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For The Volkswagen Golf Plus has more space and offers easier access than a regular Golf hatchback. Most of the engines are strong and it's good to drive, despite the tall body.

Against It's not as versatile or flexible as many compact MPVs. It costs more to buy than the equivalent Golf hatch and doesn't hold its value as well.

Volkswagen Golf Plus MPV
33 5stars

The ordinary Golf will be practical enough for most buyers, but the extra space and versatility of the VW Golf Plus make it worth considering if you've got a young family.

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The full Volkswagen Golf Plus review

There are 6 Volkswagen Golf Plus versions available

MPV 1.2 TSI 85 S 5dr £18,270
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.4 TSI S 5dr £20,025
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion Tech S 5dr £21,020
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.4 TSI SE 5dr £21,595
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 1.6 TDI 105 Bluemotion Tech SE 5dr £22,590
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
MPV 2.0 TDI 140 SE 5dr £23,545
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

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.

Reader test team says:

Volkswagen Golf Plus MPV 1.4 TSI S 5dr

This is an update to my previous review. I have now had the car for just under 2 years and have done 20000 miles. I still enjoy the high seating area,…

Tina Heath

5 out of 5 stars
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