Unveiling a complete redesign, Volkswagen engineers have based the new 2015 Golf SportWagen on the award-winning Mark 7 Golf platform, replacing the outgoing Jetta SportWagen. Achieving a sportier driving experience than most SUV’s, the SportWagen is also dependable, versatile and affordable.
The successful blueprint introduced in the Golf lineup incorporating Modular Transverse Matrix (MQB) architecture generates a larger, lighter and yet more fuel efficient car, even while the new SportWagen is longer and wider than its predecessor.
Accordingly, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf was named MotorTrends Car of the Year for 2015, and the Golf Sportwagen was named the fastest-selling car in April 2015.
European styling includes sharp lines and a unique rear design to distinguish it from the Golf hatchback, the SportWagen includes a sloped hood and precise details keeping it well-defined, sporty, and ever-practical. Improved aerodynamics and updated proportions assist the fuel-efficiency while enhancing comfort.
Cabin features are largely similar to the Golf models with increased interior volume providing optimum head, shoulder and legroom. Driver controls are ergonomically positioned with a centerstack that is comfortably angled towards the driver. Premium materials, soft-touch plastics and sharp trim add a touch of refinement to the interior.
Colorado families love abundant cargo space, and the lower entry of the new SportWagen makes loading and unloading a breeze. With the rear seats up, there is an ample 30.4 cubic feet of storage space, which expands to 66.5 cubic feet when the second row is folded flat.
Even the SportWagen’s base model comes equipped with power windows, locks and mirrors, a multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth technology along with a Media Device Interface (MDI) with smartphone connectivity and VW Car-Net connected care features such as remote vehicle access, diagnostics and maintenance, and family guardian as well as a 5.8-inch touchscreen infotainment center.
Upgraded trim levels and options can get you alloy wheels, heated mirrors, roof rails, air-conditioning, cruise control, hill-hold assist, VW's Car-Net emergency telematics system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 5.8-inch touchscreen interface and an eight-speaker audio system with satellite radio, HD radio and iPod connectivity.
Top of the line upgrades include automatic wipers, heated windshield-washer nozzles, a panoramic sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, a 115-volt power outlet, heated front seats, a rearview camera and a nine-speaker Fender audio system.
All SE and SEL trims are eligible for a pair of packages. The Lighting package adds xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights, cornering lights that shine through turns, and interior ambient lighting. The Driver Assistance package adds front and rear parking sensors and a forward collision warning system.
Drivers get compact turbocharged and direct –injection engines throughout the entire SportWagen trim range. The 2015 VW Golf SportWagen 1.8T is powered by a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower, with a five-speed manual transmission.
The SportWagen TDI gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder generating 150 horsepower with a standard six-speed manual transmission, estimated at 31 city and 43 highway. The optional six-speed automated manual with the DSG rates just one highway mpg behind.
With a direct-injected, turbodiesel, four-cylinder engine, the SportWagen rates higher in federal government fuel mileage than any non-hybrid, non-electric SUV in.
For folks who are not crazy about sports utility vehicles, yet need their space, capability and versatility have a nice option in the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.
Starting at just $21,395 for the base model, Al Serra Volkswagen can help you find the SportWagen with the right package and trim level you’re looking for.