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Why buy a used Volkswagen Golf?

If you're in the market for a practical, comfortable and dependable car with the added benefit of timeless style and design, then a used Volkswagen Golf is a great choice. The Golf is also available with petrol, diesel, hybrid and even full electric engines.

Latest used Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen, Golf

2024 - Volkswagen Golf

2024 - Volkswagen Golf57

Reduced

£28,490

  • 1.4L
  • 3.0K

    Miles
  • Not Supplied
  • Semi Auto
  • Hatchback

Marshall Volkswagen St Albans

01727532384 *

Volkswagen, Golf

2019 (69) - Volkswagen Golf

2019 (69) - Volkswagen Golf21

Low Mileage

£16,995

  • 1.5L
  • 24.8K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Automatic
  • Hatchback

Victoria Motors Ltd

01747244183 *

4.6/5 Stars

Volkswagen, Golf

2013 - Volkswagen Golf

2013 - Volkswagen Golf2

£3,850

Finance available £63 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.6L
  • 101.3K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Convertible

Phoenix Car Centre

01962383428 *

Volkswagen, Golf

2016 - Volkswagen Golf

2016 - Volkswagen Golf50

Reduced

£17,990

Finance available £349 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 20.7K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Semi Auto
  • Hatchback

Acer Glade Cars

01964212054 *

5/5 Stars

Volkswagen, Golf

2024 (24) - Volkswagen Golf

2024 (24) - Volkswagen Golf25

£32,999

Finance available £657 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.5L
  • 1.0

    Miles
  • Hybrid - Petrol/Electric
  • Semi Auto
  • Hatchback

Lookers Battersea Volkswagen

02081317155 *

Volkswagen, Golf

2022 (72) - Volkswagen Golf

2022 (72) - Volkswagen Golf33

Low Mileage

£18,991

Finance available £297 pm

*Representative example

  • 1.5L
  • 10.5K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Manual
  • Hatchback

Peter Cooper Volkswagen Hedge End

01489223876 *

Volkswagen, Golf

2020 - Volkswagen Golf

2020 - Volkswagen Golf43

£18,495

Finance available £359 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 52.4K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Automatic
  • Hatchback

Volkswagen, Golf

2015 (65) - Volkswagen Golf

2015 (65) - Volkswagen Golf12

£12,989

Finance available £267 pm

*Representative example

  • 2L
  • 120.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Automatic
  • Hatchback

Volkswagen Golf snapshot review

Pros

  • Efficient engines
  • Impressively refined
  • High-quality interior

Cons

  • Rivals are more involving to drive
  • Digitalised interior is a bit fiddly
  • Plain styling

Volkswagen Golf by type

Automatic
Manual
Electric
Diesel
Petrol
Petrol EV & Hybrid
2 Door
3 Door
5 Door

Used Volkswagen Golf information

Engines and transmissions

Few cars have as many engine and transmission configurations available as the Volkswagen Golf. All include the option of a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic.

Petrol
  • Regular variants range from 110 to 150bhp.
  • GTI and R versions produce 241bhp and 320bhp respectively.
Hybrid
  • 204bhp plug-in hybrid provides up to 42 miles of electric-only driving before switching to petrol/electric hybrid power.
  • PHEV earns a maximum of 299.6 mpg.
Diesel
  • 115 or 150bhp TDI engines available.
  • Returns fuel efficiency numbers that can reach more than 60mpg.

Practicality

The Volkswagen Golf is one the top choices for a family car, with a focus on interior space and quality, comfort and high-tech safety features.

Interior space
  • Four adults fit comfortably.
  • Adjustable front seats make getting comfortable a breeze.
  • Easy to outfit a child seat in the rear because of the wide door opening.
Boot space
  • 381-litre boot space is comparable to the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3.
  • Ski hatch and shopping hooks make boot space versatile.
  • Maximum 1,237-litre boot with back seat folded down.

Safety

  • Euro NCAP gives a perfect five-star rating.
  • Eight airbags are standard.
  • Safety kit includes automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane assist.

Technology

  • 10-inch digital cockpit gauges are easy to view.
  • Voice control system allows drivers to keep hands on the wheel.
  • Premium Harman Kardon sound system allows for better audio quality.

Volkswagen Golf generations

The Volkswagen Golf has been on the roads since 1974, with the UK being one of its best markets. Over the course of eight generations, Volkswagen has kept the Golf stylish and relevant. The newest models remain highly efficient and thoroughly enjoyable to drive.

Eighth Generation (2020 to Present)

The most recent generation has been completely redesigned inside and out. The style is more striking, with interior features similar to those of the all-electric ID.4. Enhanced safety systems have also been added for a more protected drive.

VW released all-electric models and a plug-in hybrid for increased efficiency, further adding to the overall appeal of the latest generation Golf.

Eighth Generation (2020 to Present)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Not Supplied / Petrol
Engine Size:
1 - 2
MPG:
Acceleration:
4.6 - 10.7 seconds
Boot space:
273 - 611 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
5 / 5 stars
  • Greenest

    1.4 TSI GTE 5dr DSG

  • Cheapest

    1.0 TSI Life 5dr

  • Fastest

    2.0 TSI 333 R 20 Years 4Motion 5dr DSG

Seventh Generation (2013 to 2020)

The MQB platform created a Golf that was 100 kg lighter than earlier models, meaning better performance, handling and fuel efficiency. Safety features such as Automatic Emergency Braking was added. As with previous generations, VW continued working on ways to make the Golf more efficient, with improvements year over year.

In 2013, the Golf R hit the scene and brought class-leading hot hatch performance. Such was the popularity of the Mk7 Golf, over six million were built and sold worldwide.

Seventh Generation (2013 to 2020)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Full Electric / Not Supplied / Petrol
Engine Size:
2
MPG:
35 - 166
Acceleration:
4.6 - 12.9 seconds
Boot space:
272 - 605 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
5 / 5 stars
  • Greenest

    99kW e-Golf 35kWh 5dr Auto

  • Cheapest

    1.2 TSI S 3dr

  • Fastest

    2.0 TSI 310 R 3dr 4MOTION DSG

Sixth Generation (2009 to 2016)

It didn't take long before drivers realised how amazing this generation was, with the 2009 model winning the World Car of the Year award. Despite its sharp style, this generation didn't go on many years before another design took over, making them even more desirable on the used market.

Most notably, this generation receives a lot of praise for its safety and the high-tech features included.

Sixth Generation (2009 to 2016)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Petrol
Engine Size:
1.2 - 2
MPG:
33 - 74
Acceleration:
5.5 - 13.9 seconds
Boot space:
250 - 505 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
5 / 5 stars
  • Greenest

    1.2 TSI S 2dr

  • Cheapest

    1.4 S 3dr

  • Fastest

    2.0 TSI R 4MOTION 5dr DSG

Used Volkswagen Golf information

Used Volkswagen Golf FAQ's

What is a Golf TDI?

The TDI badge stands for Turbocharged Direct Injection, and is the badge fitted to turbodiesel versions of the golf. These engines are well known for their dependability as well as producing a great balance between performance and fuel efficiency.

What is the most popular Golf?

The Golf Match is the most popular version of the Golf. It's a mid-to-high specification version of the Mk7 golf and came equipped with adaptive cruise control, touchscreen sat nav and air con as standard. Of the Mk8, the Life is the most readily available on the used market. Though it's the entry-level model, it still comes with alloy wheels, front/rear parking sensors, sat nav and climate control.

Is the Volkswagen Golf good for long-distance driving?

Yes, the Golf is a very comfortable motorway cruiser. The interior is also spacious enough to accommodate passengers on a longer trip.

Is the Golf a good family car?

Yes. Volkswagen has always designed the Golf to be a family car. For a long time now, the Golf has only been available in a five-door layout, and it's very straightforward to fit an ISOFIX child seat in the back. Even performance versions such as the GTI and R retain excellent practicality but add a serious dose of performance.

Does the Volkswagen Golf come as a hybrid or electric version?

Yes, you can buy the Golf as an e-Golf, which is a fully electric car. This has lots of advantages, such as much lower running costs. There is also a plug-in hybrid version that allows for up to 42 miles of electric driving before switching to petrol/electric hybrid power to allow you to continue your journey.

Is there a four-wheel drive version of the Golf?

Yes, the very popular Golf R hot hatchback (and estate) comes with four-wheel drive as standard. The other option is the relatively rare Alltrack, which is an estate model.

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