Volkswagen Golf Estate 2.0 TDI 150 R-Line 5dr Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £30,235What Car? Target Price£28,840
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. We dislike its infotainment system and the fiddly dashboard buttons immensely, though, and a Skoda Octavia Estate offers more car for less cash.

R-Line adds sportier styling inside and out, stiffer sports suspension, a heated steering wheel, privacy glass and a driver profile (drive mode) switch. We really don’t think it’s worth the extra.

With 148bhp and a good slug of low down grunt, this engine feels genuinely punchy even when the car is filled to the brim with people and luggage – 0-62mph takes just 9.4sec. It’s also RDE2 compliant and will easily average more than 50mpg at a cruise.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.1 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

61.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

611

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

121

g/km

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