2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback

Wagons like the Golf SportWagen and Subaru Outback exist in a unique segment, falling in somewhere between midsize cars and crossovers. But there is no doubt that their versatility and practicality makes them a great option for many drivers, as they offer the cargo space of a crossover but the driving dynamics of a smaller car. For those interested in such a vehicle, we've decided to compare some of the top models in the segment: the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback.

The Golf SportWagen is one of Volkswagen's newer models, and it truly impresses. Like other Golf models, it offers a thrilling driving experience thanks in part to a standard engine producing up to 199 lb.-ft. of torque. This is quite a bit more torque than the standard engine on the Outback, and though the Outback does offer a more powerful available engine, it comes at an MSRP that may make a more premium SUV offering like the VW Tiguan or Touareg a more appealing option.

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2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Technology 2016 Subaru Outback
170 hp, 199 lb.-ft. of torque Standard Engine Specs 175 hp, 174 lb.-ft. of torque
Up to 25 city/36 hwy MPG Up to 25 city/33 hwy
VW Car-Net App-Connect with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay Infotainment STARLINK
From $21,625 MSRP From $24,995

Comparing the 2016 VW Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback for Central NJ Drivers

Even with standard equipment, the Golf SportWagen has a starting MSRP that is quite a bit less expensive than the Outback. For this low price, buyers of the 2016 SportWagen will be able to have standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay infotainment, a rearview camera, roof rails and a power outlet in the rear cargo area for added versatility.

Though both models offer impressive cargo space, as expected, it may be the SportWagen's fuel economy edge that makes it appealing to drivers doing a greater deal of long-distance road-trip driving. In the end, however, choosing between the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback is up to you. That is why we encourage you to contact us at Douglas Volkswagen to set up a test drive behind the wheel of the versatile, spacious, upscale and efficient 2016 VW Golf SportWagen in Central NJ.

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2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback cargo space

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