The 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is the perfect vehicle for drivers who want more cargo room but don’t want to drive something as big as an SUV. Featuring sleek lines and cutting-edge technology, the Golf SportWagen takes on the streets of Mission Viejo Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach with ease.

In this vehicle review, our team at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine takes a closer look at these features and more so you can decide if the 2016 SportWagen is right for you.

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Interior

Inside the cabin of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, you’ll find spacious seating for up to five passengers. The standard cloth upholstery offers durable comfort, making even long car rides feel more enjoyable, though leatherette seating is also available for drivers looking to increase the level of luxury. Pair that with the optional 12-way power driver’s seat and you’ll have one of the most comfortable thrones in the automotive world.

In terms of interior volume, the SportWagen features 94.3 cubic feet of passenger volume. This spacious cabin allows for 38.6 inches of headroom in both the front and rear rows in addition to 41.2 inches of front row legroom.

Looking to load up luggage for your family vacation? The Golf SportWagen has an impressive 30.4 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row. Of course, if you really want to optimize cargo room, you can always fold down the rear seat and unlock 66.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. That’s plenty of room for your beach gear, camping equipment, or an epic grocery trip.

Power and Performance Features

The 1.8-liter engine of the VW Golf SportWagen features turbocharged technology to help it provide 170 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. Not only that, but this peppy four-cylinder engine offers quick acceleration for merging onto the highway or passing slower moving traffic.

Running on regular unleaded gasoline, the engine is optimized for total efficiency. It even received an EPA-estimated 25 city/36 highway mpg fuel rating. Equipped with front-wheel drive, the Golf SportWagen handles corners with ease, proving a responsive drive that’s reminiscent of its more sport-tuned relatives in the Golf family.

VW Golf SportWagen Technology

Standard technology features in the 2016 VW Golf SportWagen include Bluetooth hands free phone capability, a helpful rearview camera, and satellite radio. You’ll also find a large 6.5-inch touchscreen display capable of smartphone integration thanks to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink so you can access some of your favorite apps right from the vehicle’s center console.

Although the standard technology is more than enough to elevate any ride experience, you might choose the available features like dual-zone automatic climate control or the Fender premium sound system to further improve your driving comfort.

Learn More About the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Now that you’ve read this vehicle review, you can see why so many drivers from across the Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach area are excited about the 2016 VW Golf SportWagen.

To learn more, schedule a test drive today at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine. Our friendly staff will walk you through all of the standard and available features so you can see everything the SportWagen has to offer.