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2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a well-rounded wagon

With its four-season friendliness and huge functionality, VW's Golf Alltrack is a car we'd happily drive on the daily.

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Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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Take one Golf Sportwagen, add all-wheel drive and 1.5 inches of ground clearance, sprinkle on some butch styling elements and you've got yourself a Golf Alltrack.

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The Alltrack is powered by the same 1.8-liter turbo I4 engine as other Golf models, with 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque.

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A six-speed manual transmission is standard on S and SE models, while a six-speed dual-clutch automatic is available for an extra $1,100. The range-topping Alltrack SEL only comes with the automatic.

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The Alltrack boasts as much as 66.5 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats folded.

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Restyled headlights -- LEDs on the SEL model -- are one of the most noticeable changes for the 2018 model year.

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The Alltrack is a smooth operator, with nicely controlled body motions and light, accurate steering.

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Regardless of transmission, the Golf Alltrack is estimated to return up to 30 mpg highway.

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Every Golf Alltrack gets LED taillights for 2018.

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Golf Alltrack pricing starts at $26,805, including $850 for destination.

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