2018 VW Golf Sportwagen Owners Manual

2018 VW Golf Sportwagen Owners Manual – The Volkswagen Golf understands a mid-cycle upgrade for the 2018 model year. The most noteworthy changes include the discontinuation of the two-door model as well as the availability of the newest Discover Media navigation infotainment program with 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other upgrades include revised exterior styling front and back. All-wheel drive is now available on the base Golf SportWagen S model.

The compact Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot near the Jetta sedan Beneath the midsize CC and Passat sedans from the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is offered in several variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and raised Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body styles as well as the GTI and Golf R sexy hatches, and the electric e-Golf.

2018 VW Golf Sportwagen Owners Manual

2018 VW Golf Sportwagen Overview

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

The sporty Volkswagen Golf GTI is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 making 220 hp and 258 lb-ft and can be mated to a six-speed guide or six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The former Performance package is now standard and contains VAQ differential and larger brake pads. A DCC adjustable suspension is only offered on the Autobahn trim.

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

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

2018 VW Golf Sportwagen Design

The Golf R, like the GTI, is an understated car. But it’s that this subtlety which makes the top-end R model so visually appealing. It does not need a big, shouty wing or dramatic red accents — it is secure in its own level of performance without resorting to these primitive automotive hazard gestures. Its hardly angrier fascia, 19-inch brakes, 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 many onlookers, completely inoffensive.


The Golf’s cabin is easy, stylish, and covered in high quality materials. Black leather and soft-touch black plastics cover almost every surface in hands reach, though there is conservative use of piano black plastic on the infotainment display and brushed aluminum on the gear lever. However, if we needed to dock the Golf R’s cabin anywhere, it’d be for its bland design. The new Jetta has exactly the same issue — the materials are good and the design is clean, but it all feels just a little too conservative and business-like.

2018 VW Golf Sportwagen Safety

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