2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs. 2017 Subaru Outback

If you're in the market for a spacious all-wheel-drive hatchback or crossover, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and the 2017 Subaru Outback are excellent options. Each vehicle offers its own version of a powerful, yet efficient engine, with plenty of standard features to keep you safe and comfortable. Let's take a deeper look to find out just how these two great vehicles stack up against one another. Read this car comparison by Pecheles Volkswagen, serving Greenville, New Bern, and Wilson drivers.

Power and Performance

When comparing the power that a vehicle contains under the hood, it's important to consider how each aspect of the engine comes together to create the overall performance. What you find when comparing the engines of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and the 2017 Subaru Outback demonstrates this perfectly.

The VW comes equipped with a 1.8-L, four-cylinder engine that is capable of 170 horsepower at 4,500 rpm and a torque of 199 lb.-ft. at 1,600 rpm. The Subaru, in comparison, has a larger 2.5-L, four-cylinder engine that is capable of 175 hp at 5,800 rpm and 174 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. But while the Subaru may have the larger engine, the VW makes up for its engine size with a turbocharger, allowing it to match the horsepower of the Subaru and even surpass it in torque. Additionally, the VW is available in both manual and automatic transmissions, while the Subaru is available only in a continuously variable transmission.

Standard Features

 Both the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack and the Subaru Outback come with a total of five seats and standard safety features such as curtain, front side, passenger and driver airbags, as well as anti-lock brakes. Standard comfort and convenience features include power windows, power door locks, driver power seats, passenger power seats, AC and a CD player. The VW also comes with a panoramic moonroof, compared to the Subaru's conventional moonroof.

In addition to these, the VW raises the bar by offering even more features starting at the lowest trim level. These include ambient cabin lighting, LED daytime running lights, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, heated front seats, synthetic leather upholstery and 15-inch alloy wheels.

Innovative Technology

Along with matching and even surpassing the Subaru Outback in performance and features, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a tough competitor when it comes to incorporating innovative technology. Standard technology that comes with even the basic trim levels includes Bluetooth connectivity, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, a 6.5-inch touchscreen and a rearview camera. Meanwhile, the Subaru comes standard with a seven-inch touchscreen and the Subaru Starlink smartphone connectivity.

Test Drive a 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Today!

While both the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and the 2017 Subaru Outback are great choices for anyone looking for a spacious all-wheel-drive vehicle, the VW hatchback holds its own against the Subaru crossover. It's sporty and low to the ground, allowing it to handle much like a sedan, yet it is spacious enough for plenty of passengers and their cargo. For our Greenville, New Bern, and Wilson drivers, see for yourself by taking your first test drive at your local Greenville, NC Pecheles Volkswagen dealer. Contact us to learn more and schedule a test drive today!

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