The UK's second bestselling car in 2018 and 2017, the Volkswagen Golf is a stylish, strong performer which combines efficient engines and excellent build quality with an attractive interior and good practicality.
The range of petrol and diesel engines, almost all of them turbocharged, starts with a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder 84bhp petrol and goes all the way up to the 2.0-litre four-cylinder 306bhp variant found in the Golf R, which achieves a top speed of 155mph and a 0-62mph time of 5.1 seconds. Fuel economy is best in the diesels, which return up to 70.6mpg.
On the road, it’s a pleasure, with light steering and a small turning circle making it easy to manoeuvre, and sharp responses keeping the ride agile and energetic. Recent iterations of the used Volkswagen Golf are also supported by a raft of systems such as traction control, which optimises grip, and adaptive cruise control for effortless motorway driving.
The Golf’s cabin is smart and well-equipped, with a high quality feel and plenty of room for five to travel in style. The hatchback’s 380-litre boot increases to 1,270 litres with the rear seats folded, while the estate’s 605-litre compartment increases to 1,620 litres when necessary.
A range of trims means you can choose the used Golf that best suits your needs and preferences. Entry-level models come with Volkswagen's Composition Media eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which includes an eight-speaker DAB radio and CD player with USB, MP3 and Bluetooth connectivity. SE trim adds smartphone integration, front and rear parking sensors and alloy wheels, while range-topping variants include heated front seats, air conditioning with an allergen filter and navigation.
In addition to the standard editions, various high-performance options are available - including the popular GT - as well as two petrol/electric hybrid versions for those looking for a greener drive.
Safety is becoming ever more advanced, and used Golfs feature a host of protective measures, from ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist to electronic stability control and countersteer support, which helps you keep control in a skid. There's also front assist, which monitors your distance from the car in front and warns you if you're getting too close, and pedestrian protection, which alerts you to pedestrians in or at the side of the road who could be an accident risk.
Here at Carwise Group, the used Volkswagen Golf is among our wide range of used cars for sale. Browse through our listings and contact our Harlow car dealership on 01279 216163, or our Maidstone used car dealership on 01622 233151 to book a test drive. We also offer some of the best car finance deals around.