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.
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.
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.
The Alltrack boasts as much as 66.5 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats folded.
Restyled headlights -- LEDs on the SEL model -- are one of the most noticeable changes for the 2018 model year.
The Alltrack is a smooth operator, with nicely controlled body motions and light, accurate steering.
Regardless of transmission, the Golf Alltrack is estimated to return up to 30 mpg highway.
Every Golf Alltrack gets LED taillights for 2018.
Golf Alltrack pricing starts at $26,805, including $850 for destination.
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