Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Golf Plus hasn't been crash tested by Euro NCAP, but the Golf on which it is based was awarded the maximum five star rating for adult occupant protection, along with an impressive four stars for child safety. Volkswagen Golf Plus safety levels are high right across the range and all models come with twin front airbags, side airbags and a curtain airbag system for all occupants.

There are also active head restraints to protect against whiplash injuries along with Isofix child seat mounting points in the two outer rear seats.

Although it's barely any longer than a Golf hatchback, the Plus boasts a significantly larger boot with almost 400 litres of luggage room compared to 350 litres. SE models also come with a variable boot floor that has two different heights. The lower position provides an extra 120 litres of carrying capacity while the higher position creates a level load area, helped by rear seats which fold down flat.

The rear seats individually slide forward and back to vary the amount of passenger or boot space. The higher-specification model also comes with Park Assist - the first time it's been standard on any Volkswagen. This clever system uses sensors to plot the ideal manoeuvring path into a parallel space. The driver only has to use the accelerator and brake while the car steers itself.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Golf Plus (09-13).

  • 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
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Steel wheels

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
  • Alarm

SE equipment

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