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2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon Preview

Pros: In addition to extra cargo room, the 2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon impresses with a solid construction and refined interior that's largely free of exterior noises. In typical German fashion, this car strikes a near-perfect balance of ride and handling.

Cons:
Once again, rear passengers enjoy limited room, and the price can get pretty high when you start adding options and packages.

2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon Price: The base Trendline model starts at $23,575, while the more upscale Comfortline retails from $25,275. The range-topping Highline TDI costs $31,785.

Volkswagen Golf Wagon

2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon Fuel Economy: Look for the Golf Wagon to achieve anywhere between 4.6-9.9L/100km depending on the model, powertrain, and driving environment.

Improvements and Changes:
Heated front seats, LED taillights, and automatic door locks now come standard.

2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon Powertrain: Volkswagen offers a choice of 2 engines, starting with a 2.5L inline 5-cylinder that produces 170 horsepower through a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic manual mode. On the other hand, you have a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that develops 140 horsepower backed by 236 lb-ft of torque. It partners with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed DSG with Tiptronic manual mode.

2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon
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Cargo Capacity: The Golf Wagon's cargo area can hold up to 930 litres of gear. The split-folding rear seats maximize versatility with as much as 1,890 litres of room.

Safety: ABS, brake assist, electronic brake force distribution, stability control, and traction control all come standard. In the event of a collision, the Intelligent Crash Response System and 6 airbags will protect Golf Wagon occupants.

Comparing the 2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon: Interested in purchasing a family-friendly hatchback or wagon? Consider the Ford Focus Hatchback, Hyundai Elantra GT, Kia Forte 5-Door, Mazda3 Sport, Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback, Subaru Impreza 5 Doors, Scion xB, and Toyota Matrix.