Comparison - Subaru Outback Touring XT 2020 - vs - Volkswagen Taigo 2022

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
39,695
Updated: 
23 Aug 2019
£
25,860
Updated: 
31 Dec 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2022
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
10.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Cinnamon brown pearl
#3F2927
Abyss blue pearl
#2B4566
Crystal black silica
#000000
Magnetite gray metallic
#505666
Crystal white pearl
#E7E7E7
Autumn green metallic
#7C805D
Color: 
Deep Black Pearl
#1F2125
Kings Red Metallic
#BC0A2F
Reef Blue Metallic
#2A4280
Reflex Silver Metallic
#EAEEEF
Visual Green Metallic
#A0A23F
Smokey Grey Metallic
#53545C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2020 Subaru Outback is more refined than ever and features the same, remarkable off-road capability.

Pros
Outstanding capability
Generous 11.6-inch touchscreen
Spacious interior
29 mpg combined with base engine
Comfortable ride

Cons
Styling isn’t a huge leap
Base engine isn’t overwhelming
Small-item storage lacking

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Outback is fully redesigned for 2020.New 11.6-inch tablet-style interface for the infotainment system.Two available engines, including a 260-hp turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder,Part of the sixth Outback generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Spacious and comfortable cabin
Optional turbocharged engine makes excellent power
Loading the roof or cargo area is easier compared to most SUVs
Above-average off-road ability

Cons
Small-item cabin storage is compromised by big center touchscreen
Bumpy ride quality with turbocharged XT models
Small climate-control touchscreen buttons can be hard to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The new Outback has more powerful engines, new tech, and, of course, all-wheel drive.

Pros
Competent off-road,
spacious interior,
leading-edge tech features.

Cons
Ho-hum powertrains,
slow design evolution,
occasionally sluggish CVT.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Surprisingly spacious.
Decent enough to drive

Cons
Some cheap interior plastics.
Sluggish and noisy three-cylinder

By: 
topgear.com

Pros
Well-equipped
Reasonable boot
Quite economical

Cons
Feels derivative
Petrol only
Auto gearbox isn't the smoothest

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

Pros
Excellent engines shared with T-Cross
Comfortable ride
Spacious rear seats

Cons
Slightly smaller boot than T-Cross
Frustrating touch-sensitive controls
No more exciting to drive

By: 
parkers.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
12
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.40L
1.00L
Torque: 
277ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
147ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
260hp
at 5 600rpm
110hp
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
34.78Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
no
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Multi-function steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Edging of the instrument cluster, the outflow, door opener and the gear lever backdrop in chrome

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
191.30in
168.15in
Width: 
73.00in
69.17in
Height: 
66.40in
59.60in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
Front Track: 
61.80in
60.28in
Rear Track: 
62.80in
59.69in
Wheel Base: 
108.10in
101.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
37.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
42.80in
Rear leg room: 
39.50in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
75.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
32.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.60degrees
16.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.70degrees
16.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3937.00lbs
2612.40lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket front seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Lumbar support in front seats
Driver's and front passenger's seat height adjustment
Sports comfort seats in front
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Heated
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Independent type McPherson
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Torsion beam
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Air Care Climatronic
air conditioning system with active combination filter and 2-zone temperature control
Luggage compartment light
Interior ambient lighting and surround lighting
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
576 Watts Stereo Output
6 speakers
Discover Media" Navigation including Streaming and Internet
Digital Cockpit Pro - Multi-coloured digital cockpit with various selectable information profiles
External, USB type C data socket(s) and charging socket(s)
Wireless App-Connect
Wireless Charging incl. Bluetooth

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe
Ambient lighting with logo projection
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In.
17 in
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Anti-theft alarm system
e-call' Emergency call service
Central locking system with SAFELOCK
front passenger airbag deactivation
Tyre mobility kit including compressor and sealing foam
Hill start assist
Lane keeping system and traffic jam assist

Options

Packages: 
Tech Package 2
Standard Model
Popular Package #2
Exterior Options: 
Body Side Molding - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Body Side Molding - Abyss Blue Pearl
Side Window Deflectors - Chrome
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Autumn Green Metallic
Trailer Hitch
Differential Under Guard - Rear
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Autumn Green Metallic
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Sport Grille - Turbo
Engine Under Guard - Aluminum
Ball Mount
Moonroof Air Deflector
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Scuff Protectors
Door Edge Guards - Abyss Blue Pearl
Rear Gate Trim - Chrome
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Door Edge Guards - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Interior Options: 
Ash Tray - Silver
Wireless Charger
Woodgrain Interior Trim Kit
LED Upgrade - Dome Light
Cargo Organizer
Cargo Net
Remote Engine Starter - Push Start
Rear Seatback Protector
Sunshade
Sunshade - 2nd Row
Footwell Illumination Kit
Ash Tray Holder
Cargo Separator
All-Weather Floor Liners
Ash Tray - Black
Seat Cover - Rear

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Java Brown Nappa, premium leather
#594832