2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Subaru Forester

If you want to go on adventures, but you still want a vehicle that is practical, convenient, and has plenty of capability, then you may be considering Subaru and VW offerings. We don’t blame you, but we are here to help. That’s why we have developed this 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Subaru Forester comparison page.

With the information that we have here, you will be able to make an educated decision, especially if you were stuck weighing the pros and cons of these two wagons. You can also use the picture that we have included here to see what these two models look like side-by-side. Below we will talk about their drivetrains, features, luxuries, styles, and more. Find out which wagon will be perfect for you, or click the link below to see the inventory of Golf Alltrack models that are in stock right now at Carter Volkswagen.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack


2017 Subaru Forester

Standard All-Wheel Drive Standard
Heated Leatherette Standard Seats Cloth
9 Speakers Standard Sounds System 4 Speakers Standard
17” Aluminum Standard Wheels 17” Steel

How does the Golf Alltrack compare to the Forester?

First off, if you were leaning towards the Subaru brand because of their reputation with all-wheel drive, you had better think again. Not only does the Golf Alltrack also include all-wheel drive as a standard feature, but if you are looking at getting an automatic transmission, then the Golf Alltrack provides a 6-speed automatic. The Forester on the other hand only offers a continuously variable transmission, which are known to be slow to respond, especially at highway speeds.

The Golf Alltrack is a premium vehicle, and as such it offers a lot of luxury even with its base model. In fact, you get features like a Composition Media Touchscreen, Multi-function steering wheel, VW Car-Net App-Connect, rearview camera system, and of course, heated leatherette seats all standard. This is leagues beyond what the Forester offers standard with its cloth seats and lack of heat.

Now we come to sound and style. To start things off on the exterior, the base model Forester comes standard with bland steel wheels which sport some gaudy wheel covers that will probably not stand up to the test of time. The Golf Alltrack on the other hand, has beautiful 17” alloy wheels that come standard and will always look glorious. On the inside, the Forester expects you to get by with a measly 4 speakers, whereas the Golf Alltrack gives you the booming quality of a 9-speaker sound system.

If you think that the Golf Alltrack is the one for you, then you should come down to Carter Volkswagen. You can view our inventory online, or you can come to see us in Seattle to get a test drive and see for yourself.

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack leatherette seats
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack emblem and grille
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack red side view front
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack red side view back

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