One vehicle style that has made a serious comeback in the last few years is the station wagon. Unlike their predecessors (such as the ones featured in the National Lampoon’s Vacation films), today’s models are sleek and stylish while remaining utilitarian. And some of them even have moderate off-roading capabilities! In order to help you find the right model for your needs, we are excited to share a comparison featuring two top-selling station wagons: the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Subaru Outback.
As the newest member of the Golf family, the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack was designed with the adventurer in mind. Along with its 6.65 inches of ground clearance, the Golf Alltrack is outfitted with reinforced bumpers to provide protection from debris on the trail. And with standard 4MOTION all-wheel drive on all trims, you can easily handle raw nature, no matter if it is getting to a campsite in the Adirondacks or a snow-covered highway on the way to the office.
|2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack||vs||2017 Subaru Outback|
1.8L turbo inline 4-cylinder DI DOHC
2.5L SUBARU BOXER 4-cylinder DOHC
|4MOTION all-wheel drive||Drivetrain||Symmetrical all-wheel drive|
|Standard||Roof Rails||Varies by trim|
|VW Car-Net App-Connect||Infotainment||StarLink|
Under the hood of the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack is a 1.8L turbo inline 4-cylinder DI DOHC engine. The turbo technology allows the Golf Alltrack to be robust while retaining efficiency. The engine delivers 170 horsepower and an estimated 22 mpg-city/30 mpg-highway fuel economy. With a full 13.2-gallon fuel tank, the Golf Alltrack may cover as much as 392 highway miles before needing to be refilled.
In addition to its power and efficiency, drivers love the Golf Alltrack for its spacious and utilitarian interior. Up to five passengers can safely sit inside the Golf Alltrack, and they will all enjoy lots of leg and elbow room. Behind the second row of seats is 30.4 cubic feet of cargo volume, which can easily fit coolers and camping gear. For even bigger adventures out in the wilderness, the 60/40 split rear seats can be collapsed to increase the cargo area to 66.5 cubic feet. Additional cargo or a canoe can also be brought along thanks to standard roof rails.
To learn more about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Subaru Outback comparison, please stop by Compass Volkswagen in Middletown, NY and talk to our friendly and knowledgeable sales team!