2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2015 Subaru Outback
For those in search of a versatile, capable vehicle, it is likely the go to type of vehicle is an SUV or a minivan. However, people often forget about the wagon segment which offers a lot of the same features with the added bonus of better fuel efficiency and handling. When it comes to wagon vehicles, two of the most popular have to be the new Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and the seasoned Subaru Outback.
Both of these wagons have a lot to offer, and they are truly great vehicles. They both offer a huge amount of space and a split folding rear seat for an incredible amount of versatility. The Golf SportWagen and the Outback both also have a base engine that is not only powerful, but also fuel efficient. So which wagon is truly the better option? Let's compare the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2015 Subaru Outback to find out which wagon is the better buy.
|2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen||VS||2015 Subaru Outback|
|170-hp, 1.8-liter I-4||Engine||175-hp, 2.5-liter H-4|
|25 city / 36 highway||Fuel Economy (mpg)||25 city / 33 highway|
|30.4 cubic feet||Cargo Volume||35.5 cubic feet|
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Rises Above 2015 Subaru Outback
If we look at the current models of the VW Golf SportWagen and Subaru Outback, there are a couple key differences to consider. The first is torque. Though the Subaru Outback's engine offers slightly more horsepower than the engine found in the VW Golf SportWagen, the SportWagen actually offers more torque. The Golf SportWagen produces 200 lb.-ft. of torque to the Outback's 174 lb.-ft of torque. On top of this, the Golf SportWagen also offers a little better fuel efficiency on the highway than the Outback, 36 miles per gallon compared to 33 miles per gallon.
The VW Golf SportWagen also offers some things that the Subaru Outback does not. With the Golf SportWagen, you will get a 12 month or 10,000 mile warranty for maintenance, however the Subaru Outback does not offer anything like this. There are also quite a few standard features you will find in the base trim of the Golf SportWagen but not the base trim of the Subaru Outback. These features include V-Tex leatherette seating, front and rear 1-touch up and down window controls, a leather steering wheel and gear shift knob, driver and passenger lumbar support, and heated side mirrors.
Not only does the 2015 Golf SportWagen have more to offer than the 2015 Subaru Outback, it does so at a more affordable price. The base MSRP of the Golf SportWagen is actually more than $3,000 less than the base MSRP of the Subaru Outback. By offering more at a lower cost, the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen offers a better value than the Subaru Outback. If you would like to learn more about the 2015 VW Golf SportWagen, stop into Volkswagen of The Woodlands and take this incredible wagon for a test drive.