2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Subaru Outback

If you’re on this page, then you are probably looking for something sporty and exciting. Something that you can use, but that can also conquer trails. Maybe even something resembling a wagon. In years past, the Subaru Outback would have seemed like your only option, but a new competitor has entered the ring with the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. Let’s see which model is better with this 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Subaru Outback comparison.

Looking at the two of them side-by-side, your decision may already be made, and we don’t blame you. The Golf Alltrack looks exciting and fun, whereas the Outback looks like something that would have been at home on the road a decade ago. Whether or not you are sold on the modern styling of the Golf Alltrack, we’d like you to keep reading and see all that the Golf Alltrack has to offer.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack VS 2017 Subaru Outback
Manual or Automatic Transmission CVT
Standard All-wheel drive Standard
184 Pound-Feet Base Torque 174 Pound-Feet
Standard Turbocharger Not Available

2017 VW Golf Alltrack compared to the competition

There’s a lot of information in that chart above, let us help you break it down. Perhaps the most important thing about these two models is how they put power to the road. Do they do it with two wheels or four? The Outback’s all-wheel drive is probably what drew you to that model in the first place, so you may be surprised if not impressed to know that the Golf Alltrack also has all-wheel drive standard across its entire lineup.

That could just be where the similarities end. When it comes to the transmission, the Subaru falls flat with a CVT. For those that don’t know, CVTs are bland transmissions that prioritize economy over usability and fun. With the Golf Alltrack, you have the choice of a fun manual or a reliable automatic.

There’s power under the hood for both of these cars, but when it comes to an all-wheel drive drivetrain, what you really want is torque, and that’s where the Golf Alltrack truly outclasses the Outback. Part of that torque comes from the turbocharger, which is also standard across the entire Golf Alltrack lineup. Sadly for prospective Outback buyers, a turbocharged engine is simply not available.

If you want to learn more about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, then you can come down to Folsom Lake Volkswagen in Folsom. We have a large inventory of new VW models including the Golf Alltrack. We can even help you find the right model, with the right color, and the right options right here in Folsom. Browse our inventory online now, or come to see us today!

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack red front side view
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack red back side view
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack interior overview
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack emblem

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