Volkswagen Golf

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The Volkswagen Golf has been one of the most popular models of car on sale in the UK for many years. It’s been available as a three- or five-door hatchback, an estate and even a convertible dubbed the VW Golf Cabriolet. In fact, purists saddle the Volkswagen Golf GTI – the performance version – as being the car that started the ‘hot hatch’ craze and is still extremely popular today.

  • Volkswagen Golf SV (14 on)
  • Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (13 on)
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI (13 on)
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate (13 on)
  • Volkswagen Golf R (14-16)
  • Volkswagen Golf R Cabriolet (13-14)
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet (12-16)
  • Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet (11-16)
  • Volkswagen Golf R (10-12)
  • Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (09-12)
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI (09-12)
  • Volkswagen Golf Plus (09-13)
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate (09-13)
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate (07-09)
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI (05-08)
  • Volkswagen Golf Plus (05-08)
  • Volkswagen Golf R32 (05-08)
  • Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (04-08)
  • Volkswagen Golf Estate (99-05)
  • Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (97-04)
  • Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet (94-01)
  • Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (92-98)
  • Volkswagen Golf Hatchback (84-92)

The Volkswagen Golf has been one of the most popular models of car on sale in the UK for many years. It’s been available as a three- or five-door hatchback, an estate and even a convertible dubbed the VW Golf Cabriolet. In fact, purists saddle the Volkswagen Golf GTI – the performance version – as being the car that started the ‘hot hatch’ craze and is still extremely popular today.

Now in its seventh generation, the Golf still has a GTI model in its line-up, but its performance is milder and the VW Golf R has taken the top spot when it comes to outright speed. There’s a diesel version of the GTI too – the Volkswagen Golf GTD offers impressive speed but also low running costs and favourable company car tax bills.

The first model of Golf arrived in 1974 and sold a million units in its first two years of production – an instant hit.

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Most Popular New Model Reviews

Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 2013 on

4.8 out of 5
Volkswagen Golf Hatchback 2013 on

New price range:
£18,340 - £34,910

Used price range:
£5,231 - £29,400

  • Spacious yet compact
  • Efficient range of engines
  • GTI and R provide thrills
  • Luxurious feel
  • Even better post-2017 facelift
  • Expensive to buy
  • Options are pricey
  • Evolutionary styling
  • GTD isn’t a diesel GTI

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2013 on

4.8 out of 5
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2013 on

New price range:
£26,585 - £33,695

Used price range:
£10,140 - £32,350

  • Iconic hot hatch
  • VW build quality
  • Everyday usability
  • Performance
  • Evolutionary looks
  • Some rivals sharper

Volkswagen Golf Estate 2013 on

4.8 out of 5
Volkswagen Golf Estate 2013 on

New price range:
£21,310 - £36,125

Used price range:
£5,958 - £29,321

  • Commodious luggage space
  • Generous equipment levels
  • Golf R performance
  • Economical engines
  • More expensive than rivals
  • Options on the dear side
  • Still no GTI Estate

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