Vehicle Profile: 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
The 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack takes everything you love about the Golf and gives it an off-road spin. Between advanced all-wheel-drive technology, a peppy turbocharged engine, and a host of driver-assist and accident-mitigation features, this wagon was built from the ground up to enhance your next adventure.
Under the hood, the 2019 VW Golf Alltrack is powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged inline engine that’s capable of generating 168 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. You can choose to pair this engine with one of two transmissions: a silky-smooth automatic with available paddle shifters or a six-speed manual. Regardless of which combination you go for, your Golf Alltrack will reach an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway.*
In addition to the standard Golf’s Eco and Sport driving modes, the 2019 Alltrack comes equipped with several features that enhance its already formidable capabilities. The first of these is a brand new Off-Road Mode, which adjusts the vehicle’s traction control configuration and activates Hill Decent Control. Hill Descent Control actively applies the brakes when you’re going down a steep slope to keep you at a consistent, safe speed. This feature complements the 4MOTION all-wheel-drive system, which can automatically adjust how much power is delivered to each axle to keep you in complete control regardless of road conditions.
Modern technology for a connected drive
Just because the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is meant to take you off the beaten path doesn’t mean it lacks connectivity. You can access all of your phone’s media through the standard eight-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, and sync your smartphone to the vehicle via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. For concert-quality sound, you can upgrade to the Fender® Premium Audio System and enjoy the music, sports, and news you love with the available SiriusXM All Access subscription.
The Golf Alltrack isn’t just about empowering your adventures; it’s also about making them more convenient than ever. Volkswagen Car-Net is a suite of helpful software features that help you stay connected to your Alltrack no matter where you are. You can use the smartphone app to monitor your vehicle for open doors, maintenance issues, and GPS location. You can also use the system to set up limits for teen drivers, such as virtual boundaries, speed alerts and curfew reminders. If a driver exceeds any of these parameters, you’ll receive a notification.
Adventure in safety
When it comes to safety, it’s clear that Volkswagen didn’t hold back. The Golf Alltrack’s body includes a safety cage that features front and rear crumple zones to direct any damage away from passengers. If you need to slam on your brakes, a series of seven stability-enhancing systems like Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution and Electronic Stability Control will jump into action and apply more power to the wheels that need it.
The 2019 Golf Alltrack is packed with available driver-assist technology to make the road safer for everyone. Adaptive Cruise Control helps you keep a safe distance from other cars on the highway, and features like Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Assist and Forward Collision Warning increase your awareness of your surroundings. Similarly, Rear Traffic Alert can apply the brakes if you’re about to reverse into a vehicle that’s crossing your path. If an accident does occur, Volkswagen’s Intelligent Crash Response System can disable the fuel pump, unlock the doors, and turn on the hazard lights. These systems and the Alltrack’s quality construction earned it a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Between its off-road-ready powertrain, exciting tech, and outstanding safety systems, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is the wagon you’ve been waiting for. If you want to get behind the wheel for yourself, head over to your local Volkswagen dealer and gear up for adventure.
*Based on EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.
This article is presented by Capistrano Volkswagen.