2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Save up to $7,333
MSRP range
$21,685 - $30,245

Pros

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

Cons

  • Relatively snug back seat
  • Automatic transmission sometimes slow to shift in low-speed driving
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Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.

LOTS of BANG for the BUCK!
Sean, 7/21/2018
I’ve come to VW after 15 years with Volvo, out of financial necessity— as well as styling. My new VW 4Motion Sportwagen checks all the boxes— I’m now calling it The Poor Man’s Volvo! I honestly can’t believe VW can build this car for under $30K— thats WAY under $30K! A little internet searching lead me to a smoking deal at a dealer outside Boston. Well worth the drive from Connecticut, for a deal $5200off sticker!!! This car is awesome beyond words— yes, it’s the base wagon, with 4motion— which is all I honestly wanted. It’s truly a chic little wagon, looks like tens of thousands more than it costs, and I can’t beleive I’m thinking this: I can’t wait for snow! It’s my first all-wheel-drive and I finally will have confidence to be out and about when the snow flies. If you’re looking for something so much more in every way than a Subaru— for thousands less— take a look at the new Golf Sportwagen. No one can beleive how little I paid for it— a friend thought it was the small BMW wagon.
Sport Wagen says it all
pete, 7/19/2018
This car is a sports car with a work horse heart. I use it to haul everything. Add a roof rack and its like having a pickup truck. it handles great. takes curves fast accelerates great has a super DSG transmission perfectly matched to the engine. you will like it. actually averaged over 38 MPG in a 60 mile highway trip this week
Drivers car
IM, 7/24/2018
My wife needed a new car. I gave her an option of Honda CRV or the Sportwagen and she chose the latter, perceiving CRV as old woman's car. I chose SEL for adaptive cruise control and we got it for $5k below list price. My wife likes keyless entry (and closing), button start, automatic lights and wipers, dual climate control, navigation system that can be easily set without a phone, 12 way seat adjustment with 2D lumbar controls and automatically dimming rear mirror. She likes the car stability when it is glued to the road. She likes that everything works well. She even liked the sunroof when driving through the mountains. I like the adaptive cruise control and that the acceleration is effortless with minimal (and pleasant) engine noise. A bit concern is some road noise on bad surfaces, probably due to Cinturato P7 (not Plus) tires but it is not worse than the CRV or Volvo V60.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$23,935
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
170 hp @ 4500 rpm
MSRP
$25,035
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Gas
170 hp @ 4500 rpm
MSRP
$27,320
MPG
24 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 4500 rpm
MSRP
$21,685
MPG
25 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
170 hp @ 4500 rpm
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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.
Forward Collision Warning
Issues visual and aural alerts if a collision seems likely. Applies brakes autonomously if necessary to mitigate impact.
Rear Traffic Alert
Helps detect approaching objects that might not be visible from the sides when backing up. It has a 65-foot range.

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%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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More about the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

The 2018 Volkswagen SportWagen is a unique proposition for buyers looking for the practicality of a compact SUV but prefer the styling and road manners of a compact car. And while it is available with all-wheel drive and a manual transmission, Volkswagen saves some more common convenience items and safety features for the top trim level.

All trims are equipped with the same 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated for 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. Selecting a manual transmission does reduce the available torque to 184 lb-ft. The base S trim level is the only one to offer an optional five-speed manual, while the S with 4Motion gives the option of a six-speed manual. The SE and SEL are front-wheel drive and have a six-speed automatic as standard equipment. New LED taillights and daytime running lights freshen all the trims up for 2018 as well as specific wheel designs for each level.

While the S and S with 4Motion offer excellent practicality and the same engine as the higher trim levels, they lack some safety features, which are becoming more and more common amongst the competition. And since each trim level is essentially free of option packages, you wind up going all or nothing if you happen to want a specific feature such as adaptive cruise control, which can only be had on the SEL, the highest trim level. And while the SEL is nicely equipped, it puts the cost of the SportWagen over $30K and into the realm of larger and slightly more practical wagons and SUVs.

But the Golf SportWagen is a refreshing change from the onslaught of compact SUVs. And if the idea of SUV practicality in a stylish, lower-profile compact wagon is appealing, the Golf offers an affordable option with a premium look and feel. When you're ready to start shopping, Edmunds offers unmatched shopping tools to help you find the right 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen for your needs.

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Overview

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 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 5M), TSI S 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and TSI SEL 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

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2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI SEL 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI SEL 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,560. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI SEL 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $6,710 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI SEL 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is21.3% below the MSRP.

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2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 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 $28,635. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $7,333 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI SE 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is25.6% below the MSRP.

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2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)

The 2018 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 $26,350. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) is trending $6,878 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,100. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S 4dr Wagon (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $6,425 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,250. The average price paid for a new 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S 4Motion 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M) is trending $6,910 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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