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Volkswagen Golf (2020-) review

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Key features
  • Medium
  • Available new
  • Petrol/Diesel/Mild hybrid

There’s no understating the importance of the new Volkswagen Golf. It’s not only the brand’s bestselling model but also a perennial favourite in the UK and a standard bearer for mass-produced family cars. While it largely follows a familiar recipe, there have been some radical changes in some areas of this new version. Is it still the default choice for families? Find out in our full Volkswagen Golf (2020-) review.

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  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What’s it great at?
  • What’s it like to drive?
  • How reliable is it?
  • How comfortable and spacious is it?
  • How economical is it to run?
  • How safe is it?
  • Is there anything I should look out for?
  • Should I buy it?
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Last checked by Which?

January 2021

First reviewed by Which?

September 2020

Released

June 2020

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