2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

Volkswagen Wagons make a class all their own. They take some of the best features of the sedan hatchback and combine them with the power and versatility of the SUV—which is an impressive class itself. Featuring competitive towing power, accommodations, and technology as well as functional cargo space, SUVs bring just about everything to the table. However, since SUVs are such a large class of vehicles sometimes it can make for overwhelming choices.

The VW Wagon and classic SUV are brought head to head with the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack and the 2017 Toyota RAV4. The 2017 RAV4 has made quite a splash in the Toyota community, but the 2017 Golf Alltrack makes for a very worthy competitor. Seeing what they both have to offer side by side helps not only highlight the shared benefits of both vehicles as well as the differences that make these cars fit different driver needs.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack vs 2017 Toyota RAV4
$25,850 MSRP $24,410
26/22/32 mpg city/highway/combined EPA-estimated fuel economy rating 26/23/30 mpg city/highway/combined
6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto manual Transmission 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
All-wheel drive Drivetrain FWD

Both Toyotas and Volkswagens are well-known for their longevity and dependability. Both manufacturers create cars that are sound investments, so in terms of choice-making it's hard to go wrong when looking at these manufacturers. However, finding the right car means finding a car that suits your needs as a driver. Finding the right fit as a parent versus as an off-road explorer (when those happen to be different things) can mean that one vehicle will do while another will make your driving experience better.

The 2017 Golf Alltrack and the 2017 RAV4 are designed for different driving needs. The RAV4 certainly checks all the boxes for a modern SUV, but runs up against some limitations next to the Golf Alltrack. In combination with its status as a VW wagon, the Golf Alltrack's all-wheel drive creates a more versatile car. With a little more spunk and a little more space to accommodate exploring and hauling needs. If you're looking for a car that you can pack full for a college move or an off-road adventure, the 2017 Golf Alltrack is an excellent choice.

If you'd like to make a better acquaintance of the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, come see us at Volkswagen of Oneonta. We're ready to show you our inventory of 2017 Volkswagen vehicles and help you leave our lot with the car that you need. See you soon!

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