Which Volkswagen Vehicles Have All-Wheel Drive?

July 24th, 2019 by

4MOTION AWD

The Volkswagen 4MOTION® all-wheel drive system has been making waves across the industry for years, but which Volkswagen vehicles have all-wheel drive in 2019? Today, drivers near Chicago and Northbrook can access VW AWD in the Tiguan, the Atlas, the Golf Alltrack, the Golf SportWagen, and the Golf R.

Learn a little more about each model, find out how to get the feature in your favorite, and explore the technology that powers 4MOTION® by reading on!

Volkswagen Vehicles with 4MOTION® AWD

  • If you’re looking for VW vehicles with all-wheel drive, you’re going to have plenty of options. If you need a midsize SUV, the Atlas is sure to delight.
  • Or, maybe you’re on the hunt for a compact crossover with up to three rows of seating. You can find VW AWD in the Tiguan, too.
  • Searching for the perfect “hot hatch”? The Golf R is a superior choice.
  • What about a mix between SUV capability and hatchback drivability? Neither the Golf SportWagen nor the Golf Alltrack is going to disappoint.

How to Access Volkswagen All-Wheel Drive

Volkswagen Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan starts at $24,295 MSRP*, and all-wheel drive is available as an upgrade in every trim. Although a third-row seat is standard in front-wheel drive models, all-wheel drive models tend to come with two rows of seating. With that said, you can regain the third row for a small upcharge. Lastly, we’ll note that 4MOTION® is standard on the high-end SEL Premium.

Volkswagen Atlas

The VW Atlas starts with a higher price tag, at $30,895 MSRP*. Front-wheel drive is standard here as well, but you can upgrade with 4MOTION® (and a V6 engine) right in the base trim. For standard AWD, you’ll want to upgrade to the Premium trim.

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Volkswagen has included all-wheel drive as a standard feature in every 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack trim level! Because this model also offers superior ground clearance, excellent handling, and a standard off-road driving mode, we’d recommend it to any adventurous driver. It starts at $26,895 MSRP*.

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

The Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is a variant of the Golf with European-style stationwagon styling and great gas mileage, to boot! If you want all-wheel drive here, you’ll have to avoid the arguably more luxurious SportWagen SE, and choose the S, for a base price of $21,895 MSRP*. For the additional cost of the AWD upgrade, you’ll also receive a more powerful engine.

Volkswagen Golf R

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the racetrack-ready Volkswagen Golf R. Although this model is actually just the most well-equipped version of the well-known Golf hatchback, it stands out with some truly invigorating performance specs. 4MOTION® AWD, which comes standard in this Golf build, certainly plays a big part.

What Makes 4MOTION® Different from Other AWD Systems?

Now that you’ve seen which Volkswagen vehicles have all-wheel drive, you might be wondering what makes the system so desirable! Like many other all-wheel drive systems, 4MOTION® can direct power to all four wheels when you need a boost, or when your normal front-wheel drive isn’t giving you the traction that you need. However, most competing systems only start directing power to all four wheels after you’ve started to experience a loss of control. 4MOTION® actually uses a 90%:10% front/rear distribution to provide power to all four wheels, at all times.

Find a New Volkswagen Vehicle with 4MOTION® at Jennings Volkswagen

Ready to find out how a new Volkswagen with 4MOTION® all-wheel drive handles the roads of Chicagoland? Drive in from Niles or Evanston to take your test drive today, or contact us to learn more.

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Disclaimers:

*Ask your dealer if this vehicle meets the emissions requirements of the state in which you are registering the vehicle. Starting MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price. Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice. Some items may be unavailable when vehicle is built. Ask your dealer about availability of options and verify that the vehicle includes the equipment you ordered.