2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon

#7
in Wagons
2019 MODEL
$26,895 - $36,095

7.5

Overall Rating

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2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


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Amratya Nigam Automotive Journalist Updated on: November 15, 2019


The Alltrack badge is nothing but a testimony to the fact that this Golf isn't just limited to the urban jungle, but can actually take you deeper into the woods where the roads are almost inexistent. Volkswagen has managed to squeeze in all the sporty traits of the conventional Golf into a slightly more beefed up hatch, that offers more space and better visibility ahead, thanks to its raised height. Its all-wheel-drive system further enhances the overall experience. However, would you really consider it over the better options available in the market? Considering its price, we think you just might.  

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Pros

All-wheel drive is standard across the lineup

Comfortable seats

Cabin is studded with high quality materials

Impressive cargo capacity

Cons

Stressed engine under heavy loads

Sub-par fuel economy

Sluggish gearbox

What's New?

New standard safety features like forward collision warning with automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert

Manual transmission now available with all trims


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$26895

bodystyle

4dr Wagon

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

110 cu.in.

horsepower

168 hp @ 4500 rpm

torque

199 lbs.-ft @ 1600 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

frame type

MQB

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

60.9/59.7

dimensions

wheelbase

103.5 in.

length

180.2 in.

width

70.8 in.

height

59.6 in.

curb weight

3351 lbs.

ground clearance

6.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

94.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

66.5 cu ft.

payload capacity

992 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.1 sec.

zero to 100 mph

8.5 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.5 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/24/30 mpg

highway range

435 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

6 yr. / 72000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr. / 72000 mi.

powertrain warranty

72 months. / 72000

corrosion warranty

7 yr. / 100000 mi.

roadside assistance

3 yr. / 36000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon in Deep Black Pearl color  2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon in Great Falls Green Metallic color  2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon in Night Blue Metallic color  2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon in Platinum Gray Metallic color
Deep Black Pearl

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Ratings

Features

7.0

Engine And Performance

7.5

Interior

8.0

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon S

S

power
168 hp @ 4500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$26,895 - $27,995


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
TSI S 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $26,895 MSRP (21/24/30) 168 hp @ 4500 rpm, 1.8 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed manual all wheel drive 5
TSI S 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Starting at $27,995 MSRP (22/25/30) 168 hp @ 4500 rpm, 1.8 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed automated manual all wheel drive TBD

 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon SE

SE

power
168 hp @ 4500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$30,495 - $31,595


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
TSI SE 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $30,495 MSRP (21/24/30) 168 hp @ 4500 rpm, 1.8 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed manual all wheel drive 5
TSI SE 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Starting at $31,595 MSRP (22/25/30) 168 hp @ 4500 rpm, 1.8 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed automated manual all wheel drive TBD

 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon SEL

SEL

power
168 hp @ 4500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$34,995 - $36,095


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
TSI SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Starting at $34,995 MSRP (21/24/30) 168 hp @ 4500 rpm, 1.8 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed manual all wheel drive 5
TSI SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Starting at $36,095 MSRP (22/25/30) 168 hp @ 4500 rpm, 1.8 L, I-4, regular unleaded
6-speed automated manual all wheel drive TBD

Expert Review

7.5

Overall Rating


The VW AllTrack is fun to drive with additional ground clearance, rugged body styling, and off-road driving mode. Its conservative dimensions might not really attract eyes on the road but this trait sure comes in handy when stuck in traffic. 

Starting at a price of $26,805 for the base S-trim, it goes up to $34,995 for the top-trim - SEL.  Its generous feature-list, and with the introduction of new standard driver-assist systems, the 2019 Golf AllTrack is all-set to take on the likes of some well-known rivals such as Subaru Outback, Audi A4 Allroad, and the Volvo V60. Let's move ahead and see how the story unfolds.

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Front Three-quarter View
2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Front Three-quarter View
2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Rear Three-quarter View
2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Rear Three-quarter View

7.0/10
Features

 

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

8.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon Features

7.0/10

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is available in three trim levels: S, SE, and SEL. The all-wheel-drive system is common in all the three variants. All the trims share an identical power plant - turbocharged 1.8-liter gasoline engine. The price variance is due to the added features in the successive versions.

The S trim comes with a 6.5-inch touchscreen and a 6-speaker sound system. In the higher trim levels, the 6.5-inch screen is replaced by an 8-inch touchscreen in the SE and SEL models respectively. The 2019 VW Atlas gets active safety features like Collision Warning, Pedestrian Monitoring and Bind Spot Monitoring system as standard equipment even for the bare bones S trim.

The SE trim commands an additional $3500 for amenities like Keyless Ignition, Satellite radio and hands free entry. Top-spec SEL trim comes loaded with features to make your ownership a very smooth experience. The features do command a premium price but they add a distinct touch of luxury to your VW Golf Alltrack.

Trim

S

SE

SEL

MSRP

$26,895

$30,495

$34,995

Key Features

Traction Control

Adds or replaces features from S plus:

Adds or replaces features from SE plus:

 

Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking

Lane Keeping System, (Lane Assist)

Cornering Lights

 

Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist)

Park Distance Control

Adaptive Headlights

 

Blind Spot Monitor

Keyless Ignition

LED Headlamp

 

Rear Traffic Alert

Satellite Radio

Climate Control

 

6 Total Speakers

Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System

Fender Premium Brand Speakers (9 Total Speakers)

 

 

Hands free entry

Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

 

 

Front And Rear Parking Sensors

 

 

 

Sport Front Seats

 

 

 

Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support

 

We Recommend

If you are on a budget but still want a safe, reliable and utilitarian vehicle, then the VW Alltrack in its base configuration is a good choice. The 2019 VW Alltrack has standard active safety features right from the base trim. But if you want a well-equipped wagon then the mid-spec SE trim with its upgraded infotainment system, keyless ignition and entry makes a reasonable choice.

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon Engine and Performance

7.5/10

The 1.8-liter is a gem of an engine and provides great thrust from a stop. It’s fantastic with the easy-shifting manual transmission, but the more popular automatic’s behavior is nearly as good.- TheCarConnection

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is powered by a turbocharged and direct-injected 1.8-liter engine that produces 170 horsepower. The Alltrack can be had with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Alltrack is available with AWD as standard.

The Golf Alltrack might not be one the fastest wagons in the business but it is no slouch either. The 1.8-liter engine has enough grunt to take care of your daily driving requirements. If you want a faster Alltrack there isn't one with a factory warranty. Look towards the aftermarket for bolt on parts to increase the performance.

Models

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack S

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Audi A4 Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

Volvo V90 T5 R-Design Wagon

MSRP

$25,955

$27,320

$37,400

$39,895

$52,445

Engine

1.8L TSI

2.5L flat4 Regular Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

Transmission

6-Speed Manual

Continuously variable automatic

7 Speed S Tronic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

Horsepower

170 hp

175 hp@ 5800rpm

248 hp@ 5,000-6,000 rpm

250 hp@ 5500rpm

250 hp@ 5500rpm

Torque

199 lb-ft

174 ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

273 ft-lbs@ 1,600-4,500 rpm

258 ft-lbs@ 1500rpm

258 ft-lbs@ 1500rpm

Considering the competition, the VW Alltrack has a modest power output. At 170 hp, the Alltrack finds itself at the lowest end of the spectrum. Considering the price-point, the Alltrack is powered to justify its price. But as the price gap increases, and we reach the more premium side of the segment. Audi Allroad and Volvo wagons decimate the competition.

Acceleration*

2019 Volkswagen Alltrack wagon passes the zero to sixty mph marker in 7.1 seconds and quarter mile is travelled in 15.5 seconds. There wouldn't be any sloppy shifting work from the automatic transmission. When equipped with the manual transmission the engine, you can have so much fun the engine is quiet throughout the rev range.

Models

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack S

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

Volvo V90 T5 R-Design Wagon

0-60 MPH

7.1 sec

9.5 sec

5.9 sec

6.9 sec

N/A

Quarter mile

15.5 sec

17.4 sec

N/A

15.3 sec

N/A

Engine

1.8 L

2.5L flat4 Regular Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

7.4

6.3

N/A

N/A

N/A

The turbocharged Audi Allroad is the quickest of this lot - it does a zero to sixty in 5.9 seconds. Audi is followed by Volvo V60 and VW Golf Sportwagen. Sadly, the Outback wouldn't outrun the competitors but it would travel terrain that no other wagon will even dare to attempt.

Ride and Handling

VW Golf Alltrack comes equipped with paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. These paddle shifters allow you to have more fun while driving. The Alltrack wagon offers a compliant ride quality that does wonders on those long interstate journeys. Should you decide to leave the tarmac for the trek? The Golf Alltrack has got you covered with an off-road monitor. The wagon also contains a 3 gauge digital monitor that allows you to keep a look on the off-road functions.

Braking

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack screeches to a halt from 60 mph within 117 feet. The braking performance is average for this segment. The standard AWD system ensures better traction at any driving scenario. Alltrack enjoys better stands taller than most of its competitors and its ground clearance rivals many SUVs. Fiat 500 wagon offers a comparable braking performance, taking 123 feet to stop from 60 mph. The Volvo V60 takes 126 feet to achieve a similar result.

Model

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack S

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

Volvo V90 T5 R-Design wagon

Brake Front (in.)

11.3

12.4

12.4

12.7

13.6

Brake Rear (in.)

10.7

11.8

11.8

12.6

12.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3422

3624

3450

3749

3897

60-0 MPH (ft.)

117

129

N/A

126

N/A

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon Fuel Economy

Fuel economy isn't best in class in any department. The Alltrack wagon delivers a 24 miles per gallon on average and 21 MPG in city and 30 MPG on the highway, other manufacturers better Golf Alltrack's mileage by few mpg(s).

Model

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack S

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

Volvo V90 T5 R-Design Wagon

MPG (city)

21

25

27

24

23

MPG (highway)

30

32

34

36

35

MPG (combined)

24

28

30

28

27

Range (miles) (city/highway)

N/A

463/592

N/A

348/522

334/508

Tank Capacity (gal)

N/A

18.5

15.3

14.5

14.5

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon Interior

8.0/10

Aren't all the crossovers rad? So, if the Golf Sportwagen doesn't make sense to you aesthetically. The beefed version of the Sportwagen. Just because one thing doesn't work for you. You have more than enough of choices. The market has so many options that shopping for your favorite wagon. Crossovers are very different iterations of wagons.

The interior is nice and roomy with plenty of space for the driver row as well as the second row, however, the leg space on the second row isn't much for the taller people but it isn't uncomfortable by any means, although there is nothing wrong with the interior it is like other VWs its driver-centric and all but it can feel a bit basic and however classy at times but it wouldn't outshine any modern interior styles.

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is made up of efficiently chosen materials, excellent space efficiency, and simple controls. The Alltrack packs a self-deprecating legroom and headroom. It has well-cushioned seats at the front and rear and revealed footwells makes the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack outstandingly more commodious. The seats that made of leather upholstery are available in various color options.

Model

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack S

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

Volvo V90 T5 R-Design Wagon

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.6/55.9/41.2

40.8/58.1/42.9

38.9/55.9/41.3

37.4/56.1/42.3

37.8/57.5/42.2

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.6/53.6/35.6

38.9/57.3/38.1

37.4/54.5/35.7

38.1/54.5/35.2

37.7/55.9/35.9

Infotainment System

Depending upon the trim, you get a 6.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display (for base S trim). The infotainment system also comes with SD card and USB (one port) multimedia interfaces. The infotainment system also doubles up as the screen for the rearview camera feed. All other trims are equipped with an 8.0-inch capacitive touchscreen display. The SEL trim also gets a Discover Media system with navigation.

Interior Features

  • Front Seatback Storage
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Climate Control
  • Turn Signal In Mirrors
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
  • Front And Rear Cupholders
  • Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Cargo volume

The Golf Alltrack has offers good rear storage space - 30.4 cubic feet of it so if you want to carry a bike without the stand you can certainly do so in this car, you can in-fact more than double that space by folding the rear seats and you have the 66.5 cubic feet of space which is good enough for most of the big cargo.

Model

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack S

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

Volvo V90 T5 R-Design Wagon

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

30.4

35.5

13

23.2

19.8

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon Exterior

The exterior design of the Golf Alltrack is pretty synonymous to the Volkswagen SportWagen. The Alltrack carries a rugged look, and rests upon jacked up springs. The Alltrack has a crossover appeal, it has an extra 0.6 inches of ride height. The front fascia gets a modern appeal due to LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). The exterior gets a rugged stance due to body claddings present in the front and rear bumper.

Model

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack S

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

Volvo V90 T5 R-Design Wagon

Curb weight (lbs.)

3422

3624

3450

3749

3897

Length(in)

180.2

189.9

186.1

187.4

194.3

Width(in)

70.8

72.4

72.5

72.8

74.6

Height(in)

59.6

66.5

56.2

56.6

58.1

Ground clearance (in)

6.6

8.7

N/A

5.8

6.0

Wheelbase (in)

103.5

108.1

111

113.1

115.8

Track width (in) F/R

60.9/59.7

61.8/62.2

61.9/61.2

63.1/63.1

64.1/64.1

The Alltrack wagon tips the scales at 3422 lbs. and at 180.2-inches it is one of the shortest wagons in the comparisons. It offers an average interior room due to a 103.5-inch wheelbase. When it comes to the best in class interior room, the V90 wagon offers one of the best interior room due to a massive 115.8-inch wheelbase.

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon Safety

Alltrack scores well when it comes to safety. What it loses in terms of raw horsepower is easily leveled out by the standard safety equipment on offer. VW Alltrack trims have standard active safety feature, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and active lane control as standard equipment.

  • Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC)
  • 4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake Assist
  • Brake Override System
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Rear-Vision Camera (high-resolution)

NHTSA Ratings

2019 VW Golf Alltrack hasn't been rated by NHTSA, yet.

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon Competition

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs Subaru Outback 2.5i

There is little that is wrong with the Outback. For decades, the Outback has been a hot seller in the Subaru line-up. Our only gripe is the lackluster acceleration from the base 2.5-liter engine. With a full load of cargo and passengers, this engine runs out of steam. So, you have to carefully plan for merging and passing. But talk about utility, fit and finish and drivability. The Outback comes off as a strong contender in the segment. It offers a spacious and comfortable cabin with a solid finish.

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs Audi Allroad

The Audi A4 Allroad is the fastest and the quickest in the list. It is equally as spacious as the V60 is. So, if you don't bother about the price and mileage and want some tire screeching wagon with exquisite interiors you should consider the Allroad as an option. Audi produces some of the best driver-oriented cars and same goes for the 2019 Audi A4 Allroad. The car commands a premium price when compared to the VW Alltrack. For that premium price tag ($37,400) it offers better performance than the other wagons in the segment.

2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon Final Verdict

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a well-equipped car for its segment. Furthermore, VW offers only three simple trim levels to help you make a better choice. The 1.8-liter engine has enough gusto for daily driving and the occasional camping trips. From a perspective of safety, the VW Golf Alltrack comes with standard active safety features. The wagon offers a comfortable cabin, stylish exterior and decent utility. The Alltrack is a worth the value option for a family that seeks out occasional camping trips.