2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen FWD and 4MOTION
November 08 2018,
Although we sell some of the best driving, safest and most versatile SUVs you can buy today, we at Volkswagen know that not all of you want a utility vehicle. You may crave the utility and capability aspects but are more interested in an actual car for its inherent driving characteristics, and styling.
You are the reason why Volkswagen is one of the very few mainstream automakers that offer a station wagon, and currently the only one that can be outfitted with a manual transmission and all-wheel drive.
For 2019, front-wheel drive Sportwagens receive the new Jetta’s hyper-efficient turbocharged 1.4-litre 4-cylinder engine. It can be paired to either a 6-speed manual or an 8-speed automatic transmission for spirited driving and very few trips to the gas station.
Those who prefer the safety and peace of mind that comes with our sophisticated 4MOTION AWD system, the turbocharged 1.8-litre engine returns for duty, as do the 6-speed manual and optional 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Attractive and loaded
The 2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen is undeniably handsome from the earliest trim on with LED lights, alloy wheels and roof rails. The spacious cabin features loads of technology including App-Connect smartphone integration (Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Mirrorlink), Bluetooth, a 6.5-inch touchscreen interface and heated front seats. Upper trims gain keyless access with push-start button, SiriusXM satellite radio, leather and power front seats.
A trunk that fits everything
Perhaps what is most important with the Golf Sportwagen is its trunk. Capable of swallowing 860 litres of gear, the compact Volkswagen’s trunk volume is equal to many small crossovers. While the size of the cargo hold may be similar, once behind the wheel, the experience differs quite a bit.
Drives and handles better than an average car
The 2019 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen handles exactly like a car, thanks to its lower center of gravity and rear multi-link suspension. Regardless of the road condition, the ride retains a high level of comfort and should you be so inclined, spirited driving jaunts on your favorite back roads are more than possible.
In the name of safety
Safety is paramount at Volkswagen, a Driver Assistance package is offered and includes Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist), Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert.
Come find out for yourself why so many consumers are opting for a Sportwagen instead of a crossover!