2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Subaru Outback

These days, wagons may not be as popular as they once were, but they're still going strong. And models like the VW Golf Alltrack and Subaru Outback stand in a class of their own by having the capability to handle rugged roads and traverse unbeaten paths. So, if you're someone with a spirit for adventure, these two vehicles are likely at the top of your list. That's why we've matched up the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs the 2017 Subaru Outback to help you see which vehicle has the edge.

Let's start by looking under the hood, where the Golf Alltrack comes equipped with a turbocharged engine putting out just a little less horsepower than the Outback's standard power plant, but far more torque. The Golf Alltrack's 199 lb-ft of torque is quite a lot for a standard engine, helping to keep the drive fun and get you the power you need. Both models come standard with AWD.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack VS 2017 Subaru Outback
170 hp, 199 lb-ft of torque Standard Engine Specs 175 hp, 174 lb-ft of torque
Std. 4MOTION AWD AWD Std. Subaru Symmetrical AWD
6.5-inch touchscreen Standard Infotainment Display 6.2-inch touchscreen
Standard Heated front seats Available

Superb Value from the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack

All of that torque is one way that the Golf Alltrack provides great value. Although the Outback is available in a more powerful engine through its two highest trim levels, we believe drivers will find that the Golf Alltrack's standard engine provides plenty of power.

The Golf Alltrack's value can also be seen in its other standard features, like heated front seats (only available through higher trims on the 2017 Outback) and a larger standard touchscreen size than the Outback. Other standard features found on the Golf Alltrack include 17-inch wheels, leatherette seating surfaces and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay.

We certainly can't compare every detail between the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Subaru Outback here, but if you'd like to learn more, be sure to contact us at Douglas Volkswagen. Either way, it seems clear that the Golf Alltrack has the edge in a number of key areas. Whenever you're ready to get behind the wheel, let us know and we'd be happy to set you up with a test drive.

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