Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 2.0 TSI 290 GTI TCR 5dr DSG

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What Car? Target Price:£34,790
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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The same as the GTI Performance, but with more power.

286bhp for the GTI TCR is a big jump over the GTI Performance. And it provides noticeably more top end pace, and along with suspension and brake upgrades makes this a great hot hatchback. It's just more expensive and not as quick as the best — the Honda Civic Type R.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH5.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

42.2

Urban: 34Motorway: 48.7
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

380

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

153

g/km