Used Volkswagen Golf 2009 - 2013 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)
  • Volkswagen Golf (09 - 13)

Our recommendations

Which used Volkswagen Golf hatchback should I buy?

The Mk6 Volkswagen Golf was offered with a wide range of engines and trim levels, ranging from the frugal TDI diesels to the fast GTI, and the GTD, which mixes elements of both.

The diesel line-up comprised 1.6 and 2.0-litre units, with the smaller engine having either 89bhp or 103bhp, and the 2.0-litre 138bhp or 168bhp. The 138bhp 2.0-litre offers the best balance of performance and affordability, although only the 89bhp 1.6 feels underpowered.