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2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon Preview

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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.

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.