The Volkswagen Golf continues to be one of our favourite family cars. It's practical, great to drive and gets plenty of equipment options - there's also an endless list of engines, trims and accessories to suit every drivers need. It can't quite live up to the perceived luxury of the BMW 1 Series or Audi A3, but its cheaper price justifies everything about this package.read the full model review
Entry-level S-trim isn’t lavishly equipped, but it does come with trinkets including air-conditioning, four electric windows (five-door model only), height-adjustable front seats, a front centre armrest, a DAB radio, Bluetooth and an 8.0in colour touchscreen, but you have to put up with wheel trims instead of alloy wheels.
This diesel engine has 113bhp and comes with a five-speed manual gearbox or an optional seven-speed (DSG) auto. It’s the least refined engine in the Golf range with performance that is adequate rather than sparkling, although it does offer very competitive claimed fuel economy and CO2 emissions.