VW Golf SportWagen vs VW Jetta SportWagen Comparison

VW Golf SportWagen vs VW Jetta SportWagen Comparison



Volkswagen shoppers in Irving, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, and Dallas might be wondering whether to choose the VW Golf SportWagen or the VW Jetta SportWagen. In this VW Golf SportWagen vs VW Jetta SportWagen comparison, we at Principle Volkswagen will show you how these two models stack up against each other when it comes to performance, interior space, and technology. Read ahead to see which model is a better fit for your needs!

VW Golf vs VW Jetta: Performance

Tornado Red VW Golf Sports WagenThe Volkswagen Golf SportWagen is powered by a 1.8L TSI® engine. This engine works alongside either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an available 8-speed Tiptronic® automatic transmission with Sport mode. Both transmissions offer 168 horsepower, but the latter will get you a boosted 199 lb-ft of torque for a peppy ride. The Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, on the other hand, is powered by a 2.5L I-5 engine that pairs with a standard 5-speed manual transmission and puts out 170 horsepower.

The VW Golf SportWagen also gives you the option to switch out the standard front-wheel drive for an available 4MOTION® all-wheel drive system. This smart drivetrain customizes the power distribution to give you the most pickup and control in every type of driving condition.

VW Golf vs VW Jetta: Space

When it comes to interior space, both the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen offer plenty of wiggle room for all five passengers with similar interior dimensions:

VW Golf SportWagen

VW Jetta SportWagen

Front/Rear Headroom

38.6 inches/38.6 inches

38.4 inches/38.1 inches

Front/Rear Legroom

41.2 inches/35.6 inches

41.1 inches/35.5 inches

Front/Rear Shoulder Room

55.9 inches/53.9 inches

54.8 inches/53.1 inches

In addition to all the space you’ll get in the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, you’ll also be able to upgrade to heated front seats. Additionally, you can opt for a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support to ensure that you’re comfortable–no matter how far you’re driving.

VW Golf vs VW Jetta: Technology

VW Golf Sports Wagen lane safetyThe VW Golf SportWagen is fitted with an array of cool and convenient high-tech features, starting with a standard Composition Color touchscreen infotainment system. With this system, you’ll get a 6.5-inch color display that can be upgraded to an 8-inch glass color display.

Upgrade this system to unleash the full potential of the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen with an available satellite navigation system and App-Connect smart phone integration so you can access all of your favorite smartphone apps with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™. The VW Jetta SportWagen also offers a touchscreen infotainment system in its upper trim levels and comes complete with Bluetooth® and satellite radio.

VW Golf SportWagen vs VW Jetta SportWagen: Which One?

As you can see, both the Volkswagen Golf SportWagen and the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen offer a variety of handy features and incredible capabilities. The only way to know for sure which is the best fit for you is to get behind the wheel for a test drive.

At Principle Volkswagen, we offer a large selection of new Volkswagen Golf SportWagen vehicle. While the VW Jetta SportWagen is no longer manufactured, we also offer a large selection of quality pre-owned VW Jetta SportWagen models. Shoppers in Irving, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, and Dallas can schedule a test drive by giving us a call today!


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