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2017 Volkswagen Golf vs Golf Alltrack

2017 VW Golf
2017 VW Golf Alltrack

2017 VW Golf

Engine:

1.8 L

Horsepower:

170 hp @ 4500 rpm

Torque:

199 ft-lbs. @ 1600 rpm

Fuel Economy:

25/36 mpg *

Transmission:

5-speed manual

2017 VW Golf Alltrack

Engine:

1.8 L

Horsepower:

170 hp @ 4500 rpm

Torque:

199 ft-lbs. @ 1600 rpm

Fuel Economy:

22/32 mpg *

Transmission:

6-speed manual

2017 Volkswagen Golf vs Golf Alltrack

Serving Stamford, Norwalk, and Westport, CT

The 2017 VW Golf has a brand new cousin called the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack. The two models share many traits, but there are some significant differences that may help you decide which one is right for you.

Performance

Golf engines are four-cylinder turbos. The smart powertrains kick out 170 horsepower and 199 lb.-ft. of torque thrust. Keeping it controlled, there’s a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic. Good fuel economy reduces your stops at the gas station. Lighter weight and shorter, the regular Golf enjoys ample response from the engine and has a tighter turn circle than the larger Alltrack.

The Alltrack has the same engine, but it comes with a choice of a manual or a six-speed automatic with dual-clutch technology. VW raises the suspension for slightly more ground clearance. VW also adds some traction improvement features and standard 4Motion all-wheel drive. The tougher body cladding makes it safer for your next trip down a gravel road to your favorite campsite.

Appearance

Although it is quite spacious for its class, the Golf has a welcoming cabin. The regular Golf has a standard 22-cu.ft. hold with the ability to expand to 53 cu.ft. The Alltrack is a foot longer and has more space for gear. These editions have 30 cu.ft. of cargo space and can expand to a whopping 66.5 cubes. This is bigger than some crossovers. Both models have 60/40 split seats. In addition, the Alltrack has standard roof racks for your skis, kayak and other sports equipment.

Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book, and U.S. News reviewers praise Golf models for above-class cabins. Autoblog calls the seats best in class. S editions have a cooled glovebox. The Wolfsburg edition has heated front seats and other favorite comforts. Alltrack editions go even further with ambient lighting, unique accents, high quality leatherette upholstery, and aluminum pedals. The SE panoramic sunroof really opens up the Alltrack’s cabin. SEL editions add 12-way power chairs. Both the Golf and Alltrack come with a 6.5-inch touchscreen. VW systems now include Apple CarPlay, a must-have for iPhone users, and Android Auto, a vital tool for Android phone users. These features let you stream maps via phone navigation apps. A standard rearview camera adds to the screen's usefulness.

Safety

The 2017 VW Golf earned all five stars in its federal safety inspection. VW offers some important crash avoidance features on both the Golf and its Alltrack cousin. Standard across the lineup, a feature applies the brakes if an impact is detected. This can prevent secondary collisions and minimize injuries or damage. In addition, an available forward collision warning is paired with an autobrake. To reduce the risk of a side swipe, a lane departure warning is a good partner with a blind spot monitor. Adaptive cruise control maintains the car’s speed, but it is smart enough to reduce speed when leader traffic slows. Alltrack menus also include an active park assist and adaptive headlights. For improved visibility, both models have auto-defrosting side mirrors and available automatic wipers.


Get a closer look at the Golf and Alltrack. These models are available for test drive at our dealership.

*MSRP does not include delivery, processing and handling fee. Excludes taxes, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price will vary. Does not include accessory options installed by dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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