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Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs Subaru Outback

The Battle of the Capable Wagons: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs. 2017 Subaru Outback vs 2017 Audi Allroad

Wagons are the some of the most versatile and useable cars on the market. They offer drivers loads of space inside, a long wheelbase, and some extra capability. Now, if you want something that is easy to drive, capable, loaded with great features, and still affordable, then it is time to take a look at the new 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack! But, how will this German-bred wagon handle competition from a popular model like the 2017 Subaru Outback or Audi Allroad?


2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

  • Drive farther and longer thanks to the smaller and more efficient 1.8L turbocharged inline-four cylinder engine in the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.
  • If you want to enjoy great capability, but still want some luxury then the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is perfect for you. It has an interior that is loaded with features Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, carefully thought out interior design, plenty of soft touch materials!
  • This wagon is also incredibly safe thanks to forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, park assistance, parking sensors, and lane departure warning which all work to keep you and your passengers safe and secure.
  • The 4MOTION all-wheel drive system allows you to handle a wide range of terrain and with the Hill Descent Control you never have to worry about going downhill too fast and lose control.
  • A fully loaded 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack will cost you about $36,000 which is about $2,000 less than the 2017 Subaru Outback.

2017 Subaru Outback

  • While the interior of the 2017 Subaru Outback is nice, it does not have the same refinement and care to detail that the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack has.
  • A fully loaded 2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R Touring will cost you more than $38,000!
  • The 2017 Subaru Outback is not as efficient on gas which will lead to more trips to the pump during ownership.
  • The CVT automatic transmission found in the 2017 Subaru Outback is not as responsive as the Six-Speed DSG automatic transmission found in the Volkswagen.
  • The Subaru Outback does not come with Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto™.

2017 Audi Allroad

  • Value: Although the Golf Alltrack and the A4 allroad are similar vehicles, their prices differ significantly. While the A4 allroad starts at $44,000, the Golf Alltrack starts a little more than $18,000 less at $25,850 -- a reasonable MSRP for a capable vehicle.
  • Efficiency :Both vehicles offer peppy, turbocharged engines, but the Golf Alltrack's smaller 1.8-liter power plant takes the cake in efficiency with 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway for a combined 26 mpg. The A4 allroad falls slightly behind at 25 combined mpg.
  • Transmission: If you like to row your own gears, the Golf Alltrack is the choice for you. A standard six-speed manual transmission makes it an appealing choice for enthusiasts. The A4 allroad is only available with a seven-speed S tronic dual clutch automatic transmission.

When you really break down the differences between these three off-road capable wagons it is pretty clear that the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a better choice for drivers all over. If you are interested in owning a capable wagon, come on over to Mitchell Volkswagen in Canton, CT and our staff will help you to learn about the refinement and capability of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack!

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