2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

A consistent competitor of Volkswagen is that of the Subaru brand. This is because both companies offer a unique selection of vehicles that other brands don't capitalize on. For Volkswagen, this would be their wide variety of Golf vehicles. For Subaru, this would be their creative and innovative crossover wagons. These parts of each brand often have to compete heavily with one another, so let's take a look and see how they match up!

For today, we've chosen the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and its counterpart with the new 2019 Subaru Crosstrek. When comparing these two models, it's important to take their most important features into account. With wagons and crossovers, that would be their cargo capacities, the power to haul a larger build and payload, fuel economies that equates to a vehicle's driving range, and of course the price of each model. That's what we'll look at for the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek matchup!

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen


2019 Subaru Crosstrek

170 hp / 184 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 152 hp / 145 lb-ft
66.5 ft3 Maximum Cargo Capacity 51.9 ft3
25 City MPG / 34 Highway MPG Fuel Economy 27 City MPG / 33 Highway MPG
$21,685 Starting MSRP $21,895

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen West Chester, PA

Frankly, we're quite impressed. Obviously, we believed in the strengths of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen to be triumphant against the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, but the margin in which the SportWagen succeeds is still surprising. Compared to the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek, the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen has more power, more cargo space, a better fuel economy, and a lower starting MSRP! In every category, the 2018 Golf SportWagen sweeps the floor! Additionally, the 2018 VW Golf SportWagen includes the following features as an added bonus to its wonderful array of specs:

  • Volkswagen Car-Net® with App-Connect
  • 8" Touchscreen Sound System
  • 4MOTION® All-Wheel Drive
  • Power Tilting/Sliding Panoramic Sunroof
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • 12-Way Power Driver's Seat with Lumbar Support
  • LED DRL and Taillights
  • Rearview Camera System
  • Roof Rails
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Fender® Premium Audio System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • And more!

Drop by here at the Garnet Volkswagen dealership to test drive the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen for yourself! Additionally, you can browse our online inventory for more current VW model options to consider. Give us a call to learn more if you have any questions to ask! Garnet Volkswagen is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania within Chester County!