Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI Style 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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VW Golf front cornering
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  • VW Golf interior dashboard
  • VW Golf interior rear seats
  • VW Golf interior interior infotainment
  • VW Golf right tracking
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  • VW Golf rear left tracking
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  • VW Golf headlights
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  • VW Golf interior dashboard
  • VW Golf interior driver display
  • VW Golf interior steering wheel detail
  • VW Golf interior detail
  • VW Golf boot open
  • VW Golf front cornering
  • VW Golf rear cornering
  • VW Golf interior dashboard
  • VW Golf interior rear seats
  • VW Golf interior interior infotainment
  • VW Golf right tracking
  • VW Golf front right tracking
  • VW Golf rear left tracking
  • VW Golf front right static
  • VW Golf rear right static
  • VW Golf headlights
  • VW Golf rear lights
  • VW Golf interior dashboard
  • VW Golf interior driver display
  • VW Golf interior steering wheel detail
  • VW Golf interior detail
  • VW Golf boot open
RRP £28,225What Car? Target Price£26,860
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The Golf is a highly recommendable option in the family car class – thanks in part to its solid blend of ride and handling, and the frugality promised by its petrol engines – but there are cheaper rivals that are more spacious inside and better to drive, and premium rivals with better infotainment systems and higher-grade interiors.

Style trim adds 17in alloy wheels, LED 'Plus' headlights, which can direct their light around corners, three-zone climate control, 30-colour ambient interior lighting, high beam assist, and smarter-looking styling inside and out.

The 128bhp 1.5 eTSI 130 petrol is fine if you're looking to keep the price down, but its performance, outside of town driving, is noticeably less spirited than the TSI 150 (0-62mph takes around nine and a half seconds) when you work it hard. It's also quite noisy when you rev it out and barely any cheaper, so we wouldn't bother with it.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

51.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

381

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

124

g/km