2017 VW Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Subaru Outback

Finding the perfect vehicle can be quite a task, and if you’ve ever shopped for a vehicle before, then you know firsthand that it’s not easy. There’s a lot that goes into making the perfect choice, but one of the main things is taking the time to do your research. Our team here at Carter Volkswagen understands it can be challenging to find all the information you need right at your fingertips, which is why we’re working to change that for our readers.

This time around we’re focusing on the all-new 2017 Golf Alltrack. We’re going to bring it head-to-head with the 2017 Subaru Outback to show drivers how these two compare. The Alltrack and the Outback fall into the same category, which is essentially a performance hatchback. Let’s dive in to see how these two compare.

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2017 VW Golf Alltrack TSI S 2017 Subaru Outback 2.5i
1.8-liter I-4 Engine 2.5-liter H-4
Six-speed automatic or six-speed manual Transmission Six-speed CVT
8 Number of Speakers 4
27 mpg Combined Fuel Economy 28 mpg

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As we can see from the chart above, there are some similarities and some differences between the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack and the 2017 Subaru Outback. It’s important for us to note that we’re comparing the base models for these two vehicles. Keep in mind there are higher models available for both vehicles that have additional features and different performance capabilities.

We’re going to take a closer look at some of the features. When it comes to safety, these two have quite a bit in common. Both the Alltrack and the Outback come standard with traction control, daytime running lights, illuminated entry and low tire pressure indicators. The Alltrack comes out on top with optional parking assist features that are not available on the Outback.

In addition to these features, some standard convenience and technology features for the two vehicles include remote keyless entry, Bluetooth compatibility and 60/40 split rear bench seats. The VW Golf Alltrack comes out on top with leatherette seating instead of cloth as well as standard heated side mirrors and heated front seats, which are not available on the base of the Outback.

Those interested in learning more about the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack are welcome to contact our team here at Carter Volkswagen for more information. Drivers can get behind the wheel by scheduling a test drive online today!

2017 VW Golf Alltrack wheels
2017 VW Golf Alltrack seating
2017 VW Golf Alltrack front grille
2017 VW Golf Alltrack rear liftgate

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