Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI EVO GT 3dr Review

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The Volkswagen Golf continues to be one of our favourite family cars. It's practical, tidy to drive, comfortable, and the infotainment system is very well equipped and easy to use. If you are looking for something that's plusher than the cheapest in the class, such as the Skoda Octavia, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra, but has a bit of upmarket presence and feel, then the Golf merges those two worlds very well indeed.

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This sportier trim offers bigger 17in alloy wheels, sports suspension, sports seats and a performance monitor, which includes a lap timer and G-meter. Other additions over SE trim are privacy glass and interior ambient lighting.

For more effortless performance, step up to the four-cylinder petrols, starting with our favourite, this 128bhp 1.5-litre unit. This delivers a bit more mid-range oomph and revs more overall pace than the 1.0-litre engines. It comes with a choice of either a slick-shifting six-speed manual gearbox or an optional seven-speed DSG auto 'box.

Key information

0-62 MPH9.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure


Urban: 42.8Motorway: 67.3
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?



EmissionsOfficial emissions rating