Arguably the very best hatchback money can buy, the Volkswagen Golf is an ideal car for first-time drivers, families and business motorists alike.
The smart-looking Golf possesses a five-door body that enables easy access for front and rear-row passengers, and adjustable seating that provides the driver with plenty of ways in which to get comfortable. Now in its seventh generation, this model offers more room than ever for rear-seated travellers, particularly in terms of legroom. There are also lots of useful storage cubbies featured throughout the cabin. The Golf’s minimum 380-litre boot capacity (which can be increased to 1,270 litres) is greater than that offered by its rivals and, thanks to split-folding rear seats, there’s a great deal of flexibility when it comes to taking on extra cargo.
Entry-level Golf models are installed with a 1.4-litre 140bhp petrol engine, which enables the vehicle to go from 0-60mph in approximately eight seconds. The same unit also manages up to 56.5mpg and produces CO2 emissions as low as 112g/km. For even greater fuel efficiency, choose a variant with a 1.6-litre 115bhp diesel engine, which returns as much as 70.6mpg and produces emissions of just 104g/km.
Technology and safety
An eight-speaker sound system is fitted as as standard, featuring a touchscreen interface, a CD player, and an AM/FM radio. Bluetooth connectivity is included too, allowing music streaming and hands-free telephone communications. Another standard feature is a minimum-size eight-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system, which offers 3D mapping, voice control and SD-card updates.
Rated a full five stars by Euro NCAP, the Golf comes with a wide range of passive safety features – such as multiple airbags – and driving aids. A Post-Collision Braking System is included, for instance, which minimises the after-effects of a collision by immediately applying the brakes.
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