2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Longview TX

2018 VW Golf SportWagen in Silk Blue Metallic parked in front of grassy hill

Compact cars offer some of the best value in the automotive world. Between their high agility, easy maneuverability, low starting price and high fuel economy, some might wonder why anyone would opt for a larger model. Those people are unlikely to have diaper bags and toys to tote around, or even camping gear for weekend getaways. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is an obvious choice for Longview TX shoppers who love compact cars or hatchbacks, but just can’t make them work when cargo space is too limited.

Though the wood-paneled station wagon of automotive history is possibly gone forever, the 2018 VW Golf SportWagen doesn’t dredge up memories of it. Modern amenities make it a fun and comfortable ride, while passenger space is comparable to the Golf on which the SportWagen is based. The key difference? A much larger section behind that hatch.

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Features and specs of the 2018 VW Golf SportWagen

The worst thing a vehicle can be is dull. Even though you might first look at a Golf SportWagen as a practical choice, you’ll soon find yourself loving the model for its host of features and comfortable driving style. Under the hood of the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is the 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The powertrain boasts 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, but a six-speed automatic is also available. All told, the model is easy to maneuver and get up to highway speeds, while still earning an EPA-estimated 25 city and 34 highway mpg rating.

What about standard features? The VW Golf SportWagen is a front-wheel drive vehicle in all but the S with 4Motion trim. The base S does not have AWD, nor do the higher trim levels. Standard features include all of the following:

  • Black roof rails
  • Power-operated, heated side mirrors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Automatic headlights
  • LED taillights and DRLs
  • Power windows and locks
  • A 6.5-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Bluetooth with audio streaming
  • A rearview camera system

Available features for the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen include heated front seats, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Blind Spot Monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control and more. Find out if the model is right for you when you stop by Gorman McCracken Volkswagen for a test drive.