Volkswagen Golf Alltrack (2015 -) Costs

Review by Graeme Lambert on
Last Updated: 02 Mar 2016
4.2
Even the briefest of glances in the direction of the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack confirms that this is the familiar Audi A6 Allroad, Volvo V90 Cross Country and, of course, VW Passat Alltrack recipe writ small. Being more compact, the Golf Estate-based Alltrack will be more cost-effective to run, but it operates in a niche with little competition, save primarily for its in-house cousins, the SEAT Leon X-Perience and Skoda Octavia Scout.

3 out of 5

Running costs

  • Fuel-miserly diesels are pleasingly efficient
  • Still a little thirstier than regular Golf Estates
  • All models within the same VED band

Being based on the Estate GT, starting prices for the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack are high, but it still delivers attractively low running costs.

Inevitably with a raised ride-height and standard 4Motion four-wheel drive, it’s marginally thirstier than regular Golf Estates, but then each Alltrack has a claimed fuel efficiency of between 54.3mpg and 56.5mpg – expect real-world economy to be of the order of around 10mpg lower than those figures.

Similarly, CO2 emissions are between 129g/km and 137g/km.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year

Unleaded

£1,385 - £1,385 *

Diesel

£1,027 - £1,083 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 128p and diesel 131p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

Every 12 months or 20,000 miles, whichever is sooner.

Warranty

Three years or 60,000 miles, whichever is sooner.

Road tax (12 months)

£125.00 - £145.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

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    125
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  • G
    156
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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

It doesn’t really matter which version you choose, as all Volkswagen Golf Alltrack models are relatively efficient with low CO2 output.

There are only diesel engines to choose from, and the least polluting option is the 2.0-litre TDI 150hp at 129g/km. Considering this car is four-wheel drive, that’s more than competitive with its rivals.

However, there’s little CO2 penalty for choosing the more powerful 184hp version with DSG automatic, as that only emits 137g/km.

Find the exact engine and CO2