By Don Hammonds
When it comes to compact SUVs, the word for today is “rugged.”
Thanks to the influence of Subaru’s hotter than hot Crosstrek, every car company seems to be adding some body cladding, raising ground clearance and installing new macho-looking interiors into one or models in their lineup.
Volkswagen is now getting into the act with its cool, sleek new Golf Alltrack, which is based on the company’s Golf Sportwagen.
It shares some of the advantages of the Sportwagen–simple, intuitive controls, really …