When did the family station wagon fall out of favor? We’re not sure, but we know it’s making a comeback with the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, available here in Middletown NY at Compass Volkswagen. This model is a practical option for those looking for more cargo space, but disinterested in seeing those fuel economy figures plummet. The SportWagen is a great option as it’s easy to maneuver like the car it is, but has competitive cargo space for all the sporting and camping gear you need.
Aside from spaciousness, why might you opt for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen? New for this model year is optional 4Motion all-wheel drive. Those who have experienced our treacherous winter weather know the value of AWD when it comes to keeping traction during slippery conditions, and this extra feature is a real bonus when it comes to your sense of security. It’s not necessarily an off-road powerhouse like its Alltrack counterpart, but the family-friendly model benefits from this drivetrain.
Few things are more disappointing than trying to get an underpowered model up to highway speeds, especially when you have cargo to haul. Fortunately, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen has a 170-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder paired with a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic.
Not all features are necessary, but they sure can be fun. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen comes standard with black roof rails, heated side mirrors, a rearview camera system, cloth seating surfaces, a multi-function steering wheel and the 6.5-inch infotainment system with VW Car-Net App-Connect.
If you didn’t need more space, you’d stick with the standard Golf. So what are we talking about here? The Golf SportWagen has 94.3 cubic feet of passenger space and seats up to five, while still leaving you with a whopping 60.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats when they are upright.
With so many options on the market, it can be hard to narrow things down to the best choice for you and your lifestyle. The question is, who is best suited for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen? This model is a station wagon, which is obviously a type of car. Extra headroom means it’s a surprisingly comfortable choice for tall drivers, but at the end of the day you should expect a model that is a bit tighter than an SUV. People who drive a Golf SportWagen are looking for a budget-friendly vehicle that has the efficiency and easy maneuverability of a car, but find that a standard trunk just doesn’t offer enough room.
You’ll love the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen if you enjoy the standard Golf hatchback, but have a tendency to buy things in bulk, need a model that can fit larger purchases (that 60” TV isn’t bringing itself home) or you go on frequent trips and need that space to pack up all your camping gear or luggage. All this while still having a powerful engine to accelerate quickly, and offering up an EPA-estimated 25 city and 35 highway mpg rating. All-in-all, it’s an excellent package.
So what are you waiting for? Stop by Compass Volkswagen to take the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen for a test drive and learn more about its three available trim levels.