2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Station wagons are making a comeback thanks to their modern styling. You are making an excellent choice by shopping for a Volkswagen model. Volkswagen is lauded for its quality, style, and overall usability. There are two station wagons in the Volkswagen lineup: the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. We love both of these models equally, but we want to share some key similarities and differences in order to help you decide which one is right for you. These two siblings are alike in many ways that they could almost be mistaken for twins. They are both approximately the same size (although the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack has a higher ground clearance) and offer similar cargo capacities. They are also outfitted with the same engine.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen VS 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
170 horsepower 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder Engine 170 horsepower 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder

Front-wheel drive

4MOTION all-wheel drive
Drivetrain 4MOTION all-wheel drive
5.5 inches Ground Clearance 6.65 inches
30.4 to 66.5 cubic feet Cargo Capacity 30.4 to 66.5 cubic feet

Off-Road Capabilities of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is the more rugged version of the two models and is outfitted with additional features to help it perform well on the trail. Reinforced bumpers help protect it from nature, and the higher ground clearance helps it avoid ground debris. It also comes complete with standard 4MOTION all-wheel drive and available Hill-Descent Control, Off-Road Mode, and an Off-Road Monitor. These features will help you safely climb and descend steep trails.

In order to decide if the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen or 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is right for you, we recommend visiting our dealership and test driving both models. If you have any questions about these two vehicles or any of the other models in the Volkswagen lineup, please contact us.

Blue 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Badging on 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
Front seats in 2017 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen
Rear/side profile of red 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

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