Volkswagen car reviews

Volkswagen has traditionally enjoyed an enviable reputation as a trustworthy manufacturer of high-quality cars. That reputation was shattered by the ‘dieselgate’ emissions scandal, in which the company admitted it had cheated official tests.

This means that certain diesel-powered VW cars built between 2009 and 2015 may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. Please refer to our guide to find out how to check if your car is affected.

Scandal aside, VW offers a wide range of models to suit most needs and budgets, including petrol, electric and hybrid models. If you're considering buying one, the annual Which? Car Survey reveals the truth about the brand's reliability and owner satisfaction.

New Volkswagen reviews

21 New Volkswagen reviews available

Volkswagen Beetle reviews

The first 'new' Volkswagen Beetle was launched in 1999. It sparked the retro trend and was soon joined by the BMW Mini and the Fiat 500. The current, second-generation model arrived in 2012.

Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

Latest models: Volkswagen Beetle (2012-); Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet (2013-)

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi MPV reviews

The passenger-carrying version of Volkswagen's Caddy Maxi van has lots of space for seven passengers and their luggage. It faces plenty of competition from other van-based MPVs, as well as from Volkswagen's own Touran and Sharan.

Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

Latest model: Volkswagen Caddy Maxi (2008-)

Volkswagen Eos reviews

The elaborate metal folding roof is the party piece of the Volkswagen Eos, but this coupe-cabriolet also boasts a high quality interior finish and refined exterior looks. It's good to drive, too.

Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

Latest model: Volkswagen Eos (2006-)

Volkswagen Fox reviews

The Brazilian-made VW Fox replaced the Lupo in Volkswagen's line-up in 2006 and made way for the smaller Up in 2012. Slightly on the large side as city cars go, the Fox faced plenty of competition from the Fiat 500, Ford Ka, Hyundai i10 and Suzuki Splash.

Latest model: Volkswagen Fox (2006-2012)

Volkswagen Golf reviews

Now in its seventh generation, the Volkswagen Golf continues to be a top seller in the UK and abroad. Well made, good to drive and safe, it's an iconic car in hatchback, estate or convertible forms - and don't forget the original hot hatch, the Golf GTI.

Latest model: Volkswagen Golf (2013-), Volkswagen Golf GTI (2013-) and Volkswagen Golf Estate (2013-)

Volkswagen Golf Plus reviews

The used-only Volkswagen Golf Plus is a more spacious version of the standard five-door Golf, benefiting from more headroom and enough space to seat three in the back in relative comfort. The Golf Plus is somewhere between a full-on MPV and an estate.

Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

Latest model: Volkswagen Golf Plus (2005-2014)

Volkswagen Golf SV reviews

The Volkswagen Golf SV is a taller, more roomy version of the Golf hatchback. It's practical, too – with sliding rear seats, a bigger boot and lots of storage spaces. Find out what Which? experts think of the Golf SV in our review. 

Latest model: Volkswagen Golf SV (2014-)

Volkswagen Jetta reviews

The Jetta badge has always signified a Volkswagen Golf with a boot on it - and that's still the best way to look at it. In terms of size and price, it sits between the VW Golf and Passat, offering a cheaper rival to saloons like the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series.

Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

Latest model: Volkswagen Jetta (2011-)

Used Volkswagen reviews

22 Used Volkswagen reviews available

  • Volkswagen Golf SV reviews

    1 review available (2014 - 2015) | Used price: from £11,795

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    The Volkswagen Golf SV is a taller, more roomy version of the Golf hatchback. It's practical, too – with sliding rear seats, a bigger boot and lots of storage spaces. Find out what Which? experts think of the Golf SV in our review. 

    Latest model: Volkswagen Golf SV (2014-)

  • Volkswagen e-Up reviews

    1 review available (2014 - 2016) | Used price: from £6,550

    Volkswagen e-Up 1

    The Volkswagen e-Up is the purely electric powered version of the Up city car. Is the prospect of battery power and zero tailpipe emissions enough to tempt you to pay the high purchase price?

    Latest model: Volkswagen e-Up (2014-)

  • Volkswagen CC reviews

    1 review available (2012 - 2015) | Used price: from £9,695

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  • Volkswagen Up reviews

    1 review available (2012 - 2014) | Used price: from £4,850

    VW Up1

    The Volkswagen Up replaced the unloved old VW Fox in 2012, but it's in a totally different class. Extremely compact, it manages to squeeze an awful lot into a small space. Could it really take over the world?

    Latest model: Volkswagen Up (2012-)

  • Volkswagen Scirocco reviews

    1 review available (2008 - 2015) | Used price: from £6,950

    2014 VW Scirocco 1

    Volkswagen's Scirocco can be viewed as a kind of VW Golf sports coupe - sharper, more stylish and more fun to drive than the Golf Mk6 on which it's based. However, the accommodation and boot space are inevitably more limited. 

    Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

    Latest model: Volkswagen Scirocco (2008-)

  • Volkswagen Passat CC reviews

    1 review available (2008 - 2011) | Used price: from £6,095

    VW Passat CC1

    Think of the Volkswagen Passat CC as a cut-price Mercedes-Benz CLS or Audi A5 Sportback - a four-door saloon with sleek coupé styling. The Passat CC was replaced by a renamed, face-lifted version of the same car, the Volkswagen CC, in 2012.

    Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

    Latest model: Volkswagen Passat CC (2008-2011)

  • Volkswagen Caddy Maxi MPV reviews

    1 review available (2008 - 2015) | Used price: from £5,425

    VW Caddy Maxi 1

    The passenger-carrying version of Volkswagen's Caddy Maxi van has lots of space for seven passengers and their luggage. It faces plenty of competition from other van-based MPVs, as well as from Volkswagen's own Touran and Sharan.

    Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

    Latest model: Volkswagen Caddy Maxi (2008-)

  • Volkswagen Tiguan reviews

    1 review available (2008 - 2016) | Used price: from £5,995

    VW Tiguan 2016

    With the Tiguan, Volkswagen has done in the compact 4x4 market what it did with its Touareg full-size off-roader: it's created a winner. The VW Golf-based Tiguan is less practical than the larger Touran but still makes a useful family vehicle.

    Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

    Latest model: VW Tiguan (2008-)

  • Volkswagen Eos reviews

    1 review available (2006 - 2014) | Used price: from £4,095

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    The elaborate metal folding roof is the party piece of the Volkswagen Eos, but this coupe-cabriolet also boasts a high quality interior finish and refined exterior looks. It's good to drive, too.

    Please note that certain diesel-powered versions of this car built between 2009 and 2015 may be affected by the 'dieselgate' emissions scandal. This means its engine may be more polluting than official figures suggest and could be recalled sometime in 2016. For more information, refer to our guide on how to check if your car is affected.

    Latest model: Volkswagen Eos (2006-)

  • Volkswagen Fox reviews

    1 review available (2006 - 2012) | Used price: from £2,195

    Volkswagen Fox 1

    The Brazilian-made VW Fox replaced the Lupo in Volkswagen's line-up in 2006 and made way for the smaller Up in 2012. Slightly on the large side as city cars go, the Fox faced plenty of competition from the Fiat 500, Ford Ka, Hyundai i10 and Suzuki Splash.

    Latest model: Volkswagen Fox (2006-2012)