Volkswagen Golf Estate

Volkswagen Golf Estate review

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It was the hatchback, launched all the way back in 1974, that made the Golf famous, but this Volkswagen Golf Estate has an awful lot going for it, too. A huge boot with some clever touches gives it plenty of load-lugging appeal to family buyers, and yet it loses little of the current hatchback’s superb dynamics and top-notch refinement.

All of which makes it a cracking all-rounder, with something for almost every family’s needs. And you get a great range of engines to choose from, including tiny three-cylinder petrols, super-economical diesels, right up to a barnstorming 306bhp sports-car-baiting beast that is the Golf R Estate.

If you think an estate buy is the way forward, is the Golf the best one or are others, such as the Skoda Octavia, Ford Focus, or Vauxhall Astra estates, better still?

Read on to find out the answer to that question, as well as which engines and trims make the most sense. And make sure you head over to our deal pages for the best prices, too.

 

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Engines
There are 7 engines available for the Golf estate. Click to see details.See all versions
1.0 TSI 115
We have not written anything about this yet...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto, Manual
0-62 MPH10.2 secs
MPG57.6-57.6
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1.6 TDI
This diesel engine has 113bhp and comes with a five-speed manual gearbox or an optional...View engine
Fuel Diesel
GearboxSemi-auto, Manual
0-62 MPH10.7 secs
MPG67.3-68.9
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£20,884
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1.5 TSI EVO 150
We have yet to try this engine...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto, Manual
0-62 MPH8.7 secs
MPG53.3-55.4
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£21,246
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OUR PICK
1.5 TSI EVO
Has four-cylinders like the 1.4 but slightly more power, yet offers better fuel economy...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto, Manual
0-62 MPH9.5 secs
MPG54.3-57.6
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£21,520
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2.0 TDI
If you want a diesel and can stretch your budget, we’d take this 2.0-litre engine over...View engine
Fuel Diesel
GearboxSemi-auto, Manual
0-62 MPH8.9 secs
MPG62.8-64.2
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£24,644
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2.0 TDI 184
This most powerful diesel engine is reserved exclusively for the sporty GTD model. Deli...View engine
Fuel Diesel
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH7.8 secs
MPG58.9-58.9
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£28,871
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2.0 TSI 310 4MOTION DSG
Only the range-topping R model is available with this seriously powerful 306bhp petrol...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH4.8 secs
MPG39.2-39.2
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£33,806
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