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2020 Subaru Outback
2.5i AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,141
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
S FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$9,105
17 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Subaru Outback
2.5i AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Subaru Outback was last redesigned in 2015, so an all-new 2020 model arrives right on schedule. Subaru knows better than to mess with a good thing, so the new Outback looks much l...

2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
S FWD
Eric Tallberg Preview:

The folks at Volkswagen claim their 2014 Jetta SportWagen offers the only diesel-powered station wagon on the market. Possibly that’s so because it’s about the only car on the market t...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Subaru Outback
2.5i AWD
No User Reviews
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
S FWD
20
writes:
I loved my 2014 VW Jetta SportWagen, TDI. Only traded it in because VW bought it back due to the emissions con...
Power Ranked 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI SEL better.
"The aerodynamics. "
Front Seats Ranked 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI SEL worse.
"The sporty seats are more bolstered which are perfect for my son, but not as comfortable for those with medium to larger body types The Jetta seats were more comfortable overall, but not as stylish."
writes:
-Fun Handling -Amazing fuel economy -dirt cheap for what it is -premium at a budget -a little underpowered...
Value Ranked 2014 Toyota RAV4 LE worse.
"fuel economy and drivability is 10/10 compared to the rav4"
10
writes:
Surprisingly comfortable, easy to drive with great turn radius and lots of cargo space. Primum sound with the ...
Family Car Ranked 2011 Audi A3 2.0T Premium Plus Wagon FWD worse.
"There is more seating room in back and much more cargo room then other comparable cars. "

Specs

2020 Subaru Outback
2.5i AWD
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
S FWD
Powertrain 8-Speed CVT
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
23 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
33 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
182 hp @ 5,800 RPM
170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
170 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
176 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
177 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
5 cylinders
5 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
9.5:1
9.5:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.54 in
3.25 in x 3.6 in
3.25 in x 3.6 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.8 in 41.1 in
Back Legroom 39.5 in 35.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 35.5 cu ft 32.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 975 lbs
Exterior
Length 191.3 in 179.4 in
Width 82 in 70.1 in
Height 66.1 in 59.2 in
Wheelbase 108.1 in 101.5 in

Available Options

2020 Subaru Outback
2.5i AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Exterior Interior HL Mirrors
  • Popular Package #1
  • Rockford Fosgate
  • Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
  • Trailer Hitch
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
S FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Uni
  • Candy White
  • Moonrock Silver Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Tempest Blue Metallic
  • Toffee Brown Metallic
  • Tornado Red

Option Packages

  • Bicycle Roof Rack Kit
  • Body Kit
  • Roof Edge Spoiler
  • Roof Rack Kit (Discontinued)
  • Ski Roof Rack Kit
  • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Wheels: 17" Goal Silver Alloy (4)

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