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Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Passat Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Passat Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $36,210

Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premium   
Difference: $2,509

Lowest Total Invoice: $34,645

Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premium   
Difference: $1,238

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182018
ModelOutbackOutbackPassat
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringV6 SEL Premium
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Sedan
Base Price $35,395 $38,690 $34,650
Base Invoice $33,064 $36,089 $33,230
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,585    
Metal pedals 172 172  
Cargo net 81 81 100
All-weather floor mats 101 101 235
Remote start 470 470  
Rear spoiler     375
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,323    
Metal pedals 112 112  
Cargo net 52 52 80
All-weather floor mats 65 65 185
Remote start 352 352  
Rear spoiler     300
Options (change) 2,409 824 710
Options (change) 1,904 581 565
Destination 915 915 850
Total Price $38,719 $40,429 $36,210
Total Invoice $35,883 $37,585 $34,645

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Passat

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $661
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,700
Model Year201820182018
ModelOutbackOutbackPassat
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringV6 SEL Premium
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Sedan
Engine256hp H6256hp H6280hp V6
TransmissionCVT-6CVT-6S6
DrivetrainAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG20/27 MPG19/28 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)576, 12576, 12400, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-18225/60-18235/45-18
Total Price$38,719$40,429$36,210
Adjustments for Features-3,170-3,2600
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$35,549$37,169$36,210
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,620$0
Total Invoice$35,883$37,585$34,645
Adjustments for Features-2,938-3,0310
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$32,945$34,554$34,645
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,609$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Passat

Model Year201820182018
ModelOutbackOutbackPassat
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringV6 SEL Premium
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100 
6-speed automated manual  $1100
AWD$1700$1700 
FWD  $0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control  $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate  $100
Heated steering wheel $100 
Lead vehicle start alert$25$25 
PIN Code Access$10$10 
Power liftgate$350$350 
Remote app  $25
Semi-automated parking system  $500
Universal garage door opener$100$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200$200 
Backup collision intervention$150$150 
Cross-traffic collision intervention, rear  $100
Hill descent control$250$250 
Lane sway warning$25$25 
Obstacle detection, front  $200
Pedestrian detection$50$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system$100$100 
Rollover sensor$50$50 
Seat cushion airbag, driver$75$75 
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75$75 
Secondary collision brake assist  $25
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100$100 
Cargo Management 
Cargo cover$75$75 
Cargo mat  $40
Cargo tray$40$40 
Rear seat pass-through  $100
Roof rack$300  
Roof rails $250 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support  $100
Heated windshield washer nozzles  $15
Mirrorlink support  $0
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0 
Rain-sensing wipers  $175
Rear wiper$175$175 
SD Card slot  $25
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75 
Wiper de-icer$25$25 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0$0 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250 
Bodyside moldings  $75
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)  $25
Deep-tinted rear windows$275$275 
Rear bumper protector $40 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock  $25
Auto-dimming headlights$200$200 
Compass$0$0 
LED headlights  $1000
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750$750 
Power-folding mirrors  $50
Steering-linked fog lights  $50
Steering-linked headlights$150$150 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual recliner, second row seats$75$75 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat  $100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat  $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat  $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels  $350
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200 
Machined alloy wheels$350$350 
Raised heavy-duty suspension$0$0 
Total Value of Features$8,300$8,390$5,130
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,170$3,260$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-2,938-3,0310

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Passat

Model Year20182018
ModelOutbackPassat
Body4dr Wagon4dr Sedan
Wheelbase108.1 in110.4 in
Length189.9 in191.6 in
Width72.4 in72.2 in
Height66.1 in58.5 in
Curb Weight3,893 lb.3,571 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.8 in38.3 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.1 in56.9 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.5 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.9 in42.4 in
Row 2 Headroom38.9 in37.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.3 in57.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in39.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
35.5 ft315.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
73.3 ft315.9 ft3

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Option Package Details
Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

EyeSight and Navigation Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system550Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Backup collision intervention150No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested250077%
Total Not Requested75023%

Option Package Details
Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premium

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

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