2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback

With the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, you get the stylish and versatile hatchback design of the Volkswagen Golf, with the added benefit of more space. Possessing a spacious cargo area, upscale interior, responsive and fuel-efficient engines, sophisticated ride and impressive utility, the new Golf SportWagen offers an excellent alternative to crossover SUVs. Take a look at this 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback comparison to see how the Golf SportWagen measures up against the competition.

The 2016 Golf SportWagen is very fun-to-drive, something you might not typically expect from a wagon. It comes with a robust 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder TSI engine, which delivers 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. And with the driver-focused interior design and available 18" Durban alloy wheels, you get the stylishness to match the performance. Also, the Golf SportWagen gets excellent fuel economy, with a highway fuel economy rating of 36 mpg, compared to only 33 mpg for the Outback.

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2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen VS 2016 Subaru Outback
$21,625 MSRP $24,995
170/184 Horsepower/Torque 175/174
25 city/36 hwy mpg Fuel Economy 25 city/33 hwy mpg
8 Speakers 4

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In terms of price, the 2016 Golf SportWagen is the more affordable option, with a MSRP of $21,625, which is $3,370 lower than the $24,995 MSRP for the 2016 Outback. The Golf SportWagen also offers incredible value, with standard features like heated mirrors, roof rails, leather-wrapped steering wheel, rearview camera, 6.5-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth and Volkswagen's Car-Net emergency telematics system. Also the sound system in the Golf SportWagen comes with eight speakers, while the Outback only offers four.

Another advantage of the Golf SportWagen is its high level of utility. It features a 60/40-split folding rear seat with release levers in the cargo area, and with 66.5 cu-ft of cargo space with rear seats folded down and cargo floor secured, you'll have plenty of room to store your items on your next trip. The Golf SportWagen also comes with a useful 12V plus 115V power outlet in the cargo area and a roof rack for carrying things like a bicycle or kayak. If you'd like to learn more about the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen or wish to take one for a test drive, then we encourage you to get in touch with us at Carter Volkswagen.

2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback Exterior
2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback Performance
2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback Cargo Space
2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback Moonroof

2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Seattle WA
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