Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen vs Subaru Outback

2024 Subaru Outback
2024 Subaru Outback
$28,895MSRP
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
$20,995MSRP
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2024 Subaru Outback
$28,895MSRP
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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
$20,995MSRP
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MSRP

$28,895

MSRP

$20,995

Average price

$22,261

Average price

$9,221

Listings

9303

Listings

704
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

Expert reviews

Pros
  • Great ride quaity
  • Spacious interior
  • Strong safety ratings
Cons
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • Dated infotainment system

Reviews Summary

It dates back to the days of the raised station wagon, before a crossover was a must-have—or even a thing. It’s now in its sixth generation, and it was just refreshed last year, but while others have ballooned into mini-SUVs, the Outback has clung steadfastly to the station wagon shape. The 2024 Outback comes in Base, Premium, Onyx Edition, Wilderness, Limited, and Touring trims, further differentiated by powertrain. Updates for this year include feature-enriched trim levels and trim-specific aesthetic tweaks.

Verdict: Not everyone needs or wants a massive vehicle. With its higher ride height and excellent visibility, the Outback delivers the peace of mind many seek from an SUV in a smaller and more practical package. The broad trim spectrum means you can get a luxury experience at a lower price point or a no-nonsense version much cheaper.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.5L 182 hp H4

Engine

2.5L 170 hp I5

Drive Train

AWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

182 hp @ 5800 rpm

Horsepower

170 hp @ 5700 rpm

MPG City

26

MPG City

23

MPG Highway

32

MPG Highway

30
2024 Subaru Outback
2024 Subaru Outback
$28,895MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
$20,995MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Subaru Outback
$28,895MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
$20,995MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$28,895
$20,995
Average price
$22,261
$9,221
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.5
Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Great ride quaity
  • Spacious interior
  • Strong safety ratings
Cons
  • Underwhelming base engine
  • Dated infotainment system
Summary

It dates back to the days of the raised station wagon, before a crossover was a must-have—or even a thing. It’s now in its sixth generation, and it was just refreshed last year, but while others have ballooned into mini-SUVs, the Outback has clung steadfastly to the station wagon shape. The 2024 Outback comes in Base, Premium, Onyx Edition, Wilderness, Limited, and Touring trims, further differentiated by powertrain. Updates for this year include feature-enriched trim levels and trim-specific aesthetic tweaks.

Verdict: Not everyone needs or wants a massive vehicle. With its higher ride height and excellent visibility, the Outback delivers the peace of mind many seek from an SUV in a smaller and more practical package. The broad trim spectrum means you can get a luxury experience at a lower price point or a no-nonsense version much cheaper.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.5L 182 hp H4
2.5L 170 hp I5
Drive Train
AWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
170 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG City
26
23
MPG Highway
32
30
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