You sit higher than in a Golf and there's a huge range of adjustment, but the small quarter-light front windows and the thick pillars restrict visibility through corners. The dashboard design is bespoke, but the switchgear is shared with other Volkswagens and is simple to use. The stereo has chunky buttons or, if you're willing to pay extra, you can have touchscreen controls.
Volkswagen Golf Plus MPV space & practicality
The standard Golf is far from cramped, but the Golf Plus offers even more space and some added flexibility. Its rear seats are split 60/40 and each section slides back and forth on runners so you can change the balance between legroom and luggage capacity. The higher roofline makes life that bit easier when you're trying to strap in toddlers, too.
Volkswagen Golf Plus MPV equipment
Buyers can choose from two trims, with entry-level S models featuring air-conditioning, a CD player, a multi-function computer and front and rear electric windows. The more expensive SE spec adds cruise control, alloy wheels and Volkswagen's Park Assist system, which makes parallel parking a doddle by steering the car into spaces for you.