The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is your adventure wagon


Dear Fellow American… buy more wagons!
Yes, you think you need that crossover or sport utility vehicle. Well, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is here to prove you wrong. This is basically the Audi Allroad Jr. It’s a near-premium longroof that looks good, drives well, and can go deeper into the world of no roads than your average crossover mall cruiser.
Save the wagon… you don’t need that CUV.
[Disclaimer: VW tossed us the keys to this Golf Alltrack and included a tank of fuel. I needed to get it washed… more than once.]

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9 responses to “The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is your adventure wagon”

  1. SlowJoeCrow Avatar
    SlowJoeCrow

    After VW’s recent history this could be a really hard sell against a Subaru.

    1. rumblestrip Avatar

      Drive an Alltrack back to back with a Subaru and it’s an easy sell for the VW.

    2. Zentropy Avatar
      Zentropy

      I’d prefer the Outback, but Subaru ticked me off by dropping the manual transmission option. At least the VW offers a six-speed.

  2. outback_ute Avatar
    outback_ute

    I’d like to see VW do better ground clearance on their off-road oriented stuff, the lift over the normal cars is pretty minimal.

    1. Vairship Avatar
      Vairship

      Wouldn’t lifting it basically turn it into a CUV? I don’t think there’s a shortage of those…

      1. outback_ute Avatar
        outback_ute

        Not for the Alltrack which is still a wagon body so a crossover, but yes for the Tiguan which strangely has less ground clearance than the Golf Alltrack, <7".

  3. Kernel Panik Avatar
    Kernel Panik

    Wagons > Crossovers. My question is, does this vehicle technically classify as a light truck like some other lifted wagons?

  4. engineerd Avatar
    engineerd

    A bit more lift (adjustable shocks?) and some more AT-oriented tires, and I might really need to reconsider my plans for the Jeep Replacement™.

  5. njhoon Avatar
    njhoon

    I like these. I saw one two days ago on the street and it struck me as a perfect size vehicle for my family truckster. Dovetail that into I like drive a Golf using ride share for work it is making the short list so I jumped to VWs site to take a closer look.
    I must say, what is it with Germans and their failure to take into account cold weather? Look at this fail, imagine when it gets compacted with ice and road grit.

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