Volkswagen Golf Video Review

17 Dec 2015 Car Reviews

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Volkswagen Golf Video Review

The Volkswagen Golf is one of those choices that doesn’t really have that WOW factor. But 2015 dramas aside, it’s actually pretty hard to fault. With so much going for it, it’s no surprise it’s one of Australia’s most popular small cars.

WHAT IT’S MADE FOR

There’s no question the Golf is a city car. The term ‘benchmark’ gets thrown around a lot when it comes to the Golf and we can see why. It’s agile and easy to drive around town, and still feels right at home on the highways. It also battles any rough roads with an elegance you’d expect of the German brand.

STAND OUT FEATURES

The Golf comes with a whole bunch of class-leading standard features and a high level of safety equipment. All variants include tyre pressure sensors so you know when your tyres are letting out air, fatigue alert when you’re drifting into another lane and automatic multi-collision braking to stop you having another accident after you’ve been hit by a car.

Volkswagen Golf Interior

WE LOVE

The Golf is like a Lifestyle Editor – practical but stylish. The interior is accessorised with high quality finishes, the seats are comfortable and there’s plenty of storage space in the cabin and the boot. Even in the hatchback, which has a boot half the size of the wagon, there’s still plenty of room to fit things like suitcases and prams.

Personally, I’m quite fond of the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – all you need to do is plug your phone in and suddenly you can control most of your apps through the touchscreen, so there’s no need to handle your phone, saving you a few hundred dollars in nasty fines.

Volkswagen Golf Spare Tyre

THINGS WE'D LIKE TO CHANGE

The only thing that we’ve noticed as a downfall in the Golf is that it only comes with a space-saver spare, which isn’t that unusual in this segment anyway. Driving the Golf in traffic isn’t great. It’s more fun to drive at higher speeds.

WHO WILL IT SUIT?

With so many variants available in the Golf range, it’s pretty safe to assume there’s an option for everyone.

Click here to read the full review on the Volkswagen Golf.