The 2015 VW Golf SportWagen replaces the old Jetta Sportswagen, with it now being based on the Mark 7 Golf.
Volkswagen are offering the Sportwagen in three trims with a 170-hp 1.6 liter turbocharged gas engine and either a five-speed manual or six-speed auto. However, the most popular model is likely to be the 150hp 2.0 liter turbo-diesel that comes as a six-speed manual or a six-speed duel-clutch automatic.
The company says the EPA estimates you will get 36 mpg on the highway with the 1.8T manual and 43 with the diesel manual.
SE and SEL models get fog lights and there is also an option lighting package available that give you Bi-Xenon headlights, adaptive beams and LED daytime running lights. The panoramic sunroof is standard equipment on all except the S.
Inside front passenger get 41.2 inches of legroom while those in the back get 35.6. The trunk has 30.4 cu ft space with the seats up and 66.5 cu ft with the split rear seat folded down.
The driver gets a leather-wrapped handbrake, shifter knob and steering wheel. The rest of the interior consist of soft-touch plastics, piano-black trim and leatherette seating.
The SportWagen has a 5.8-inch touchscreen to control the infotainment center, this uses a capacitive touch sensor like a phone instead of the more common pressure screens.
All bar the S trim have keyless entry and push-button start. SE and SEL trims also have a Fender Premim Audio System; only the SEL comes loaded with the navigation system.
Safety wise you get six airbags as standard along with Electronic Stability Control.
The 2015 Golf SportWagen will hit dealerships in the U.S. this April, with an all-wheel drive option expected to follow.
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Full Prices and Specs
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S
The SportWagen 1.8T S has a starting MSRP of $21,395 and features a standard turbocharged and direct-injection1.8-liter engine; 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels; Bluetooth® technology; a touchscreen radio; Sirius XM® Satellite Radio trial; a Media Device Interface (MDI) with smartphone integration; V-tex leatherette seating surfaces; power windows; power door locks; and air conditioning. An automatic transmission is available as an $1,100 option.
Golf SportWagen 1.8T SE
Available only with the six-speed automatic transmission, the SE starts at $26,995 and adds the following features over the S: 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels; front foglights; a panoramic sunroof; KESSY® keyless access with push-button start; a rearview camera, and the Fender® Premium Audio System. An optional Lighting package is available for $995 and includes Bi-Xenon headlights with the Adaptive Front-lighting System, LED DRLs, and ambient interior lighting with LED interior reading lights. The $695 Driver Assistance package includes the Forward Collision Warning System and front and rear Park Distance Control.
Golf SportWagen 1.8T SEL
Building on the specifications and layout of the TSI SE, the top gasoline-powered SportWagen trim starts at $29,345 and adds: 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels; silver roof rails; a navigation system; Climatronic® automatic air conditioning; sport comfort seats with a 12-way power driver’s seat; and ambient lighting with LED interior reading lights. The Lighting and Driver Assistance packages are available on the SEL as well.
Golf SportWagen TDI S
The line-up of Clean Diesel Golf SportWagen models largely mirrors its gasoline siblings in terms of features and packages. The base TDI S starts at $24,595 and offers a six-speed manual gearbox and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels as standard, with a dual-clutch DSG automatic available for an extra $1,100. KESSY keyless access with push-button start and a rearview camera are among the standard features.
Golf SportWagen TDI SE
Starting at $27,995, the TDI SE has the same list of equipment and optional packages as its gasoline-powered counterpart, the 1.8T SE, including the Fender Premium Audio System, automatic headlamps and a panoramic sunroof. The Lighting and Driver Assistance package are available. The DSG transmission is an $1,100 option.
Golf SportWagen TDI SEL
Starting at $30,345, the TDI SEL’s standard equipment mirrors the 1.8T SEL, adding features such as a navigation system, Climatronic automatic air conditioning, and sport seats with 12-way power adjustment for the driver. Both Lighting and Driver Assistance options packages are available on this trim. The six-speed manual transmission is standard, with the option of the DSG automatic ($1,100 extra).