2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback

Each trend experiences a life cycle. It rises, becomes mainstream, falls, and then becomes obsolete. More often than not, the trend eventually comes back with an updated twist or new name and it’s better than before, and there is high consumer demand. This is even true for the station wagon. They’ve gone in and out, now they are back and hotter than ever. We can credit this new trend cycle to their excellent fuel economy, roomy interior, the shorter and sportier sculpted exterior, and being renamed “the hatchback.” There are many brands to choose from, but let us tell you about the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback comparison.

When you look at the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and the 2016 Subaru Outback, it is understandable why it would be so hard to choose between the two. They are both highly rated, dependable, roomy, sporty, and a far cry from their forefathers. At the end of the day, we feel that the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen comes out on top with its engine capabilities, infotainment system, and Driver Assistance features.

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2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen VS 2016 Subaru Outback
1.8-liter TSI Turbo Enigine 2.5-liter DOHC
170 Horsepower 175
25 mpg city, 37 mpg hwy Fuel Economy 25 mpg city, 33 mpg hwy
$20,175 MSRP $24,995

Interior Technology Makes Golf SportWagen a Winner

Looking at the 1.8-liter TSI Turbo engine of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, we will admit that it is smaller than the engine of the 2016 Subaru Outback. However, because the Golf’s engine is turbocharged, power is increased thanks to recycled exhaust gases being utilized. Despite the 2016 Subaru Outback beating out the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen by 5 horsepower, the Golf comes out on top in the fuel economy category by attaining 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.

Most new vehicles offer a variety of digital technology to cater to our connected lifestyle, but the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is ahead of the game with its superior VW Car-Net App-Connect digital system option. This technology allows you to connect with with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink, and all of your favorite apps. The easy to use touchscreen on the dash allows you to listen to your favorite playlist during your family road trip and navigate to your destination with ease. Volkswagen has strived to keep its drivers connected while being as safe as possible.

Not only has Volkswagen strived for safe digital connection use, the auto maker makes overall driving safety a top priority for its customers. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen offers a multitude of Driver Assistance options to ensure your safety, along with the safety of your passengers and other vehicles. These options include, but not limited to, Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert. As a result of Volkswagen’s efforts, the 2016 Golf SportWagen has been named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Considering all of the awesome features that the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen offers, including its excellent engine capabilities, modern and connected digital options, helpful Driver Assistance options, and top notch safety rating, we feel that the Golf is the winner in this comparison. If you want to learn more about the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2016 Subaru Outback comparison, feel free to contact a sales professional at Donaldson Volkswagen.

2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Side View
2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Interior
2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Cargo
2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Adventure

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