The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen station wagon is available in several variants with two engine choices. Its price starts at $21,395 and goes up to $31,445. The vehicle was first unveiled at the 2014 Auto Show in New York, and it replaces the previous sports wagon with Jetta badge.
Exterior and Interior Design
The redesigned 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is now bigger and lighter as compared to its predecessor, the Jetta Sport Wagon. Its front wheel is pushed forward by a further 1.7 inches. This helps to make the inside space more spacious and accommodating at the same time improving the legroom in the back. While giving more headroom, it is also much easier to load. When the seats are completely folded down, an additional more space of ten percent is created. The vehicle comes in several different colors which will no doubt suit your preferences. Its unique features include Park Distance Control, Advanced front lighting system, Bi-Xenon headlights with LEDs, 18-inch aluminum wheels, panoramic sunroof, adjustable driver’s seat, automatic climate control, and color touch display in the center console.
Volkswagen mainly focused and emphasized on weight saving with ultra-high and high strength steels fixed in the car’s body, together with optimized components like wiring, air conditioning and the seats. This makes the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen not only stiffer, but lighter too. As expected of all models in the Golf family, this station wagon model is based purely on the MQB architecture. Compared to the current Jetta, it is 0.7 inches wider and 1.1 inches longer. The fact that it is 0.9 inches lower makes it to significantly reduce its drag levels. It is more economical and sportier too.
Engine Options, Specs, Fuel Economy
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen comes with a turbocharged 1.8L petrol engine with four cylinders, paired with either a 5-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox, which can produce 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of twist. Its direct injection serves to help it gain 36 miles per gallon on the highway and 25 mpg in the city when it has been equipped together with a 5-speed manual, making it 17% more economical than the Jetta SportWagen’s powertrain. Other option include a 2.0L diesel unit good for 150 horsepower and 236 pound-feet. Diesel is powered with either a 6-speed DSG or manual transmission. This one is EPA rated at 43 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg in the city.
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Prices
There is a bunch of available trim levels. Prices of all 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen models depend on a choice of engine and transmission. The TSI S is a base model and its price starts at $21,395 (manual) or $22,495 (auto). The TSI SE and TSI SEL models are priced at $26,995 and $29,345, respectively. The TDI S model costs between $24,595 (manual) and $25,695 (DSG), while the TDI SE is priced between $27,995 and $29,095. The most expensive TDI SEL costs between $30,345 and $31,445.
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