Parkers overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 7.7 - 9.0 mpp
Diesel engines 10.1 - 11.3 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 44.8 - 52.3 mpg
Diesel engines 60.1 - 67.3 mpg

We'll know a bit more about this when VW releases UK emissions and miles-per-gallon data for the Golf. One hint we've got so far is that the 2.0-litre TDI now uses a much more sophisticated AdBlue system that promises to be 80% more effective at reducing nitrogen oxide emissions as before.

The German maker also suggested that CO2 emissions should be lower for the diesel engine, and we'd expect the eTSI mild-hybrid petrol and plug-in hybrids to be an efficient choice too.

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Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £145
Insurance group 17 - 23
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