- All-wheel drive comes standard
- Available Off-Road Mode for optimized traction control
- Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is an all-new, high-performance version of the Golf SportWagen. It competes with the Subaru Outback in vehicle segment that blurs the line between wagons and crossovers.
Three trims are available: the S, SE, and SEL.
The Golf Alltrack has more rugged, aggressive styling than the Golf SportWagen. It also has more ground clearance for off-road driving. It features a black-clad underbody trim, a grille and a fascia with a black honeycomb-mesh pattern, smoked headlights, and side rails. Standard features include front fog lights, daytime running lights, power/heated side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Available features include Bi-Xenon headlights, LED headlights, and larger 18-inch alloy wheels.
Under the hood, the Gold Alltrack is powered by a standard 170-hp, turbocharged 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic or manual transmission and 4Motion all-wheel drive. It produces 199 pounds-feet of torque. The available Drive Mode Select includes an Off-Road Mode for optimized traction control. Fuel economy for the Golf Alltrack is an EPA-estimated 22/30 mpg city/highway.
Inside, the Golf Alltrack has a premium leatherette interior with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. Cargo capacity is 66.5 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down. The center stack features the MIB II infotainment system that includes a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, an SD card slot, and a USB port. It can be upgraded with an integrated navigation system, a Fender premium audio system, and Car-Net connected services for vehicle settings, diagnostics, emergency calls, and stolen vehicle location (subscription required). Power/heated front seats and power windows/locks come standard. Dual-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, push-button start, a 115V outlet in the cargo area, ambient lighting, and a panoramic moonroof are available as well.
The Golf Alltrack was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). It also earned a full 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Standard safety features include a backup camera and a post-collision braking system that prevents secondary collisions. Available active safety features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, and park assist.