Subaru Forester vs VW Golf SportWagen


Surefooted, Safe, Subaru -- Why Milford, CT area Drivers Favor the Forester over the Less Capable Compact Crossover Competition

It's no easy task staying surefooted at the top of the crowded compact crossover segment, but that's just how well-rounded and capable the Subaru Forester is. Model year after model year, this small SUV stays strong in a packed class thanks to its unique characteristics and reliable construction. See how it outshines its competition in the comparison below, which pits the Forester against the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.

The Subaru Forester versus the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

  • The Forester is built with functionality as a number-one priority, as you'll see with its standard all-wheel drive (AWD) and available "X Mode" driver-selectable modes for optimum traction in slippery situations. The Golf SportWagen does not offer AWD, and drive modes are unavailable.

  • Subaru lets its drivers personalize their power with engine options. The Forester comes equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which can be switched out for a turbocharged 2.0-liter version. The latter significantly overshadows the Golf SportWagen's sole engine option, a stingy turbo 1.8-liter.

  • With a whooping six trims to choose from (versus the Golf SportWagen's three) , the Forester lineup lets drivers pick a model that precisely suits their unique needs with just the right amount of amenities. And even with more space to spread out fancy features, the base Forester 2.5i still comes well-equipped with amenities hidden in higher Golf SportWagen trims, like smartphone app integration.

  • The Forester is both longer and taller than the Golf SportWagen, and it boasts tons more interior cargo and passenger space, creating more headroom and legroom for all five passengers. Seems like this surprisingly spacious compact is just begging for a road trip, right?

Let's get your family, your sporting equipment, your camping supplies, whatever you need to haul, into a more capable, comfortable, and compliant vehicle by helping you shop for a new Forester in Milford, CT -- namely here at Dan Perkins Subaru. We have several models to choose from in our new Subaru, and we encourage all of our Danbury, Branford, Norwalk, Wallingford and New Haven area drivers to take their favorite Forester flavors for a spin.

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