2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Wagon


$21,580 - $29,970
2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)TSI SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)TSI S 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)TSI SEL 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Starting MSRP$22,680$24,930$27,030$23,830$21,580$29,970
MPG292529262829
Seating555555
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed automated manual6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed manual5-speed manual6-speed shiftable automatic
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Horsepower170 hp @ 4500 rpm170 hp @ 4500 rpm170 hp @ 4500 rpm170 hp @ 4500 rpm170 hp @ 4500 rpm170 hp @ 4500 rpm

Safety

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

    Overall4/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover13.4%

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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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The 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Wagon is offered in the following styles: TSI S 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), TSI SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M), TSI S 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), and TSI SEL 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

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