2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Pricing

Consumer Rating


  • Holds almost as much cargo as many compact crossovers
  • Interior features quality design and materials
  • Turbo four-cylinder engine delivers high fuel economy
  • Now offers optional all-wheel drive


  • Relatively snug backseat
  • Touchscreen's simple graphics look behind the times
  • Automatic transmission sometimes slow to shift in low-speed driving

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Features & Specs

TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)TSI SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)TSI S 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Starting MSRP$24,930$27,030$22,680
Transmission6-speed automated manual6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower170 hp @ 4500 rpm170 hp @ 4500 rpm170 hp @ 4500 rpm


Our experts’ favorite Golf SportWagen safety features:

Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

Applies the brakes immediately after a collision to stop movement and avoid a secondary impact.
Family Guardian

Enables speed and boundary alerts for new drivers. A component of the Car-Net Security & Service.
Forward Collision Warning

Issues visual and aural alerts if a collision seems likely. Applies brakes autonomously if necessary to mitigate impact.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover13.4%

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen


Consumer Rating

TSI SE a good replacement for the TDI Sportwagen
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!
A good value
Wanted a replacement for our ten year old Volvo wagon which functioned as an extra car to haul stuff and for winter driving. This VW Sports Wagon is a bargain from a cost perspective and is more than adequete to meet our needs. Looked at new Volvo, BMW and even used mid size SUV but the VW delivered the most bang for the buck.
Lemon law?
So I drove my new car off the lot and it quickly developed a rattle in the dash. Brought the car in and they replaced the front axel, struts, mounts, etc. Basically the whole front end. Car drove fine for 200 miles and the rattle is back again. In my state 3 repairs for the same problem = lemon law. I suspect this will be the fate of my brand new car that I haven't even made a payment on yet and is only 1 week old! Consumer reports just rated this car as poor for reliability. If they had released their rankings 2 weeks earlier I probably would have looked elsewhere for a car.

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Certain conditions apply. Contact Dealer for details on pricing. Not all buyers will qualify for all incentives. May not be applicable with other available incentives. Some incentives are in lieu of special financing. Pricing on 2018 models may require financing through VW credit, excludes special finance options.

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

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen models are available with a 1.8 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 170 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen comes with all wheel drive, front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automated manual, 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 Volkswagen 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.

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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 $26,070. The average price paid for a new 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) is trending $5,463 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Gas Mileage

2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 6-speed automated manual, regular unleaded
25 compined MPG,
22 city MPG/30 highway MPG

2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
29 compined MPG,
25 city MPG/34 highway MPG

2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
29 compined MPG,
25 city MPG/34 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG25
Transmission6-speed automated manual
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement1.8 L
Passenger Volume124.7 cu.ft.
Wheelbase103.7 in.
Length179.6 in.
Width70.8 in.
Height58.3 in.
Curb Weight3358 lbs.