2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Subaru Forester

With the addition of the all-new 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack to the all-wheel drive market, vehicles like the Subaru Forester will have a lot more competition. We compared the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Subaru Forester since they have so much in common. Both vehicles provide an excellent amount of storage space and all-wheel drive capability.

We think that the 2017 Golf Alltrack separates itself from the Forester in a few key areas. The new Golf Alltrack features more off-road capability, with off-road body cladding, and more ground clearance than the Golf SportWagen. With the same underpinnings as the Golf hatchback, the Alltrack arguably features sportier driving habits than the Forester.

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2017 Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Forester
170 @4,500 RPM Horsepower 170 @5,800 RPM
1.8-liter four-cylinder Engine 2.5-liter four-cylinder
6-speed manual Transmission 6-speed manual
5 passengers Seating capacity 5 passengers

Experience the all-wheel drive capability of the 2017 Golf Alltrack

While detailed specs and images are a great way to get a feel of what’s available on the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, there’s really no substitute for an experience behind the wheel. We can talk all day about how fun it is to drive the Golf Alltrack with its turbocharged 1.8-liter engine, but the only way to really know how it feels to push the accelerator is to do it yourself! If you’re looking for a vehicle that provides a sportier ride than most crossover SUVs on the road, we’d encourage you to check out the Golf Alltrack or Golf SportWagen.

If you’re looking to combine the sporty feel of a hatchback with the off-road capability of a crossover, there’s no better vehicle available on the market right now than the 2017 Golf Alltrack. Volkswagen’s 4MOTION® all-wheel drive system, standard on the Golf Alltrack, is able to transfer power to front or rear wheels when necessary. This is especially handy for folks living in wintery climates, but can also help on unstable pavement.

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack badging
2017 Golf Alltrack roof rails
2017 Golf Alltrack racing seats
2017 Golf Alltrack body cladding

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