Volkswagen Golf 1.5 TSI Style 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

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RRP £29,510What Car? Target Price£27,805
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors

The VW Golf is a highly recommendable option in the family car class, 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. We think the best version is the 1.5 TSI 150 engine and the entry-level Life trim.

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
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

51.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

381

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

124

g/km