The Volkswagen Golf continues to be one of our favourite family cars. It's practical, great to drive and gets plenty of equipment options - there's also an endless list of engines, trims and accessories to suit every drivers need. It can't quite live up to the perceived luxury of the BMW 1 Series or Audi A3, but its cheaper price justifies everything about this package.read the full model review
The hotter GTI Performance features LED headlights, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control and a 12.3in digital screen in place of analogue instruments; this displays lots of useful info including full-screen sat-nav maps. You also get sportier styling touches that hint at this model's extra performance.
Engine:2.0 TSI 245
Opt for GT or R-line trim and you can have a 148bhp version of the same 1.5-litre petrol motor. When filled to the brim with friends and family, you’ll be grateful for the extra shove in overtaking situations. It also feels perfectly suited to the optional seven-speed dual-shift DSG unit. However, it is significantly more expensive than the 128bhp 1.5 and is fractionally less economical.