Used Volkswagen Golf GTE 2015-2019 review

Alternatives

(2015 - 2019)
Used Volkswagen Golf GTE 2015-present
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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Volkswagen Golf GTE hatchback?

The Hyundai Ioniq can be bought as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid or a pure electric-only car. The plug-in hybrid version equates to the GTE, and it comes with a good-quality interior, low running costs and a reassuringly normal driving experience.   

Or you could go for an electric car with much more radical styling in the BMW i3. It’s also made from carbonfibre, which makes it much lighter than most electric cars and pays dividends in terms of outright acceleration. The older and now no longer on sale range-extender version has a small petrol engine on board that acts as a generator, meaning range anxiety issues are lessened.

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Used Volkswagen Golf GTE 2015-present
Used Volkswagen Golf GTE 2015-present
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Overview

The VW Golf GTE is one of the best plug-in hybrids on the market, and it’s a good used buy. It makes a lot of sense if you do lots of short trips.

  • Stylish looks
  • Good to drive
  • Well equipped
  • Diesels offer better real-world economy
  • Smaller boot than the regular Golf