2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Chicago IL
The station wagon is making a comeback, and the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is leading the way for the Chicago IL area. Available at Jennings Volkswagen, this elongated member of the Golf family is best known for its improved cargo space and standard roof rails. This makes it a bit of a combination between your standard compact hatchback, as the interior isn’t much larger, and your crossover, as the cargo space is comparable? The benefit of all this is that the vehicle is easy to maneuver and efficient.
With the Alltrack added to the lineup for this model year, you may be wondering how the Golf SportWagen is different. The truth is, the models are incredibly similar, having the same structure and engine under the hood. One key difference is that the SportWagen comes standard with front-wheel drive, though the 4Motion all-wheel drive system is now available for this model year. Another key difference is styling, as the SportWagen wasn’t designed for heavy off-road like the Alltrack.
The bigger a vehicle is, the more risk that it will feel dull if it doesn’t have a potent engine. The Golf SportWagen has a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Paired with it is a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
As can be expected from Volkswagen, the SportWagen doesn’t skimp on standard features. The base trim comes with black roof rails, heated side mirrors, a 6.5-inch touchscreen sounds system with App-Connect, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, cloth seating and a multi-function steering wheel.
Just how much room is there in the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen? The model seats five within a 94.3 cubic foot cabin, leaving 30.4 cubic feet of cargo space. For times when you need more cargo room than passengers, the rear seats fold flat to open up a maximum of 66.5 cubic feet of cargo volume.
Benefits of the family-friendly 2017 VW Golf SportWagen
There are plenty of options out there when it comes time to choose a new vehicle for you and your family, so why pick the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen? As a member of the Golf family, the SportWagen benefits from seven generations of design and mechanical improvements. No stone was left unturned when it comes to choosing the ideal balance of power and practicality, followed by all the latest features. The SportWagen is practical, affordable and has a smooth and quiet driving style.
This model year comes in a total of four trim levels: S, S w/4Motion, SE and SEL. The 4Motion option is new for this model year, and only available on the S trim SportWagen. Other new features for 2017 include driver assistance features like forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert and adaptive cruise control for the SEL trim. Driver assistance packages are also available to add on to all other trim levels, though with a different variety of features.
Still not sure if you’re sold on the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen? Fortunately, it’s available to test drive right here at Jennings Volkswagen. Schedule a test drive online and we’ll have it waiting for you.