Compare Subaru Outback vs Volkswagen Passat Wagon

Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
N/A
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5-liter Flat 4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
182 hp @ 5800 rpm
200 hp @ 5100-6000 rpm
Torque
176 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
207 lb-ft @ 1800-5000 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
N/A
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,635 lbs
3,455 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
2,700 lbs
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
25 MPG
City
26 MPG
22 MPG
Highway
33 MPG
31 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 Tons/yr
7.5 Tons/yr
EPA rating
N/A
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Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
18.5 gallons
18.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
481 miles
407 miles
Cruising Range Highway
610.5 miles
573.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
191.3 in
188 in
Height
66.4 in
59.7 in
Max Width
73 in
71.7 in
Front Width
61.8 in
61.1 in
Rear Width
62.8 in
61.1 in
Wheelbase
108.1 in
106.7 in
Ground Clearance
8.7 in
5.2 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.8 in
41.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.1 in
38.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
58.1 in
55.7 in
Front Seat Hip Room
55.5 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
39.5 in
37.7 in
Rear Seat Headroom
39.1 in
38.6 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
57.4 in
54.6 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
54.8 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
75.7 ft³
61.82 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
32.5 ft³
35.8 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
32.5 ft³
N/A

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Electromechanical
Turning Diameter
36.1 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
17" x 7"
17" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7"
17" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Independent
Rear Suspension
Double Wishbone
Independent

Tires

Front Tire
P225/65HR17
P235/45HR17
Rear Tire
P225/65HR17
P235/45HR17
Spare Tire
Compact
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Abyss Blue Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Slate Black, Cloth Upholstery
  • Black, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • Classic gray, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • Cornsilk beige, V-Tex leatherette seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles