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Available new from: January 2004  -  July 2004

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (04-08)

Performance

Power73 bhp
Top Speed101 mph
0-60 mph16.2 secs
Torque140 Nm, 103 ft-lb
CO2 Emissions146 g/km
Euro Emissions Standard4
Miles Per Tank629 miles

Costs

Used price range£510 - £1,015
See 191 used Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (04-08)s for sale, starting at £395
Fuel consumption
Pre-2017 test standard Explanation
Official fuel economy tests explained
An improved official test for car fuel economy was introduced in September 2017.
The new WLTP test gives figures closer to a car's "true mpg" than the pre-2017 NEDC test, which tended to overstate mpg compared to what real-world drivers would get.
When looking at mpg for two cars, always check the figures were measured under the same test system. Comparing one car's WLTP figure with another's NEDC figure will not tell you which has the better mpg.
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52 mpg
Insurance group9
Annual road tax£160
Monthly company car tax cost (Basic Rate)£79 - £79
Monthly company car tax cost (Higher Rate)£158 - £158

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity55 litres
Weight1427kg
Length4204mm
Width1759mm
Height1485mm
Wheelbase2578mm
Turning Circle10m

Equipment list & trim options

Cabin & Luggage

Doors5
Seats5
Luggage Capacity350 litres
Unbraked Towing Weight-
Braked Towing Weight-

Engine

Engine Size1968cc
Cylinders4
Valves8
Fuel TypeDiesel
TransmissionManual
Gearbox5 Speed
DrivetrainFront wheel drive

Safety ratings

Euro NCAP Rating

The Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (04-08) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 3 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.