2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Tampa FL
Many people in American own multiple vehicles, and it’s not just because they need two to travel. No, it’s difficult to find a one-size-fits all segment because your weekend needs aren’t the same as your commuting needs. When you go to work, you want a small vehicle that will sip fuel, but when it’s time to take the family on a ski trip, you need a bit more space. That’s where the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, available in Tampa FL at Brandon Volkswagen, comes in.
The family station wagon became a staple in many driveways for a reason, and that’s because it drives like a car but offers the versatility of a much larger vehicle. Extra cargo space allows you to fit bulk purchases, sporting gear and gardening supplies in the back, making it a convenient model when you need the space. When you don’t need that extra room, you’ll find the fuel economy is comparable to smaller compact cars like the standard Volkswagen Golf.
No matter what a car looks like or what features it offers, the most important thing is how it drives. The SportWagen has the 1.8-liter turbo four under its hood, offering up 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Paired with this is either a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.
What do you consider necessities for your base model? If cruise control, power windows and locks, App-Connect with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a rearview camera, heated side mirrors, Bluetooth and a multi-function steering wheel all top the list, then the 2017 VW Golf SportWagen is right for you.
Those shopping for a station wagon are likely to find that cargo space is their number one concern, as the passenger space of 94.3 cubic feet isn’t much different from a compact car. Cargo room, however, is another story as the SportWagen offers up 30.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats and standard roof rails.
Why drive the 2017 VW Golf SportWagen?
You may have heard that the Golf family has a new member in its ranks: The Alltrack. This being the case, why might you opt for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen? One clear reason is the fact that the SportWagen has a lower starting price. The base model is front-wheel drive, which might be a preference for those living in the Tampa Bay area, where all-wheel drive isn’t often considered a necessity. New for 2017 is an AWD option for the SportWagen, and it can be had while still paying less than what the Alltrack costs.
Basically, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is still your go-to if you’re more focused on your daily drive rather than finding a model you can take off-road. It’s a practical, family-friendly model that has more cargo space and offers higher-end features that aren’t always available to non-premium brands.
New features for the 2017 model year include available driver assistance features like forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert, lane departure warning, parking steering assistance and more.Do you think the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen might be the right choice for you? Stop by Brandon Volkswagen to take it for a test drive.