Why would a station wagon be appealing to someone not named Clark Griswold? Wagon-bodied cars have been unfairly branded as non-aesthetic vehicles. That is an outdated, wrong way of thinking. The Volkswagen Golf SportWagen has received numerous updates over the years and it has easily kept pace with the rest of the lineup in terms of style and comfort. What it beats many cars in, though, is practicality. What could be more practical than an efficient, spacious car?
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How much can fit in the 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen?
Drivers of the Golf SportWagen shouldn’t have much trouble at all when it comes to storing cargo or equipment. Without any seats folded, you will get just over 30 cubic feet of cargo volume. That is more than double the amount initially available in the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV. When the rear seats are folded down, the maximum interior cargo space of the Golf SportWagen jumps all the way up to 66.5 cubic feet. For comparison’s sake, the Tiguan can hold 65.7 cubic feet with its seats folded down. It should also be noted that the Golf SportWagen is only six inches shorter in length than the Tiguan.
2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen performance
While interior space is important, engine performance and fuel efficiency are crucial. The SportWagen comes standard with a 1.8-liter, inline-four-cylinder engine powered by 170 horses. That is the only engine available for the car. Where it gains extra points is in the realm of fuel economy. Drivers will see their highway MPG top out at 34 and they will average 25 MPG in the city. So, it looks good, it’s efficient, and it holds more than the Tiguan SUV. What else could you want?