Volkswagen Golf Estate review

Category: Estate car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 rear seats
  • 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:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

The Volkswagen Golf Estate has plenty of head room to suit even the exceedingly tall, and its front seats go back far enough to accommodate anyone with long legs. It's wide in the front, too, so you won’t be clashing elbows with your passenger. 

The front door pockets are each big enough for a 500ml bottle of water and there are two cupholders in the centre console. In front of the gear selector, there’s a handy tray for your phone, which includes wireless charging. You’ll also find a storage bin under the front centre armrest and a decent-sized air-conditioned glovebox.

Volkswagen Golf Estate 2021 rear seats

Seat folding and flexibility

The Golf Estate's rear seats don't do anything clever such as slide or recline, as they can in SUVs of a similar size. You can fold them down in a 60/40 split by pulling handy levers in the boot, though.

Pricier cars in the class, such as the BMW 3 Series Touring, offer a more flexible 40/20/40 split, but the Golf comes with a ski hatch that does a similar job if you need to accommodate passengers and longer items.

The front passenger seat is height adjustable and comes with adjustable lumbar support as standard.

Boot space

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