The new Golf Alltrack starts from $26,670, as opposed to the Outback’s $26,520. Both numbers include destination charges. The base Alltrack S trim gives you a manual transmission, but it doesn’t arrive until later in the model year. The automatic model arrives first for about $1,000 more. There are two other trims, the SE and SEL. Both take you over the $30,000 mark.
In terms of power, the Golf Alltrack is slightly under the Outback in that department. The Alltrack’s 1.8-liter TSI turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine delivers 170-horses and 199 pound-feet of torque. The Outback meanwhile comes standard with a 175-horse 4-cylinder engine, but a 256-hp six-cylinder is also available according to Subaru’s website. Both the Alltrack and Outback come with all-wheel drive.
The 2017 Golf Alltrack features a redesigned bumper and added underbody guard. There is also a matte-aluminum low-profile radiator grille crossbar extending into the headlights, a lower silver crossbar that incorporates standard foglights and black honeycomb grilles. A panoramic sunroof is standard on the SE and SEL grades. In back, it sports dark-red taillights and a new bumper. To get non-halogen headlights you’ll need to get the Driver Assist & Lighting Package offered on the top-of-the-line model. It replaces the halogen headlights with Bi-Xenon units.
Inside, you’ll find leatherette, heated front seats. A 12-way power driver seat is standard on the SEL. The infotainment system with its 6.5-inch touchscreen, connects to either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
Look for the 2017 Golf Alltrack to arrive at dealers this October.