Recommended VW Vehicles for Rugged Roads

Albertan terrains can be tough to manage at times, no matter what time of the year. The winters make it hard to keep your grip, while the potholes and uneven roads make construction season even harder than it already is. Sometimes in-between seasons, you’ll experience both on the same day. So no matter what time of the year, you’ll need a vehicle that’s going to handle the hardest terrain throughout the province.

Luckily, a wide variety of Volkswagen vehicle come packaged with the intuitive 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive that helps you conquer any kind of surface, from snow to sand. Come to Gary Moe Volkswagen and see the VW vehicles we have to help you trudge the complicated terrain throughout Alberta.

Golf R

Looking for a more exciting version of the original Volkswagen hatchback? With the Golf R, you’ll be surprised at how much is packed under the hood. The 2.0 TSI engine delivers up to 292 horsepower and 280 lb-ft. of torque, while also delivering exceptional fuel-efficiency throughout. You’ll feel the power of the Golf R as soon as you hit the pedal with an acceleration of 0-100km in under 5 seconds. Meanwhile, your handling around curves and corners are no problem because the Dynamic Chassis Control in the Golf R constantly adjusts the suspension and steering according to different road conditions. Needless to say, the Golf R delivers.

Golf Alltrack

If you’re more geared towards something for all your outdoor activities, the Golf Alltrack has everything you need for a great trip. The Alltrack’s 60/40 split folding rear seat allows plenty of configurations to hold all of your gear and supplies. It’s fold-down centre pass-through to give you ample space for all your large items, while still having space for you and three other people. On top of the 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive, the Alltrack’s raised suspension also helps tackle the difficult terrain with its raised chassis and multi-link design in the rear. While the Golf Alltrack may not have the same horsepower as the R, it’s still capable of tackling the toughest of roads and can bring more than you’d expect.


Even though the Tiguan is Volkswagen’s smallest SUV in its lineup, nothing about it makes it small. Both outside and in, the Tiguan is packed with everyday utilities along with both spacious seating and stowing for all your cargo. For example, the power liftgate with Easy Open and Delayed Close is available to make loading and unloading easier than ever before with just the light tap of the rear bumper. Meanwhile, the Tiguan has 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats help you maximize your cargo space up to 2081-litres. Of course, the 4MOTION All-Wheel Drive is available for you to conquer any terrain imaginable.

We hope this helped narrow down your options for a new Volkswagen to take on the rough Albertan roads. For more information on any of our vehicles, visit Gary Moe Volkswagen in Red Deer to find the perfect Volkswagen car for you!