Used Volkswagen Golf 2020-present review

Category: Family car

Section: Alternatives

Volkswagen Golf 2021 rear panning
  • Volkswagen Golf 2021 Mk8 front tracking
  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf dashboard
  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf touchscreen
  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf rear seats
  • Volkswagen Golf 2021 rear panning
  • Volkswagen Golf 2020 RHD rear end detail
  • Volkswagen Golf 2021 Mk8 front tracking
  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf dashboard
  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf touchscreen
  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf rear seats
  • Volkswagen Golf 2021 rear panning
  • Volkswagen Golf 2020 RHD rear end detail

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Volkswagen Golf hatchback?

The Ford Focus is good fun to drive and has been one of the best-sellers in the family car class for many years. However, it isn’t quite as comfortable as the Volkswagen Golf, nor does it have such a classy interior.

The same can be said of the Vauxhall Astra, although it does offer exceptional value for money as a used buy because of its heavy depreciation. It’s also comfortable, roomy and, with the right engine, reasonably economical.

Overview

The latest Volkswagen Golf is smooth and sophisticated, and comfortable to ride in – it's a great all-rounder. 

  • Comfortable ride
  • Neat handling
  • Impressive mild-hybrid engines
  • Fiddly infotainment system
  • Some rivals are more spacious
  • Still quite pricey