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Volkswagen GOLF ESTATE 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr

Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
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Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr
Volkswagen GOLF 1.5 TSI EVO GT 5dr

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  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG56.50
  • 0-62mph9.5 secs
  • Top Speed131 mph
  • C02116 g/km
  • BHP130
  • Torque148 lbs/f
  • P11D24%


Compact estate cars never put much of a dent in the public consciousness and as neatly finished as this improved seventh-generation Golf Estate is, one suspects it's always going to remain a minority interest item. Still, these last-of-the-line MK7 'Edition'-spec models are good value and, as you'd expect from Volkswagen, very well designed. No hurriedly cobbled together conversion, this estate is properly practical, with up to 1,620-litres of load space available.

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Volkswagen's seventh-generation Golf Estate bows out with some revised trim levels. Jonathan Crouch reports


Given that estates are designed to haul a hefty amount of gear around, the concept of a compact estate at first seems one destined to crash and burn. And so it has proved. No matter which hugely successful product line you choose - Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra or Renault Megane - its estate variant has added but a nominal amount to the overall sales figures. Accept that this is the way it is - and is destined to stay - and it's easier to get to grips with this Golf Estate. Sold alongside the Golf five door hatches and the Golf SV mini-MPV, the Golf Estate offers another alternative for those not quite prepared to step up to a Touran mid-sized People Carrier. And the car itself? Well, after six model generations, 38 years and 29 million cars, it would perhaps be a little surprising if Volkswagen didn't have the hang of building Golfs by now. This MK7 version will shortly be replaced, but still looks smart and offers strong value in this last-of-the-line guise.

Driving Experience

Nothing about the driving experience has changed with this improved seventh generation Golf Estate - but then you could argue, as Volkswagen does, that nothing really needed to. There's a polish to this car that's evident not only in the way it's built, the way it looks and the quality of its interior fittings but also in the way it drives. Get used to your Golf and you'll find that progress can be effortless, thanks to a combination of stability, poise and control that makes journey times shrink rapidly. That'll be evident whichever powerplant you choose. At the foot of the range, there's the well-regarded 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit, a three cylinder powerplant developing 115PS. Next up is the 1.5 EVO TSI petrol engine, offered in either 130PS or 150PS guises. Many Golf buyers though, still want a diesel - possibly the 115PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel, but more probably the 2.0-litre TDI, available with 150PS. On the 1.5-litre EVO TSI petrol and the 2.0-litre TDI diesel, buyers are offered the option of a 7-speed DSG auto gearbox for just under £1,500 more. As before, only variants developing more than 120PS get multi-link rear suspension: below that level, your Golf will come with a less sophisticated torsion bean set-up.

Design and Build

In the compact family estate segment, there's still nothing quite as classy-looking as a Golf. Many variants get full-LED headlamps and jewel-like LED tail lamps are standard across the range. On top versions, there are smart animated flowing indicators too. As usual, this design sits on the Volkswagen Group's light, stiff and very sophisticated MQB chassis. And behind the thinner multi-function steering wheel? Well, as ever, nobody does it better than this. It isn't that it feels especially plush, though the quality of materials used is excellent. It's just that everything is of just the right quality and feels absolutely fit for purpose. In recent times, the cabin was given a lift by the addition of smarter decorative trim panels on the doors, the dash panel and the centre console, as well as classier seat covers. You get more space inside than you might expect. There's 605-litres of cargo space if you load up to the parcel shelf. Flip the rear seats down and you get a full 1,620-litres. At 4,562mm, the Golf Estate is 307mm longer than the hatchback, so do bear this in mind if you're already tight for parking space with a hatchback model.

Market and Model

There's a premium of £1,220 to choose the estate body style over the hatch and the UK Golf Estate line-up is now based around two trim levels - Match Edition and GT Edition, which Volkswagen says add around £1,500-worth of customer value, yet cost only slightly more than the trim variants they replace. Estate prices start from around £23,500. The three new trim levels replace the existing Match and GT specs, and cost £400 more than the trims they replace. They build upon their predecessors' already generous standard equipment, adding two-zone climate control, LED headlights and Winter Pack (including heated front seats) - optional extras worth £1,910 when equipped individually. These options enhance the comfort and visible qualities of the three Golf specs, with the added luxury of the two-zone climate control over manual air conditioning, while the heated front seats included in the winter pack provide further comfort. The winter pack also adds headlight washers, heated windscreen washer jets and a low washer-fluid warning light which, combined with LED headlights, optimise visibility at all times - especially during winter months when road grime can obscure a driver's view.

Cost of Ownership

When this seventh generation Golf Estate was originally launched, its efficiency figures took a big step forward, thanks to the lighter MQB chassis. Those returns still look pretty good today: the 1.6-litre TDI 115PS engine is capable of returning CO2 emissions of 109g/km (NEDC) and 56.5mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. Go for the 2.0 TDI 150PS variant and the figures are up to 114g/km and up to 55.4mpg in manual form. What about petrol power? Well the base 1.0 TSI petrol unit puts out only 110g/km of CO2 and up to 50.4mpg, while the 130PS 1.5 TSI EVO variant puts out just 115g/km of CO2 thanks to its use of Volkswagen's frugal Cylinder-on-Demand technology - and also 50.4mpg. In its 150PS form, Volkswagen reckons that this unit will return 45.6mpg on the combined cycle and 116g/km of CO2, figures not too far off what you'd get from some diesels.


The Golf Estate has never been one of the brighter stars in the Volkswagen firmament. It was always too small, too overshadowed by the hatch or too dowdy to really appeal. While this improved Mk 7 version isn't about to outshine the hatchback version, it at least addresses these other two issues reasonably well. It's usefully spacious and the styling is agreeably sleek. The rest of the news is good too. The improvements in equipment and media connectivity are welcome and a number of efficiency measures mean that estate buyers who would have automatically looked to diesel engines should also now consider powerplants like the ingenious 1.5 TSI Evo unit with Active Cylinder Technology. Small estates will never be big sellers but, as Volkswagen has demonstrated, if a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.

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Driver Convenience
Car information display
Car net app connect combined functionality of Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink, USB connection, audio and voice control
Discover navigation, 8"colour touch screen, 2D/3D European map data, Radio/CD, infotainment system via smartphone or tablet, Car-Net Guide and inform
TFT display screen
Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensors
'Lights On' warning buzzer
ACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter
Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices
Brake pad wear indicator warning light
Driver alert system
Driver profile selection
Driving Mode Selection with four preset modes - Eco, normal, sport or individual modes
Instrument cluster in white
Multifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumption
Power assisted speed sensitive electro-mechanical steering
Push tank flap
Speedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
Stop/start system
Think blue trainer driver tips and journey analysis
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
4 X 20 watt output
8 speakers
DAB Digital radio receiver
Driver Personalisation profile selection
MDI multi device interface
MP3/WMA compatability
Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility
SD card slot
SMS Functionality
Title and cover art display
USB charging socket
Volkswagen media control
Exterior Features
Halogen headlights
Solid paint
Aerodynamic black radiator grille with chrome trimmed insert
Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Black rear diffuser
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
Chrome trimmed front air intake surround
Dusk sensor + automatic driving lights
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front and rear electric windows
Fully galvanised body
Heated rear windscreen
Hidden exhaust pipe
High level 3rd brake light incorporating LED Technology
LED daytime running lights
LED front fog lights with static cornering light function
LED rear lights
LED rear number plate lights
Rain sensor and automatic dimming interior rear view mirror
Rear fog lamp
Rear tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar backwards
Rear window aerial
Rear window wash/wipe with intermittent wipe
Reflectors in all doors
Silver roof rails
Tailgate with integrated rear roof spoiler
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay
Interior Features
Art Velours upholstery with global cloth side bolsters
Front cupholders x 2
Front sport seats with height/lumbar adjust
Manual air conditioning
Multifunction leather steering wheel with leather trimmed gear knob
12V socket in luggage compartment
3 rear headrests
3 spoke steering wheel
4 load lashing points in luggage compartment
60/40 split folding rear seat backrest and flat folding into boot floor
Ambient lighting in front door armrest, light strips below trim in front doors and reflectors in front and rear doors
Bag hook in luggage compartment x 2
Cooled glovebox
Dust/pollen filter
Front + rear carpet mats
Front centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air vents
Front footwell illumination
Front seat back storage pockets
Grab handles front x 2, rear x 2 with integrated coat hooks
Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Instrument lighting white adjustable panel illumination
Interior light delay
Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seats
LED front and rear reading lights X 2
Load through provision with rear centre armrest and cupholders x2
Luggage compartment cover with stowable convenience opening
Luggage compartment lighting
Overhead storage box
Pearl grey headlining
Storage box in centre console with cover
Storage box in luggage compartment
Storage compartment in roof console with cover
Storage compartments in front doors
Storage compartments in rear doors
Sun visors
Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
Electronic engine immobiliser
17" Dijon alloy wheel with anti theft wheel bolts
Full size wheel trims
Steel space saver spare wheel
Convenience Pack - Golf
Mirror pack - Golf
3 rear three point seatbelts
Airbags - Driver and rear passenger curtain, driver knee, front side impact, driver and passenger airbag with passenger deactivation switch
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
Automatic post collision braking system
Child locks on rear doors
Driver/Passenger optimised head restraints
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Electronic stability control (ESC) including ASR (Traction control) with deactivation via infotainment system
Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
Pre crash preventive occupant protection
Predictive pedestrian protection
Three point height adjustable front seatbelts with tensioners
Tyre pressure loss indicator
Volkswagen roadside assistance
Battery regeneration during braking
XDS electronic differential lock
Chrome plated air vent surround
Chrome plated electric mirror adjustment light switch surround
Chrome plated electric window button surround
Piano black decorative inserts in centre console
Tumbler decorative inserts in dash and door panels
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 119
Noise Level dB(A) 68
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1498
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Engine Code DACA
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 47.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 48.7
Badge Engine CC 1.5
Badge Power 130
Coin Description TSI
Coin Series GT
Generation Mark 7
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 16E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 89
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 65
NCAP Safety Assist % 71
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 10000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.5
Engine Power - BHP 130
Engine Power - KW 96
Engine Power - RPM 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 148
Engine Torque - MKG 20.4
Engine Torque - NM 200
Engine Torque - RPM 1400
Top Speed 131
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle Second Act
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? Yes
Tyre Size Front 225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear 225/45 R17
Tyre Size Spare SPACE SAVER
Wheel Style DIJON
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1496
Height (including roof rails) 1515
Length 4567
Wheelbase 2620
Width 1799
Width (including mirrors) 2027
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 50
Gross Vehicle Weight 1890
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1620
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 605
Max. Loading Weight 530
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1400
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 680
Minimum Kerbweight 1360
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.9


Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £356.80 p/m £6.46 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £382.43 p/m £28.95 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £402.28 p/m £46.11 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £289.03 p/m £13.40 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £317.67 p/m £34.69 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £339.70 p/m £61.11 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £262.33 p/m £19.71 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £285.24 p/m £40.78 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £303.85 p/m £71.16 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £428.16 p/m £7.75 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £458.92 p/m £34.74 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £482.74 p/m £55.33 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £346.84 p/m £16.08 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £381.20 p/m £41.63 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £407.64 p/m £73.33 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £314.80 p/m £23.65 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £342.28 p/m £48.94 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £364.62 p/m £85.39 p/m
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
Lease Type
Contract Length
Initial Rental
Annual Mileage
Include Maintenance

An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Active information display - 12.3" high resolution TFT display £525.00
Discover DVD navigation pro, 9.2" touch screen European map data, 64GB HDD + voice control, Radio/DVD, Gesture control, car-net guide and inform plus £1,500.00
Lane assist + High beam assist and traffic sign recognition £565.00
Lane assist with dynamic light assist and traffic sign recognition £665.00
Multifunction colour display £150.00
Park assist sensor controlled steering aid to assist parallel or bay parking features optical parking display via vehicle's infotainment system £600.00
Rear view camera £345.00
Trailer assist steering with park assist £875.00
Voice activation for telephone and navigation £250.00
Exterior Features
Climate control heated windscreen £320.00
Electric sliding/tilting panoramic glass sunroof with integrated roller blind £1,050.00
High beam assist £215.00
LED Headlights £1,025.00
LED headlights with dynamic curve lighting £1,325.00
LED headlights with dynamic light assist £1,325.00
Metallic paint £620.00
Pearlescent paint £620.00
Premium paint £995.00
Special solid paint £370.00
Towbar swivelling with 13 pin connection £725.00
Interior Features
230V socket in luggage compartment £105.00
Climate control - 2 zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation and allergy filter £475.00
Electrically adjustable driver's seat with memory function for personal settings and electrically adjustable lumbar support £345.00
Multifunction heated leather trimmed steering wheel with gear knob £190.00
Net partition retractable, two position usage for rear seats upright or folded flat £230.00
Removal of manual air conditioning FOC
Vienna leather upholstery + perforated heated front sports seats with manually adjustable lumbar support £1,935.00
Dynaudio excite sound pack - Golf £600.00
Smoking pack - Golf £50.00
Winter pack - Golf £410.00
Winter pack - Golf (when ordered with leather upholstery) £325.00
Metallic - Atlantic blue £620.00
Metallic - Cranberry red £620.00
Metallic - Indium grey £620.00
Metallic - Reflex silver £620.00
Metallic - Tungsten silver £620.00
Pearl - Deep black £620.00
Premium paint - Oryx White £995.00
Solid - Urano grey FOC
Special solid - Pure white £370.00
Special solid - Tornado red £370.00
Rear side airbags with rear seatbelt warning, seat belts tensioners for 2 rear outer seats and optical warning if seat belts unfastened £300.00
Keyless entry with start/stop button on centre console £390.00
Art Velours cloth - Shetland with global cloth side bolsters FOC
Art Velours cloth - Titan black/Quartz with global cloth side bolsters FOC
Vienna leather - Black + heated front sports seats with lumbar support £1,935.00
17" Karlskoga alloy wheel with anti theft wheel bolts £350.00
17" Madrid alloy wheel with anti theft wheel bolts £350.00
18" Jurva alloy wheels with anti theft wheel bolts £800.00
* option prices shown are estimated