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VOLKSWAGEN GOLF ESTATE

1.5 eTSI 150 R-Line 5dr DSG

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Key Info

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Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions133.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed139mph

Driver Convenience

  • Active Info Display Digital Cockpit Pro - 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display screen with customisable menus and information
  • Adaptive cruise control (ACC) with speed limiter and front assist (reacting to vehicles pedestrians and cyclists)
  • Car2X communication
  • Driver alert system
  • Driver profile selection
  • Dynamic road sign display
  • eCall - Emergency call service for SOS calls to emergency response
  • Lane assist
  • Mobile phone interface with wireless inductive charging function
  • Progressive steering
  • Speedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
  • Start/Stop function
  • Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
  • Wireless app connect

Entertainment

  • Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility

Exterior Features

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic headlamp activation with Coming home and Leaving home feature
  • Black roof rails
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
  • Body colour rear roof spoiler
  • Electrically heated and adjustable door mirrors with memory feature
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Heat insulating glass windscreen
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • High level 3rd brake light
  • Highway light
  • LED License plate illumination
  • R Line body coloured bumpers
  • Rain sensor
  • Rear fog light on one side and reversing lights on both sides
  • Rear lights incorporating LED technology
  • Rear tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar backwards
  • Rear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay
  • Welcome light

Interior Features

  • 12V socket in front centre console
  • 12V socket in luggage compartment
  • 3 rear head restraints
  • Ambient lighting - Customisable 30 colour ambient lighting
  • Ambient lighting, exterior illuminated styling elements at the sides
  • Black roof lining
  • Brushed stainless steel pedals
  • Centre console
  • Chrome plated surround to electric mirror button, window switch and air vent surrounds
  • Drivers and front passengers sun visors with vanity mirrors
  • Front + rear carpet mats
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Front reading lights x 2 incorporating LED technology
  • Front seat lumbar support adjuster
  • Front sports seats
  • Glovebox
  • Height adjustable front seats
  • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Isofix child seat preparation for 2 rear child seats and front passenger seat
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • R Line door and side trim panel
  • R Line front seats integrated head restraints
  • R-Line leather wrapped multi function sports heated steering wheel
  • Removable luggage compartment cover
  • Sardegna cloth upholstery with front and outer rear seats Art Velour inner sides of bolsters
  • Split folding backrest with centre armrest and unsplit rear seat bench
  • Woven fabric storage compartments in front and rear doors

Safety

  • 3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners
  • 3 rear three point seatbelts
  • ABS
  • Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraints
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
  • Extended pedestrian protection measures
  • Front and rear passengers curtain airbag system including front side airbags
  • Front disc brakes
  • Rear disc brakes
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
  • Electronic engine immobiliser

Technical

  • XDS electronic differential lock for improved traction and handling

Trim

  • Carbon grey decorative inserts in dash and front door trim panels
  • Soul dashboard

Specification

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Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    112
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    133
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    137
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    133

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1498
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    7 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    5.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    7.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    7.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    5.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    5.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    47.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    54.3
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    56.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    36.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    37.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    47.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    51.4

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.5
  • Badge Power
    150
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    eTSI 150
  • Coin Series
    R Line
  • Generation Mark
    8
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    21E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    10000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    8.7
  • Engine Power - BHP
    150
  • Engine Power - KW
    110
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    184
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    25.5
  • Engine Torque - NM
    250
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1500
  • Top Speed
    139

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    225/45 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear
    225/45 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    VALENCIA
  • Wheel Type
    17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height (including roof rails)
    1498
  • Length
    4633
  • Wheelbase
    2669
  • Width
    1789

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    50
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1970
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1845
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    1062
  • Max. Loading Weight
    620
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    1500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    710
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1350
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.1

Volkswagen's eighth generation Golf Estate is a very polished kind of compact station wagon. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

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 latest Golf Estate. Sold alongside the Golf five door hatch, the Golf Estate offers another alternative for those wanting a family Volkswagen of this size but not quite prepared to step up to a Tiguan compact SUV or a Touran MPV. And the car itself? Well, after eight model generations, it would perhaps be a little surprising if Volkswagen didn't have the hang of building Golfs by now.

Driving Experience

Get under the skin of this latest generation Volkswagen Golf Estate and you'll find a modular MQB chassis that's only lightly evolved from the underpinnings used by the previous generation model. But there's significant change beneath the bonnet. For petrol people, things kick off with a 1.0-litre TSI unit with 110PS, which when ordered in DSG guise can be had with the brand's latest eTSI 48V mild hybrid tech. Most Golf Estate customers though, are going to want a larger engine than that, probably the 1.5-litre TSI petrol unit, offered in either 130 or 150PS states of tune. Choose auto transmission with this engine and you'll get the eTSI mild hybrid tech included. There are also a couple of 2.0 TDI diesel options, either a 115PS unit with a manual gearbox or a 150PS variant with the option of DSG auto transmission. The diesel unit features in 200PS form in the SUV-style 'Alltrack' model, which continues, as before using the brand's permanent 4WD system and offering increased ground clearance and an all- terrain look including specific bumpers. Across the Golf Estate range, as usual, there's the option of Volkswagen's 'DCC' 'Dynamic Chassis Control' adaptive damping system which works with a 'Driver Profile' driving modes system offering 'Eco', 'Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Individual' settings. And of course there's extra camera-driven tech, including an optional 'Travel Assist' system which combines Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane assist to allow 'hands-free' driving at speeds of 130mph. Which sounds vaguely alarming but which Volkswagen assures us is a significant safety aid.

Design and Build

This time round, Volkswagen has tried to make the exterior design of this station wagon variant a little more clear-cut and dynamic. The front end is obviously the same as that of the hatch but further back, the Estate features a roof section that becomes flatter towards the rear as well as a coupe-type, angled rear window. The headlights and tail light clusters now feature LED technology. This eighth generation design is 4,633mm long and now boasts a wheelbase of 2,686mm (a 66mm increase over its predecessor). Volkswagen has used virtually all of that extra wheelbase length to benefit cabin space - especially in the rear where there's now 48mm more room to stretch out. The 611-litre boot's fractionally bigger too (6-litres larger) which maintains this model's class-leading status in that regard. With the car loaded up to the roof liner, the volume increases to 1,642-litres (an increase of 22-litres). Up front, there's a radical difference over the previous model with a contemporary cabin dominated by a couple of screens. There's a 10-inch centre-dash infotainment monitor with the usual features - including 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring which can now be operated wirelessly. Complementing this is a 10.25-inch 'Digital Cockpit' TFT instrument display screen - the largest in the segment. Elsewhere, virtually all the traditional switches and buttons have made way for touch-sensitive ones - though buttons on the steering wheel and door panel do remain, as does the dash one for the hazard flashers.

Market and Model

Most Golf Estates will be sold in the £25,000 to £30,000 bracket and the range is mainly based around 'Life' and 'Style' levels of trim, plus sporty 'R-Line'-spec and the standalone 'Alltrack' variant at the top of the range. This model shares virtually all its engineering with two close rivals - estate versions of the SEAT Leon and the Skoda Octavia. Obvious competitors from other brands include estate versions of the Ford Focus, the Vauxhall Astra, the Peugeot 308, the Renault Megane, the Hyundai i30, the Kia Ceed, the Toyota Corolla and the Fiat Tipo. Standard equipment across the range includes a 10-inch centre-dash infotainment screen with an operating interface that responds to the command 'Hey Volkswagen', followed by whatever you want to ask. Also standard are the full-LED headlights and the 10.25-inch 'Digital Cockpit' instrument binnacle screen. Entry-level cars run on 16in wheels, but higher levels gain 17-inch rims, plus extra ambient lighting options, chrome exhausts and leather trim options. Across the range, enhanced standard features include a Lane Assist lane departure warning system, a Front Assist with City Emergency Braking System and Pedestrian Monitoring, plus a new oncoming vehicle braking when turning function. Volkswagen also says that this MK8 Golf Estate will be upgradeable, so if required, features like adaptive cruise control, light assist and a wi-fi hotspot can be added and enabled after you bought the car.

Cost of Ownership

Across the range, WLTP fuel consumption is claimed to have improved by around 10%. The base 1.0 TSI petrol unit manages WLTP returns of up to 51.4mpg on the combined cycle and up to 125g/km of CO2. The mild hybrid 48-volt electrical system that features on the volume 1.5-litre petrol Golf Estate models should allow for a decent improvement in running cost efficiency. It recovers energy that would otherwise be wasted when slowing down, redeploying up to 16hp and 25Nm of electric boost under acceleration. The top 150PS version of the 1.5 TSI petrol unit manages up to 49.6mpg on the WLTP cycle and up to 129g/km. If you'd rather have one of the TDI diesel units, you'll find that both are cleaner than before, with changes claimed to cut CO2 emissions by 17%. The 2.0 TDI EVO 115PS unit manages up to 61.4mpg on the WLTP cycle and 120g/km of CO2. The car's coasting function (available with DSG auto transmission) further aids efficiency, as does a redesigned AdBlue delivery system that cuts nitrogen oxide emissions across the TDI range by 80%. And warranties? Well the standard package is three years and 60,000 miles. We can't see why Volkswagen couldn't extend that mileage limit to 100,000 miles, since that what you get on its mechanically very similar Caddy model. Doing that though, wouldn't give Volkswagen dealers so much of an opportunity to sell extended warranty packages. There's one for four years and 75,000 miles or, if you plan to see a bit more of the world in your Golf Estate, there's a five year / 90,000 mile package.

Summary

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 latest MK8 version isn't about to outshine the hatchback version, it at least addresses these other two issues reasonably well. It's usefully bigger than before and the styling is now agreeably sleek. The rest of the news is good too. Less weight and more space is always a good combination 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 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre eTSI mild hybrid units. 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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