2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Subaru Outback

Those who enjoy the unique look of Volkswagen vehicles, but have longed for more off-road capability may have been delighted by the arrival of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. This rugged wagon offers more confident, go-anywhere driving, all in the wagon body-style that we have come to love. In this 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Subaru Outback comparison we are going to pit this new-comer against an oldie in the business and see how it fares.

If you are looking at horsepower and ground clearance, the 2017 Subaru Outback has a slight edge over the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, but on other measures the brand-new Alltrack has several advantages. With the standard 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the Alltrack can deliver 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. This is slightly less horsepower than what's available on the 175-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder on the 2017 Subaru Outback, but significantly more torque than the 174 pound-feet available on that vehicle.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack VS 2017 Subaru Outback
$25,850 Starting MSRP $25,645
4MOTION® All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive Symmetrical All Wheel Drive
199 pound-feet Base Torque 174 pound-feet
VW Car-Net Infotainment Subaru Starlink

All-Wheel Drive on the 2017 VW Alltrack

In this 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Subaru Outback comparison, we also want to look at some of the capability features that are available on these two off-road optimized wagons. The all-wheel drive systems on these vehicles are the centerpiece of both, and each one offers some impressive capability. The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system seeks to distribute power for premium traction. The 4MOTION® all-wheel drive on the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack on the other hand gives power back to the driver. This vehicles features available paddle shifters and a specialized Off-Road Mode that will allow drivers to experience exactly the driving conditions that they desire, whether that is on the highways around Topeka KS or on the trails. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack offers 22 mpg mileage in city driving and up to 30 mpg on the highway.

The 2017 Volkswagen Alltrack comes standard with comfort and convenience features like air conditioning, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a standard trip computer, heated front seats, and lumbar support. To learn more about this comparison, or to schedule a test drive for the new Alltrack in Topeka KS, contact a team member at The New VW of Topeka today.

red 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack on a city street
rear and side view of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack branding
front seats of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack