The Subaru Crosstrek vs. the Volkswagen Golf All-Track

Subcompact SUVs, also known as crossovers, are great for customers who want the practicality and space of an SUV and the fuel economy and flexibility of a smaller car. The Subaru Crosstrek and Volkswagen Golf All-Track, which you’ll find at a used auto dealer in Illinois like Hawk Auto, provide both flexibility and practicality.

Subaru Crosstrek

The Crosstrek is a strong option in the subcompact SUV class, also referred to as crossovers. It’s built for families who enjoy using their vehicles to go on adventures.



It’s a common theme among Subaru’s designers to create vehicles with rugged looks. The Crosstrek stays within that theme. If you’re a fan of the Subaru aesthetic, you’ll find a lot to like in the design of the Crosstrek. In addition to its handsome looks, the Crosstrek’s high-riding body enables you to drive without fear on rougher roads.


The Crosstrek interior is not necessarily luxurious, but that’s not really what Subarus are about anyway. Rather, the interior of the Crosstrek is more practical than it is pretty, which is perfect for someone looking for a versatile crossover that can fit the entire family. There’s not a bad seat in the house; whether you’re driving or sitting in the back. Every feature in the Crosstrek, including the cupholders and visors, are quite durable and can take some heavy use. Finally, as with most modern vehicles, the Crosstrek is equipped with a useful infotainment system that’ll keep you entertained.


As you should expect from the adventurous spirit of Subaru, the standard model of the Crosstrek comes with all-wheel drive. So driving during a Chicago wintertime is no issue. Its engine produces a respectable horsepower in the mid-100s and it achieves pretty good fuel economy, 29 to 33 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in the city.

Volkswagen Golf All-Track

The Golf All-Track will likely remind you of the classic VW Golf, but of course, it’s in crossover form.




The VW Golf All-Track has a rugged look and—like the Crosstrek—an elevated body. Though it’s technically a station wagon, it’s far more stylish than a traditional station wagon which gives it great versatility without sacrificing its visual appeal.


The interior of the All-Track provides plenty of cargo capacity, especially compared to other cars in the crossover class. Also, all five seats provide riders with a comfortable amount of room. And you can expect your All-Track’s interior to come standard with high-quality materials for the seats, dashboard, and other instruments.


The Golf All-Track provides solid gas mileage with up to 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Its engine puts out 170 horsepower with four cylinders and goes from 0 to 60 in 7.5 seconds.

The Crosstrek and Volkswagen Golf All-Track both make for great cars in Chicago, but you’ll need to come for a visit at Hawk Auto to go for a test drive.

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