2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen gets a price tag(Read article summary)
The 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportsWagen will start at $21,395, with the price increasing with added features. A top-tier 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportsWagen will run closer to $30,00.
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The seventh-generation Golf family continues to grow. It all started with the standard Golf then we saw the addition of the GTI, the TDI, an all-electric eGolf, and the enthusiast special Golf R. Now comes another version in the form of a longroof. It's the Golf SportWagen, and if you're itching to get your hands on one you now know how much you'll need to spend.
At the bottom of the hill sits the Golf SportWagen TSI S and it wears a MSRP of $21,395. That gets you a strong list of standard features such as a touchscreen, XM satellite radio, and leatherette seating surfaces. This car comes equipped with a 170-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that boasts a turbocharger and is paired with a five-speed manual gearbox. You'll need to bring an additional $1,100 if you want the car to shift for you, and you'll get a six-speed DSG dual-clutch unit for that task. From here you can jump to the SE which adds loads more options and bumps the price to $26,995.
A top tier gas-burning SportWagen arrives in the form of the TSI SEL, which starts at $29,345. This version of the Golf wagon features 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a nav system, sport comfort seats, and an upgraded climate control system.
Many former Jetta TDI wagon fans will be more interested in the diesel-burning version of the Golf SportWagen. It's the same trim designations with S, SE, and SEL, but under the hood sits a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel that's good for 150 horsepower and an impressive 43 miles per gallon on the highway. The base TDI S starts at $24,595 while the SE rises to $27,995 before topping out at $30,345 for the SEL.
Our money says the SE seems to be the best bang for the bunch if you can live without the nav system. You'll get the delightful Fender premium audio system and a panoramic sunroof and save a good chunk of money by instead using your phone or portable GPS to tell you where to go.