Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (13 on) - Review

Review by Simon McBride on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2014
5
This is the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf that follows the original Mk1 launched back in 1976. It doesn’t look a whole lot different from the current Golf but Volkswagen claims it is completely new.

4 out of 5

Running costs

Most economical of the Mk VII Golfs is the 108bhp 1.6-litre TDI BlueMotion engine returning 88.3mpg on average plus it qualifies for road tax band A in 2013 thanks to emissions of 85g/km of CO2.

Volkswagen tends to be a bit pricey when it comes to servicing and parts, but it offers an optional fixed price service plan in 2012 that can be specified with the new Golf at the time of ordering.

However, Volkswagen Golf running costs are affordable and will have better resale values than many of its rivals.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year

Unleaded

£924 - £1,046 *

Diesel

£656 - £962 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 122p and diesel 127p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Flexible service plan of between 10,000 – 18,000 miles

Warranty

3 years/60,000 miles

Road tax (12 months)

£0.00 - £110.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

5 out of 5

Green credentials

Emissions summary

The greenest car in the Golf range is the BlueMotion with a 108bhp 1.6-litre TDI engine – it emits 85g/km of CO2.

Find the exact engine and CO2