Leasing a Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
Engines and performance for the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
There's a choice of outputs from a 2.0 litre turbocharged diesel engine of either 148hp or 184hp. There's also a 1.8 litre TSI petrol unit producing 178hp available as well. The engine is mated to either a manual gearbox or the option of an automatic transmission - with the petrol engine having this standard. The diesel engines should return around 55 mpg, even though they are all-wheel-drive, and the petrol unit will return around 43 mpg.
Equipment and handling
The big difference between the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and its sibling, the Golf, is that this estate has a higher stance. That's because the suspension has been adjusted so it can be taken off-road or driven across muddy fields and slippery countryside tracks. For many potential buyers, the Golf Alltrack will make more sense financially and practically then opting for an SUV, which will be larger and may not have the same off-roading abilities. To help underpin its tougher characteristics, Volkswagen has added skid plates at the front and rear, black plastic cladding along the underneath and roof rails. Standard safety equipment includes automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control. The car also has anti-lock brakes, driver tiredness detection and lots of airbags. The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack delivers a comfortable drive and the suspension deals with potholes and rough roads. And despite the raised ride height, there's little noticeable lean when cornering at speed. Volkswagen has also added lots of kit to its Golf Alltrack offering with standard equipment including climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, parking sensors and satnav. There are also some options worth considering, including a rear view camera and a tow bar. Essentially, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a practical and well-made offering for those who are looking for a rugged, spacious and practical car that is safe to drive in all weathers.