2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Front passenger angle of a red 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen on left VS front driver angle of an orange 2019 Subaru Crosstrek on right

With the cargo volume of an SUV and the size of a car, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is a sporty utility vehicle that is ready for adventure. Backed by powertrain and bumper to bumper warranties that last for 72 months or 72,000 miles, the Golf SportWagen offers a fun ride with a sporty attitude. To show you a taste of how it compares to the competition, we have found one of its closest rivals. Here’s the 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2019 Subaru Crosstrek comparison!

Since we want to show what is guaranteed in each 2019 model, we have chosen to display information from the standard trims. Standard for the Golf Alltrack is the S while the 2.0i is the base level for the Crosstrek.

2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen


2019 Subaru Crosstrek

$21,895 Starting MSRP $21,895
147 horsepower Engine Strength 152 horsepower
29 city, 37 highway MPG 27 city, 33 highway
66.5 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 55.3 cubic feet
Leather Steering Wheel and Gear Shift Material Urethane

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The Crosstrek is a fantastic rival to compare the 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen to. Both are similar vehicles with the same starting MSRP. Regarding engine strength, the Crosstrek comes ahead by only five horsepower. Since five horsepower wouldn’t be noticed while driving, the engines practically come out as a tie. The Golf SportWagen pulls ahead in its fuel economy. With 29 city mpg and 37 highway mpg, you can log plenty of miles onto your odometer before stopping at a gas station. The Golf SportWagen wins again with the amount of cargo it can carry. With 11.2 cubic feet in difference, the Golf SportWagen can fit your belongings far easier than the Crosstrek. Finally, the steering wheel and gear shift knob have leather for a sportier and more luxurious feel inside the Golf SportWagen. Since the Crosstrek has urethane standard, the wheel and gear shift won’t look or feel as nice as the leather trim.

Don’t miss your chance to give the 2019 VW Golf SportWagen a test drive here at Volkswagen of Santa Monica! Reach out to us online or by giving us a call. If you need more information about this modern wagon before getting behind the wheel, let us know and we will be happy to help.