If you always wanted a car that sort of looks like a SUV but isn’t one because it is more of a jacked-up station wagon, well, good news! The 2017 VW Golf Alltrack will hit U.S. showrooms in October, priced between $26,950 and $32,890. The extremely family-oriented car comes with a host of top-notch features and an excellent all-wheel-drive system.
The idea behind a car like VW Golf Alltrack is something that looks like a regular station wagon and is almost just as forgettable, but with a little bit of off-road capabilities so if you ever decided to go out and spend a night in nature it won’t let you down. The off-road ability in the Alltrack is brought about by increased ground clearance and the addition 4Motion all-wheel drive, Hill Descent Control, Alltrack-exclusive “Off Road Mode,” to the car’s drivetrain.
The all-wheel-drive is backed up by a 1.8-liter TSI turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine producing 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque and a choice of automatic or manual transmissions. 2017 VW Golf Alltrack comes in S, SE and SEL trim levels and depending on how much you are willing to spend you can get Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), front and rear Park Distance Control (ParkPilot), Parking Steering Assistant (Park Assist), Lane Departure Warning system (Lane Assist), High Beam Control (Light Assist, 6.5-inch touchscreen with rearview camera, Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect and an Off-Road HMI section for the MIB infotainment platform.