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Subaru Window Sticker | Get A Free Monroney Label and VIN Decoder for Subaru

Updated: Sep 11

Window stickers reveal important information about a vehicle’s original equipment. We want to provide you with a tool to decode your Subaru VIN and generate an original Subaru Window Sticker with the options and features your vehicle was manufactured with.


This article will give you access to that tool and provide more information on:

  • How do I get the original window sticker (Monroney Label) for my Subaru?

  • Where is my VIN located?

  • What information does the Subaru window sticker include?

  • What information does the Subaru window sticker not include?

  • How does a VIN decoder, Monroney Label, and Window Sticker differ from one another?

  • How does Subaru describe their packages and options?

How do I get the original window sticker (Monroney Label) for my Subaru?


Use the following Window Sticker Tool to generate an original window sticker for your Subaru vehicle. Your digital copy of the original Monroney Label Window Sticker will be 100% accurate and will provide you with the trim level, packages, and/or options your car was originally manufactured with.


To get started, all you need is your VIN and a phone number to receive a link to your window sticker PDF file.


What do I need to get the window sticker (Vehicle VIN) and how do I find it?


While you can't obtain your vehicle’s window sticker via a Google search, the easiest way to get one is with your VIN (vehicle identification number). A VIN is composed of 17 characters (numbers and capital letters). It’s a code unique to your vehicle, used to track manufacturer recalls, vehicle records, thefts, etc. The VIN for your Subaru can typically be found in two places:

  1. On the driver’s side doorjamb

  2. The left corner of the dashboard where it meets the windshield

  • Can be a vinyl decal in some cases

Other places you can find the VIN is on vehicle registration documents, insurance cards, and sometimes vehicle service invoices.


What’s the difference between a VIN decoder, Monroney Label, and Window Sticker?


A VIN decoder puts your vehicle identification number through a verification process to provide you with the following vehicle history information:

  • Model year, location of the manufacturer, and production number

  • Number of vehicle owners over time

  • Current state or last state to title the vehicle

  • A track of recalls, warranties, registration, thefts, and insurance coverage

The United States requires that a Monroney Label, aka Window Sticker, be displayed on the car window of a new vehicle to disclose its equipment and pricing information. In 2013 it was updated to include:

  • VIN

  • Engine type

  • EPA fuel economy

  • Government safety ratings

  • Warranty information

  • Available standard options and features

  • Additional manufacturer options and pricing

  • Total vehicle price including all features

What key Information does the Subaru window sticker or VIN decoder provide?

A window sticker outlines both standard options, as well as additional manufacturer options and pricing. Find a comprehensive breakdown of the Subaru car sticker below.

In the upper left corner you will find:

  • Available standard equipment and features

  • Symmetrical AWD (All-wheel-drive)

  • Four-wheel fully independent suspension

  • Remote keyless entry system

In the lower-left corner you will find:

  • EPA fuel economy ratings

  • A combined fuel economy rating of 22 MGP based on 20 city MPG and 27 MPG

  • Estimated annual fuel cost

In the middle column, you will find detailed information on:

  • Government safety ratings (provided by the NHTSA)

  • The 5-star safety rating program evaluates how the vehicle’s safety features will respond through a series of crash test simulations:

  • Frontal

  • Side

  • Rollover

  • The assembly locations for various parts

  • Engine was assembled in Japan

  • Limited warranty and roadside assistance warranty

  • 3 years or 35,000 miles of basic warranty coverage

  • 5 years or 60,000 miles of powertrain coverage

  • 3 years or 36,000 miles of 24/7 roadside assistance

The column on the right details:

  • The base price of the vehicle without additional options and features

  • MSRP of $17,995

  • Additional manufacturer options and pricing

  • None for this vehicle

  • The total price of the vehicle including all features and any shipping charges

  • The final retail price of $18,690

What are some key details to know about how Subaru describes packages and options?


Subaru also known as Subie by beloved Subaru owners, targets consumers who desire an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system and off-road capabilities. As such, Subaru sells a range of cars and SUVs that fit this description, as well as a few affordable sports car models (STI Lineup) with turbo engines.


Subaru standard vehicle models:

  • Subaru Impreza

  • Subaru Legacy

  • Subaru Crosstrek

  • Subaru Forester

  • Subaru Outback

  • Subaru Ascent

Subaru STI lineup:

  • Subaru WRX STI

  • Subaru BRZ tS

  • Subaru WRX

  • Subaru S209

The trim levels (a version of a vehicle model equipped with a fixed combination of features) available for these vehicles follow a naming convention that describes the model at a glance. For example, the 2021 Crosstrek is available in four trim levels starting at an MSRP of $22,245:

  1. Crosstrek

  2. Crosstrek Premium

  3. Crosstrek Sport

  4. Crosstrek Limited

The Crosstrek trim is the entry-level model and offers the necessities. If you’re willing to spend a bit more, you can upgrade your trim for more premium features. With each increasing tier, you can expect the vehicle to be equipped with most of the standard features from the preceding tier, in addition to other premium features.


Below are some of the features offered at each trim level for the 2021 Crosstrek:

  • Crosstrek

  • 6-speed manual transmission

  • Automatic transmission available as an optional feature

  • Roof rack

  • Fold-down rear seating

  • Crosstrek Premium

  • 6-speed manual transmission

  • Automatic transmission available as an optional feature

  • Windshield wiper de-icer

  • Heated seats

  • Crosstrek Sport

  • EyeSight driver assist technology

  • Hill accent technology

  • 17” dark gray alloy wheels

  • Crosstrek Limited

  • 8-speed automatic transmission

  • Leather trim seating

  • 18” black alloy wheels

Note: Refer to the Subaru website to find out in more detail the trim levels available for a specific year and model of vehicle.


Many premium features that aren’t standard for a vehicle can be installed via packages and options. While available packages and accessories vary based on the model itself, they allow the vehicle to be tailored to specific needs. Here are some examples of packages and accessories you may find:


Packages:

  • Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission)

  • EyeSight Driver Assist Technology

  • Adaptive cruise control

  • Pre-collision braking

  • Lane assist and sway warning

  • Lane keep assistance

  • Power moonroof

  • Subaru StarLink with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

  • NFC technology

  • Blindspot detection and rear cross-traffic alert

  • Keyless access with push-button start

Accessories:

  • Auto-dimming mirrors with Compass and HomeLink integration

  • All-weather floor mats

  • Auto-dimming exterior mirrors with approach light

  • Rear bumper cover

  • Thule cargo carrier

  • Carbon fiber accents

Reference Subaru’s build tool to look at the accessories and packages of any new Subaru vehicle.


What does the window sticker not provide?


Window stickers are most accurate when the vehicle is “new”. The purpose of a window sticker is to detail the equipment a vehicle has immediately post-production. Due to this, the car decals won't reflect any modifications installed by the dealer or any current/previous owners -- nor will it detail any parts that have been repaired or replaced.


Whether the vehicle was purchased from a Subaru dealership, CPO (certified pre-owned program), or a private seller, the car window decal does not provide the vehicle’s current condition or history. To obtain such information, we recommend services such as Carfax, Autocheck, and having it inspected by a certified professional.


Finally, the MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) will not reflect the vehicle’s current value due to natural wear and depreciation. Although the decal sticker shows a particular MSRP, the vehicle may sell for less when taking into consideration negotiations and discounts.


When does this Free Subaru Window Sticker Tool or VIN decoder not work?


The free Monroney label tool currently supports vehicles which are 2013 Model Year and newer. In addition to this, there are other limitations you may encounter using the sticker tool:

  • The VIN is not 17 characters long (applies to vehicles model year 1981 and older)

  • The VIN cannot be validated by certified techniques:

  • Checksum: The 9th digit of the VIN number (limited to numbers 0-9 or the letter X) of US and Canadian vehicles is used in an algorithm to determine its validity

  • Illegal character check: VINs can include any alphanumeric character minus the letters I, O, and Q

  • Your vehicle is too new and has not been updated in the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) database

Can I get free Window Stickers and Monroney Labels for my dealership or insurance company in bulk?


Are you a new or used car dealership? An insurance company or auto-lender? We can offer you the ability to get these Monroney Labels in bulk for your website or listing. It is highly likely potential buyers will feel more comfortable buying a new or used car if they have complete confidence in the trim, optional equipment, and standard features of the car.


Having Monroney labels for each listing can help give buyers confidence. Unfortunately, dealerships and other companies have abused our free window sticker tools in the past, so please reach out if you'd like bulk-access. You can reach out to refi@withclutch.com if you'd like access to stickers for your business. We have information on various vehicles including Audi, Nissan, Chevrolet, BMW, Toyota, Acura, Subaru, Hyundai, Ford, Kia, Honda, Chrysler Volvo, Mercedes Benz, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and more!


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