2019 VW Golf Alltrack Specs

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Overview

Volkswagen engineers just may have been reading Ezra Pound’s 1935 collection of essays “Make It New!” when they laid out plans for the third and final rendition of the VW Alltrack in 2019.

With a lineup of new ADAS — Advanced driver-assistance systems — and adhering to the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” motto when it comes to basic specs, and the 6-year/ 72,000-mile “People’s Warranty”, they managed to send the Alltrack out with a bang that left us wanting more.

The Basics…again

Engine: 1.8-Liter, Turbo-charged, Inline 4-cylinder with approx. 199 lb-ft. of torque and 170 horsepower on all trims available (“S”, “SE” and “SEL”).

Transmission & MPG: Either a 6-speed automated manual transmission, or a 6-speed manual (standard in “S” & “SE” models) The 2019 “SEL” trim offers a 6-speed manual option for the first time as well. Average MPG stubbornly remained approximately 30 Highway / 22 City.

MSRP: According to Kelly Blue Book, starting MSRP on the 2019 Alltrack base “S” model was $27,790, with the “SE” and “SEL” ranging from $31,390 – to nearly +/-$36,000, respectively. Top model, top dollar.

Upgrades from 2018 model

Car & Driver said it best…

“A suite of driver-assistance features is now standard on the Golf Alltrack for 2019, including automated emergency braking, forward-collision warning, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. Upgrading to the mid-range SE model unlocks the available Driver Assistance and Appearance package, which adds: lane-keeping assist, parking sensors, a self-parking feature, and automatic high-beam headlamps. The top-spec SEL can now be ordered with the six-speed manual transmission.”

https://www.caranddriver.com/volkswagen/golf-alltrack

If video breakdowns are more your jam….this 2019 VW Golf Alltrack YouTube video review might be for you.

The ever stalwart Flash Specs

  • Drive Type: All wheel drive
  • Total Seating: 5
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.5 gal.
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity: 66.5 cu.ft.
  • Ground Clearance: 6.7

The automotive industry may have lost one of but two wagon-style vehicles that are still manufactured in the United States last year, but VW understood one thing: It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish that counts.

2018 VW Golf Alltrack Specs

2018 VW Golf Alltrack

Overview

The 2018 VW Alltrack came with many of the same basic specs as the 2017 VW Alltrack, as it related to engine, transmission, MPG and MSRP, but it also added an impressive extended warranty and some nifty exterior updates, which we’ll cover below.

The Basics

Engine: 1.8-Liter, Turbo-charged, Inline 4-cylinder with approx. 199 lb-ft. of torque and 170 horsepower on all trims available (“S”, “SE” and “SEL”).

Transmission & MPG: Either a 6-speed automated manual transmission, or a 6-speed manual (which came standard in “S” & “SE” models) . Average MPG remained approximately 30 Highway / 22 City .

MSRP: According to Kelly Blue Book, starting MSRP on the 2018 Alltrack base “S” model was $26,500, with the “SE” and “SEL” ranging from $29,000 – $30,000 and $32,000 – +/-$36,000, respectively.

Upgrades from 2017 model

In an official blog post from Jan., 3 2018, Karen Radley Volkswagen, in Woodbridge, VA, listed the following new features on 2018 VW Alltracks:

…new LED taillights and daytime running lights that add a bright appearance to the model. Automatic headlights with a built-in rain sensor also help improve visibility while providing added convenience….. The model has received an upgraded MIB II infotainment system in SE and higher trims. The SE and SEL now have an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen. The SE also gains Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Emergency Braking….

http://www.karenradleyvw.com/blog/2018-volkswagen-golf-alltrack-updates/

The 2018 VW Alltrack also came with the first-ever “People First Warranty” The new warranty offered bumper-to-bumper coverage, including powertrain and manufacturer defects, for 6-years or 72,000 miles, whichever came first. In contrast, the 2017 Alltrack offered just 3-years or 36,000 miles, so…quite the upgrade.

Also check out this video from Haselwood Volkswagen, in Bremerton, WA, on the 2018 VW Alltrack for a 2-minute breakdown on model features.

Flash Specs

  • Drive Type: All wheel drive
  • Total Seating: 5
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.5 gal.
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity: 66.5 cu.ft.
  • Ground Clearance: 6.7

2018 VW Alltrack owners definitely had and edge over the brands first model; the warranty alone protects the resale value and adds a certain peace of mind for the more adventurous driver of these impressive wagons.

2017 VW Golf Alltrack Specs

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Overview

In 2017 the VW Alltrack rolled off assembly lines for the first time and hit U.S. streets. The the automotive industry took note at VW’s obvious attempt to knock Subaru’s revered Outback out of the top spot for slightly lifted station wagons, and also its impressive specs.

The Basics

Engine: 1.8-Liter, Turbo-charged, Inline 4-cylinder with approx. 199 lb-ft. of torque and 170 horsepower

Transmission & MPG: 2017 Alltracks gave consumers the option of a 6-speed automated manual transmission — check out what that means and the benefits in this informative Autotrader article from July 2019 — or a 6-speed automatic. Both transmissions received exceptional reviews and are caveats to the average 30 Highway / 22 City MPG the 2017 Alltrack boasts.

At our test track, an automatic-equipped Alltrack scampered from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, but our long-term test vehicle equipped with the manual transmission did the deed in just 6.7 seconds.

https://www.caranddriver.com/volkswagen/golf-alltrack
  • Alltrack Worlds very own road test proved that MPG here.

MSRP: According to Kelly Blue Book, MSRP on the 2017 Alltrack base “S” model was between $26,000 to $27,770, with the “SE” and “SEL” ranging from $29,000 – $30,000 and $32,000 – $35,000, respectively.

Flash Specs

  • Drive Type: All wheel drive
  • Total Seating: 5
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.5 gal.
  • Maximum Cargo Capacity: 66.5 cu.ft.
  • Ground Clearance: 6.7

Overall, a solid launch. In fact, the 2017 Alltrack did the highest U.S. sales volume per annum at 26,700, according to Wikipedia. That’s impressive considering VW continued the model in 2018 and 2019.

Can You Still Buy a New Alltrack in 2020?

New 2019 VW Alltracks Still Available At Dealerships

New 2019 VW Alltracks Still Available At Dealerships

Even though VW Alltrack production came to a permanent halt in 2019, take heart hardy Alltrack shopper’s and aficionados – inventory levels at VW dealerships are still strong….well, ok, warm. Maybe luke warm, but certainly not ice cold.

“Jack” the salesmen at Emich VW in Denver, CO, for instance, reported having approximately 130 2019 VW Alltracks still available on the lot right now, mainly S and SE models, which he added are still selling very well. A quick search on their website also reveals that Emich has a strong inventory of VW Alltracks, ranging in price from roughly $22,000 to upwards of $30,000, with dealer discounts factored in. Those are strong numbers, and good for Emich, and for salesman “Jack”, I say.

There’s nothing like looking out over a strong selling inventory, sipping a hot cup of coffee, thinking about satisfied customers driving their glossy new Alltracks confidently through the snow.

That’s more than can be said for the dealership “Jacks” at Molle Volkswagen, just “across the tracks” in Kansas City, MO.

While it has an array of VW models advertised as “In Stock”, the 2019 Alltrack is not one.

Take a look at this screen shot of their online inventory for the search term “Alltrack” on the website:

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Apologies indeed.

Of course, a sample size of two VW dealerships is by no means trend educing, and begs the real question – what’s the national trend?

Well, if you believe in averages, here’s a basic springboard to bet on: I searched for VW Alltracks online at Downtown Chicago VW, Northtowne VW, another Kansas City dealership, VW of Kearny Mesa, near San Diego, Calif., LHM Lakewood VW, Lakewood, Colo., Fiesta Volkswagen, in Albuquerque, NM, Emich and Molle (as noted above) and 4 out of 7 had plush inventory, especially of “S” and “SE” trims, advertised on their websites. Only Molle, Kearny Mesa, and Fiesta – which had none, 1 and 4, respectively, showed signs of depletion.

That’s about 60% “In-Stock” vs. “Out” (or dangerously low…).

If you also take into account average pricing — wide ranging from approximately $22,000 to more than $35,000 depending largely on location — and trust in Emich’s dealership “Jack’s” statement, that all trims of Alltracks are still selling strong, I think it’s safe to say that if you’re in the market for a brand new 2019 VW Alltrack, you’ll still be able to find one quite easily at your local dealer (or a well-stocked neighbor) “60-percent of the time, every time”….at least for now.


Edit 2/26/2020: Look What Showed Up in the Mail

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Colorado dealers are really trying to move remaining 2019 Alltracks…

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And if the mailer wasn’t enough… here’s a Google Local Search ad that triggered when I searched for “Alltrack World”