2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

The VW Golf, once known as the Rabbit here in the states, has long been something of a success story for Volkswagen. The air-cooled Beetle was beginning to look outdated, when our favorite German automaker decided it was time to release a water-cooled option to give the competition a run for its money. And that it did. Since then, the Golf family has seen plenty of growth, most recently with the Alltrack. But this only leads us to compare and contrast the differences between the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.

Normally when we compare models, we look at differences between engine specs and interior space, but you’ll find that that Alltrack is essentially an off-road version of the SportWagen. Surprising to note, however, is the fact that the SportWagen also gains an all-wheel drive option for 2017. That being the case, differences between the models come down to specific features that make the Alltrack a more capable model.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
$26,950 Starting MSRP $21,580
4Motion AWD Drivetrain Front-wheel drive or 4Motion AWD
22 city/30 hwy Base Trim MPG 25 city/35 hwy
Off-Road Mode, 17” Valley wheels, App-Connect, Bluetooth, rearview camera, 6.5” touchscreen, heated front seats, leatherette upholstery, Alltrack badging, Carbonoptik door trim Standard Features Black roof rails, heated side mirrors, 15” Lyon wheels, App-Connect, Bluetooth, rearview camera, 6.5” touchscreen, cloth seating surfaces

Is the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack right for you?

The humble station wagon went out of vogue for a while, but there are still plenty of shoppers who are in love with its low profile while enjoying cargo space that’s competitive against may compact SUVs. If you’re here, you’re probably questioning whether it’s worthwhile to get the all-new Alltrack, or if you’re better off sticking with the standard SportWagen.

The answer really comes down to what you are looking for, as the models are the same when it comes to the basics. If you’re truly planning on taking your trip off the paved roadways, you’ll enjoy the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. It takes all the great features of the SportWagen, but provides a sportier appearance and more durability for the exterior, while also adding premium features to the interior. Think of it as the SportWagen for adventurers.

Main differences between the vehicles basically come down to a higher ride height, all-wheel-drive-only powertrain, larger wheels, strong body-cladding for added protection and more premium features from the start.

If you want to know for certain which models captures your attention, stop by New Century Volkswagen and take both the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and Golf SportWagen for a test drive.

2017 VW Golf Alltrack Design
2017 VW Golf SportWagen Design
2017 VW Golf Alltrack Brown Leatherette
2017 VW Golf SportWagen Interior

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