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Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

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2019
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Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 2019 wagon
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The Golf SportWagen is longer and wider than previous VW wagons and has as much cargo space as most small SUVs. It is available with features such as the Advanced Front-lighting System and Park Distance Control. A small-SUV alternative named the Alltrack has standard all-wheel drive and slightly increased ground clearance. But despite the rugged posturing, the Alltrack truly triumphs on the road. Sharp steering and quick reflexes make it fun to drive. For 2019, the 1.8-liter engine is replaced by a 147-hp 1.4-liter turbo, mated to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. We tested the 1.4 and eight-speed auto in the redesigned Jetta, which went from zero to 60 mph in nine seconds, and returned an excellent at 34 mpg overall. All-wheel drive models retain the 1.8. Forward-collision warning with automatic braking, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control are available.
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2015-2018
2015 Redesign Year
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 2018
In updating the Jetta SportWagen to the Golf architecture, Volkswagen has renamed it the Golf SportWagen. A 170-hp, 1.8 liter gas-turbo is available with a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic. In our tests of the Golf with the 1.8-liter engine and automatic, we got 28 mpg overall. Volkswagen claims the new SportWagen is longer and wider than previous, and has as much cargo space as most small SUVs. It is available with features such as the Advanced Front-lighting System and Park Distance Control.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 NA NA
2017 NA NA
2016 NA NA
2015 NA NA
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Ratings & Reliability
The Golf SportWagen is longer and wider than previous VW wagons and has as much cargo space as most small SUVs. It is available with features such as the Advanced Front-lighting System and Park Distance Control. A small-SUV alternative named the Alltrack has standard all-wheel drive and slightly increased ground clearance. But despite the rugged posturing, the Alltrack truly triumphs on the road. Sharp steering and quick reflexes make it fun to drive. For 2019, the 1.8-liter engine is replaced by a 147-hp 1.4-liter turbo, mated to either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. We tested the 1.4 and eight-speed auto in the redesigned Jetta, which went from zero to 60 mph in nine seconds, and returned an excellent at 34 mpg overall. All-wheel drive models retain the 1.8. Forward-collision warning with automatic braking, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control are available.
2015-2018
2015 Redesign Year
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 2018
In updating the Jetta SportWagen to the Golf architecture, Volkswagen has renamed it the Golf SportWagen. A 170-hp, 1.8 liter gas-turbo is available with a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic. In our tests of the Golf with the 1.8-liter engine and automatic, we got 28 mpg overall. Volkswagen claims the new SportWagen is longer and wider than previous, and has as much cargo space as most small SUVs. It is available with features such as the Advanced Front-lighting System and Park Distance Control.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 NA NA
2017 NA NA
2016 NA NA
2015 NA NA