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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2014 Subaru Outback 2014 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
#1 in Wagons
#2 in Wagons
#3 in Wagons
4dr Auto S SportWagen
  • 4dr Manual S SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto S SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto SE SportWagen
  • 4dr Manual TDI SportWagen
  • 4dr Auto SE with Sunroof SportWagen
  • 4dr DSG TDI SportWagen
  • 4dr Manual TDI with Sunroof SportWagen
  • 4dr Manual TDI with Sunroof & Navigation SportWagen
  • 4dr DSG TDI with Sunroof SportWagen
  • 4dr DSG TDI with Sunroof & Navigation SportWagen
2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Premium Manual
  • 2.5i Premium Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited Automatic
  • 3.6R Limited Automatic
Automatic
  • Automatic
  • Automatic with Technology Package

Prices

MSRP $22,095 $24,495 $31,985
Invoice $21,211 $23,040 $30,084
Avg. Paid $21,752 $23,620 $30,669

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.7 8.6 8.5
Critics' Rating 9.2 8.8 8.5
Performance 8.5 8.4 8.1
Interior 8.4 8.6 8.0
Safety 9.7 9.4 9.0
Reliability 3.0 3.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High-quality interior
  • Capable handling
  • TDI model gets great fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Roomy back seat
  • Lots of standard features
  • Good cargo space for the class
  • Balanced handling
Cons
  • Sluggish automatic transmission
  • Complicated navigation system
  • Limited back-seat legroom

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-5 2.5 L/151 Regular Unleaded H-4 2.5 L/152 Premium Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144
MPG 23 City / 30 Hwy 24 City / 30 Hwy 22 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Wagon Wagon Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 101.5 107.9 106.5
Length, Overall (in) 179.4 189 189.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 71.7 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 59.2 65.8 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3256 3459 3585

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 91.7 105.4 94.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 40.8 37.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 43 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 56.3 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 39.3 36.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 37.8 34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 56.1 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 54.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.9 71.3 66.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 66.9 71.3 66.2

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-5 Regular Unleaded H-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.5 L/151 2.5 L/152 2.4 L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5700 173 @ 5600 201 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4250 174 @ 4100 170 @ 4300
Transmission Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 35.8 36.8 36.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 (Est) 24 22 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 (Est) 30 30 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 18.5 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard