2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Cleveland OH
When most people think of a sport, the image that comes to mind isn’t a clumsy athlete barreling across a field. Agility is important for any activity, in much the same way it’s important in a modern vehicle. For this reason, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Cleveland OH is bringing popularity back to the once necessary family model. Many larger options offer impressive visibility thanks to a larger ride height, but lose rear visibility and fail miserably when it comes to fuel economy, all while losing agility.
Have drivers lost the simple joy of a vehicle that can take corners with ease and won’t require a certain measure of skill to park? The SportWagen brings driving back to families as it navigates around turns and into parking spaces in much the same way the regular Golf. The only difference? Its roomy interior is made to take families on their next great adventure, whether it’s a family vacation or a trip to the local park. A mix of impressive cargo capacity and the convenient roof rails makes it easy to back up and go.
The same turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine sits under the hood of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, delivering 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque to the model. It comes paired with a five-speed manual transmission, but a six-speed automatic with Tiptronic is available.
The 6.5-inch MIB II infotainment system is now standard in all trim levels of the SportWagen, with the SEL model upgrading to the Discover Media navigation unit. App-Connect functions bring smartphone integration to every unit, a USB port replaces the MDI port and a rearview camera is now standard.
One of the main benefits to driving a SportWagen is the impressive cargo capacity, which rivals many SUVs currently on the market. With the rear seats upright, the model has 30.4 cubic feet of cargo volume, which expands to a 66.5 cubic feet with seats folded. Roof rails are also standard for versatility.
2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Willoughby Hills OH
We often hear of larger vehicles having a “car-like” driving dynamic, but it’s true for the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen because it is a car. It is almost exactly like its smaller sibling, from the well-fitted interior to the attractive design, except it has more cargo space. This means the things shoppers love about the Golf, namely its agility, practical hatchback design and attractive appearance, are things drivers love about the Golf SportWagen. We’d say the only difference is the cargo space, but that’s not true. The SportWagen also has a few more standard features to keep the family happy.
The better infotainment system is one feature that’s upgraded in the base SportWagen over the standard Golf. Other additional features include black roof rails, App-Connect features, SiriusXM, Car-Net functions and a rearview camera. There are also a wide array of available features between the SE and SEL trim levels which improve the driving experience further.
The 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is available now at Eastside Volkswagen. Stop by the dealership or schedule a test drive to see for yourself what makes it a practical family model.