Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vs. Alltrack


Although Volkswagen discontinued both the Golf SportWagen and Alltrack for the 2020 model year, there are still plenty of them on Sterling roads. At first glance, these two models may seem to be quite similar, but you begin to see that they offer unique advantages in different situations when you dig deeper. Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles brings you this side-by-side comparison of the Golf SportWagen vs. Alltrack, and if you’re in the market for a new or pre-owned Volkswagen, give us a call.

2019 VW Golf SportWagen


2019 VW Golf Alltrack

1.4L TSI 4-cylinder engine

Base Engine

1.8L TSI 4-cylinder engine
147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque

Horsepower and torque

168 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque

Standard Drivetrain

30.4 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

30.4 cubic feet

Golf SportWagen vs. Alltrack: Body Style and Cargo Space

Both the VW Golf SportWagen and VW Golf Alltrack feature a 5-door wagon body style. The body style extends the rear cargo area to provide Tysons Corner drivers and passengers with more room than some other VW models. Whether you’re looking for a way to transport outdoor gear or your kids and their friends, both models provide class-leading cargo capacity.

VW Golf SportWagen vs. Alltrack: Engine Performance

Pop the hood of the Alltrack, and you’ll find the standard engine is the robust 1.8L TSI 4-cylinder engine that delivers 168 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. The SportWagen standard engine is a 1.4L TSI 4-cylinder engine that provides 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Both models are available with manual or DSG (dual-clutch) automatic transmissions.

Alltrack vs. SportWagen: Drivetrain

The most significant difference between the two models is the drivetrain. For those Springfield drivers that want to explore the road less traveled, the Alltrack is probably the better choice. It comes with standard 4MOTION® full-time all-wheel drive for better traction in challenging terrain. Along with 4MOTION®, the VW Golf Alltrack features a unique Off-Road Mode and Hill Descent Control that works while going downhill to control your brakes’ application. It also comes with premium roof rails to carry more gear. 4MOTION® is available on the VW Golf SportWagen, but only on the base trim level.

Compare the VW Alltrack vs. SportWagen at Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles

The best way to compare the Alltrack vs. SportWagen is to head into Lindsay Volkswagen of Dulles near Alexandria. Our helpful team will help you choose the right VW model for your budget and lifestyle. Check out our used vehicle specials and apply for financing online, and then contact us to schedule a test drive today.

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