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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: $30,220

Volkswagen Passat SE   
Difference: $4,607

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20212021202120212021
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackPassat
TrimLimitedLimited XTTouringTouring XTSE
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Sedan
Base Price $33,595 $37,995 $37,495 $39,945 $26,995
Cargo net 81 81 81 81 100
All-weather floor mats 101 101 101 101 235
Auto-dimming rearview mirror         325
Lighting Package         1,195
Rear spoiler         375
Cargo net 52 52 52 52 80
All-weather floor mats 65 65 65 65 185
Auto-dimming rearview mirror         270
Lighting Package         1,028
Rear spoiler         300
Options (change) 182 182 182 182 2,230
Options (change) 117 117 117 117 1,863
Destination 1,050 1,050 1,050 1,050 995
Total Price $34,827 $39,227 $38,727 $41,177 $30,220

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Passat

Lowest Adjusted Price: Volkswagen Passat SE
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Subaru Outback Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $772
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,924
Model Year20212021202120212021
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackPassat
TrimLimitedLimited XTTouringTouring XTSE
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Sedan
Engine182hp H4260hp H4182hp H4260hp H4174hp I4
TransmissionCVT-8CVT-8CVT-8CVT-8T6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)576, 12576, 12576, 12576, 12?, 6
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-18225/60-18225/60-18225/60-18235/45-18
Total Price$34,827$39,227$38,727$41,177$30,220
Adjustments for Features-3,595-4,495-7,735-7,7350
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$31,232$34,732$30,992$33,442$30,220
Cost Above Minimum$240$3,740$0$2,450$0

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Features Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Passat

Model Year20212021202120212021
ModelOutbackOutbackOutbackOutbackPassat
TrimLimitedLimited XTTouringTouring XTSE
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100$1100$1100 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic    $1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700$1700 
FWD    $0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control    $600
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed  $850$850 
Cruise control$150$150   
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 
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 
Lane departure prevention, steering-based  $200$200 
Lane departure warning  $200$200 
Lane sway warning  $25$25 
Obstacle detection, rear  $250$250 
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
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100$100$100$100 
Cargo Management 
Cargo cover$75$75$75$75 
Cargo mat    $40
Cargo tray$40$40$40$40 
Roof rack$300$300   
Roof rails  $250$250 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support    $100
Heated windshield washer nozzles    $15
Mirrorlink support    $0
Navigation app$50$50   
Navigation map updates, three years  $0$0 
Navigation system  $600$600 
Rear wiper$175$175$175$175 
SD Card slot    $25
Traffic + travel information  $25$25 
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 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250$250$250 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)    $25
Deep-tinted rear windows$275$275$275$275 
Rear bumper protector  $40$40 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Analog clock    $25
Auto-dimming headlights  $200$200 
Interior ambient lighting$150$150$150$150 
LED headlights    $1000
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750$750$750 
Steering-linked fog lights    $50
Steering-linked headlights $150$150$150 
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Center armrest(s), second row$50$50$50$50 
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, passenger seat    $50
Manual recliner, second row seats$75$75$75$75 
Memory system, driver seat$200$200$200$200 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100$100 
Power recliner, passenger 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$7,600$8,500$11,740$11,740$4,005
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,595$4,495$7,735$7,735$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-120-134-233-2190

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Passat

Model Year20212021
ModelOutbackPassat
Body4dr Wagon4dr Sedan
Wheelbase108.1 in110.4 in
Length191.3 in193.6 in
Width73.0 in72.2 in
Height66.1 in58.0 in
Curb Weight3,635 lb.3,326 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.18.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.1 in38.3 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.1 in56.9 in
Row 1 Legroom42.8 in42.4 in
Row 2 Headroom39.1 in37.8 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.4 in57.0 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 in39.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
32.5 ft315.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
75.7 ft315.9 ft3

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Option Package Details
Volkswagen Passat SE

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Compass0Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%
All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%
Lighting Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Fog lights125Yes
Steering-linked fog lights50No
LED headlights1000No
LED tail lights0No
Total Requested12511%
Total Not Requested105089%

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