Volkswagen’s efficient Golf SportWagen

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

The latest member of Volkswagen’s seventh-generation Golf family is the 2015 Golf SportWagen.

With seating for five, the Golf SportWagen is offered with two powertrains: the EA888 1.8-liter, 170-horsepower turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder TSI engine paired to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission; and the EA288 2.0-liter, 150-hp turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder TDI Clean Diesel, fitted with a six-speed manual or a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission.

SportWagen style

The interior style of the SportWagen cabin is largely shared with the Golf models upon which it is based; however, interior volume is increased because of the wagon body style. Occupants are treated to 94.3 cubic feet of passenger area volume, rear-seat legroom of 35.6 inches and rear shoulder room of 53.9 inches. Furthermore, with the rear seats up, the SportWagen boasts 30.4 cubic feet of space. And when the rear seat is fully folded, that figure rises to 66.5 cubic feet of storage.

Available amenities include items such as the KESSY keyless entry with push-button start, which is standard equipment on all TDI trims and on TSI SE and SEL trim levels, and the highly acclaimed Fender Premium Audio System, which is standard on all SE and SEL trims.

Powertrains

As previously mentioned, the Golf SportWagen features compact turbocharged and direct-injection engines throughout the entire trim range. The TSI gasoline unit is a member of the latest EA888 engine family and replaces the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine of the previous Jetta SportWagen model. This 170 horsepower,1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection four-cylinder TSI engine is paired to either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. For automatic transmission models, torque is rated at 199 foot-pounds (184 foot-pounds for manual transmission models).

Additionally, when equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission, the Golf SportWagen’s EPA estimated highway fuel economy has improved by 5 mpg over the previous 2.5-liter Jetta SportWagen to 35 mpg. The EPA rating for the manual transmission model is 36 mpg on the highway, 25 mpg in the city and 29 mpg combined.

The TDI Clean Diesel model is powered by the new EA288 150 horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection diesel engine, which may be paired with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. Compared with the previous Jetta SportWagen’s TDI Clean Diesel engine, EPA estimated fuel economy is improved from 42 mpg on the highway for the manual transmission model to 43 mpg, and from 39 mpg for the automatic transmission model to 42 mpg.

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To learn more about the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, visit your local Southeast Texas Volkswagen dealer or log on to www.vw.com.

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