076. The features would cost an additional $3,039. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $29,990.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited trim is $30,343. The features would cost an additional $46. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $31,264.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $32,696. The features would cost an additional $46. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $33,617.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 2.5i Touring trim is $33,656. The features would cost an additional $46. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $34,577.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $35,635. The features would cost an additional $46. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,556.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL trim is $23,995. The features would cost an additional $670. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $25,485.

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 Jetta trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T 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 Jetta

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $747
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $16
Model Year201720172017201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackJetta
Trim2.5i Premium2.5i Limited3.6R Limited2.5i Touring3.6R Touring1.8T SEL
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Sedan
Engine175hp H4175hp H4256hp H6175hp H4256hp H6170hp I4
TransmissionCVT-6CVT-6CVT-6CVT-6CVT-6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 6576, 12576, 12576, 12576, 12?, 6
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/65-17225/60-18225/60-18225/60-18225/60-18225/45-17
Total Price$32,232$33,337$35,942$36,942$39,142$26,660
Adjustments for Features-4,825-3,885-4,385-8,110-8,1100
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$27,407$29,452$31,557$28,832$31,032$26,660
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,045$4,150$1,425$3,625$0
Total Invoice$29,990$31,264$33,617$34,577$36,556$25,485
Adjustments for Features-4,489-3,643-4,101-7,591-7,5740
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$25,501$27,621$29,516$26,986$28,982$25,485
Cost Above Minimum$0$2,120$4,015$1,485$3,481$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Model Year201720172017201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackJetta
Trim2.5i Premium2.5i Limited3.6R Limited2.5i Touring3.6R Touring1.8T SEL
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100$1100$1100$1100 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic     $1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700$1700$1700 
FWD     $0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control     $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000  $1000$1000 
Cruise control $250$250   
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$350 
Proximity key $250$250$250$250$250
Remote app     $25
Universal garage door opener$100$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 
Forward collision warning$200  $200$200$200
Hill descent control$250$250$250$250$250 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200  $200$200 
Lane departure warning system$200  $200$200 
Lane sway warning system$25  $25$25 
Obstacle detection, rear   $300$300 
Pedestrian detection$50  $50$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100  $100$100 
Rear cross-traffic collision intervention     $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 cover$75$75$75$75$75 
Cargo tray$40$40$40$40$40 
Rear seat pass-through     $100
Roof rails   $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 
Navigation system$600  $600$600$600
Rain-sensing wipers     $175
Rear air vents $100$100$100$100$100
Rear wiper$175$175$175$175$175 
SD Card slot     $25
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0$0$0$0 
Traffic + travel information$25  $25$25$25
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75$75$75$75 
Voice control for audio system $25$25   
Voice control for nav and audio$100  $100$100$100
Wiper de-icer$25$25$25$25$25 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250$250$250$250 
Deep-tinted rear windows$275$275$275$275$275 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights$200  $200$200 
Auto-dimming rearview mirror$150$150$150$150$150 
Compass$0$0$0$0$0 
Interior ambient lighting$150$150$150$150$150 
Steering-linked fog lights$75  $75$75 
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25$25$25$25$25
Xenon HID headlights  $500$500$500 
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100$100$100$100 
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, passenger seat     $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat     $50
Manual recliner, second row seats$75$75$75$75$75 
Memory system, driver seat $200$200$200$200 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100$100$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat $100$100$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Soft-touch instrument panel (optional)     $0
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$9,140$8,200$8,700$12,425$12,425$4,315
Value of Feature Adjustments$4,825$3,885$4,385$8,110$8,110$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-4,489-3,643-4,101-7,591-7,5740

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Model Year20172017
ModelOutbackJetta
Body4dr Wagon4dr Sedan
Wheelbase108.1 in104.4 in
Length189.6 in183.3 in
Width72.4 in70.0 in
Height66.1 in57.2 in
Curb Weight3,594 lb.2,940 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.14.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.8 in38.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.3 in55.2 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.5 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.9 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom38.9 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.3 in53.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in38.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
35.5 ft315.7 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
73.3 ft315.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium

Moonroof Package, navigation, and Eyesight
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Sunroof900Yes
Universal garage door opener100No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150No
Power liftgate350No
Compass0No
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Steering-linked fog lights75No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning system200No
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested305065%
Total Not Requested167535%

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