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2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek vs. 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Subaru XV Crosstrek offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Subaru XV Crosstrek will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Subaru XV Crosstrek as you will with the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Subaru XV Crosstrek will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 XV Crosstrek and the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru XV Crosstrek is about the same width as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. The Subaru XV Crosstrek is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Subaru XV Crosstrek doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Handling
The Subaru XV Crosstrek has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Subaru XV Crosstrek has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru XV Crosstrek and the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. The Subaru XV Crosstrek has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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


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2014 Subaru
XV Crosstrek

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MSRP*: $21,995 - $24,495
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2014 Volkswagen
Jetta SportWagen

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MSRP*: $20,995 - $26,565
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 23 - 25 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 30 - 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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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $20,876 - $23,178 $20,155 - $25,503

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