Volkswagen Golf Wagon first drive review — 2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon

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2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon

Andrew Maclean

New Volkswagen Wagon

New Volkswagen Golf

If you don’t need follow the into four-wheel-drive territory but need to haul a small around town the latest Wagon ticks all the boxes.

wagons may have fallen out of recently, but are still among the popular new cars in Europe. And latest-generation Volkswagen Golf asks the question why you’d need a compact SUV if you don’t on venturing too far off the beaten track.

the driver’s seat, it feels bit as smooth, refined and as well-built as the on which it is based with of comfort and luxury only by premium soft-roaders and mid-sized with a starting price above the Golf.

As far as load-carrying ability goes, it is more impressive; with its 605 of boot space, which is than both its direct – the Hyundai i30 Tourer and Holden Sportwagon – and its sister model, the Octavia . Surprisingly, it’s larger in the boot than the compact SUV, the Honda

It’s also easier to thanks to its lower loading and is conveniently configured to expand (to a massive 1628L capacity) the 60/40 split fold seat having easily handles on either side of the to quickly create a flat-floored area with enough for trips to Ikea, oversized presents or a couple of bicycles.

And, while there’s rear vision, the fact the model misses out on parking and a reverse camera is a clear that it is positioned more for its price as the next model up, the is bound to be the most popular.

In the Comfortline is also the sweetest of the in terms of mixing comfort and The 90kW 1.4-litre turbo needs to be worked a little than the more more-powerful version (according to the official it also uses marginally fuel), but it still has a linear of pulling from low in the rev range and well with the seven-speed to seamlessly be in the right gear at the time.

It also rides better on its 16-inch tyres than the Highline 103TSI and 110TDI which are noticeably sharper in harsh bumps in the road.

The additional pulling power compared to 200Nm in the 90TSI and in the 103TSI) adds a bit more for overtaking and makes it more while cruising, but you’d to clock up a lot of kays during its to recoup the extra cost of its price.

All of them handle exceptionally for a regular family runabout, well-weighted steering and predictable that doesn’t suffer the degree of body roll and as higher-riding SUVs thanks to the torque-vectoring differential borrowed the Golf GTI hot hatch.

And, the Golf hatch, the cabin is has plenty of storage holes, oversized door bins, seats and enough rear space for two adults to travel in comfort.

2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon

The Golf Wagon may a little too conventional for some, but it is no a more convincing, practical, and all-round better option the city-focused SUVs that it for the same money.

Volkswagen Golf Wagon and specifications

Price: $25,540 $29,290 (90TSI Comfortline), (103TSI Highline), $36,340 Highline)

Engines: 1.4-litre petrol/1.4-litre turbo petrol/2.0-litre diesel

Power: 90kW/103kW/110kW


Transmission: 7-speed automatic/7-speed dual-clutch automatic/6-speed automatic

Fuel use: 5.2L/100km, 4.7L/100km

2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon
2014 Volkswagen Golf Wagon


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