The new Golf SportWagen replaces the Jetta SportWagen in Volkswagen's lineup when it goes on sale in April with a $22,215 starting price, including an $820 destination charge. That's $400 more than the base price of a 2014 Jetta SportWagen, but the Golf SportWagen has more standard features and gets better gas mileage, according to VW. The $25,415 base price for the TDI diesel version of the Golf SportWagen is nearly $2,000 less than the Jetta SportWagen TDI.
Both gas and diesel versions of the Golf SportWagen are offered in S, SE and SEL models with increasing levels of features. The $22,215 base price gets you a Golf SportWagen S with a turbocharged four-cylinder gas engine and a manual transmission that's rated at 36 mpg highway. Standard features include 15-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, a touch-screen stereo with iPod integration, simulated leather upholstery and air conditioning. An automatic transmission costs an additional $1,100. When equipped with a diesel engine, the S trim level also has keyless access with push-button start, a backup camera and 16-inch alloy wheels instead of 15-inch ones.