Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (13 on) - Review

Review by Simon McBride on
Last Updated: 24 Mar 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.

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1.2 TSI Bluemotion Tech S 3d

£16,775

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1.2 TSI Bluemotion Tech S 5d

£17,430

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1.2 TSI (105bhp) Bluemotion Tech S 3d

£17,785

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1.2 TSI (105bhp) Bluemotion Tech S 5d

£18,440

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4 out of 5

"Conventional wisdom suggests that if you’re a company car driver you should be driving a diesel-engined model, but the latest petrol engine technology is forcing a rethink."

1.2 TSI (105bhp) Bluemotion Tech S 5d DSG

£19,855

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1.4 TSI Bluemotion Tech S 3d

£18,545

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1.4 TSI Bluemotion Tech S 5d

£19,200

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1.4 TSI Bluemotion Tech S 5d DSG

£20,615

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1.6 TDI S 3d

£18,595

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1.6 TDI S 5d

£19,250

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1.6 TDI (105bhp) Bluemotion Tech S 3d

£19,400

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1.6 TDI (105bhp) Bluemotion Tech S 5d

£20,055

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4 out of 5

"As both private motorists and company car drivers seek to rein in running costs, the introduction of Volkswagen’s new Golf BlueMotion hatchback seems to be exactly the right car at the right time."

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BlueMotion

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1.6 TDI BlueMotion 3d

£20,615

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5 out of 5

"Now in its seventh generation, the Volkswagen Golf has been a popular choice for many company car drivers and the latest model is no exception."

1.6 TDI BlueMotion 5d

£21,270

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4.5 out of 5

"Looking for a desirable, dependable and inexpensive car to run?"

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SE

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1.4 TSI Bluemotion Tech SE 3d

£19,480

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1.4 TSI Bluemotion Tech SE 5d

£20,135

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1.4 TSI Bluemotion Tech SE 5d DSG

£21,550

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1.6 TDI Bluemotion Tech SE 3d

£20,335

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1.6 TDI Bluemotion Tech SE 5d

£20,990

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4.5 out of 5

"The new Volkswagen Golf doesn’t look all that different from its predecessor, but don’t let that fool you."

1.6 TDI Bluemotion Tech SE 5d DSG

£22,405

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2.0 TDI Bluemotion Tech SE 3d

£21,850

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2.0 TDI Bluemotion Tech SE 5d

£22,505

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5 out of 5

"The VW Golf should be on most people’s shopping list if they are looking for a comfortable, reliable hatchback and the 2.0-litre SE manual five-door should be the target for those with a young family."

2.0 TDI Bluemotion Tech SE 5d DSG

£23,920

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SE Edition

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1.4 TSI SE Edition 5d

£19,625

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1.4 TSI SE Edition 5d DSG

£21,040

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1.6 TDI SE Edition 5d

£20,480

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1.6 TDI SE Edition 5d DSG

£21,895

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2.0 TDI SE Edition 5d

£21,995

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2.0 TDI SE Edition 5d DSG

£23,410

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1.4 TSI SE Edition 3d

£18,970

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1.6 TDI SE Edition 3d

£19,825

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2.0 TDI SE Edition 3d

£21,340

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GTD

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2.0 TDI GTD 3d

£25,565

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2.0 TDI GTD 3d DSG

£26,980

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2.0 TDI GTD 5d

£26,220

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4.5 out of 5

"It’s easy to forget about Volkswagen’s Golf GTD, the firm’s hot GTI model blinding any potential bidders with its glamour, glitz and performance."

2.0 TDI GTD 5d DSG

£27,635

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4.5 out of 5

"Volkswagen's Golf is a key fleet car and remains one of the bestselling in the UK thanks to its efficient engines, reliability and impressive performance credentials."

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GT

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1.4 TSI Bluemotion Tech GT 3d

£22,795

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1.4 TSI Bluemotion Tech GT 5d

£23,450

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5 out of 5

"All the VW Golfs in the latest range are impressive on the road and if you consider rivals such as the Ford Focus, Audi A3, and Vauxhall Astra, it’s right up there among the best."

1.4 TSI Bluemotion Tech GT 5d DSG

£24,865

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2.0 TDI Bluemotion Tech GT 3d

£23,300

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2.0 TDI Bluemotion Tech GT 5d

£23,955

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4.5 out of 5

"You are spoilt for choice if you have decided that a VW Golf is going to be your next company car."

2.0 TDI Bluemotion Tech GT 5d DSG

£25,370

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e-Golf

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e-Golf 5d Auto

£30,845

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4.5 out of 5

"The VW Golf is to family cars what Hoover is to vacuum cleaners, or as Biro is to ballpoints; it is – and has been for some time - the generic nomenclature for family travel."

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