2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback

Hatchbacks are the perfect mix of interior space and affordable fuel economy. When you don't need the aggressive and powerful engine of an SUV, but you and your passengers still need space for cargo, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen might just be the right fit. Today, we'll cover the differences and similarities between the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback. Each of these spacious hatchbacks have great features, but we are here to help you choose the right vehicle for your needs and driving lifestyle.  

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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

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Looking at the exterior design on each of these vehicles, it's easy to see that the sleek and modern Volkswagen Golf SportWagen has the simpler design. A more athletic and sporty appearance is visible on the Subaru, but the clean lines and smooth and appealing exterior of the Golf SportWagen look great on a dusty country road or in the city. The 1.8-liter inline-four-cylinder engine under the hood of the SportWagen offers a better fuel economy rating on the highway than the 2.5-liter I-4 engine on the Subaru. The VW has a standard 5-speed manual transmission with automatic as an option, while the Subaru offers a standard 6-speed CVT transmission. The streamlined Golf SportWagen is easy on the eyes, and the fuel efficiency is easy on your wallet! 

Looking to the interior, it's easy to see that the interior of the Golf SportWagen comes with a few more luxurious and convenient features than the Subaru. Both vehicles feature a first-row LCD screen and standard Bluetooth compatibility, but the eight-speaker sound system inside the SportWagen makes for a much more immersive music and media experience. Each vehicle has seating for up to five adults, in comfortable cloth seats. Folding rear seats allow for additional cargo space, but only the Golf SportWagen comes with lumbar support for the driver and front passenger's comfort on long drives. When it comes down to choosing the vehicle with more bang for your buck, the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen outshines the competition.

2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Light Blue Color
 2016 Subaru Outback Towing Capability
2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Folding Rear Seats
 2016 Subaru Outback Bluetooth Connect

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