Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI Life 5dr Review

Category: Family car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £24,880What Car? Target Price£23,798
Review

There’s no doubt the Volkswagen Golf is still a highly recommendable option in the family car class, thanks in part to its solid blend of ride and handling, and the frugality promised by its petrol engines, especially the mild hybrid 1.5 eTSI 150. But there are cheaper rivals that are more spacious inside and better to drive, such as the Ford Focus, and premium rivals with better infotainment systems and higher-grade interiors, like the BMW 1 Series.

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Trim: Life

We'd stick with the entry-level Life trim. It comes with pretty much all you really need, including single-zone climate control, 16in alloy wheels, a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear knob, automatic lights and wipers, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights, a digital Active Info Display, 10-colour interior ambient lighting, wireless phone charging, front and rear parking sensors, traffic sign recognition, front and rear centre armrests, front-seat adjustable lumbar support, and a 10.0in infotainment touchscreen with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto and a DAB radio.

Engine: 2.0 TDI

We're yet to try this 113bhp 2.0-litre diesel.


Key information

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

68.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

107

g/km

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