The 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is a turbocharged Golf in the front and a wagon in the back. That means it’s got the fun driving experience of VW’s hot hatchback with all of the versatility of an SUV. If that sounds like the perfect combination for you, then you’ve got a tough decision to make. Which trim level gives you the best bang for the buck? We’ll lay it all out for you in this comparison of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen S vs Golf SportWagen Limited Edition.
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2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
What do all Golf SportWagen models have in common? Let’s start with the numbers: 170 hp, up to 36 mpg and a massive 66.5 cubic feet of cargo space. There are roof rails and power outlets back there too, so there’s no end of things you can carry in it. And every Golf SportWagen now comes with a rearview camera system and USB connectivity for your favorite smartphone apps.
|2016 Golf SportWagen S||vs||2016 Golf SportWagen Limited Edition|
|Yes||Black roof rails||Yes|
|Yes||Heated side mirrors||Yes|
|Yes||Rearview camera system||Yes|
|Yes||USB port & VW Car-Net App-Connect||Yes|
|No||17-inch Madrid wheels||Yes|
|No||Driver assistance package||Yes|
|No||Heated leatherette seats||Yes|
Golf SportWagen S features
The S trim is the most value-priced Golf SportWagen in the lineup, but there’s nothing basic about it. The technology package is what you’d expect from a much more expensive car: It’s got the VW Car-Net connected car suite, satellite radio and a USB port to plug in your smartphone for the Car-Net App-Connect features. Useful conveniences like the rearview camera system and heated side mirrors sweeten the deal. It’s a lot of car for the money.
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Golf SportWagen Limited Edition features
The new Limited Edition is a trim for the Golf SportWagen buyer who wants some of the best features of the SE trim without the big price investment. This car is sure to become the model to have with its panoramic sunroof, 17-inch Madrid wheels and heated leatherette seats. It has great new safety technology that no one should be without, like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitor and autonomous emergency braking. VW also equipped it with the convenience of keyless access and push-button start. It’s pretty much fully loaded!