Is the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Faster than a Ford Fiesta ST? You May Be Surprised in Episode 2! [Video]

The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a practical family wagon, but is it quick?

Is the 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack faster than a Ford Fiesta…ST? In our new game show, we’re pitching this 197 horsepower hot hatchback against family vehicles to see which may actually be faster than a Fiesta ST. This episode may turn up some surprising results! Why? Because the challenger isn’t a car you’d really ever consider to be quick. The Golf Alltrack does have a turbocharged engine, but it’s still a wagon. It’s still a grocery hauler. Actually, since it does have more ground clearance than the Golf SportWagen, it’s also a great adventure vehicle. Still, it’s built for comfort and practicality, not necessarily out-and-out speed.

Is the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack faster than a Ford Fiesta...ST?
Which is faster – a Golf wagon or the Ford Fiesta…ST?

Ah, but sometimes there’s a lot more going on under the skin. The 1.8-liter turbocharged engine in the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack produces a decent amount of power and torque for its size. You get 170 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque, to the Fiesta’s 197 horsepower and 202 lb-ft of torque from its high-strung 1.6-liter turbo engine. However, there is one key difference at play in this episode of Is It Faster than a Ford Fiesta…ST. The Volkswagen Golf Alltrack has all-wheel drive.

With the Alltrack’s 4MOTION system and a healthy amount of low-down torque, does this adventure wagon have what it takes to best the Ford Fiesta…ST? Find out by watching the episode above! Check back to for more episodes of this show as well as more news, views, and real-world reviews, including the long-term Golf Alltrack. Subscribe to The Fast Lane Car and TFLnow on YouTube for much more of the Ford Fiesta ST!