2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2018 Subaru Outback

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2018 Subaru Outback

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is a family-friendly station wagon that takes all that is fantastic about the Golf, but gives a bit more cargo space. Though the station wagon segment isn’t packed with options like most others, VW does still have some stiff competition. Many shoppers find themselves comparing the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2018 Subaru Outback because Subaru doesn’t tend to offer an option that is targeted more toward urban drivers. Why pay for features you won’t use?

Some of the top benefits of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is the fact that it does get slightly better city fuel economy and it has a lower starting MSRP.



2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

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2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

$21,685 Starting MSRP $25,895
25 city/34 hwy Fuel Economy 25 city/32 hwy
170hp/ 184 lb-ft of torque Performance 175hp/174 lb-ft of torque
6 years/72,000 miles Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles

Transmission and performance

There’s no use ignoring the fact that Subaru includes standard AWD on all models, while this is an optional upgrade for the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. For those who don’t frequently leave roadways, this feature isn’t necessary, and the Outback is a costly upgrade. Setting AWD aside, the Golf SportWagen does have similar horsepower output and has more torque for smoother acceleration from a stop.

Perhaps more importantly, transmissions options remain a standard 5-speed manual or available 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic and Sport driving modes. The Subaru Outback has a standard CVT, which doesn’t tend to be a favorite among driving enthusiasts.

Standard features in the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen include:

  • Heated side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Automatic headlights
  • Power windows and locks
  • Bluetooth with audio streaming
  • Rearview camera
  • Car-Net App Connect with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Do you think you might choose the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen? There’s only one way to find out. Stop by Armstrong Volkswagen for a test drive.