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Subaru Outback vs. Volvo XC90 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Subaru Outback vs. Volvo XC90 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $38,085

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $19,555

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,349

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited   
Difference: $18,892

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20172017201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackXC90XC90XC90
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringT6 MomentumT6 R-DesignT6 Inscription
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $34,995 $38,195 $52,250 $56,250 $57,350
Base Invoice $32,696 $35,635 $49,115 $52,875 $53,909
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,595        
Wheel-lip moldings 450 450      
Metal pedals 170 170      
Convenience Package     1,850 1,850 1,850
Momentum Plus Package     900    
Climate Package     1,050 800 1,050
Metallic paint (extra cost)     595 595 595
EyeSight and Navigation Package 1,331        
Wheel-lip moldings 337 337      
Metal pedals 110 110      
Convenience Package     1,739 1,739 1,739
Momentum Plus Package     846    
Climate Package     987 752 987
Metallic paint (extra cost)     559 559 559
Options (change) 2,215 620 4,395 3,245 3,495
Options (change) 1,778 447 4,131 3,050 3,285
Destination 875 875 995 995 995
Total Price $38,085 $39,690 $57,640 $60,490 $61,840
Total Invoice $35,349 $36,957 $54,241 $56,920 $58,189

The configured Subaru Outback 4dr Wagon has a 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

The configured Volvo XC90 4dr SUV has a twincharged 316hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Subaru Outback and Volvo XC90 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $34,995. The features would cost an additional $2,215. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $38,085.

The base sticker price of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $38,195. The features would cost an additional $620. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $39,690.

The base sticker price of the Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum trim is $52,250. The features would cost an additional $4,395. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $57,640.

The base sticker price of the Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design trim is $56,250. The features would cost an additional $3,245. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $60,490.

The base sticker price of the Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription trim is $57,350. The features would cost an additional $3,495. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $61,840.

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 Volvo XC90 trims is 1. Based on this adjustment, the Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum 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 has a 256-horsepower 3.6L H6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable CVT transmission.

The configured Volvo XC90 4dr SUV has a twincharged 316hp 2.0L I4 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Subaru Outback and Volvo XC90 are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited trim is $32,696. The features would cost an additional $1,778. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $35,349.

The invoice of the Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring trim is $35,635. The features would cost an additional $447. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $36,957.

The invoice of the Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum trim is $49,115. The features would cost an additional $4,131. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $54,241.

The invoice of the Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design trim is $52,875. The features would cost an additional $3,050. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $56,920.

The invoice of the Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription trim is $53,909. The features would cost an additional $3,285. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $58,189.

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 Volvo XC90 trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum 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. Volvo XC90

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $13,465
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $13,161
Model Year20172017201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackXC90XC90XC90
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringT6 MomentumT6 R-DesignT6 Inscription
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine256hp H6256hp H6316hp I4316hp I4316hp I4
TransmissionCVT-6CVT-6T8T8T8
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)20/27 MPG20/27 MPG20/25 MPG20/25 MPG20/25 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)576, 12576, 12330, 10330, 10330, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)225/60-18225/60-18235/60-19275/45-20275/45-20
Total Price$38,085$39,690$57,640$60,490$61,840
Adjustments for Features0-350-6,090-6,765-7,355
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$38,085$39,340$51,550$53,725$54,485
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,255$0$2,175$2,935
Total Invoice$35,349$36,957$54,241$56,920$58,189
Adjustments for Features0-326-5,731-6,366-6,921
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$35,349$36,631$48,510$50,554$51,268
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,282$0$2,044$2,758

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Features Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volvo XC90

Model Year20172017201720172017
ModelOutbackOutbackXC90XC90XC90
Trim3.6R Limited3.6R TouringT6 MomentumT6 R-DesignT6 Inscription
Body4dr Wagon4dr Wagon4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT$1100$1100   
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1300$1300$1300
AWD$1700$1700$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate  $100$100$100
Heated steering wheel $100$100 $100
Lead vehicle start alert$25$25   
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving  $100$100$100
PIN Code Access$10$10   
Remote app  $25$25$25
Semi-automated parking system  $500$500$500
Sunshades, second row    $125
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats  $0$0$0
Backup collision intervention$250$250   
Blind spot warning system$200$200   
Collision preparation system, rear  $100$100$100
Cyclist detection  $25$25$25
Driver drowsiness monitor  $150$150$150
Following distance indicator  $25$25$25
Intersection collision mitigation  $100$100$100
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based$200$200   
Lane keeping assist system  $400$400$400
Lane sway warning system$25$25   
Obstacle detection, front  $200$200$200
Rear cross-traffic detection$100$100   
Run-off road collision prepartion  $25$25$25
Seat cushion airbag, driver$75$75   
Seat cushion airbag, passenger$75$75   
Secondary collision brake assist  $25$25$25
Side curtain airbags$350$350   
Side curtain airbags, three rows  $500$500$500
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100$100   
Vehicle health reports$0$0   
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment  $50$50$50
Aluminum roof rails  $250$250$250
Cargo mat    $40
Cargo organizer  $100$100$100
Cargo tray$40$40   
Overhead sunglass holder$25$25   
Roof rails $250   
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support  $0$0$0
Apple CarPlay support  $0$0$0
Automatic air recirculation  $100$100$100
CD player$125$125   
Electrically heated windshield  $250$250$250
Handwriting recognition  $200$200$200
Heated windshield washer nozzles  $15$15$15
In-vehicle Internet  $150$150$150
MP3-compatible player$50$50   
Navigation map updates, three years$0$0   
Rain-sensing wipers  $175$175$175
Rear air vents$100$100   
Rear air vents with automatic controls  $250$250$250
Rear dual-zone climate control  $125$125$125
Rear HVAC unit  $400$400$400
Siri Eyes Free support$0$0   
Traffic + travel information$25$25   
Traffic information  $25$25$25
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75   
Wi-Fi hotspot  $50$50$50
Wiper de-icer$25$25   
Exterior 
Active grille shutters$0$0   
Black grille (optional)   $0 
Bodyside cladding  $350$350$350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250   
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)  $50$50$50
Panoramic sunroof  $1200$1200$1200
Sunroof$900$900   
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Fog light, rear  $100$100$100
Headlight washers  $50$50$50
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display  $250$250$250
LED headlights  $1000$1000$1000
Road sign information  $75$75$75
Steering-linked fog lights$75$75   
Steering-linked headlights  $150$150$150
Xenon HID headlights$500$500   
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop  $150$150$150
Regenerative braking  $0$0$0
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100 $100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Aluminum trim   $100 
Cooled or ventilated front seats    $300
Door sill trim plates$100$100   
Folding third row seats  $600$600$600
Illuminated door sill trim plates  $200$200$200
Leather door panel trim  $250$250$250
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats  $75$75$75
Memory system, passenger seat   $150$150
Metal pedals$75$75 $75 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $150$150$150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat  $150$150$150
Power height adjuster, passenger seat  $100$100$100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100   
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat   $100$100
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat   $100$100
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat   $100$100
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat   $100$100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat  $100$100$100
Power-folding headrests, second row seats  $50$50$50
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces   $0 
Wood trim  $300 $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels  $350  
Machined alloy wheels$350$350   
Polished alloy wheels   $600$600
Raised heavy-duty suspension$0$0   
Total Value of Features$7,125$7,475$13,215$13,890$14,480
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$350$6,090$6,765$7,355
Value of Feature Adjustments0-326-5,731-6,366-6,921

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Specifications Comparison: Subaru Outback vs. Volvo XC90

Model Year20172017
ModelOutbackXC90
Body4dr Wagon4dr SUV
Wheelbase108.1 in117.5 in
Length189.6 in194.8 in
Width72.4 in79.1 in
Height66.1 in69.9 in
Curb Weight3,810 lb.4,394 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.18.8 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.8 in38.9 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.3 in57.7 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.5 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.9 in40.9 in
Row 2 Headroom38.9 in38.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room57.3 in56.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.0 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in37.0 in
Row 3 Headroom0.0 in35.5 in
Row 3 Legroom0.0 in31.9 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
35.5 ft315.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
35.541.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
73.3 ft385.7 ft3

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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 information25No
Backup collision intervention250No
Navigation map updates, three years0No
Steering-linked fog lights75No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane sway warning system25No
Lead vehicle start alert25No
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested307588%
Total Not Requested40012%

Option Package Details
Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum

Convenience Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Compass0Yes
Cargo organizer100No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Lane keeping assist system400No
Following distance indicator25No
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving100No
Total Requested85039%
Total Not Requested132561%
Momentum Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Wood trim300No
Steering-linked headlights150No
Headlight washers50No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Interior ambient lighting150Yes
Illuminated door sill trim plates100No
LED headlights1000No
Apple CarPlay support0No
Android Auto support0No
Total Requested35018%
Total Not Requested160082%
Climate Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Electrically heated windshield250No
Total Requested30055%
Total Not Requested25045%

Option Package Details
Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design

Convenience Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Compass0Yes
Cargo organizer100No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Lane keeping assist system400No
Following distance indicator25No
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving100No
Total Requested85039%
Total Not Requested132561%
Climate Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated second row seats200Yes
Electrically heated windshield250No
Total Requested20044%
Total Not Requested25056%

Option Package Details
Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription

Convenience Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Obstacle detection, front200No
Compass0Yes
Cargo organizer100No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Semi-automated parking system500No
Lane keeping assist system400No
Following distance indicator25No
Low-speed semi-autonomous driving100No
Total Requested85039%
Total Not Requested132561%
Climate Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Heated steering wheel100Yes
Heated second row seats200Yes
Electrically heated windshield250No
Total Requested30055%
Total Not Requested25045%

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