Under the hood of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is the same 1.8-liter TSI turbocharged 4-cylinder engine found in the standard Golf, which returns 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, but a six-speed automatic is available.
Though not priced much higher than the compact vehicles in the lineup, the Golf SportWagen starts off with some impressive features. Among them is the 6.5-inch MIB II touchscreen audio system with the App-Connect functionality that brings Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink connectivity.
Though its passenger space is the same as a regular Golf, but the SportWagen has a whole lot more room behind the rear seats. Cargo space sits at 30.4 cubic feet with the seats upright, and a full 66.5 cubic feet with the seats folded down. This makes it a competitive option against many crossovers.
It would be stating the obvious to say most people who consider the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen are seeking a model with more cargo space, and the roof rails provide a solid foundation for a variety of carrier bars. It’s also a fun option for those who like the feeling of driving a car, but need more space. Some might say it’s also a step above many options when it comes to standard features as the base trim level comes with heated side mirrors, a rearview camera, the 6.5-inch MIB II infotainment system with VW Car-Net App-Connect, a USB port, SiriusXM satellite radio and a multi-function steering wheel.
There are three total trim levels for the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, each of which is available in eight color options. Available features including a panoramic sunroof, keyless access with push-button start, V-Tex leatherette seating, power-adjustable sport seating, touchscreen navigation and more.
For full details on the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and to take it for a test drive, stop by Findlay North Volkswagen to take the model for a test drive.