2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

What is the Difference Between the 2018 VW Golf Alltrack and SportWagen?

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

For those unaffiliated with the Volkswagen lineup, one of the most interesting aspects of its catalog is that of the Volkswagen Golf family. There are, in fact, 6 Volkswagen Golf models! That makes up the majority of the Volkswagen catalog. There is the VW Golf, the VW Golf Alltrack, the VW Golf GTI, the VW Golf R, the VW Golf SportWagen, and the VW e-Golf.


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The 2018 Volkswagen Golf is the traditional, original, compact hatchback. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI is a sportier looking car with primarily style updates. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R is a performance-based model, fitted with plenty of style, a beefed-up engine, finely-tuned controls, and numerous performance features. Meanwhile, 2018 Volkswagen e-Golf is an electric model of the VW Golf, greatly improving fuel efficiency.  

That leaves the 2018 VW Golf Alltrack and the 2018 VW Golf SportWagen. On the surface, these models seem to be nearly identical as cargo-focused station wagon models of the 2018 VW Golf. They take the frame of the 2018 VW Golf but stretched out the trunk and improve cabin space. So, how are they different? What’s the difference between the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen?

2018 VW Golf Alltrack and SportWagen Specs

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack parked by rocks and a pond beach

2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen parked outside with a cityscape in the background

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Now, an initial look at pure specs between the 2 models may be quite confusing. Most drivers may wonder, ‘Why does the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack cost more than the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen when they’re virtually the same?’. Simply put, the 2018 VW Golf Alltrack excels in areas outside of numbers. It borrows heavily from SUV designs and technology implementations. In doing so, it provides a ride packed with convenience and driver assistance features. For example, the baseline trim model of the 2018 VW Golf SportWagen only comes with front-wheel drive. Meanwhile, all of the 2018 VW Golf Alltrack trim levels are equipped with all-wheel drive.


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Learn More About the VW Golf Family in Kingston, NY

To further discuss the differences between the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, feel free to contact us here at the dealership of VW of Kingston. Located in Kingston, New York within Ulster County, our sales team can answer your questions and even schedule you for a test drive with either VW Golf model!