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2015 Volvo V60 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2014 Subaru Outback
#5 in Wagons
#2 in Wagons
 
4dr Wgn T5 AWD
  • 4dr Wgn T5 Drive-E FWD
  • 2015.5 4dr Wgn T5 Drive-E FWD
  • 4dr Wgn T5 AWD
  • 4dr Wgn T5 Drive-E Premier FWD
  • 2015.5 4dr Wgn T5 AWD
  • 2015.5 4dr Wgn T5 Drive-E Premier FWD
  • 4dr Wgn T5 Drive-E Premier Plus FWD
  • 4dr Wgn T5 Premier AWD
  • 2015.5 4dr Wgn T5 Premier AWD
  • 4dr Wgn T5 Premier Plus AWD
  • 4dr Wgn T5 Drive-E Platinum FWD
  • 2015.5 4dr Wgn T5 Drive-E Platinum FWD
  • 4dr Wgn T5 Platinum AWD
  • 2015.5 4dr Wgn T5 Platinum AWD
  • 4dr Wgn T6 R-Design AWD
  • 2015.5 4dr Wgn T6 R-Design AWD
  • 4dr Wgn T6 R-Design Platinum AWD
  • 2015.5 4dr Wgn T6 R-Design Platinum AWD
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

Prices

MSRP $36,800 $22,095 $24,495
Invoice $34,592 $21,211 $23,040
Avg. Paid $35,995 $21,671 N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.7 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.3 9.2 8.8
Performance 7.9 8.5 8.4
Interior 8.1 8.4 8.6
Safety N/A 9.7 9.4
Reliability N/A 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Composed ride and handling
  • High-tech optional safety equipment
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • High-quality interior
  • Capable handling
  • TDI model gets great fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Roomy back seat
Cons
  • Small cargo area
  • Lacks rear-seat legroom
  • Sluggish automatic transmission
  • Complicated navigation system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5 2.5 L/154 Regular Unleaded I-5 2.5 L/151 Regular Unleaded H-4 2.5 L/152
MPG 20 City / 29 Hwy 23 City / 30 Hwy 24 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Wagon Wagon Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.3 101.5 107.9
Length, Overall (in) 182.5 179.4 189
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.4 70.1 71.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 59.2 65.8

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) 3602 3256 3459

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 Optional Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Optional Optional
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
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard Optional
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional 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
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers 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
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror 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.) 93 91.7 105.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 38.4 40.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.1 43
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57 54.8 56.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 54.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 38.1 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 35.5 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 53.1 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 53.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 43.1 66.9 71.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 28 32.8 34.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 28 32.8 34.3

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard 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
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5 Regular Unleaded I-5 Regular Unleaded H-4
Displacement 2.5 L/154 2.5 L/151 2.5 L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 250 @ 5500 170 @ 5700 173 @ 5600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 266 @ 1800 177 @ 4250 174 @ 4100
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Turning diameter 37.1 35.8 36.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23 (Est) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 30 (Est) 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.8 14.5 18.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

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