2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen consumer reviews

$21,580–$24,930 MSRP range
side view of 2017 Golf SportWagen Volkswagen
96% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.4
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5.0

Incredibly peppy. Handles well in snow.

This car drives like a sports car. I know; I own a Cayman. This car has accompanied us on every vacation and has never lets us down. No problems!

5.0

My favorite out of 20 owned cars!!!

I have owned over 20 cars in my lifetime, this one has been the best value out of BMW, Volvo and GM. Great car and very reliable....if you service it as required

3.0

Rear window blows out

Basic wife car. Rear window blew out at 31,000 miles. A significant safety concern to me but not Volkswagen. Wife is retired and disabled. Thankful she was not hurt or had a heart attack when the rear window exploded.

4.7

This vehicle is fun to drive !

Two cars ago I had a CClass Mercedes, last car an Audi A4 and I find the Golf Sportwagen to be just as fast and more planted on corners. On a more practical level it holds loads more and never loses its highway composure when transporting heavy loads

4.1

A great car for multiple uses family, pets cottage

This has been a very useful car for town driving I am the mother two with a dog and working full-time It has an excellent turning radius It has CarPlay which is incredibly convenient The instrumentation is easy to work through It is comfortable we can fit 10 foot Christmas tree on top easily because it has for rails!!

2.6

Engineering flaws again

The 2017 VW Golf has an engineering flaw in the sunroof that causes the drains to get clogged with dirt. Most sunroofs have a metal windscreen that pops up, but the Golf has a fabric windscreen that captures dust and allows it to flow into the channel. Our sunroof leaked as a result. We had it in for the 10k, 20k service and were never told about maintaining the sunroof by blowing out the drains. But when it leaked they said it was our fault due to poor maintenance, while also telling us that at 40k miles they would have checked it. VW is not a good company. We bought the diesel that they engineered to pass the emissions test illegally, and had to buy this car as a replacement. We now have a regular job of blowing out the drains.

4.6

Good overall wagan

This vehicle is a good starter car for anyone. It has plenty of room. Drives smooth and has a lot of great features. The gas mileage is also awesome on this vehicle!

5.0

Back to vdub

After owning a 2000 Passat glx I traded it after 170,000 trouble free kilometers for a 2017 Ford Escape 2 litre eco boost all wheel drive.We have some bad winters in BC every few years,so I thought I would go to a all wheel drive vehicle this time.I factory ordered a well equipped SE leather etc.And to be fair to Ford,this is not a Bad vehicle.But I missed my Passat So much,I like to drive a car hard sometimes(under safe conditions) and this is where the German designed cars shine over any other manufacturer.Only my opinion.But driving the escape hard was a real workout,and not even safe.Again only my opinion.But with a higher centre of gravity,terrible steering feedback,lots of understeer,and the aerodynamics and look of a potatoe what did I expect.Just purchase a 2018 Highline 4 motion with DSG,tech and luxury package.After 5 minutes of driving this car I knew I was back home.Love those vw/audi engineers.Some people would say just slow down.I say,but it?s Funkin-Gruvin!Oh yeah.My dog fits in the back of my wagon?s cargo space easily.Better than a Volvo v60,BMW,and about the same as a Allroad,and they cost at least $25,000.00 more in Canada.I?m happy,the dogs happy????? Tony,BC Canada

4.7

Practicality embodied

VW packs a lot of thought and tech to their cars. I?ve appreciated the touches in the interior that make it advanced- yet not cluttered. You?ll never feel overwhelmed by info. The 4motion gives added confidence to a car already packed with safety features and the turbo makes it actually fun to run around town. It?s my wife?s car and I try to steal it from her all the time

4.9

Love driving it!

Smooth ride, all modern technology, spacious for all family members. The interior is set up perfectly. The dark blue color is beautiful. Just a really great car.