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2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 1.8T S 4MOTION

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2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 1.8T S 4MOTION

Test Drive

Written by Marco Carvajal
Photographs by Marco Carvajal

2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 1.8T S 4MOTION

5 seats

Engine

1.8T 4-cylinder TSI engine

4MOTION all-wheel-drive system

Transmission

6-speed manual transmission/ 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode

Horsepower @ rpm

170 hp @ 4500 rpm

Maximum torque, lb-ft @ rpm

199 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

Fuel Tank

13.2 gal

Fuel economy

22city/32hwy/26 combined estimated MPG

 

 

Introduction

 The 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 1.8T S 4MOTION is a great car to own with a lot of cargo space, good space inside, and a great price for less than $24,000. The 2017 comes with new features and enhancements that makes it more attractive and competitive in the segment.

 

The 2017 Golf SportWagen was awarded with The National Highway Safety Administration 5-star overall safety rating.

The Volkswagen is well known for its ingenuity and quality, so it’s no wonder that the new 2017 Golf SportWagen S is so versatile and pragmatic at the same time. Having a 60/40-split folding back seat, it also has the cargo space of an SUV and the car doesn’t lose its maneuverability.

The 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system delivers torque between the front and rear wheels. In regular driving conditions, power is delivered to the front wheels. But 4MOTION can also send torque to the rear axis when is needed. There also is Tiptronic Sport mode available, which helps you change gears with a quick tap of the shifter and then change the regime for a custom-made, dynamic drive.

Prices and Versions

The 2017 Golf SportWagen is available in four different models: S, S 4Motion, SE and SEL.

 

Model Price
2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 1.8T S 4MOTION $23,830

 

Engine 

The 2017 Golf SportWagen S has a heavy turbocharged engine, which guarantees confidence in your vehicle:

  • 8T 4-cylinder TSI engine
  • Horsepower @ rpm 170 hp @ 4500 rpm
  • Maximum torque, lb-ft @ rpm 199 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
  • Fuel Tank 13.2 gal
  • Fuel economy 22city/32hwy/26 combined estimated MPG

 

Exterior

The new 2017 Golf SportWagen S is more refined, compared to the 2016 model. For example, Bi-Xenon headlights with sleek LED Daytime Running Lights are more lasting, use less energy and are much brighter than halogen or regular filament blubs. The distinctive exterior features also are:
  • Chrome grille accents
  • Rear logo-integrated hatch handle
  • 16″ Toronto alloy wheels
  • 16″ all-season tires 205/55 R16H
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Halogen headlights with clear, lightweight, chip-resistant polycarbonate lenses

 

Interior

If we talk about the 2017 Golf SportWagen S model, we should point out it’s usability, especially the interior space.

The cargo space can be simply expanded by dropping the rear seatbacks and start loading up all that roomy 66.5 cubic feet of space. By the way, the 60/40-split folding rear seats with release arms will provide you extra space! Driver’s seat also has its advantages, with the 12-way power-adjustable lever, that will surely help you to find your comfort zone.

  • Brushed metallic appearance interior trim
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob and brake handle
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Heated front seats
  • Front comfort seats, 8-way partial power-adjustable including lumbar support
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Front center armrest, adjustable with storage compartment
  • Heated front seats
  • Front comfort seats, 8-way partial power-adjustable including lumbar support
  • Front seatback storage pockets
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat with release levers in cargo area

 

Convenience

  • Blinker control stalk with lane change feature
  • Climatic air-conditioning with pollen filter
  • Cruise control
  • Height-adjustable and telescoping steering column
  • Leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel
  • Multi-function trip computer with trip time, length, speed, fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, miles to empty
  • Power windows with pinch protection and 1-touch feature, operable from all four windows
  • Driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors, illuminated and with covers
  • Sunglasses holder
  • 2 radio-frequency remote transmitter key fobs with lock, unlock, trunk release, and panic button

 

Safety

The 2017 Golf SportWagen was awarded with The National Highway Safety Administration 5-star overall safety rating. Also, the 2017 Golf SportWagen has been named as a Top Safety Pick by the prestigious Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Golf SportWagen is equipped with an Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) and a rigid safety cage and it proves again that Volkswagen take safety seriously.

Active

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR)
  • Brake override system
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC), including Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)
  • Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (EBD)
  • Engine Braking Assist (EBA)
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)

Passive

  • Anti-intrusion side door beams
  • Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR)
  • Driver and front passenger, front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Crash-optimized front end
  • Crash-optimized pedal controls
  • Side Curtain Protection head airbags, front and rear
  • Front safety belts, height-adjustable, with pretensioners and load limiters
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) child seat anchor points
  • Passenger Occupant Detection (PODS)
  • Reinforced safety cage construction
  • Safety belt Emergency Locking Retractors (ELR) for all seating positions
  • Steering wheel, deformable/collapsible upon impact
  • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions
  • Automatic post-collision braking system

 

Conclusion

Volkswagen has been very successful to make this 2017 golf more spacious, comfortable and safe. It also has everything to stay connected no matter where you are: Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect maps, messaging, music, and more connecting features are right there on the touchscreen for easy display and use with Apple, Android, and Mirrorlink.

The 2017 Golf SportWagen is also provided with important features like VW Car-Net and a Rearview Camera System to help you be more confident on the drive.

Not enough? the available panoramic sunroof that measures over 12-square-feet in size so you could enjoy the sun, the moon, and the stars.
Marco Carvajal
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