For The VW Golf is refined and comfortable, but also enjoyable to drive. Its cabin is well built and practical, and resale values are strong.
Against The entry-level engine doesn’t have a lot of power and the 1.4 petrol with cylinder shut-off is expensive. Lesser versions of the Golf have an unsophisticated rear suspension set-up.
The Mk7 Volkswagen Golf is the best yet. Classy, refined and great to drive, it’s one of the very best small family cars
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The Golf is a superb all-rounder that offers everything most families will ever need. However, you still need to choose reasonably carefully.
Most versions are sensational to drive, blending an extremely comfortable ride with good body control. However, the cheaper versions (both 1.2 petrols and the 1.6 diesel) come with a less sophisticated suspension, and they don’t ride quite as serenely. They’re still more comfortable than many rivals, though.
Of the three trims, we reckon SE strikes the best balance between equipment and affordability. This brings alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers, smarter interior trim, adaptive cruise control and a City Emergency Braking system.
Later, the range will expand to include a GTI hot hatch, which uses a 217bhp 2.0-litre turbo engine.
There will also be a Bluemotion model that averages 88.3mpg and emits 85g/km of CO2. Hybrid and fully electric models follow some time after.
One week into new Golf ownership and very happy so far. The GT model is very well equipped although climate is extra which seems a bit stingy. I…
First impressions are good of the Mk7 Golf but after a month of driving it i am starting to get a bit less impressed. MPG is atrocious as i used to…
This car is just so refined. It drives so smoothly in all conditions. The cabin is really classy and way ahead of the new A Class MB that I tested…
Update on previous now I have done just over 2000 miles in varying conditions. Pros: Good ride quality Quiet DSG very smooth Adaptive cruise…