Volkswagen Golf Estate review

Category: Estate car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol, diesel
Available colours:
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RRP £24,580What Car? Target Price from£23,098
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Introduction

What Car? says...

If you've found this Volkswagen Golf Estate review by straying down the rabbit holes of Google expecting to read about Gleneagles or Sunningdale, we're sorry. This is a different golf estate entirely.

We might still be able to help you out, though – this Golf Estate has a decent-sized boot, so it will manage your clubs easily enough. It’s based on the eighth-generation VW Golf, a car with a classless image loved by all corners of society, from peasant to posh. 

We’re concentrating on the main Golf Estate, but there’s also an SUV-like spin-off with a raised ride height and chunkier bumpers. If that sounds like what you're looking for, read our full VW Golf Alltrack review.  

Here, we'll be tell you what the regular version is like to drive, how practical it is (beyond swallowing golf clubs) and how much it will cost you to run. We’ll also tell you what we think the best engine and trim combination is, as well as how it compares with other estate cars.

There are a plenty of estates available, of course – from the Skoda Fabia Estate to the massive Volvo V90 – but the Golf's key rivals include the Ford Focus Estate, Seat Leon Estate and Skoda Octavia Estate.

Remember, when you've decided which make and model of vehicle is the right one for you, you could make big saving on the list price by using the free What Car? New Car Buying service. It has lots of good VW Golf Estate deals.

At a glance

Number of trims3 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? petrol, diesel
MPG range across all versions48.7 - 62.8
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£1,363 / £1,782
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£2,727 / £3,565

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