Volkswagen Golf Estate review

Category: Estate car

Section: Interior

Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 front tracking
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 rear tracking
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 rear seats
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 left tracking
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 wide front tracking
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 left panning
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 instrument cluster
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 front seats
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 boot open
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 front tracking
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 rear tracking
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 rear seats
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 RHD infotainment
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 left tracking
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 wide front tracking
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 left panning
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 instrument cluster
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 front seats
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

No matter what size or shape you are, the Volkswagen Golf Estate is built with driver comfort in mind. There's seat-height adjustment, lots of steering wheel rake-and-reach adjustment, and the moveable front centre armrest gives you something cushioning to lean on. Adjustable lumbar support is standard on all trims, but even so, the lower-back support provided by the seats fitted to entry-level Life trim didn't suit all our testers. The sports seats, fitted from Style trim and up, are much better and offer excellent side support through corners. 

If you look at the dashboard closely, you’ll see that all the buttons are touch-sensitive or have been loaded on to the infotainment touchscreen. The only physical buttons are on the steering wheel, but even those are replaced with touch-sensitive buttons on the R-Line trim.

Visibility, parking sensors and cameras

With a big windscreen and large side windows, looking forwards or left and right at junctions is easy in the Golf Estate. The position and rake of the windscreen pillars can cause you to crane your neck for a clear view at roundabouts, though. Being an estate it has a lot more glass at the back than there is in the regular Golf hatchback and it’s fairly easy to reverse as a result. Front and rear parking sensors are standard on all trims and a rear-view camera is optional. 

Powerful LED headlights are also standard. Mid-level Style trim adds LED 'Plus' headlights, which can direct their light around corners. IQ matrix LED headlights are optional and the bee's knees – you can leave them on main beam without blinding other road users.

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