2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Springfield MO
There are definitely times when your family can feel like an army, especially when you have to feed them, but that doesn’t mean you need an oversized tank to comfortably go out together as a group. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen in Springfield MO is the perfect option that balances the roomy interior you desire, with the efficiency and driving abilities you expect for a car that isn’t always loaded with the whole family. We know you don’t always travel in a pack, so why drive an inefficient vehicle?
Anyone who test drives the SportWagen instantly realizes why this vehicle type used to be the go-to option for families. Not everyone enjoys the larger ride height of an SUV, and the top-heavy feel often give a sense of instability, especially on slippery roads. The SportWagen offers the cargo capacity of an SUV, offering up 30.4 cubic feet with the rear seats upright and 66.5 cubic feet with the seats folded flat. Whether you’re taking the kids to soccer or stocking up on groceries, this model won’t let you down.
Gone are the days of the naturally-aspirated engine in the VW lineup. The Golf SportWagen offers the same 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder found in the standard Golf. This means 170 horsepower and 199-pound feet of torque. A manual transmission comes standard, but the automatic is available.
Standard features include Bluetooth, black roof rails, heated side mirros, SiruisXM with a three month subscription and Car-Net features. New for this model year is a standard rearview camera and the second generation MIB II infotainment system, which brings with it App-Connect function and a USB port.
When the standard Golf doesn’t satisfy, the SportWagen takes over with a larger cargo area and the roof rails for easy installation of a variety of carriers. Cargo capacity sits at 30.4 cubic feet with the seats upright and 66.5 cubic feet with the seats folded flat, making plenty of space for sports gear or luggage.
Benefits of driving a 2016 Golf SportWagen
By now it should be clear there are a wide variety of reasons drivers opt to get behind the wheel of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. In many ways it doesn’t differ much from the smaller Golf, which is a great thing. The hatchback design makes it easy to load, the styling is sleek and modern and the driving style is smooth, comfortable and quiet. Basically, there’s nothing not to love if you’re looking for a model that’s an upgrade from the smaller option.
Major changes for this model year center on technology, as the 6.5-inch MIB II infotainment system is not only larger than what was seen in the previous model year, but is also more responsive and looks better. Its functions are also improved thanks to the VW Car-Net App-Connect functions, which bring Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink into the model. Higher trim levels also include navigation, but this may not be necessary as popular phone apps from your smartphone will work with the system.