The Golf SportWagen replaces the outgoing Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. The Golf SportWagen is $400 more than the Jetta SportWagen, but features more standard equipment.
The base Golf SportWagen features a standard turbocharged and direct-injection 1.8-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, five-speed manual transmission, 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Bluetooth and air-conditioning. A six-speed automatic transmission is a $1,100 option.
VW's top-of-the-line gasoline-powered Golf SportWagen starts at $30,165, including shipping. It adds 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, chrome roof rails, navigation system, automatic air-conditioning, sport comfort seats and ambient lighting.
The 2015 Golf SportWagen TDI S clean-diesel model with a 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder diesel engine and six-speed manual transmission starts at $25,415, including shipping. Keyless access with push-button start and a rearview camera are among the standard features. A six-speed automatic transmission is a $1,100 option.
Volkswagen said this model is almost $2,000 less than the previous base TDI model.
The top-of-the-line Golf SportWagen TDI SEL starts at $31,165, including shipping. Details include a navigation system, automatic air-conditioning and sport seats with 12-way power adjustment for the driver.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers will find that the Golf SportWagen occupies an unusual niche in the market, since there are relatively few wagon choices. The affordable price tag should make this an attractive choice.