If you want a vehicle that can haul a lot of cargo and yet fit into an average-size parking spot, a small crossover SUV is the obvious solution — but what if you don't want to drive an SUV? Volkswagen has the answer: The 2017 Golf Sportwagen. This nifty little wagon offers about as much cargo space as a compact SUV, and yet it's only a foot longer than a standard Volkswagen Golf. Plus it has all the attributes that have made the Golf one of the world's favorite cars.
It starts in the cabin. Visibility is excellent, and so are the ergonomics. The dash design is simple, straightforward and easy to use, and high-quality materials give the Sportwagen a premium vibe and feel. Cargo space is, as we've said, excellent: The Golf Sportwagen provides 30.4 cubic feet of storage space with the rear seats in place and 66.5 cubic feet when you fold them down. Roof rails are standard on all models should you want to go vertical.
All 2017 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagens are powered by a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine found in several of Volkswagen's cars. With 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, this engine delivers all the power the Sportwagen needs. For 2017, VW has also added all-wheel drive as an option, so the Sportwagen can deliver the same foul-weather traction as an SUV. EPA fuel economy estimates range from 29 mpg combined (25 city/34 highway) for the front-drive automatic down to 25 mpg combined (22 city/30 highway) for the all-wheel-drive model.
Volkswagen sells the Sportwagen in three trim levels: S, SE, and SEL. The S is decently equipped, getting you features such as 15-inch wheels, a rearview camera, a touchscreen infotainment display, smartphone integration an eight-speaker sound system. Moving up to the SE gets you automatic wipers, heated windshield washer nozzles, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, leatherette upholstery, power front seats and a Fender Premium audio system. When you pick the top SEL, you also get 18-inch wheels, automatic climate control, a navigation system and a suite of advanced driver safety systems, including forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking. A few extra safety features are also available as options on the SEL.
Although crossover SUVs will always be more popular, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen is just the thing for the right kind of shopper. Use Edmunds to help you find the perfect one.
2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Overview
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is offered in the following submodels: Wagon. Available styles include TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), TSI S 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and TSI SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A). Golf SportWagen models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Golf SportWagen comes with all wheel drive or front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automated manual, 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 Golf SportWagen comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen?
2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28760. The average price paid for a new 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $7905 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $7905 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $20855.
The average savings for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 27.5% below the MSRP.
We are showing 1 TSI SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26070. The average price paid for a new 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) is trending $8189 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $8189 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $17881.
The average savings for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) is 31.4% below the MSRP.
We are showing 9 TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
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Vehicle TSI SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Review Struggling like many TDI owners for the "perfect replacement" for the perfect car, my 2011 VW TDI Sportwagen 6-speed, the 2017 Golf Sportwagen SE TSI exceeds my expectations. It doesn't pull "off the line" line the diesel and unfortunately VW does not have a 6-speed in the SE line (which is sad). The transmission also seems to hunt at low speed but it is not bothersome. At 65mph on a trip I have averaged 40-41mpg and at 75mph 37-38 range which is acceptable. The TSI engine works well at 75mph+ and is smooth at these highway speeds with peppy acceleration. That said, the improvement in technology in only six model years is astonishing and the panoramic sun roof is outstanding. VW does need to move the USB interface for the connection for the Apple CarPlay or make a notch to accomodate the USB cable when the access door is closed. I am very satisfied with the Golf Sportwagen SE and do not regret the purchase in any way. German beats Japanese any day when it comes to vehicles. 5/8/2017 I have 8500 miles on the car now and it has been flawless. The last software update seemed to have corrected a few issues with the Apple CarPlay and nav map integration from the iphone (factory nav systems are a waste of money when you have the carplay app). I change the oil and rotate the tires every 5000 miles, I do not like the VW 10000 mile oil change schedule. Mileage has actually improved a bit to near 40 on the highway. I have no fit/finish issues and it has proven very comfortable on a road trip. Extremely pleased!
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Is the 2017 Volkswagen Golf-sportwagen safe? The 2017 Volkswagen Golf-sportwagen earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 volkswagen golf-sportwagen TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 6-speed automated manual, regular unleaded 25 combined MPG 22 city MPG/30 highway MPG
2017 volkswagen golf-sportwagen TSI S 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 29 combined MPG 25 city MPG/34 highway MPG
2017 volkswagen golf-sportwagen TSI SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 29 combined MPG 25 city MPG/34 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen?
Available Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 2017 Submodel Types: Wagon, Diesel
Available Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 2017 Trims: TSI S 4Motion, TSI SE, TSI SEL, TSI S, TDI S, TDI SEL, TDI SE, TSI Limited Edition
Exterior Colors: Platinum Gray Metallic, Pure White, Deep Black Pearl Metallic, Silk Blue Metallic, White Silver Metallic, Night Blue Metallic, Tornado Red, Black, Platinum Grey Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, Tungsten Silver Metallic
Interior Colors: Titan Black leatherette, Titan Black cloth, Beige leatherette, Beige cloth, Quartz Gray leatherette
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Back-up camera, USB Inputs, Aux Audio Inputs, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Heated seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Sunroof/Moonroof, Blind Spot Monitoring, Pre-collision safety system, AWD/4WD, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Navigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Upgraded Headlights, Lane Departure Warning, Parking sensors, Automatic Emergency Braking
Engine/Mechanics: 4 cylinders
Transmission: AUTOMATIC, AUTOMATED_MANUAL, MANUAL
Fuel Types: regular unleaded, diesel
Drivetrains: front wheel drive, all wheel drive
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