Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.5 eTSI 150 Life 5dr DSG Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £27,670What Car? Target Price£23,677
Review

The Volkswagen Golf Estate is a very practical family wagon. The boot is generously proportioned and it’s a comfortable car with a wide range of engines that all offer good performance and economy. However, we dislike its infotainment system and the fiddly dashboard buttons immensely, and a Skoda Octavia Estate offers more car for less cash.

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We'd stick with this entry-level trim. It comes with pretty much all you really need, including single-zone climate control, 16in alloy wheels, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob, automatic lights and wipers, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights, a digital Active Info Display, 10-colour interior ambient lighting, wireless phone charging, front and rear parking sensors, traffic sign recognition, front and rear centre armrests, a ski hatch, front-seat adjustable lumbar support, and a 10.0in infotainment touchscreen with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto and a DAB radio.

If you need an automatic you automatically get the eTSI 150 with a responsive seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The ‘e’ before ‘TSI’ means 48-volt mild hybrid electrical assistance but it doesn’t make this noticeably quicker than the 1.5 TSI 150; the electric motor just adds a tiny bit of background assistance to the petrol engine – for a fairly hefty price hike and no greater efficiency, it must be said.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

49.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

1062

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

129

g/km

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