Compare Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen vs. Subaru Outback vs. Acura TSX Sport Wagon

Compare the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen against the Subaru Outback and Acura TSX Sport Wagon. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Jetta SportWagen, Outback and TSX Sport Wagon stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Jetta SportWagen, Outback and TSX Sport Wagon. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2015 Subaru Outback 2014 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 2015 Subaru Outback 2014 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
4dr Auto S
  • 4dr Manual S
  • 4dr Auto S
  • 4dr Auto SE
  • 4dr Manual TDI
  • 4dr Auto SE w/Sunroof
  • 4dr DSG TDI
  • 4dr Manual TDI w/Sunroof
  • 4dr Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav
  • 4dr DSG TDI w/Sunroof
  • 4dr DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav
4dr Wgn 2.5i
  • 4dr Wgn 2.5i
  • 4dr Wgn 2.5i Premium
  • 4dr Wgn 2.5i Limited
  • 4dr Wgn 3.6R Limited
5dr Sport Wgn I4 Auto
  • 5dr Sport Wgn I4 Auto
  • 5dr Sport Wgn I4 Auto Tech Pkg


MSRP $22,095 $24,895 $31,985
Invoice $21,211 $23,407 $30,084
Avg. Paid $16,197 $22,278 $24,551

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.4 8.4
Critics' Rating 9.2 9.3 8.5
Performance 8.5 8.3 8.1
Interior 8.3 8.6 8.0
Cost to Own 9.0 8.8 8.7
Safety 9.7 9.7 9.0
Reliability 3.0 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

  • Well-built interior
  • Poised handling
  • Great fuel economy with TDI


  • Extraordinary cargo space
  • Large rear seats
  • Outstanding all-weather traction


  • Potent base four-cylinder engine
  • Agile handling
  • Upscale interior
  • Easy-to-use navigation system
  • Tight rear seat for taller occupants
  • Underpowered four-cylinder engine 
  • 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 25 City / 33 Hwy 22 City / 30 Hwy



Body Style Wagon Sport Utility Wagon


Wheelbase(in) 101.5 108.1 106.5
Length, Overall (in) 179.4 189.6 189.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 72.4 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 59.2 66.1 57.9
Step Up Height - Front (in)
Step Up Height - Side (in)

Doors & Windows

Third Passenger Door
Power Third Passenger Door
Fourth Passenger Door
Power Fourth Passenger Door
Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass
Sliding Rear Window
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Bed Liner
Pickup Bed Tonneau Cover
Stepside Pickup Box
Convertible Hardtop
Convertible Soft Top
Dual Moonroof
Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Panoramic Roof
Fixed Sunroof
Manual Tilt/Sliding Sunroof
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Sunroof Sunshield
Sunroof Wind Deflector
Targa Roof
Running Boards
Power Retractable Running Boards
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3256 3593 3585

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front All-Terrain
Tires - Front Highway
Tires - Front On/Off Road
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Front Touring
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear All-Terrain
Tires - Rear Highway
Tires - Rear On/Off Road
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Touring
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional Standard
Chrome Wheels
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard
Wire Wheel Covers


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2700


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display
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
Luggage Rack Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Power Liftgate
Front Reading Lamps
Rear Reading Lamps
Rear Seat Heat Ducts
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror
Mirror Memory
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors
Power Passenger Mirror
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
All Wheel Steering
Manual Steering
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 91.7 108.1 94.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 40.8 37.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 42.9 42.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 58.1 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 38.9 36.9
Second Leg Room (in) 35.5 38.1 34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 57.3 56.1
Second Hip Room (in) 55 54.2
Third Leg Room (in)
Fourth Leg Room (in)
Fifth Leg Room (in)
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 66.9 73.3 66.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 32.8 35.5 31.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 32.8 35.5 31.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls
Satellite Radio Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Entertainment System
Hard Disk Drive

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard
Cell Phone
Cell Phone Hookup


Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Vinyl Seats
Additional Rear Seat
Cooled Driver Seat
Cooled Passenger Seat
Cooled Rear Seat
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard
Heated Passenger Seat
Heated Rear Seat
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
Fixed Bench Seat
Split Bench Seat
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Air Bag
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Drum Brakes
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Night Vision
Adjustable Pedals
Rollover Protection System
Front Tow Hooks
Rear Tow Hooks
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release
Blind Spot Monitor
Auto-Leveling Headlights
Lane Departure Warning


Engine & Performance

Locking Front Differential
Locking Rear Differential
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive
Dual Rear Wheels
10 Cylinder Engine
12 Cylinder Engine
3 Cylinder Engine
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Flat 6 Cylinder Engine
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine
V6 Cylinder Engine
8 Cylinder Engine
Electric Motor
High Output
Rotary engine
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 175 @ 5800 201 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4250 174 @ 4000 170 @ 4300
Transmission Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 35.8 36.1 36.7


Gasoline/Natural Gas Bi-Fuel
Gasoline/Propane Bi-Fuel
Diesel Fuel
Electric Fuel System
Flex Fuel/Electric Hybrid
Flexible Fuel Capability
Hybrid Fuel
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
Natural Gas Fuel
Plug-In Electric/Flex Fuel
Plug-In Electric/Gas
Propane Fuel
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 33 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 18.5 18.5


Active Suspension System
Air Suspension
Side Stance / Highrider 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
Suspension Type - Front
Suspension Type - Rear


Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
1-Speed Automatic
3-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Transmission w/Auto Mode
10-Speed Manual
4-Speed Manual
5-Speed Manual
6-Speed Manual
7-Speed Manual
8-Speed Manual
9-Speed Manual
Transmission Overdrive Switch

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