2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Manual

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Manual – The Volkswagen Golf understands a mid-cycle upgrade for its 2018 model year. The most noteworthy changes include the discontinuation of the two-door model as well as the access to the new Discover Media navigation infotainment system using 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other upgrades include revised exterior styling front and rear. All-wheel driveway is currently available on the base Golf SportWagen S model.

The compact Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot next to the Jetta sedan Beneath the midsize CC and Passat sedans from the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is offered in many variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and raised Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body designs as well as the GTI and Golf R hot hatches, and the electrical e-Golf.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Manual

2018 Volkswagen Golf Overview

The base engine in the Golf lineup is the automaker’s turbocharged 1.8-liter I-4 which makes 170 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. The turbo-four is mated to a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic in the hatchback or a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic in the Golf SportWagen or Golf Alltrack model. Front-drive is regular on the hatchback and SportWagen, while all-wheel-drive is optional on the SportWagen and regular on the Alltrack.

The sporty Volkswagen Golf GTI is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 which makes 220 hp and 258 lb-ft and can be mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The prior Performance package has become standard and contains VAQ differential and bigger brake pads. A DCC adjustable suspension is only offered on the Autobahn trim.

At the very top of the Golf food series is the Golf R using a 292-hp version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter, which can be mated to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which sends power to all four wheels. The DCC adjustable suspension and navigation are optioned together.

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay can be found on even the base model. Other regular features include automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and a 6.5-inch touchscreen. Optional equipment includes keyless entry/start, 8.0-inch touchscreen, navigation, LED headlights, and more.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Design

The Golf R, such as the GTI, is an understated car. But it’s this subtlety which makes the top-end R model so visually attractive. It does not require a big, shouty wing or striking red accents — it is stable in its level of functionality without resorting to these primitive automotive threat gestures. Its barely angrier fascia, 19-inch brakes, and quad exhaust tips are persuasive enough. Contrary to more over-the-top offerings (we’re looking at you, Civic Type R), the Golf R is efreshingly subtle, {and to many onlookers, entirely inoffensive.


The Golf’s cabin is simple, stylish, and coated in high quality materials. Black leather and soft-touch black plastics cover virtually every surface in hands reach, though there is conservative use of piano black plastic on the infotainment screen and brushed aluminum on the gear lever. However, if we needed to dock the Golf R’s cabin everywhere, it would be for its bland design. The new Jetta has the exact same issue — the materials are great and the design is clean, but it all feels just a little too conservative and business-like.

2018 Volkswagen Golf Safety

The Golf SE comes with blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and front aid with pedestrian detection, while the SEL adds adaptive cruise control. Lane keeping help, automatic high beams, parking sensors, and park assist are a part of a package.

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