The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a surprisingly capable new take on the Golf Sportwagen.
Much like its competitor the Subaru Outback and Crosstrek, the Alltrack too has higher ground clearance, standard all-wheel drive, and a rugged styling made for off-road adventure.
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack features the same MQB platform that the Golf, GTI, and Golf R are based on. The Alltrack also shares the same 1.8-liter turbocharged 4 cylinder as the Golf that produces 170 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. The 4MOTION all-wheel drive is shared with the Golf R.
The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack comes in three trims – the S, SE, and SEL. It is 0.6 inches higher than the Sportwagen and gets an additional drive mode.
In the Off-road mode, a specialized engine and ABS configuration helps you negotiate tough terrain and optimizes driving and traction control to comfortably drive down steep grades. Hill descent control actively helps with the brakes going downhill, keeping the vehicle at a constant, controlled speed.
4MOTION all-wheel drive
The AllTrack’s 4MOTION all-wheel drive works by transferring torque between front and rear wheels. It can transmit up to 50% of power to the rear wheels. It may not be as refined as Audi’s new Quattro all-wheel drive with ultra technology, but then the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack’s price tag is only a little more than half of the A4 allroad.
2017 has brought some very subtle changes to the Golf Alltrack, making it a more beefy version of its Sportwagen sibling. The All Track features redesigned bumpers and underbody guards that give a more rugged look and feel to the wagon. New gray plastic lines the lower side skirts, a newly redesigned front fascia. Also the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack features a sharp matte aluminum and black honeycomb grille, with standard LED daytime running lights. Silver roof rails, side mirrors, wheel arch cladding and 18-in aluminum wheels come on the SEL trim.
Lastly a 14.5-gallon gas tank replaces the Sportwagen’s 13.2 gallon tank, to compensate for the Alltrack’s lower fuel efficiency.
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