2018 VW Golf Alltrack Manual

2018 VW Golf Alltrack Manual – The Volkswagen Golf gets a mid-cycle update for the 2018 model year. The most notable changes include the discontinuation of the two-door model in addition to the access to the newest Discover Media navigation infotainment program with 8.0-inch touchscreen. Other updates include revised exterior styling front and rear. All-wheel drive is now available on the bottom Golf SportWagen S model.

The streamlined Volkswagen Golf hatchback and Golf SportWagen slot near the Jetta sedan Beneath the midsize CC and Passat sedans in the automaker’s lineup. The Golf is offered in several variants including hatchback, SportWagen, and increased Alltrack (crossover-like wagon) body styles in addition to the GTI and Golf R hot hatches, and the electric e-Golf.

2018 VW Golf Alltrack Manual

2018 VW Golf Overview

The base engine in the Golf lineup is the automaker’s turbocharged 1.8-liter I-4 that makes 170 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. The turbo-four is mated to a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic at the hatchback or a six-speed guide or six-speed dual-clutch automatic at the Golf SportWagen or Golf Alltrack model. Front-drive is standard on the hatchback and SportWagen, while all-wheel-drive is discretionary to the SportWagen and standard 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 guide or six-speed dual-clutch transmission. The former Performance package is now standard and contains VAQ differential and bigger brake pads. A DCC adjustable suspension is only offered on the Autobahn trim.

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

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

2018 VW Golf Design

The Golf R, such as the GTI, is a understated car. But it’s that this subtlety that makes the top-end R model so visually attractive. It doesn’t need a large, shouty wing or dramatic red accents — it’s stable in its own level of performance without resorting to these primitive automotive hazard gestures. Its hardly angrier fascia, 19-inch wheels, and quad exhaust tips are compelling enough. Unlike more over-the-top offerings (we’re looking at you, Civic Type R), the Golf R is efreshingly subtle, {and to most onlookers, completely inoffensive.


The Golf’s cottage is easy, trendy, and coated in high-quality substances. Black leather and soft-touch black plastics cover almost every surface in hands reach, though there’s conservative use of piano black plastic on the infotainment display and brushed aluminum on the gear lever. But if we had to dock the Golf R cottage everywhere, it’d be for its dull design. The new Jetta has the exact same issue — the substances are good and the design is clean, but it all feels just a little too conservative and business-like.

2018 VW Golf Safety

The Golf SE includes 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 playground assist are a part of a package.

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