Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI Match 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: Match

If you want in-built sat-nav then go for Match. Otherwise it mirrors the kit of our favourite SE trim, including 16in alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, power-folding door mirrors, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and automatic emergency braking.  

Engine: 1.6 TDI

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.2 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

68.9

Urban: 60.1Motorway: 74.3
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

108

g/km