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The Volkswagen Golf SV is a practical and spacious MPV that provides drivers with a good driving experience. Based on the Volkswagen Golf hatchback, the Golf SV offers families a well-equipped and spacious alternative to both the hatchback and estate variants. The large 500-litre boot and well-built exterior and interior helps the Golf SV to be an attractive car for growing families as it is designed to accommodate the practicalities of family life.

The Volkswagen Golf SV, rivals other MPVs such as the Ford C-Max, Citroën C4 SpaceTourer and the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer in terms of its boot size and carrying capacity. The Golf SV performs well against these rivals for practicality and safety. It is also well placed in the Volkswagen model range serving as an in-between for the Golf and Touran models.

Volkswagen Golf SV updates and facelifts

Standing for ‘Sportsvan’, the Volkswagen Golf SV was launched in 2014 to serve as a more practical Golf model for families. Volkswagen modified the dimensions of the Golf to provide passengers with more space and a larger boot.

The Mk2 Volkswagen Golf SV came out in 2017, and received some subtle design changes that included the addition of LED headlights and a sportier front and rear bumper design. Inside, an updated 9.2-inch infotainment system is offered, providing increased connectivity with the introduction of Volkswagen’s Media Control system. This allows owners to control car functions remotely. Wi-Fi hotspot technology was also included on the Golf SV, allowing passengers to connect to the internet while on the road. Volkswagen also updated the engines to offer a range of petrol engines, while discontinuing the range of diesel engines.

Practicality and style of the car

Both the driver and passengers will find plenty of room within the cabin of the Golf SV. The tall windows of the Golf SV gives the cabin a spacious feel. The seats are supportive to make long journeys enjoyable. Depending on the trim, the seats can be upholstered with either cloth, or on the SE or GT trim, leather. The SE and GT trim levels also get lumber support adjustment. The driver’s seat can also come with Volkswagen’s ErgoActive fitting, which includes extra padding and a massage function. The sliding rear bench also offers additional legroom helping to accommodate taller passengers in the rear.

There are also plenty of storage spaces around the cabin to help keep it clutter-free. In the front, there is a good-sized glove box. The centre console features a tray area which can be used to store smartphones when driving. There is a lidded compartment to keep valuables such as keys or wallets out of sight. The central armrest also lifts to reveal a cubby to store larger items such as sunglasses.

In the rear, there are fold down tray tables on the back of the front seats and map pockets to store entertainment devices away when not in use. There are storage hooks beneath the tray tables to prevent shopping bags from becoming loose when driving. Door bins in both the front and rear also provide a good amount of space to store large water bottles or other personal items.

The Volkswagen Golf SV offers drivers a large 500-litre boot. For extra storage space, the rear bench can be slid forwards, freeing up to 90 litres of extra boot space. though this doesn’t impact legroom. By folding down the rear seats, the boot can be expanded to up to 1,520 litres, which isperfect for suitcases and luggage.

The Golf SV offers a larger boot when compared to its rivals such as the Ford C-Max and the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer which offer a 471-litre and 415-litre boot, respectively, with the rear seats still in place.

With a flat loading bay, the boot can be filled easily when moving large items. The boot also comes with a variable floor which can be lowered or raised for extra practicality. This allows drivers to create a well in the boot floor when transporting shopping bags which prevents loose items from falling out when the boot is opened. This can also be used as a hidden storage area when raised.

For transporting larger items, the Volkswagen Golf SV can tow up to 1,600kg, depending on the engine size. With the 1.0-litre TSI petrol engine, the Golf SV can tow up to 1,000kg, while the 1.5-litre EVO petrol engine can tow up to 1,500kg. With the 2.9-litre TD diesel engine, the Golf SV can tow up to 1,600kg, which is enough to tow a trailer or small caravan.

Running costs

The Volkswagen Golf SV falls into insurance groups 7 to 19 and has an annual road tax up to £180. In comparison, the Ford C-Max falls into insurance groups 10 to 27 and has an annual road tax of up to £240. The Citroen C4 SpaceTourer also falls into a higher insurance groups bracket of 14 to 25 and has an annual road tax of £200. In comparison to its rivals, the Volkswagen Golf SV is an affordable MPV.

How a used Volkswagen Golf SV drives

The Volkswagen Golf SV is available with either petrol or diesel engines.

For petrol engines, the entry 1.0-litre TSI engine can put down 84bhp and achieves 0 to 62mph in 13 seconds. Next, is a 1.0-litre TSI engine that can put down 113bhp. This engine can achieve 0 to 62mph in 10.7 seconds. Both of the TSI engines return between 47.1 and 64.2mpg.

Moving up the range are a pair of 1.5-litre EVO four-cylinder petrol engines that can put down either 128bhp or 148bhp. The 128bhp achieves 0 to 62mph in 9.6 seconds and returns between 43.5 and 64.2mpg. The 148bhp achieves 0 to 62mph in 8.8 seconds and returns between 42.8 and 61.4mpg.

For diesel engines, there is the 1.6-litre TDI engine that puts down 113bhp and achieves 0 to 62mph in 11.1 seconds. This engine has a superior fuel economy, returning between 60.1 and 72.4mpg.

There is also a 2.0-litre TDI capable of putting down 148bhp. This engine achieves 0 to 62mph in 9.3 seconds and returns between 52.3 to 65.7mpg.

Engines and their official MPG

Please refer to the table below for a comprehensive list of engines and their official MPG figures

2014 - 2020

Engine Official NEDC MPG Official WLTP MPG
1.0 TSI 110 56.5 mpg -
1.0 TSI 110 DSG 56.5 mpg -
1.0 TSI 115 56.5–60.1 mpg 42.8–48.3 mpg
1.0 TSI 115 DSG 60.1 mpg 43.5 mpg
1.0 TSI 85 56.5 mpg -
1.2 TSI 110 55.4 mpg -
1.2 TSI 110 DSG 56.5 mpg -
1.2 TSI 85 56.5 mpg -
1.4 TSI 125 51.4 mpg -
1.4 TSI 125 DSG 54.3 mpg -
1.4 TSI 150 51.4 mpg -
1.4 TSI 150 DSG 52.3 mpg -
1.5 TSI 130 55.4 mpg 44.8–49.1 mpg
1.5 TSI 130 DSG 41.5–45.6 mpg 41.5–45.6 mpg
1.5 TSI 150 54.3–55.4 mpg -
1.5 TSI 150 DSG 52.3–55.4 mpg 42.8–43.5 mpg
1.6 TDI 110 70.6 mpg -
1.6 TDI 110 BlueMotion 74.3 mpg -
1.6 TDI 110 DSG 68.9 mpg -
1.6 TDI 115 65.7–70.6 mpg 50.4–55.4 mpg
1.6 TDI 115 DSG 67.3–68.9 mpg 52.3 mpg
1.6 TDI 90 62.8–72.4 mpg -
2.0 TDI 150 62.8–65.7 mpg -
2.0 TDI 150 DSG 60.1–62.8 mpg 49.6–51.9 mpg

Features you can expect to find in a Volkswagen Golf SV


Stepping inside the Volkswagen Golf SV, drivers will find a well-built and intuitive dashboard. With a similar design to other Volkswagen Golf models, the interior is well-equipped and comes with high-quality materials that give the cabin a premium feel, such as the soft-touch plastics on the dashboard and the cloth or leather upholstery on the front and rear seats.

The entry-level trim, the Golf SV S, includes an 8-inch infotainment system. Higher-level trims feature a 9.2-inch screen with the Discovery Navigation Pro system, which also includes an integrated sat nav. Both infotainment systems come with a DAB radio as well as Bluetooth smartphone connectivity as standard, while the Discovery Navigation Pro system comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.

The infotainment system is controlled via a touchscreen interface as well as a series of buttons on the sides of the screen. Navigating the menu is intuitive and is helped by the clear graphics used on the screen. Below this there are a set of physical controls for air conditioning and other car functions.


The VW Golf SV comes with a range of driver assist features. Adaptive cruise control features, which automatically speeds up and slows down to maintain a safe distance from the car in front. With the traffic jam assist feature, the adaptive cruise control works effectively in traffic jams, responding to moving queues at low speeds. Hill-hold assist also features on the Golf SV.

Other features include trailer assist, helping to prevent the trailer snaking. . On the Mtach trim level and higher, drivers can also adapt the driving experience with selectable driving modes. Automatic LED headlights feature to illuminate more of the road, enhancing visibility.


Euro NCAP awarded the VW Golf SV the full five stars when it tested it in 2022. The Golf SV also scored highly in adult and child occupancy tests, achieving 88% and 87%, respectively. In comparison to its rivals, the Volkswagen Golf RV scored higher than most of its rivals when it comes to occupant protection. The Ford C-Max scored 76% and 60% while the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer scored 88% and 81% for adult and child protection, respectively.

Safety features on the Golf SV include a series of up to 14 air bags in the front and rear for passenger and driver protection. Two ISOFIX points are also found in the rear to safely secure child seats. Automatic emergency braking features with front assist and pedestrian monitoring. This automatically detects approaching vehicles or pedestrians, applying the brakes.

Volkswagen Golf SV S

The S trim is the entry-level trim for the Volkswagen Golf SV. On the inside, the Golf SV receives an 8-inch infotainment screen with a DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity, heated door mirrors and air conditioning. Other features include 15-inch alloy wheels and a start-stop engine.

Volkswagen Golf SV Match

The Match trim builds on the S. In the interior, there is a 9.2-inch infotainment screen with sat nav and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Drivers will also find dual-zone air conditioning and a leather steering wheel. On the exterior, the Match trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lights and rear privacy glass. Other features include automatic lights, automatic wipers and parking sensors.

Volkswagen Golf SV GT

The GT trim is the flagship trim for the Golf SV offering drivers a sportier vehicle. In the interior, the front sports seats offer lumber control for extra comfort, plus a 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity and integrated sat nav. There are also chrome highlights surrounding some of the controls and decorative inserts on the dash and door panels. Ambient interior lighting and front footwell lights help passengers feel relaxed on drives and are handy for finding items in the dark.On the exterior, drivers will find 17-inch alloy wheels, a sports suspension set-up and black highlights.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. How much does a used Volkswagen Golf SV cost?

A. We have 8 used Volkswagen Golf SV cars in stock ranging from £7698 to £15,998.

Q. How many MPG does the Volkswagen Golf SV get?

A. The Volkswagen Golf SV MPG varies from 55 mpg to 72 mpg.

Q. How much is car tax for a used Volkswagen Golf SV?

A. The Volkswagen Golf SV car tax ranges from £20 to £190 per year for the models in stock.

Q. What is the average mileage on a used Volkswagen Golf SV?

A. The average mileage on a used Volkswagen Golf SV in stock is 35437 miles.

Q. Which transmission options are available with the Volkswagen Golf SV?

A. Currently in stock, the Volkswagen Golf SV is available in Manual.

Q. What different fuel types are available for the Volkswagen Golf SV?

A. Of the Volkswagen Golf SV used cars in stock, they are available in the following fuel types: Diesel, Petrol.

Q. What are the most popular engine sizes in the Volkswagen Golf SV?

A. The most popular engine sizes in the Volkswagen Golf SV we have in stock are 1.6 litres, 1.5 litres.

Q. What are the most popular colours in the Volkswagen Golf SV range?

A. The Volkswagen Golf SV is available in various colours. The most popular we have in stock are Black, Grey, Red

Q. Is the Volkswagen Golf SV a good car?

A. Car & Driving rate the Volkswagen Golf SV 3.86 stars (out of 5).

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* MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they’re not intended to represent real world efficiency.