Volkswagen Golf Estate 1.5 eTSI Life 5dr DSG Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

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  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 rear seats
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 RHD infotainment
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  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 left panning
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 instrument cluster
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 front seats
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 boot open
RRP £29,220What Car? Target Price£25,694
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

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. We dislike its infotainment system and the fiddly dashboard buttons immensely, though, and a Skoda Octavia Estate offers more car for less cash.

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.

The 128bhp 1.5 eTSI 130 petrol is noticeably less spirited than the TSI 150 or eTSI 150 (0-62mph takes 9.4sec) when you work it hard. It's also quite noisy when you rev it out and barely any cheaper or more efficient, so we really wouldn't bother with it.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.4 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

51.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

611

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

125

g/km