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Compare 2019 Subaru Outback vs 2019 Volkswagen Golf

2019 Subaru Outback
2019 Volkswagen Golf
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback 2.5i 25 32 $24,774 $26,345
Outback 2.5i Limited 25 32 $30,761 $32,845
Outback 2.5i Premium 25 32 $26,766 $28,445
Outback 2.5i Touring 25 32 $34,391 $36,795
Outback 3.6R Limited 20 27 $32,696 $34,995
Outback 3.6R Touring 20 27 $36,369 $38,995
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1.4T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.4T S Automatic 29 37 $22,027 $22,945
Golf 1.4T S Manual 29 37 $20,971 $21,845
Golf 1.4T SE Automatic 29 37 $24,236 $25,245
Golf 1.4T SE Manual 29 37 $23,179 $24,145
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S DSG 22 30 $26,875 $27,995
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S Manual 21 30 $25,819 $26,895
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE DSG 22 30 $30,331 $31,595
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE Manual 21 30 $29,275 $30,495
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL DSG 22 30 $34,651 $36,095
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL Manual 21 30 $33,595 $34,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 25 31 $35,611 $37,095
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 24 32 $34,555 $35,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Rabbit Edition DSG 25 31 $28,795 $29,995
Golf GTI 2.0T Rabbit Edition Manual 24 32 $27,739 $28,895
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 25 31 $27,547 $28,695
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 24 32 $26,492 $27,595
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 25 31 $31,579 $32,895
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 24 32 $30,523 $31,795
Golf R 2.0T DSG w/DCC/Nav 23 30 $39,835 $41,495
Golf R 2.0T Manual w/DCC/Nav 21 29 $38,779 $40,395
Golf SportWagen 1.4T S Automatic N/A N/A $22,075 $22,995
Golf SportWagen 1.4T S Manual N/A N/A $21,019 $21,895
Golf SportWagen 1.4T SE Automatic N/A N/A $28,795 $29,995
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 4MOTION 22 29 $24,474 $25,495
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 4MOTION 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,774
$22,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,345
$22,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$439 / month
$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Subaru Outback makes a sensible crossover SUV alternative. The practical 2019 VW Golf is a smart choice whether as a frugal hatchback or a zippy GTI.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.1 93.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
189.6 167.6
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
108.1 103.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
77.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.5 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
46.3 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
41.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 53.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65HR17 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2700 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
270 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
270 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3622 3023
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 140
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4000 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5800 147 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 32
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 - 0.62 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.87
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Subaru Outback Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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