All models come with sat-nav, Bluetooth, climate control and a DAB radio. The GT models add cruise control, parking sensors and leather seats.
No engine in the range offers particularly low CO2 emissions; the best you’ll get is 118g/km from a small-wheeled 2.0 TDI with 148bhp. At the top end, the 181bhp diesel on 19in wheels and the 1.4-litre petrol manage 133g/km. While these figures were once competitive, there are plenty of rivals than can offer CO2 emissions of around 100g/km and in some cases even less.
It’s also worth noting that Volkswagen as a manufacturer scored below average in our last reliability survey. A three-year/60,000-mile warranty is standard but this can be extended to either four or five years for an additional charge.
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