Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Outback than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. The Subaru Outback will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.
With the Subaru Outback you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Subaru Outback is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru Outback and the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Subaru Outback is much wider than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Subaru Outback, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.
With similar torque, the Subaru Outback and the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.
The Subaru Outback has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Subaru Outback and the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru Outback and the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. The Subaru Outback has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.
The Subaru Outback comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.
Compare the 2014 Subaru Outback and the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.
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MSRP*: $23,495 - $32,095
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MSRP*: $20,995 - $26,565
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 0.90%|
|City MPG:||17 - 24||23 - 30|
|Highway MPG:||25 - 30||30 - 42|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Safety Rating: Front
|Safety Rating: Side
|Safety Rating: Rear
|Invoice*:||$22,123 - $30,034||$20,155 - $25,503|
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