Which Golf SportWagen Trim Should You Own?

January 14th, 2019 by

Choosing which Volkswagen Golf SportWagen to drive around Harvey doesn’t have to be a challenge. With a bit of information about each of the trim levels, you will have a good idea of which one best meets your needs and be able to make an informed decision. The team at your local Volkswagen dealership can help you decide, as well. However, it helps to have a good idea whether the S, SE, or SEL trim meets your needs before you head to the dealership. This way, you can ask specific questions and drive off the lot confident in your purchase.

Golf SportWagen 1.8T S

Like all Golf SportWagen models, the base S runs on a 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that gives you 170 horsepower. This trim is the only one that offers a 5-speed manual transmission. However, it still has the 6-speed automatic found on the other trims. Sticking with the base Golf SportWagen S will give you full power accessories, heated mirrors, 15-inch alloy wheels, and black roof rails. Inside, you get air conditioning, leather on the tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, height-adjustable manual seats featuring power recline in front, a cooled glovebox, and 60/40 split and folding rear seats complete with a center pass-through.

This trim also has a rearview camera, hill-hold assist, and the VW Car-Net emergency telematics system for peace of mind. You even get a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth for phone and audio, eight speakers, HD and satellite radios, a USB port, and an auxiliary input jack.

The SportWagen 1.8T SE

The SportWagen 1.8T SE builds on the S, adding automatic headlights, automatic wipers, heated nozzles for the windshield washer, fog lights, and 17-inch alloy wheels. You also get keyless entry plus ignition, a 115-volt outlet, leatherette upholstery, nine speakers of Fender audio, and heated front seats.

1.8T SEL Golf SportWagen Trim

If you want all the available features, consider the top 1.8T SEL trim with its silver roof rails and 18-inch wheels on the exterior. Interior upgrades include LED ambient lighting, sport front seats, 10-way power-adjustment, plus power lumbar for the driver, navigation, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Consider these SportWagen Packages

In addition to thinking about the trim on the Golf SportWagen that is right for you, consider if you will want a package. The SE and SEL trims both offer a Lighting Package and a Driver Assistance Package. The first of these gives you LED daytime running lights, interior ambient lighting, cornering lights, and xenon headlights. The latter adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and cross-traffic alert. It also adds parking sensors, forward collision warning with mitigation, and adaptive cruise control.

If you have any questions about the various trims available for the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, talk to the friendly and knowledgeable team at Ray Brandt Volkswagen. While there, take the Golf SportWagen for a test drive around Harvey, Louisiana.

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