The 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen’s versatile cargo space provides a ton of room for outdoor adventure gear, luggage or just a big trip to the grocery store, but the VW Golf SportWagen is more than some frugal hauler. Its peppy turbocharged engine makes every trip fun no matter the task at hand. With cutting-edge infotainment and connectivity technology, you can score your trip with your favorite music or call your friends to join you for an impromptu road trip. Though it’s versatile and capable, fun may very well be the 2018 Golf SportWagen’s foremost attribute.
The 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is available at four trim levels: S, S with 4MOTION®, SE and SEL.
The get-up-and-go of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen will have you smiling the second you hit the gas. Each version of the VW Golf SportWagen is powered by a 1.8-liter TSI® four-cylinder engine that cranks out a spirited 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual is standard on the Golf SportWagen S, and the Golf SportWagen S with 4MOTION® is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport Mode is standard on the Golf SportWagen SE and SEL trims.
As fun as the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is to drive, it’s also quite efficient. On the Golf SportWagen S you’ll earn an EPA-estimated fuel rating of up to 25 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg combined.* The SportWagen S with 4MOTION® delivers a fuel efficiency rating of up to 22 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway and 25 combined.** On both the SportWagen SE and SEL you’ll earn up to 24 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg combined.**
The 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen optimizes its ample cargo space by delivering a 60/40-split folding rear seat, which means your oversized or awkwardly shaped gear should fit nicely in the back. With rear seats reclined, the Golf SportWagen delivers a maximum 66.5 cubic feet of room for everything, anything and then some. For the most cumbersome cargo, like a kayak or a Christmas tree, the Golf SportWagen is equipped with roof rails.
You’ll never feel boxed in or constricted when you opt for the available power tilting and sliding panoramic sunroof that opens up to 12 square feet. Available LED Daylight Running Lights make your Golf SportWagen stand out even more, and its LED headlights are sharp-looking while delivering superior visibility.
Staying connected to and entertained by your favorite apps is easy with VW Car-Net® App-Connect, which offers access to apps and music on your smartphone with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and Mirrorlink® compatibility.
Crystal clear, concert hall-transporting sound is possible with the available Fender® Premium Audio System, which delivers 400 watts of power. Combine this incredible system with the limitless music, news and entertainment options from the available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and you’ll want every drive to be longer. Manipulate your music choices via the standard 6.5-inch touch-screen display or opt for an 8-inch touch-screen display, standard on the SportWagen SE and SEL trims.
The 2018 Volkswagen SportWagen also features impressive protection with The People First Warranty, a six-year/72,000-mile transferable bumper-to-bumper limited warranty.*** Adding that kind of confidence to a ride that’s intelligent, good looking and fun to drive makes the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen a best buy for anyone looking for a roomy car.
*25 city/34 highway mpg (2018 Golf SportWagen 1.8L, 5-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle conditions.
**Based on EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.
***6 years/72,000 miles (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty on MY2018 VW vehicles, excluding e-Golf. See owner’s literature or dealer for warranty exclusions and limitations.
This article is presented by Colonial Volkswagen of Medford in Medford, Massachusetts.