2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack costs $26,670 in America image

The VW Golf Alltrack seems to be the German brand’s response to the popular all-terrain station wagon class leader Subaru Outback, with the model starting at an equally popular price level of $26,670.

The German automaker introduced the golf Alltrack for the North American region at the New York Auto Show earlier this year, and now Volkswagen has cooked the high-riding, all-wheel drive wagon’s price list. It kicks off at $26,670 (after $820 destination) for the entry S trim matched to a six speed manual box. But this one will have late availability so dealers in October will be getting the S trim with the six-speed dual-clutch automatic costing $27,770. The Alltrack is based on the Golf SportWagen and comes with standard 4Motion all-wheel drive, 0.6 inches (15.2 millimeters) of extra ground clearance, as well as protective body cladding. Styling updates include a black honeycomb grille, underbody guards, and a matte-aluminum crossbar in the radiator grille.

Under the hood resides an 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 170 horsepower (126.8 kilowatts) and 199 pound-feet (269.8 Newton-meters) of torque, which has an estimated fuel economy of 22 miles per gallon city and 30 mpg highway. After the S you can get the SE which goes from $30,250 with the manual or $31,350 with the DSG and brings amenities such as a panoramic sunroof, automatic headlights, and push-button start. The flagship SEL goes for $33,710 and will only work with the DSG, adding things such as a 12-way power driver seat, dual-zone climate control, and a 6.5-inch infotainment system with navigation.