2018 VW Golf Alltrack Owners Manual

2018 VW Golf Alltrack Owners Manual – The Volkswagen Golf gets a mid-cycle update for its 2018 model year. The most noteworthy changes include the discontinuation of the two-door model in addition to the access to the new Discover Media navigation infotainment system using 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other updates include revised exterior styling front and back. All-wheel driveway is currently available on the bottom Golf SportWagen S model.

The compact Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot next to the Jetta sedan below the midsize CC and Passat sedans in the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is offered in several variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and increased Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body styles in addition to the GTI and Golf R hot hatches, along with the electrical e-Golf.

2018 VW Golf Alltrack Owners Manual

2018 VW Golf Alltrack Overview

The base engine in the Golf lineup is the automaker’s turbocharged 1.8-liter I-4 that makes 170 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. The turbo-four is mated to a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic at the hatchback or a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic at the Golf SportWagen or Golf Alltrack model. Front-drive is standard on the hatchback and SportWagen, while all-wheel-drive is discretionary on the SportWagen and standard on the Alltrack.

The sporty Volkswagen Golf GTI is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 which makes 220 hp and 258 lb-ft and can be conducive to a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The prior Performance bundle is now standard and includes VAQ differential and larger brake pads. A DCC adjustable suspension is only offered on the Autobahn trim.

At the top of the Golf food chain is your Golf R using a 292-hp version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter, which can be mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends power to all four wheels. The DCC adjustable suspension and navigation are all optioned together.

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay can be found on even the base model. Other standard features include automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Optional equipment includes keyless entry/start, 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, LED headlights, and much more.

2018 VW Golf Alltrack Design

The Golf R, like the GTI, is an understated car. But it’s that this subtlety that makes the top-end R model so visually attractive. It does not need a big, shouty wing or dramatic red accents — it’s stable in its level of functionality without resorting to these crude automotive hazard gestures. Its hardly angrier fascia, 19-inch wheels, and quad exhaust tips are persuasive enough. Contrary to more over-the-top offerings (we’re looking at you, Civic Type R), the Golf R is efreshingly subtle, {and to most onlookers, entirely inoffensive.


The Golf’s cabin is easy, trendy, and covered in high quality substances. Black leather and soft-touch black plastics cover virtually every surface in hands reach, though there’s conservative use of piano black plastic on the infotainment display and brushed aluminum on the gear lever. But if we needed to dock the Golf R’s cabin everywhere, it would be for its dull design. The new Jetta has exactly the same problem — the substances are great and the layout is clean, but it all feels a little too conservative and business-like.

2018 VW Golf Alltrack Safety

The Golf SE comes with blind spot warning, back cross-traffic alert, and front aid with pedestrian detection, while the SEL adds adaptive cruise control. Lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, parking sensors, and playground assist are part of a bundle.

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