Although SUV’s and crossovers have largely taken over as the vehicle of choice for families, the Golf SportWagen should still be on the shortlist. It has everything a family of four could ask for. A comfortable ride, lots of storage space, the latest safety features and a high-quality interior.
It’s virtually impossible to find any SUV’s or crossovers of quality for under $30k. Not to mention the lack of features that you would be getting at that price point. Whereas a fully-loaded SportWagen is just a hair over $30k and you get adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with auto stop, an incredible sound system and VW’s latest multimedia system which is really good and includes Android & Apple Car Play.
VW has always been a leader in quality and material choices, and the SportWagen is no exception. It boasts soft leather surfaces, solid control knobs, a unique flat bottom steering wheel made from real leather and comfortable leather seating surfaces. You can tell it’s a car built to a high standard even as you close the door with the robust interior door handle. Plus it’s the little details such as all four windows have an auto full down/up mechanism, whereas most vehicles in the price point that’s limited to just the front windows. A small feature, sure. But it speaks to the thought and quality of the Golf.
Once again, the Golf SportWagen pulls ahead of the competition with best-in-class driving dynamics. This is all made possible by the incredible base architecture the Golf is built on. That focuses is a high strength lightweight frame, coupled with one of the best 8-speed automatic transmissions available plus a potent turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. All of this equates to one fun to drive family vehicle.