Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

In addition to a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating, there's ABS with brake assist, an electronic stability programme, twin front, side and curtain airbags, five three-point seatbelts, Isofix child seat preparation and traction control. Security is taken care of with an alarm and immobiliser.

The R32 hasn't lost any of the practicality that has made Golf one of the best family hatches around. The boot is big enough for considerable shopping trip and, if you need to carry larger objects, the tailgate has a wide opening and the seats have a 60/40 split. Five-door models have plenty of rear legroom and make a better choice for larger families, although the three-door is still capacious and easy to get in-and-out of.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Golf R32 (05-08).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • 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
  • Audio remote
  • Rear electric windows

R32 equipment

R32 standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
R32 optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Rear electric windows

Euro NCAP Rating

The Volkswagen Golf R32 (05-08) 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.