For This engine strikes the best balance between performance, price and fuel economy. SE models also come with lots of luxuries, including a system that parks the car for you.
Against Even the cheaper S trim gets most of the kit buyers expect. If you're a high-mileage driver, one of the more economical diesels may make more financial sense in the long term.
What Car? says
There's little wrong with this car, because you're getting the best engine and lots of kit. Some buyers might be tempted to stick with the cheaper S model, though.
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Target Price team says:
VW Golf Plus buyers can choose from five engines, all of which are sourced from the regular Golf hatch.
Cheapest is the 84bhp 1.2 TSI petrol engine, while the 121bhp 1.4 turbo combines affordable running costs with punchy performance. Diesel fans are also well catered for, having 89- and 103bhp 1.6s as well as a 138bhp 2.0-litre engines to choose from. These feature common-rail fuel injection, so they're far smoother than the diesels in the original Golf Plus.
Aside from its engines, the latest Golf Plus is actually more closely related to the previous-generation Mk5 Golf than the current Mk6. However, it gets a bespoke interior and looks suitably modern because it has the Mk6's angular headlights and slim horizontal front grille.
Just make sure you haggle hard. The Golf Plus is priced higher than equivalent versions of the regular Golf, but doesn't hold its value as well.