2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Review

The Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is a compact wagon that truly gives you the best of both worlds. With efficient exterior dimensions combined with roomy interior dimensions, and an incredible fuel economy combined with an impressive engine performance, this vehicle is bound to astound many.

At Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine, we hope that our drivers near Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach take a lot from this 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen review.

If you have any further questions about this compact vehicle, reach out to a member of our customer representative team.

2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Exterior

On the outside, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is extremely compact, which allows you to fit into even the tiniest parking spaces throughout SoCal:

  • Length: 179.7 inches
  • Width: 70.8 inches
  • Height: 58.3 inches
  • Wheel Base: 103.7 inches
  • Ground Clearance: 5.5 inches

Whether it’s a tricky parallel-parking spot on the main drag, or a tight perpendicular-parking spot in a low-ceiling garage, you can make it happen in the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen.

However, this doesn’t mean that the car skimps on interior space for either passengers or cargo.

With all the seats in place, it has a cargo capacity of 30.4 cubic feet. With the back row stowed, it has a maximum cargo capacity of 66.5 cubic feet.

Furthermore, the commodious cabin lets you bring any of your friends or family along for the ride, regardless of their shape or size:

  • Front Head Room: 38.6 inches
  • Front Shoulder Room: 55.9 inches
  • Front Leg Room: 41.2 inches
  • Rear Head Room: 38.6 inches
  • Rear Shoulder Room: 53.9 inches
  • Rear Leg Room: 35.6 inches

Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Fuel Efficiency & Engine Performance

The standard engine for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen will put some zoom in your life without breaking the bank. The 1.8-liter turbocharged TSI® engine gives you 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque at the mere press of the accelerator.

It delivers this power at an affordable price, too. You’ll get up to 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway*. This is a huge plus for the environment as well—you’ll help to keep those California days sunny and bright just by driving your car.

Audio Entertainment in the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Driving this Volkswagen vehicle feels as exciting as jamming out at a concert by your favorite band. This is because available SiriusXM® Satellite Radio fills the car with your selected music, news, talk radio, live sports, and more.

Best of all, you can hear it all through the available 400-watt Fender® Premium Audio System. This surround-sound setup puts nine total speakers into the cabin for an impeccable listening experience.

Test Drive the 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

If you live in Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, or Newport Beach, and you feel like this compact station wagon could enhance your lifestyle, you ought to take it for a test drive.

Contact us today at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine to schedule your 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen test drive.


*25 city/35 highway mpg (2017 Golf SportWagen 1.8L, 5-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.