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The all-new 2017 VW Golf Alltrack is the more rugged and outdoorsy cousin of the Golf Sportwagen. The Golf Alltrack comes standard with Volkswagen’s impressive 4Motion all-wheel-drive system, unique body fascias, higher ground clearance and ride height and a selectable drive-mode that even includes an off-road setting. Whether it be winding roads, highways or city streets, the Alltrack is a highly versatile crossover that can effortlessly perform under all driving conditions. On the highway, the Golf Alltrack is a comfortable and quiet cruiser, in town it is nimble and begs to be seen. On twisty and winding roads, it is lively and dynamic, particularly when driven in sport mode. Moreover, the Golf Alltrack has been designed with just enough ground clearance to easily handle off-road and snowy conditions without sacrificing much in the way of handling. With this in mind, this Volkswagen feels like it was designed to handle sharp corners, while other competitors in its class fear the dreaded roll associated such driving conditions.
Though the Golf Sportwagen body shape is directly evident when looking at the exterior of Alltrack, the Alltrack offers a more capable appearance with tight and crisp horizontal styling lines. From the front, the Golf Alltrack boasts a rugged and redesigned bumper with an added underbody guard and a brushed-aluminum low-profile grille crossbar that extends elegantly into the headlights. Moreover, a silver crossbar seamlessly incorporates the standard foglights with the unique black and commanding honeycomb front grille. From the side profile, the Golf Alltrack presents artfully-crafted wheel arches that extend over to the redesigned bumper. The silver roof rails and chrome side mirrors provide unique accenting that makes the Golf Alltrack stand out from the competition.
Interior Styling and Features
On the interior, the Golf Alltrack boasts a spacious 94.3 cubic feet of passenger space along with another 66.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded in their stowed positions. Within the expansive interior space, the Golf Alltrack offers a 12-way power driver seat, elegant stainless-steel door kickplates, driver-centric design features, a multi-function steering wheel, leather-wrapped handbrake and plenty of high-tech features like Bluetooth technology, a Fender Premium Audio System, a 6.5-inch touchscreen with 2.5D Navigation and a Climatronic automatic dual-zone climate control system.
Under the hood, the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack offers a 1.8-liter TSI engine that makes 170 horsepower and a robust 199 pound-feet of torque. Across all trim levels, the Alltrack provides a smooth-shifting six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels with the help of the innovative 4Motion all-wheel-drive system. With a large 14.5-gallon fuel tank and an EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway, the Golf Alltrack offers a considerable driving range.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has awarded the 2017 Golf Alltrack with a 5-star overall safety rating. Safety features include an Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, Volkswagen’s Intelligent Crash Response System, standard Electronic Stability Control, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking and a Parking Steering Assistant feature. The Golf Alltrack also features an advanced high-strength safety cage that effectively absorbs crash energy and a rugged exterior body that enhances the overall sturdiness of this Volkswagen crossover.