2017 VW Golf All-Track, Golf R, and Golf GTI Models Named to Car and Driver’s 10Best List

November 12th, 2016 by

2017 VW Golf

The VW Golf has always stood head and shoulders above its competitors, and now four 2017 Golf models have been named to Car and Driver’s 10Best list. This is one of the most prestigious selections in the automotive world; just a single mention is worthy of celebration, so it speaks volumes when the Golf makes the cut for 11 years in a row.

Car and Driver’s 10Best List

Being eligible for the Car and Driver 10Best List is easy — all you need to do is cost less than $80,000 and return to the market as a previous winner or in a significantly revised form. Actually making the grade, however, is a whole lot tougher. The team over at Car and Driver maintains an exacting set of criteria: “in order to take home a trophy, a vehicle must offer good value, excel at its given mission, and, critically, deliver a pleasurable driving experience.”

For this year, four 2017 VW Golf models were singled out as deserving the accolade, even with 60 other vehicles competing for a place. In the words of Car and Driver themselves, all Golf models offer “the ride quality of a far more expensive machine,” with “everything a driver touches mov[ing] with a precision that punches above C-segment standards.”

The 2017 VW Golf Lineup

The Golf is offered in so many forms that it almost becomes a segment in its own right, and four models were singled out for Car and Driver’s latest 10Best list:

  • 2017 VW Golf: As ever, the standard Golf model combines an efficient drive with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • 2017 Golf Alltrack: The all-new Golf Alltrack comes with raised ground clearance and 4MOTION® all-wheel drive as standard, so it’s ideal for off-roading.
  • 2017 Golf GTI: Featuring VW’s EA888 2.0L turbocharged and direct-injection TSI engine, the Golf GTI feels like it belongs on the track, even while shooting around Schaumberg and Elmhurst.
  • 2017 Golf R: The most powerful Golf incarnation ever sold in the US is able to deliver up to 292 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque.

Experience One of the 10Best by Visiting Larry Roesch VW Today

If you’d like to find out what it’s like to get behind the wheel of vehicles that have attracted such praise, just come down to the showroom here at Larry Roesch Volkswagen in Bensenville, IL.