The 2018 VW Golf Alltrack & 2018 Subaru Outback

When you are looking at two of the top vehicles in their class, it can be difficult to know which one offers everything that you need. At Fox Volkswagen of Rochester Hills, our team is here to help you make that decision, putting popular Volkswagen models head-to-head with some of their toughest competitors. We have had many customers ask us the differences between the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and the 2018 Subaru Outback, and we wanted to make the distinction as clear as we can.

Available Warranty

The Golf Alltrack - as well as all new Volkswagen models - comes with the People First Warranty, a six-year/72,000-mile Transferable Bumper-to-Bumper limited warranty, while the Outback only comes with half of that. Volkswagen really wanted to let customers know that they will support you for a longer time if you have an issue while driving near Troy, MI. The People First Warranty is transferrable, making it a great selling point if you choose to sell your Golf Alltrack while it is still covered. Volkswagen believes in their vehicles and want you to be comfortable knowing that it will be reliable for a long time.


Both models come standard with impressive all-wheel drive systems - the Golf Alltrack with 4MOTION and the Outback with Subaru Symmetrical - to make sure they can maintain traction during the winter storms that Detroit can experience. Despite differences in how these systems perform, they both make sure that you are always confident behind the wheel.

When you want the option between an automatic or a manual transmission, you will want to choose the Golf Alltrack. Subaru only equips the Outback with an automatic CVT, which is a system that is not preferred by many drivers.

VW Golf Alltrack Interior

Subaru Outback Interior


Both models are designed to carry people and gear in the most comfortable way, but the Golf Alltrack offers a few more standard features than the Outback does. One such feature is heated front seats, which is the difference between a cold drive to work on a winter morning and a comfortable drive from Auburn Hills. When you wake up late and don't have the time to let your car warm up all the way, you'll love being able to flip on the seat heaters and get comfortable as quickly as possible.


While Subaru models tend to get all of the credit for their safety features, the Golf Alltrack also scored five-stars in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), putting it in the same tier of safety as the Subaru models. The Golf Alltrack even comes with a feature the Outback doesn't: an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System. This system applies the brake after an accident to slow down your vehicle and reduce any further damage that it might incur. When you are worried about some of the crazy drivers around Sterling Heights, you can trust the Golf Alltrack to look out for you.

To Learn More Visit Our Rochester Hills, MI Volkswagen Dealership

Our team can answer all of your questions, helping you see all of the features and capabilities that a new Volkswagen can offer. We hope that it is a little easier for you to make your decision after seeing how the Golf Alltrack offers some features that the Outback doesn't. We encourage all of our customers to visit our dealership to get on a test drive before making your final decision.

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