Volkswagen Golf Estate review

Category: Estate car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:diesel, petrol
Available colours:
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RRP £24,575What Car? Target Price from£20,725
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Introduction

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The Volkswagen Golf Estate. If you’ve strayed here via the rabbit holes of Google expecting to read about Gleneagles or Sunningdale, sorry; this is a different golf estate entirely. Mind you, we may still be able to help you out: with its decent-sized boot, this Golf Estate will manage your clubs easily enough.

It’s based on the eighth-generation of the Golf, which is a car that, over the years, has generally found love from all corners of society: whether you consider yourself peasant or posh, the classless image of the Golf fits. 

We’re concentrating on the main Golf Estate, but there’s also a spin-off: the SUV-like Alltrack with a raised right height and chunkier bumpers. We’ve covered that with a separate review, so click the link for the in-depth read.  

Stick with this review if you want to know what the regular Volkswagen Golf Estate is like to drive, how practical it is (beyond swallowing golf clubs) and how much it costs to run. We’ll also tell you what the best engine and trim combination is, as well as how it compares to other estate cars.

And that’s a broad church. It includes everything from the Skoda Fabia Estate to the massive Volvo V90, but for the Golf we’ll be referencing mainly its key rivals that include the Ford Focus Estate, the Skoda Octavia Estate and the Seat Leon Estate.

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At a glance

Number of trims3 see more
Available fuel typesdiesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions47.9 - 61.4
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£1,347.03 / £1,722.89
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£2,694.06 / £3,445.78

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