Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Diesel

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Pros & Cons

  • Crossover-grade cargo capacity
  • upscale interior
  • responsive and fuel-efficient engines
  • sophisticated ride
  • good value.
  • Lacks some common entertainment and safety technologies
  • AWD not offered.
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2015
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen for Sale
2015
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$10,999 - $20,428

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****TO HELP PROTECT OUR CUSTOMERS IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES WE ARE NOW OFFERING VIDEO WALK AROUNDS, LOCAL HOME DELIVERY, LIMITED APPOINTMENTS TO INCREASE DISTANCE/REDUCE RISK, INCREASED CLEANING, DISTANCED PAPERWORK. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE ALL OUR CUSTOMERS FEEL SAFE WHEN THEY GET THE CAR OF THIER DREAMS. QUALIFIED BUYERS CAN GET UP TO 60 DAYS DEFERRED PAYMENT*** ****1-OWNER, TDI, REAR CAMERA, TOUCH SCREEN **** Carfax Certified 1-Owner, Low Mileage, Well Maintained, Recently Inspected, 2.0 TDI Diesel, Rear View Camera, 16 Wheels, Leatherette Seats, Keyless Access, Push Start, Touchscreen, VW Media Interface, Bluetooth Streaming, SAT Radio, Head Mirrors, and Much More. Vehicle Comes with Remaining Audi Factory & Audi Extended TDI Warranty (10 year / 120,000 Miles)
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Beyer Volkswagen of Winchester presents this Certified 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen S. CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Gray FWD 6-Speed Automatic DSG 2.0L TDI TurbodieselWe have an excellent selection of pre-owned vehicles in every price range. Recent Arrival! Odometer is 5137 miles below market average! 31/42 City/Highway MPGVolkswagen Certified Pre-Owned Model Year 2016 and earlier TDI vehicles Details: * 100+ Point Inspection * Vehicle History * Model Specific Limited Warranty, 24 Month/Unlimited Mile beginning on the new certified purchase date or expiration of new car warranty expires (whichever occurs later), 2 Years of 24-Hr Roadside Asst. Transferability See Dealer for Details * Warranty Deductible: $50 * Roadside AssistanceFind out why buying from Beyer is better.
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We are essential and OPEN. We offer home test drives and home delivery. Build your deal online with our online concierge service. This vehicle IS eligible to be transferred, free of charge, to any of our pickup locations. Locations are: Sterling, VA | Alexandria, VA | Frederick, MD | Temple HIlls, MD | Hyattsville, MD | Laurel, MD | Glen Burnie, MD | Baltimore, MD. Our Open Inventory means you are empowered to shop the entire Easterns inventory. Easterns Automotive Group is a family owned dealership with over 30 years of history serving the hard-working men and women of DC, Maryland, and Virginia. See what we do to give back to our community at easterns.com/community.
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2 YEAR VW WARRANTY! This 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen SEL in Night Blue Metallic features: 2.0L TDI Turbodiesel 6-Speed Automatic DSG24 MONTH UNLIMITED MILEAGE VW WARRANTY!!, CLEAN VEHICLE HISTORY REPORT!, LOCAL TRADE!, BLUETOOTH, AUDIO JACK INPUT FOR MOBILE DEVICES!, REAR VIEW CAMERA!, PANORAMIC SUNROOF!, HEATED SEATS!, NAVIGATION!, ALLOY WHEELS!, KEYLESS ENTRY!, 9 SPEAKER FENDER PREMIUM AUDIO!, SiriusXM, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Heated door mirrors, Power driver & passenger seats, Rain sensing wipers, Remote CD player, Security system, Steering wheel mounted audio controls. Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned Model Year 2016 and earlier TDI vehicles Details:* Vehicle History* Warranty Deductible: $50* Roadside Assistance* 100+ Point Inspection* Model Specific Limited Warranty, 24 Month/Unlimited Mile beginning on the new certified purchase date or expiration of new car warranty expires (whichever occurs later), 2 Years of 24-Hr Roadside Asst. Transferability See Dealer for Details31/42 City/Highway MPGSutliff Volkswagen is one of Pennsylvania's largest volume Volkswagen Certified Dealers! A Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned means you not only get the reassurance of a FACTORY backed Warranty, but also a 112-point inspection/reconditioning, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a complete CARFAX vehicle history report! Click here to visit our website at www.sutliffvolkswagen.com or call us at 1-800-210-8889. Sutliff Volkswagen believes the best service to our customers is offering high-quality vehicles and one of the largest selections in Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Enola, York, Hershey, Lebanon and Lancaster areas. Price includes REBATE for financing through VW Credit. See salesperson for details. PLEASE MAKE SURE to confirm the details of this vehicle with the dealer to ensure its accuracy as we get data from multiple sources. Dealer cannot be held liable for data that is listed incorrectly.
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The new 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen provides familiar Golf goodness along with a cavernous cargo area. It's a compelling alternative to similarly priced crossovers.

Notably, we picked the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen as one of Edmunds' Best Used Cars.

Vehicle overview

If you're looking at small hatchbacks like the Volkswagen Golf, you may be wondering whether they're big enough for your lifestyle. Stepping up to a larger crossover SUV might seem to be a logical choice, but their higher center of gravity and compromised fuel economy may give you pause. This is what MBA types refer to as a "market opportunity," and the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is an attempt to seize it.

While it's technically an all-new model, the Golf SportWagen isn't so different from the Jetta SportWagen it replaces in VW's lineup. Both models offer gasoline or diesel power and similarly versatile interiors. But with its previous-generation platform and dowdy styling, the Jetta SportWagen never seemed to be a top priority for the company. The Golf SportWagen, conversely, shares its capable underpinnings and crisp styling with the highly regarded new Golf, so it's clear that Volkswagen means business this time around.

Indeed, the Golf SportWagen could have just as easily been called the "Golf XL." In return for an extra 12.1 inches of overall length, the SportWagen provides 33 percent more cargo space behind the rear seats and 26 percent more space with the rear seatbacks folded flat. In SE and SEL trim, it also comes standard with a panoramic sunroof that's unavailable on the regular Golf. Otherwise, though, it's a Golf through and through, from its two terrific turbocharged engines (gas-powered 1.8T and diesel-powered TDI) to its attractive, well-trimmed interior. The hatchback liftgate comes standard either way; you just have to decide how much space you want inside.

If you're shopping for something like the Golf SportWagen, you'll quickly find there isn't much else out there. The 2015 Subaru Outback wagon is reasonably priced and roomier and more capable (thanks to a raised suspension and all-wheel drive) than the SportWagen, but it's bulkier to drive and its fuel economy isn't as good. Then there's the 2015 Toyota Prius V. It mirrors the SportWagen's hauling capabilities and returns an impressive 42 mpg in mixed driving, but it's slow and uninvolving from the driver seat. Beyond that, we'd just point you to crossovers like the 2015 Ford Escape and 2015 Mazda CX-5. But for an affordable wagon with a premium vibe, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is one of a kind.

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen models

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is offered with the 1.8T or TDI engine in three trim levels: S, SE and SEL.

The 1.8T S starts with 15-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, roof rails, air-conditioning, cruise control, leatherette (premium vinyl), a tilt-and-telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel, height-adjustable manual front seats with power recline, 60/40-split folding rear seats with a center pass-through, hill-hold assist, VW's Car-Net emergency telematics system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 5.8-inch touchscreen interface and an eight-speaker audio system with satellite radio, HD radio and iPod connectivity.

The 1.8T SE adds 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, automatic wipers, heated windshield-washer nozzles, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, a 115-volt power outlet, heated front seats, a rearview camera and a nine-speaker Fender audio system.

Going with the 1.8T SEL gets you 18-inch wheels, interior ambient lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, sport front seats with a 10-way power-adjustable driver seat (with power lumbar) and a navigation system with dual SD-card slots.

The TDI S gets 16-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition and the rearview camera as standard, but the TDI trims otherwise have the same standard equipment as their 1.8T counterparts.

All SE and SEL trims are eligible for a pair of packages. The Lighting package adds xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, cornering lights that shine through turns, and interior ambient lighting. The Driver Assistance package adds front and rear parking sensors and a forward collision warning system.

2015 Highlights

The SportWagen is an all-new wagon version of the Golf hatchback.

Performance & mpg

The 2015 VW Golf SportWagen 1.8T employs a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower. With the base five-speed manual transmission (1.8T S only), it's good for 184 pound-feet of torque, but the optional six-speed automatic bumps that number up to 199 lb-ft. According to the EPA, the 1.8T returns 29 mpg combined (25 city/36 highway) with the manual, dropping to 35 mpg highway with the automatic.

The SportWagen TDI uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder producing 150 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while the optional transmission is a six-speed automated manual (VW's DSG). The EPA estimates 35 mpg combined (31 city/43 highway) for the conventional manual, with the DSG a single highway mpg behind.

Safety

Standard safety features on the 2015 VW Golf SportWagen include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Also standard is a post-collision braking system that automatically applies the brakes after an impact to lower the chances of a secondary crash.

The standard VW Car-Net emergency telematics system includes automatic crash notification, an SOS button for roadside assistance, remote vehicle access, stolen vehicle location and geo-fencing (permitting parents to set electronic limits for young drivers). The Car-Net app lets you control some of these features from your smartphone, and it also grants access to various vehicle status indicators (fuel level, odometer reading, service schedule, etc.).

As noted above, the optional Driver Assistance package (SE and SEL only) adds front and rear parking sensors and a forward collision warning system. Certain increasingly common safety technologies are absent, however, such as a blind-spot monitor and lane-departure warning.

Driving

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is blessed with a pair of excellent engines. The base 1.8T is so smooth and strong that it feels as if you should have paid extra for it, while the TDI delivers more authoritative torque at low rpm along with astounding fuel economy. As redline approaches, the 1.8T pulls ahead, and that extra measure of performance plus its lower price may be enough to justify its relatively modest 29 mpg rating. Or perhaps you'd rather pay a premium for the TDI's exceptional driving range and available quick-shifting DSG transmission, which makes the 1.8T's automatic seem a bit dull. You'll be winning either way.

On time-worn pavement, the rigidity of the Golf SportWagen's structure shines through, as the ride is controlled yet supple, with little harshness to speak of. If you've driven a regular Golf, you'll notice the extra foot of length when you're parallel parking, but the SportWagen remains small enough to be an asset in tight urban spaces. It's also an unusually confident high-speed cruiser. Pressed on a winding country road, the SportWagen demonstrates only modest handling talent and generally fails to make good on the "Sport" part of its name. But overall we like the way this VW drives.

Interior

Inside, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is a dead ringer for the regular Golf hatchback, which means it has one of the nicest cabins in this price range. Highlights include relatively upscale materials and tastefully restrained dashboard styling, plus a central control panel that's angled toward the driver for easier access. Most of the buttons and switches are sensibly arranged and easy to understand at a glance, and while the standard 5.8-inch touchscreen is on the small side by present standards, it's a cinch to operate. We also like that an exclusive panoramic sunroof comes standard on all but the base S trim, which should only enhance the SportWagen's appeal.

The main disappointment is the SportWagen's touchscreen interface. It works reasonably well but it's small and lacks the crisp graphics and detail found in some other systems. Also, VW's continued use of its oddball "MDI" electronics port instead of a USB port means you'll need a special cable to connect your phone, and swapping or purchasing cables for different devices is a hassle.

As in the regular Golf, the SportWagen's standard front seats provide firm support over both short and long distances. Per Volkswagen's norm, both front seats offer height adjustability, so front passengers won't feel like second-class citizens. Rear seat space is quite generous for a small car, but the SportWagen's relatively low rear cushions deprive tall riders of under-thigh support; most crossovers have a distinct advantage here with their higher seat bottoms.

Cargo capacity is already a strength of the standard Golf hatchback, but the SportWagen takes it to another level. There are 30.4 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, and that expands to 66.5 cubes with the rear seatbacks folded flat. To put that in perspective, the Ford Escape provides 34.3 and 68.1 cubes, respectively. The SportWagen is a genuine match for small crossovers in this regard.


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I love this car more everyday!
Taj,09/18/2015
TDI S 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M)
I enjoy driving. I've owed several cars, 4 VW's over 30 years, never a diesel. Last was a 2004 Jetta that I thought was the greatest. Recently I was seriously considering a 2015 Mazda3 5-door. Then I decided I had better go drive a couple VW's before buying anything. Drove a new Golf TSI and thought it was incredible. Then I drove this TDI Sportwagen. What a great car! I had never driven a TDI before. After test driving around town and on the highway, I had to have it. I opted for the TDI wagon, but I certainly would have been thrilled to drive away in any manual Golf. Didn't try any automatic transmissions. The response of the TDI feels wonderful, it's a great engine. Add MPG's and it was the obvious choice for me. I couldn't be happier with this car. UPDATE: OK, the diesel thing was announced a month after I bought this thing. I think VW is making the best cars in this range. I don't know if anything comes close to how much car I got for the money. I do t want to surrender this car, and I don't think I'll have to, but I've never owned a better car and I plan on driving this one forever (as I also know I may not be able to get another one). UPDATE 9/17: My opinions have not changed about this car. VW gave me back 1/3 of its price, so now I'm even happier about my purchase.
Great car (aside from the emissions...)
JPKANT,10/14/2015
TDI SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
Have owned the car 5 weeks and driven 2200 miles. I really like it, but certainly feel conflicted because of the VW emissions scandal. Traded in an Accord which was nice, but pretty boring. Sportwagen is fun to drive, very responsive and quiet on the road, even at high speed. Getting around 46 mpg (nearly all hwy). Excellent visibility and very easy to get in and out of. We opted for the SEL due to better seats and dual climate. I have a back issue and I would rate the seat comfort at 9 out of 10. A little more lower support would be perfect for me. The ride is firm but well tuned and is better than the Accord. The low profile tires no doubt contribute to the firm ride but the handling is great. Love the engine and DSG trans which shifts well. When you step on the gas, the car has no problem getting you up to speed. Everything remains to be seen after the emissions recall.
How does this not catch on?
tomtom123,06/30/2015
TDI SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
Bought a new fully loaded diesel sportwagen. First and foremost: This car is MUCH faster than its HP suggests. The diesel pulls effortlessly and is very quiet. The gas engine is good, but this engine is something I've never experienced before and I come from a 2015 GTI (this is our second VW). The panoramic sunroof makes it feel like your car is almost a convertible. Diesel is so fuel-efficient it is crazy. I was afraid of the UREA scrub, but its like adding windshield washer fluid - so simple. The reason I was so drawn to VW in the first place - it feels MUCH more expensive than its price tag suggests and has a soul to it. Its not boring like the cute 'ute competition.
The car we have been waiting for.
Masako Wada,07/26/2015
TDI SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
You can read the magazine reviews they pretty much tell the story (its a winner). Our 2015 VW TDI Sport wagon is our new road trip car. The TDI engine with the DSG gearbox is a great high speed highway cruiser that gets awesome fuel economy: every tree huggers dream. Looks like VW has almost resolved diesel gate with the EPA and DOT, they have a fix, now VW has to get it approved. There maybe TDI's for sale in 2017.? Meantime we still love ours. What a car.!

Features & Specs

MPG
31 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Diesel
150 hp @ 3500 rpm
MPG
31 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Diesel
150 hp @ 3500 rpm
MPG
31 city / 43 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Diesel
150 hp @ 3500 rpm
MPG
31 city / 42 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Diesel
150 hp @ 3500 rpm
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Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Diesel Overview

The Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Diesel is offered in the following styles: TDI S 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), TDI SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), TDI S 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), TDI SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), TDI SEL 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), and TDI SE 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M).

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Price comparisons for Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Diesel trim styles:

  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Diesel TDI S is priced between $10,999 and$15,500 with odometer readings between 23942 and73309 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Diesel TDI SEL is priced between $20,428 and$20,428 with odometer readings between 39441 and39441 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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