Used Volkswagen Golf hatchback 2013-2020 review

Category: Family car

Section: Alternatives

Volkswagen Golf
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  • Volkswagen Golf side - 67-plate car
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  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Volkswagen Golf infotainment
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Volkswagen Golf side - 67-plate car
  • Volkswagen Golf rear - 67-plate car

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 for the Vauxhall Astra, although it does offer exceptional value for money as a used buy, thanks to its heavy depreciation. It’s also comfortable, roomy and, with the right engine, reasonably economical.

Overview

Smooth, suave and sophisticated, the seventh-generation Golf is a terrific used buy

  • Smooth ride
  • Enjoyable to drive
  • Upmarket interior
  • Not as cheap as some rivals
  • Could be more spacious
  • Question marks over reliability