The latest Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen adds a few more features to distinguish itself from the rest of the line.
Squished between the S and SE line, the Limited Edition adds 17″ wheels and a moonroof, the more popular options, to the Golf Sportwagen. Some people perceive wagons as boring cars, but I beg to differ. As an owner of a Subaru Legacy 2.5GT wagon, I could not be happier with what I’m driving, especially because it’s a wagon.
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The best part? There is great performance from a great chassis. The Volkswagen is based on the MK VII Golf chassis, a highly competent performer in the hatchback world. The Subaru performs well based on the Legacy chassis, while the Golf Sportwagen allows enhanced ride quality and grip with added practicality. Why not spice it up with a few more features?
The Golf Sportwagen adds more than wheels and a moonroof. The Limited Edition also includes heated, leatherette seats, keyless access to the push-button start. The MIBII infotainment system is also included, which allows the user to connect their smartphones directly to the head unit. Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, and MirrorLink® are all available through the MIBII infotainment system.
Along with these features, it’s also an incredibly safe car.
"“Volkswagen is delighted that the Golf family models have earned the highest 5-star overall crash test rating from the government—providing further validation that Volkswagen produces some of the safest vehicles in the industry,” said Joerg Sommer, Vice President Product Marketing and Strategy, Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Our vehicles have numerous safety and driver assistance technologies that work to help prevent collisions, and help protect occupants when an accident is unavoidable.”"
With the 1.8 liter, 170 horsepower, turbo-charged engine, the Golf Sportwagen is capable of EPA highway mileage of 36 miles per gallon. Best of all, the driver has a choice between a 6-speed manual or six-speed DSG transmission to transfer the power to the wheels.
Overall, the Golf Sportwagen provides daily driving practicality, sport-utility space, with the dynamics of a traditional four-door sedan. With 170 horsepower and great gas mileage, the Sportwagen offers compact car efficiency for everyday use. The Limited Edition spices things up a bit with the 17″ wheels, moonroof, MIBII infotainment system, and optional navigation system.
With that kind of fuel efficiency, even I’m tempted to leave my Subaru Legacy 2.5GT for the more fuel efficient Golf Sportwagen. Now with the Limited Edition, I can keep the features I currently enjoy.