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2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Overview
- Replaces Jetta SportWagen
- Diesel version available
- 30.4 cubic feet of cargo space
Stepping in to replace the Jetta SportWagen for the new model year is the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen which adds more utility to the compact hatchback.
This transition makes a lot of sense in a few ways. The Golf SportWagen gets the same styling updates found on the Golf in its own 2015 redesign and even when it was under the Jetta name, the wagon was still built on a Golf platform. Think of the Golf SportWagen as a lengthened Golf; it is similar in most dimensions, but about a foot longer which adds space in the rear for the enhanced fitting of things. Black roof rails and heated side mirrors come standard.
The Golf SportWagen also shares engine options with its new namesake. The base engine is a 170-hp, turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder that makes 199 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. There is also a TDI (diesel) version of the Golf SportWagen which features a 150-hp, turbo-diesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 236 pounds-feet of torque and gets its own unique transmission options (a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic). Fuel economy figures check in at 25/35-36 mpg city/highway for the gas version and 31/42-43 mpg for the diesel (slightly higher highway figures for both models come with the manual transmission).
Behind the rear seats, the extra length adds almost eight cubic feet of cargo room to the SportWagen (30.4 vs. 22.8 in standard Golfs) which nears compact SUV territory. The Golf SportWagen is also well equipped considering its price, with leatherette upholstery, power windows/locks, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, a 5.8-inch touchscreen, and air conditioning. Also available are push button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation system, and a Fender audio system.
Standard safety features include six airbags, antilock brakes, electronic stability control, and an automatic post-collision braking system, which can detect an impact and will automatically apply the brakes in order to avoid additional collisions. There is also an available Driver Assistance package which adds front/rear parking sensors, and Forward Collision Warning. A rearview camera is also optional.