Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Review

Delivering turbocharged performance along with the cargo space of a small SUV, the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen manages to blend the best of both worlds. That’s before we’ve even mentioned its all-wheel drive capability.

If you’re a driver living near Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, or Harrisburg looking to learn more about the VW Golf SportWagen, Faulkner Volkswagen is here to help. Check out our review before taking a test drive.

VW Golf SportWagen: A Sportier Sport Utility Vehicle

Tight braking, quick acceleration, and firm traction are all features you can expect to find when driving the VW Golf SportWagen. When equipped with a 1.4L turbo engine, efficiency is another trait you can easily add to its already impressive list.

When properly configured, drivers can anticipate earning an EPA-estimated 29 city/37 highway MPG.*  With numbers like these, you won’t mind exploring new places or taking the scenic ride home.

Drivers who choose the S trim with 4MOTION® all-wheel drive have the added benefit of Volkswagen’s 1.8L turbo engine, Able to deliver 168 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque, it entertains steep hills and snowy back roads with confident performance.

VW Golf SportWagen: Explore New Spaces

Providing up to 66.5 cubic feet of available cargo space, this cabin is nothing like the little red wagon you had growing up. Plus, what can’t fit inside can easily fit up top, thanks to the available roof rails.

To help you get out the driveway faster, the cargo area features release levers that quickly fold the 60/40-split folding rear seats. So, whether you’re packing up for a weekend on the slopes or carrying a new flat-screen TV home from the store, the VW Golf SportWagen is up to the task.

Comfort and Interior Design

Sunny days and chilly winter nights can be enjoyed with equal measure. From the power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof to the heated V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces, this sport wagon places passenger comfort high on its list.

Offering seating for up to five passengers, the VW Golf SportWagen is a small station wagon with big ambition as evidenced by its interior dimensions:



Headroom (Front/Rear)

38.6 inches/38.6 inches

Legroom (Front/Rear)

41.2 inches/35.6 inches

Passenger Volume

94.3 cubic feet

VW Golf SportWagen: Connect with Everything You Love

Want suggestions on where to find the best Korean barbeque in a new city? Maybe you want to stream your favorite playlists during your annual trip to grandma’s? Thanks to the full suite of smart technologies inside the VW Golf SportWagen, you can manage these tasks—plus a lot more!

Using the built-in Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect feature, quickly sync your smartphone to the touchscreen and go about your day. Featuring Bluetooth® streaming audio, the VW Golf SportWagen enables you to send and receive messages without taking your eyes off the road.

Active Safety Tech

The open road can be unpredictable. That’s why, along with the long list of entertainment features, Volkswagen also includes a wealth of confidence-instilling safety technology.

From a rear view camera system and Intelligent Crash Response System to seven stability-enhancing systems, the VW Golf SportWagen helps you stay prepared for the unexpected.

Test Drive the VW Golf SportWagen

At Faulkner Volkswagen, we’re committed to helping Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg drivers better understand our full line of VW models.

To see the VW Golf SportWagen up close, visit our showroom or schedule a test drive today!


* 29 city/37 highway mpg (2019 Golf SportWagen 1.4L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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