Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI GT 5dr DSG 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: GT

This sportier trim offers bigger 17in alloy wheels, sports suspension, sports seats and a performance monitor, which includes a lap timer and G-meter. Other additions over SE trim are privacy glass and interior ambient lighting.

Engine: 2.0 TDI

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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.6 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

62.8

Urban: 53.3Motorway: 70.6
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

118

g/km

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