2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Red 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, VS icon, and orange 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

Are you thinking about buying a station wagon? The 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is an excellent choice, with its stylish and versatile hatchback design, pleasing driving characteristics, spacious cargo area, advanced safety features, and generous warranty coverage. See the advantages that the Golf SportWagen has over the station wagon competition in this 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2019 Subaru Crosstrek comparison.

On the performance front, the 2019 Golf SportWagen easily outmuscles the 2019 Crosstrek. With its available turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder TSI engine, you’ll have 168 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque on tap. The Crosstrek only manages 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. Performance for the Golf SportWagen is also aided by the XDS Cross Differential System, which utilizes wheel sensors to provide superb handling.

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2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen VS 2019 Subaru Crosstrek
168-hp/199 lb-ft Max. Horsepower/Torque 152-hp/145 lb-ft
Standard Crash Response System No
6-years/72,000-miles Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty Warranty Coverage 3-years/36,000-miles Basic; 5-years/60,000 miles Powertrain
66.5 cu-ft Max. Cargo Capacity 55.3 cu-ft

Compare the 2019 VW Golf SportWagen and 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

The 2019 Golf SportWagen has the advantage for safety. Unlike the 2019 Crosstrek, it comes equipped with an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and a Crash Response System, which shuts off the fuel pump, unlocks the doors, and turns on the hazard lights if the vehicle gets in a collision. Additionally, the Golf SportWagen offers many safety-enhancing driving assistance features, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring, the Lane Keeping System, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

The 2019 Golf SportWagen also has the advantage for warranty coverage, with a 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper Limited Warranty. The 2019 Crosstrek has a 3-years/36,000-miles basic warranty and a 5-years/60,000 miles powertrain warranty.

The Golf SportWagen offers more cargo space than the Crosstrek. With the rear seats in the upright position, the Golf SportWagen has a cargo capacity of 30.4 cu-ft, compared to 20.8 cu-ft for the Crosstrek. With the rear seats folded down flat, the Golf SportWagen has a cargo capacity of 66.5 cu-ft, compared to 55.3 cu-ft for the Crosstrek.

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Rear view of red 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Dashboard and grey front seats in 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Infotainment system touchscreen in 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Blue 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen with a city skyline in the background