2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Glendale CA
The station wagon has been making a comeback, but with one missing feature that has had shoppers debating between the easy maneuverability of a car, and the extra feeling of grip that all-wheel drive brings. The market is about to change for the better, with the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack coming to Glendale CA here at New Century Volkswagen. The model may have the same DNA as the Golf SportWagen, but it offers so much more to the table when it comes to style and standard features.
News on the street is that the 2017 Golf SportWagen will also have a 4Motion AWD option, so how is the Alltrack different? The model shares the basic structure and powertrain of the other members of the Golf family, as it is built with on the MQB platform and features the 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. So where does it differ? The model is clearly designed around the concept of active families, and you’ll see that in its design, addition of durable body cladding and the responsive DSG transmission.
The Alltrack will come with a 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. This engine will be paired with a six-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission, or a six-speed manual transmission and the model has 4Motion all-wheel drive.
The Alltrack will come in S, SE and SEL trims for a wide array of standard and available features. In addition to standard 4Motion AWD, the Alltrack will have 17-inch wheels, V-Tex leatherette, interior ambient lighting, a rearview camera and the 6.5-inch MIB II infotainment system with App-Connect.
Why was the station wagon the ideal family vehicle for so long? The answer is that families want more space in their car, particularly when it comes to loading up cargo. The Alltrack has 94.3 cubic feet dedicated to passenger comfort, and 30.4 cubic feet for cargo. Seats fold flat for even more space.
How is the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack different than the SportWagen?
With the same powertrain and same basic architecture, you may be wondering how the Alltrack will be different from the SportWagen, especially if the latter option gains AWD. The major difference will center on purpose, as the Alltrack name may suggest. The SportWagen is centered more on the family lifestyle, which may include after-school sports and activities that require more cargo space, but the smaller wheels and lack of ground clearance doesn’t make it the ideal option for those who seek adventure off the beaten path.
The first thing you’ll notice about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is that it looks more rugged. The front bumper has a honeycomb pattern to provide a more aggressive look, while also having more durable cladding to help protect the Alltrack from small rocks and debris. The 4Motion system may not be designed for mudding, but it allows the Alltrack to become a smart choice for those who like to travel to bike trails, hike or otherwise go on adventures where the pavement ends and unstable terrain begins.
Another thing you’ll find in the Alltrack that you won’t find in the SportWagen? An “Off-Road Mode” adds hill descent control and helps to optimize the traction control system when you are driving over dirt and gravel. There will be an Off-Road HMI available as part of the navigation system to keep track of things like the steering angle and altitude, while also displaying a compass.
Not sure if you prefer the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack? Contact us here at New Century Volkswagen to learn more about features and availability.