2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
If you’re thinking of getting a two-row SUV, you might want to think again. While they are a good step up from a sedan in interior and cargo space, you lose some handling and drivability. If you refuse to compromise your driving experience for more space, then the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack might be the vehicle for you.
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
First, the Golf Alltrack is a wagon. You might associate a station wagon with being “uncool”. Once you see it, you’ll change your mind. The Alltrack’s two-toned interior with silver accents gives it a sense of sophistication while the heated seats make sure you are comfortable on cold winter mornings. The second row folds flat in a 60/40 split to give you more storage options-way ahead of a sedan, but with the same easy driving experience. You can also get a panoramic sunroof that extends over both the first and second row. So if style is a concern, Volkswagen comes through.
The Golf Alltrack isn’t just a station wagon though; it’s an adventure wagon. The 4 Motion All-wheel Drive gives you more control. Designed for hitting the trails, Off Road Mode, combined with the 4 Motion All Wheel Drive, automatically transfers torque between the front and rear wheels, depending on road conditions, to give you the best handling response possible. To get your off road stats, the Off Road Monitor displays three customizable options. Some options include: a compass (with degrees), steering wheel angle, altitude, and more. All this plus extra ground clearance lets you go wherever the trail takes you.
The Alltrack isn’t just rugged–it’s tech savvy too. In addition to the Off Road Monitor, Volkswagen’s Car Net provides a load of awesome and useful features. From wherever you are, you can use Car Net to lock your doors on the fly, remember where you parked, check the upcoming weather, or get an update on your favorite team, all from your smart phone. A USB port makes charging and connectivity easy.
The Alltrack also has the tech to keep you ALL on track. The Active Lane Keep Assist will help guide you into your lane if you are drifting. Since a wagon is a bit longer than a sedan, parking might be a bit more difficult if you didn’t have some technology help. With Park Assist, your car will guide you through finding a suitable spot, and even help you get into that spot so you don’t need to worry. Some cars have park assist, but few have Park Pilot that helps you get back out of the spot when you’re leaving. The Golf Alltrack does. These features, plus the Front Assist and Automated Emergency Braking, helped make the 2017 Golf Alltrack a IIHS Top Safety Pick Winner (http://www.iihs.org/iihs/ratings/TSP-List).
Golf Alltrack SEL
For just a bigger dollop of luxury, go for the SEL. The SEL comes with totally keyless entry for easier access. Touchscreen navigation also comes standard with this higher end option. And, if you are a music junky, the SEL option comes standard with Fender Premium Audio so you can really pump up the jams.
So, if you want the drivability of a sedan, but with the off-road capability and interior space of an SUV, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack has it all. Plus, it will cost you less overall than your garden-variety SUV!