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2015 Subaru Outback vs. 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
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.

Convenience
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.

Cost
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.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Subaru Outback and the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Subaru Outback has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Subaru Outback and the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Utility
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.

Warranty
The Subaru Outback comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.


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2015 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*: $24,895 - $32,995

2014 Volkswagen
Jetta SportWagen

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MSRP*: $20,995 - $26,565
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 - 25 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 27 - 33 30 - 42
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

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Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $23,407 - $30,860 $20,155 - $25,503

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