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2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen S in White Silver Metallic

2015 Audi Q52019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen S

Class: Compact Car

Miles Driven: 242

Fuel Used: 6.0 gallons

2015 Golf Sportwagen

Consumer Guide’s test 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI arrived in base S trim with no options. Including the destination charge, our SportWagen came to $22,215.

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S  2015 Audi Q5

Class: Compact Car

Miles Driven: 310

Fuel Used: 11.0 gallons

2017 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen Alltrack

2017 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen Alltrack

2015 New York Auto ShowVolkswagen showed off an SUV-flavored all-wheel-drive version of its recently introduced Golf wagon at the 2015 New York Auto Show, and announced that it would go on sale in the U.S. as a 2017 model. The Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen Alltrack follows the formula of other “SUV-ified” wagons such as the Audi allroad, Subaru Outback, and Volvo XC70.


Look for crisper styling on Volkswagen’s next-generation compact wagon

By Chris Poole

The U.S. market’s last mainstream-brand station wagon is redesigned with crisper styling, a new gasoline engine, less weight, and a bit more room. No longer a Jetta, the compact SportWagen is based on VW’s latest Golf hatchback and should be even more appealing.


2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Future Cars Station wagons may be a hard sell in SUV-crazy America, but Volkswagen isn’t giving up on them. A recent Car and Driver online report quotes Rainer Michel, product-strategy director for VW of America, as saying the front-wheel-drive Jetta SportWagen will be redesigned for 2014, the first complete re-do for this model since it was reinstated for 2008 after a few years furlough. Not only that, Michel says the company is thinking of adding an all-wheel-drive quasi-SUV version along the lines of the Alltrack concept from last April’s New York Auto Show.

1977 Ford Pinto Wagon

Consumer Guide Publisher Tom Appel learned to drive stick in a 1977 Ford Pinto nearly identical to the one seen here.

I learned to drive a manual transmission in 1982. I was in something of a hurry to do so, as I had just started working at a service station and was not keen to admit to my boss or any of the mechanics there that I could not operate a three-pedal vehicle. It was just assumed that I could, and I meant to meet that expectation.

Funny story about learning to drive stick…

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Final Edition

2019 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Final Edition SEL in Platinum Gray Metallic

2015 Audi Q52019 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Final Edition SEL

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 291

Fuel Used: 10.6

Mazda 3 AWD

2019 Mazda 3 AWD

Consumer Guide Automotive It’s not often that a vehicle’s redesign isn’t necessarily its headline news.

Local Color: Unusual Paint Hues at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Check out our gallery of eye-catching colors seen at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

Chicago Auto ShowTraditional auto shows are facing plenty of challenges these days, as manufacturer priorities shift and the new-vehicle marketplace evolves. One thing has stayed the same, though: an auto show offers an unparalleled opportunity to compare competitive cars back-to-back, and to “tire-kick” a broad range of vehicles in a short amount of time. For an auto journalist, these shows are also a great way to spot industry trends large and small.

2019 Consumer Guide Best Buys

2019 Consumer Guide Best Buys

New Premium Subcompact Crossover Class Highlights Consumer Guide® Automotive’s 2019 Best Buy List

With Six Best Buy Models, Honda Is Most-Awarded Brand