The Volkswagen Golf is one of our favourite family cars. It's brilliant to drive, competitively priced and well equippedread the full model review
This adds 16in alloy wheels, front seat lumbar adjustment, a rear seat centre armrest, a ski hatch and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. And it adds gadgets such as Apple CarPlay, automatic lights and wipers, front and rear parking sensors, power-folding door mirrors, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.
Engine:1.0 TSI 110
Thanks to a turbocharger, acceleration is more urgent than you might imagine for such a small engine. True, it's better suited to town driving and rural roads, but it'll hold its own on fast A-roads and motorways – you just need to work it a bit harder than some of the more powerful engines. If you're a company car driver, this is the engine we'd recommend.