Thanks to the sheer variety of options available for modern car shoppers, most drivers can find exactly what they want in a new vehicle. For drivers seeking cargo utility and a car-like driving experience, hatchbacks are the ideal choice. For model year 2017, the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen adds all-wheel drive to the list of available features, making this unique wagon even more attractive to potential buyers.
VW Golf SportWagen 2017 Updates
Volkswagen’s Golf SportWagen is available in three trims: S, SE and SEL. The following chart describes the updates each trim level will see in model year 2017:
The available Driver Assistance Package for the S and SE trims includes: Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control. The Driver Assistance Package available for the SportWagen SEL trim includes: Parking Steering Assistant (Park Assist), Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist), Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED DRLs and Light Assist high-beam control.
VW Golf SportWagen Engine Options
The Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is powered by a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower. With the base S trim’s five-speed manual transmission, the system produces 184 pound-feet of torque, but the optional six-speed automatic ups this number to 199 pound-feet. The EPA reports that either transmission will return 29 mpg in combined driving.