2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback

When you're in the market for a spacious vehicle, but don't need the power and poor fuel economy ratings of an SUV, the 2016 VW Golf SportWagen might just be your perfect choice. Small size and great fuel efficiency come together with a high-tech and roomy interior. Today we're comparing the 2016 Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback to highlight the differences and similarities in each hatchback. We want to help you choose the right fir for your lifestyle and driving needs. Whether your family needs the spacious interior or the affordable fuel economy, these are two competing crossovers worthy of a second look.  

If you are interested in taking a spin inside the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, give us a call or use our online test drive scheduling tool. From the comfort of your home, you can plan your test drive, get pre-approved for a car loan at Volkswagen of Kingston, and even receive an estimated value for your potential trade-in vehicle. Our experienced professionals are happy to answer any questions you have about our inventory of new and used vehicles, as well as, our quick and easy financing options available for you. We look forward to hearing from you soon! 

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2016 Golf SportWagen VS 2016 Subaru Outback
1.8-Liter I-4 Base Engine 2.5-Liter H-4
25/36 MPG City/Hwy Fuel Economy 25/33 MPG City/Hwy
Driver and Front Passenger Lumbar Support None
Eight Speakers w/ Bluetooth Speaker System Four Speakers w/ Bluetooth

Test Drive the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen in Kingston NY

The exterior of the VW Golf SportWagen is cleaner and more modern looking than the outside of the 2016 Subaru Outback. Under the hood, the SportWagen features a 1.8-liter inline-four-cylinder engine that achieves an impressive 36 miles per gallon on the highway. Compared to the Subaru's 2.5-liter inline-four-cylinder that gets only 33 miles per gallon, the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is easier on your wallet. The more rugged appearance of the Subaru may be preferable for some drivers, but the SportWagen's smooth, clean, design gives it an appealing look that fits in perfectly whether you’re driving down a dusty country road or in the middle of Chicago. If Volkswagen does one thing well, it's design cars that look great anywhere and everywhere.  

Looking to the interior, it's easy to see the high-tech features inside both vehicles. Both hatchbacks come with comfortable cloth seating for up to five passengers, but only the SportWagen has standard lumbar support for the driver and front passenger. On top of the additional comfort of lumbar support, the Volkswagen also offers four more standard speakers, making your music more enjoyable during your trip to work, or anywhere. Standard Bluetooth compatibility on both vehicles works with the first-row LCD screens to add a high-tech convenience to your daily drive. When you're choosing between the Golf SportWagen and the Outback, it's easy to see that the more fuel efficient and modern SportWagen is the better value.  

2016 Volkswagen GOlf SportWagen rear Cargo spacw
2016 Subaru Outback Interior Technology
2016 Volkswagen GOlf SportWagen Character Lines
Leather Seats 2016 Subaru Outback

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