The 2018 Subaru Outback vs. The Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

The Subaru Outback is a great do-it-all car for New England families and adventurers for a variety of reasons. We believe our cars sell themselves, which is why we've drawn up how the Subaru Outback separates itself from one of its competitors, the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, in a couple of key areas.

Why do Cape Cod drivers love the Subaru Outback?


The Subaru Outback has a higher starting MSRP, but it comes standard with features like all-wheel drive that cost extra on the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. The Subaru Outback costs less when the two vehicles are comparably equipped.


The Subaru Outback blows the Golf SportWagen out of the water in terms of performance. It gives you 256 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque, whereas the Golf SportWagen only manages 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. The Subaru Outback isn't scared of a little hard work.

Fuel Efficiency

The two cars have similar fuel efficiency specs, with the Subaru Outback having some advantages. It gives a much greater cruising range on one tank of gas than the Golf SportWagen, so you don't have to be a regular at the gas station.


You'll find that the Subaru Outback is packed with features that make for an easier drive. From the standard roof rack for extra storage to the AUX input for your favorite music, it has more to offer than the Golf SportWagen.

The Subaru Outback is also roomier. It has more cargo room for supplies, and more leg, head, and shoulder room for front and rear seat passengers. Cramped passengers are never happy, so give them the room they deserve.

Want to See the Advantages for Yourself?

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