2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2019 Subaru Outback

Front passenger angle of a white 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack on left VS front driver angle of a green 2019 Subaru Outback on right

Engineered to drive off-road, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is the wagon that has been getting noticed. Typically, off-road vehicles are trucks or SUVs. You may be surprised to know that the Golf Alltrack is a smaller vehicle that can traverse a variety of terrains thanks to features like Off-Road Mode and the available 4MOTION® all-wheel drive. Now, you’ll want to see how it stands against other vehicles like it. Let’s review this wagon in our 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2019 Subaru Outback comparison!

Note that we are comparing the two standard trims for each vehicle. For your reference, the standard trim for the Alltrack is the S while the 2.5i is standard for the Outback.

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack


2019 Subaru Outback

1.8L, 168 horsepower Engine 2.5L, 175 horsepower
72 months/72,000 miles Bumper to Bumper and Powertrain Warranty 36 months/36,000 miles Bumper to Bumper
60 months/60,000 miles Powertrain
Driver and Passenger Lumbar Support Not Available
Leatherette Seat Trim Cloth

Test Drive the 2019 VW Golf Alltrack near Los Angeles

Going over these two vehicles, the 2019 VW Golf Alltrack has found some tough competition in the 2019 Subaru Outback. The Outback offers a slightly stronger engine in its standard model. With only a difference of 7 horsepower, these two rivals are roughly the same in strength. The Golf Alltrack stands out by offering up to 72 months or 72,000 miles warranty coverage for all repairs qualifying for the Bumper to Bumper and Powertrain warranties. In the Golf Alltrack, lumbar support is installed in the driver and passenger seats so you can support your back. Finally, the Golf Alltrack has a leatherette seat trim while the Outback has cloth. While this is a preference among drivers, the leatherette is more luxurious than the typical cloth fabric would be.

Aren’t sure if the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is for you? Stop by Volkswagen Santa Monica to take this wagon out for a test drive! We are only half an hour out from the heart of L.A., so be sure to come by whenever you get an opportunity. Don’t want to wait? You can ask questions and schedule your test drive right on our website.