Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr Review

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Review

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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Trim: GT

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.

Engine: 1.5 TSI EVO

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

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

55.4

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

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

116

g/km

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