The Volkswagen Golf is one of our favourite family cars. It's brilliant to drive, competitively priced and well equippedread the full model review
This adds 16in alloy wheels, front seat lumbar adjustment, a rear seat centre armrest, a ski hatch and a leather-trimmed steering wheel. And it adds gadgets such as Apple CarPlay, automatic lights and wipers, front and rear parking sensors, power-folding door mirrors, adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking.
If you want a diesel and can stretch your budget, we’d take this 2.0-litre engine over the 1.6 TDI 115; it’s stronger from low revs and always smoother, yet still returns good claimed fuel economy and CO2 emissions. Available with a standard six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed (DSG) auto.