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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Golf Plus doesn't have a Euro NCAP rating, but the 2004 Golf on which it is based was awarded the maximum five stars for adult occupant safety. All cars get ESP stability control as standard along with six airbags and active front head restraints (which move forward in a crash to help reduce whiplash injuries).

Most models (with the exception of the S) have a variable boot floor which adds an extra 120 litres to 395 litres of luggage space with the rear seats in place. This 515-litre total is very impressive compared to a standard Golf and means the Golf Plus offers more load space than a Ford Focus estate. The rear bench seat is split 60/40 and both parts can slide forwards and back to vary the amount of passenger room or luggage capacity.

And depending on which version you opt for, there are 43 cabin storage spaces including a large central box between the front seats and large door pockets too.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Golf Plus (05-08).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

BlueMotion equipment

BlueMotion standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
BlueMotion optional equipment
None available

Dune equipment

Dune standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats
Dune optional equipment
None available

GT equipment

GT standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
GT optional equipment
None available

Luna equipment

Luna standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
Luna optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cruise control
  • Lumbar support
SE optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Front fog lights