Our cars: VW Golf, Range Rover, Seat Leon and Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

* Golf’s spacious boot and easy access impress * Our MD reflects on the Range Rover’s cabin quality * We struggle to improve fuel economy in the Leon...

Our cars: VW Golf, Range Rover, Seat Leon and Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

Every day, we take a look at a few of the cars that we are living with. Today, it's the turn of the Volkswagen Golf, Range Rover, Seat Leon and Suzuki SX4 S-Cross

Volkswagen Golf

The Golf has been pressed into action for house moving in the past couple of weeks.

Nothing too testing – just a few loads of plants in heavy terracotta pots, slimline waterbutts, a pressure washer and the like – but it just goes to show how much more practical a hatchback can be compared with, say, a saloon or coupe.

The Golf’s boot opening is brilliant; well shaped and large, you can fit all sorts of odd-shaped things in without feeling like you’re competing in The Krypton Factor. You can also alter the height of the boot floor to create a flat load space.

There aren’t any clever space dividers or restrainers to help keep things in place, but as long as you pack things in tightly they’re never going to roll around.

By Rob Keenan

Read all of our updates on life with our Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI.


In the car park

Managing director David Prasher reflects on whether the Range Rover’s cabin feels special enough after an 1100-mile jaunt through Europe.

Content editor Tom Webster struggles to improve the fuel economy of our Seat Leon during his low-speed, stop-start urban commute.

The Suzuki SX4 S-Cross’s Bluetooth pairing function is too complicated, says deputy consumer editor Matthew Burrow.

Read more about our long-term fleet.