What’s one word you don’t typically associate with a full-size SUV? Precision. Not that the craftsmanship isn’t there, but the turning ability can be difficult. There’s a reason that SUVs aren’t a go-to in the motorsport world, and it makes perfect sense that not everyone wants to “upgrade” to a larger model for the sake of family needs. This is where the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen comes in for Elgin IL shoppers. The model is an extended version of the Golf, which means it offers seating for five, but with extra cargo space for those days when you simply can’t travel light. All without losing your precision.
The Golf SportWagen has proven itself as a fantastic choice for everyday driving, but shoppers in the Elgin IL area are concerned with driving dynamics in winter weather. The base trim of the Golf SportWagen gained a 4Motion AWD option for 2017, and this choice continues for the 2018 model year.
|1.8-liter TSI Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine||LED taillights/DRLs||Seats 5|
|170hp, 184 lb-ft of torque||Standard 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment||94.3 cu. ft. passenger volume|
|Standard 5-speed manual, available 6-speed DSG||Automatic headlights w/rain sensor||30.4 cu. ft cargo volume|
|Standard FWD, available 4Motion AWD||Car-Net App-Connect w/Android Auto & Apple CarPlay connectivity||66.5 cu. ft. max. cargo volume (rear seats folded)|
One of the top things many shoppers consider is what comes standard with a model. After all, the price that will stick out to you is the lowest starting MSRP, but the base trim level doesn’t always have everything you might desire. How does the 2018 VW Golf SportWagen stack up?
Standard features for the S trim level, which starts the lineup, include LED taillights, LED DRLs, a 6.5-inch infotainment system with VW Car-Net App-Connect, automatic headlights with rain sensor, power-reclining front seats and cruise control. This is the only trim that offers 4Motion, though the AWD configuration also comes standard with heated front seats.
There are two other trim levels for the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, the SE and SEL. Learn more about available features, including advanced driver assistance systems, when you stop by Elgin Volkswagen for a test drive.