Volkswagen Golf Plus


Spacious cabin and easy-to-load boot; responsive steering and brakes; easy-to-read dials; decent fuel economy.


Heater takes time to warm up; interior can mark easily; insurance costs; problems demisting windows.

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The JD Power survey took place between January and March 2014, using cars registered between January 2011 and December 2012. Only models with more than 4000 sales were considered (109 in total). The JD Power survey categorises cars differently to What Car?, so the categories you see here are unique to this report.