2017 VW Golf vs Golf Alltrack 

Like any two members of a family, both cars in the 2018 VW Golf vs Golf Alltrack comparison are more similar than they might like to admit. While they do have many similarities, they also have some telltale differences that help shoppers to choose one over the other. For starters, they have significantly different price tags. 

With a base Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $19,895, the 2017 VW Golf is undoubtedly the less expensive of the two. At the same time, the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack is certainly still affordable with its $25,850 base MSRP. That said, both cars are good values; it all comes down to which one will better fit the shopper. 

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2017 VW Golf vs 2017 VW Golf Alltrack
$19,895 Base MSRP $25,850
25/36 mpg Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 22/32 mpg
170 hp, 199 lb-ft Power Ratings 170 hp, 199 lb-ft
52.7 cu. ft. Max. Cargo Capacity 66.5 cu. ft.
In addition to costing nearly $5,000 less on its base price, the 2017 Golf also offers customer significantly better fuel economy. As estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency, the 2017 VW Golf earns 25 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. The Alltrack falls a bit short in this regard, as it earns a respectable but less impressive 22 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway.

The biggest advantage that the Alltrack can hold over the Golf is its unmatchable cargo space. With all seats in place, the 2017 Alltrack contains 30.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity; as for its maximum cargo capacity, the Alltrack can offer double that and then some! With a grand total of 66.5 cubic feet available as cargo volume, the Alltrack has the Golf beat by nearly 14 cubic feet!

While their differences in fuel economy and cargo capacity are definitely important, both vehicles do still have many similarities between them. For example, the Golf and Golf Alltrack both share a 1.8-liter engine with 170 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque. As different as they may be, both vehicles share identically impressive power.

As previously stated, the 2017 VW Golf vs Golf Alltrack comparison ultimately boils down to personal preference. For those who don't need all of that extra space and need to cut financial corners, the 2017 VW Golf is a very cost-efficient option. And, on the other hand, the 2017 VW Golf Alltrack is an excellent option for shoppers who love the Golf but need some extra space for their gear, luggage, etc. Either way, it's impossible to go wrong with a Volkswagen vehicle.

2017 VW Golf Alltrack White Exterior
2017 Golf Alltrack Red Exterior Side View
2017 VW Golf Blue Exterior Front View
2017 VW Golf Blue Exterior Rear View