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69 Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI Match 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerAdaptive Cruise Control with pedestrian detection and speed limiter
Bluetooth hands free telephone connectionBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Car-Net App-Connect with VW media controlDriver alert system
Driver profile selectionExterior temperature gauge
Instrument cluster in whiteMultifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumption
PAS - speed relatedPush tank flap
Rev counterStop/start system
TFT display screenTrip and service interval display
Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensorsWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened

Entertainment

Composition media systemDAB Digital radio
MDI multi device interfaceMP3/WMA compatability
Personalisation 1.1 profile for mediaPremium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibility
SD card slotSMS Functionality
Title and cover art display, 4 X 20W output, USB connection and socketUSB and SD card connectivity

Exterior Features

Aspherical driver's exterior mirrorAuto dimming rear view mirror
Black front air intake and radiator grille with chrome insertBlack rear diffuser
Black roof railsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
Dusk sensor + auto driving lightsElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front intermittent wipe with 4 position delayFully galvanised body
Halogen headlightsHeated rear windscreen
Hidden exhaust pipeHigh level 3rd brake light incorporating LED Technology
LED daytime running lightsLED front fog lights with static cornering light function
LED rear lightsLED rear number plate lights
Rain sensorRear fog lamp
Rear roof spoilerRear tinted glass from B-pillar backwards approx 65% tinted
Rear window aerialRear windscreen washer and wiper with interval delay
Reflectors in all doorsTailgate

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear headrests
3 spoke steering wheel4 load lashing points in luggage compartment
60/40 split folding rear seatAuto fold down lever in rear seat backrest
Bag hook in luggage compartmentBoot lashing points
Centre console storage boxCooled glovebox
Courtesy light delayCupholder cover
Dust/pollen filterFront and rear reading lights incorporating LED technology
Front centre armrest with storage box and rear air ventsFront comfort seats with height and lumbar adjustment
Front passenger seat height adjustFront seat back storage pockets
Grab handles front x 2, rear x 2 with integrated coat hooksHeight adjustable driver's seat
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated vanity mirrors
Instrument lighting white adjustable panel illuminationInterior light delay
Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seatsLoad through provision with rear centre armrest and cupholders x2
Luggage compartment coverLuggage compartment lighting
Overhead storage boxPassenger underseat drawer
Pearl grey headliningStorage box in luggage compartment
Storage compartments in centre consoleStorage compartments in doors
Sun visorsVariable boot floor, height adjustable and removable

Packs

Convenience Pack - GolfMirror pack - Golf

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)Automatic post collision braking
Child locks on rear doorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraintsDrivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake with auto holdESP with EDL + ASR
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front seat side impact airbagsFront ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
Pre crash preventive occupant protectionPredictive pedestrian protection
Tyre pressure monitorVolkswagen roadside assistance

Security

Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment systemElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys 

Technical

Battery regeneration during brakingDiesel particulate filter
Misfuel prevention device for diesel engineXDS electronic differential lock

Trim

Brushed dark silver decorative inserts in dash and door panelsChrome air vent surrounds
Chrome-plated light switch surroundDecor strip on dashboard and door side trim
Polar night black centre console 

Wheels

Steel space saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)108Noise Level dB(A)69
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeDGTE
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)68.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3EC Urban (mpg)60.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min4.9
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max51.4WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min57.6

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power115Coin DescriptionTDI
Coin SeriesMatchGeneration Mark7
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %94
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %89NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %65NCAP Safety Assist %71
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months60Timing Belt Interval Mileage75000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.7Engine Power - BHP115
Engine Power - KW85Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3250Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed124

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front205/55 R16Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleWOODSTOCK
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1515Length4567
Wheelbase2620Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1930
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1620Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)605
Max. Loading Weight554Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked680
Minimum Kerbweight1376No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.9
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Golf Estate

Volkswagen's seventh-generation Golf Estate bows out with some revised trim levels. Jonathan Crouch reports

Ten Second Review

Compact estate cars never put much of a dent in the public consciousness and as neatly finished as this improved seventh-generation Golf Estate is, one suspects it's always going to remain a minority interest item. Still, these last-of-the-line MK7 'Edition'-spec models are good value and, as you'd expect from Volkswagen, very well designed. No hurriedly cobbled together conversion, this estate is properly practical, with up to 1,620-litres of load space available.

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 Golf Estate. Sold alongside the Golf five door hatches and the Golf SV mini-MPV, the Golf Estate offers another alternative for those not quite prepared to step up to a Touran mid-sized People Carrier. And the car itself? Well, after six model generations, 38 years and 29 million cars, it would perhaps be a little surprising if Volkswagen didn't have the hang of building Golfs by now. This MK7 version will shortly be replaced, but still looks smart and offers strong value in this last-of-the-line guise.

Driving Experience

Nothing about the driving experience has changed with this improved seventh generation Golf Estate - but then you could argue, as Volkswagen does, that nothing really needed to. There's a polish to this car that's evident not only in the way it's built, the way it looks and the quality of its interior fittings but also in the way it drives. Get used to your Golf and you'll find that progress can be effortless, thanks to a combination of stability, poise and control that makes journey times shrink rapidly. That'll be evident whichever powerplant you choose. At the foot of the range, there's the well-regarded 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit, a three cylinder powerplant developing 115PS. Next up is the 1.5 EVO TSI petrol engine, offered in either 130PS or 150PS guises. Many Golf buyers though, still want a diesel - possibly the 115PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel, but more probably the 2.0-litre TDI, available with 150PS. On the 1.5-litre EVO TSI petrol and the 2.0-litre TDI diesel, buyers are offered the option of a 7-speed DSG auto gearbox for just under £1,500 more. As before, only variants developing more than 120PS get multi-link rear suspension: below that level, your Golf will come with a less sophisticated torsion bean set-up.

Design and Build

In the compact family estate segment, there's still nothing quite as classy-looking as a Golf. Many variants get full-LED headlamps and jewel-like LED tail lamps are standard across the range. On top versions, there are smart animated flowing indicators too. As usual, this design sits on the Volkswagen Group's light, stiff and very sophisticated MQB chassis. And behind the thinner multi-function steering wheel? Well, as ever, nobody does it better than this. It isn't that it feels especially plush, though the quality of materials used is excellent. It's just that everything is of just the right quality and feels absolutely fit for purpose. In recent times, the cabin was given a lift by the addition of smarter decorative trim panels on the doors, the dash panel and the centre console, as well as classier seat covers. You get more space inside than you might expect. There's 605-litres of cargo space if you load up to the parcel shelf. Flip the rear seats down and you get a full 1,620-litres. At 4,562mm, the Golf Estate is 307mm longer than the hatchback, so do bear this in mind if you're already tight for parking space with a hatchback model.

Market and Model

There's a premium of £1,220 to choose the estate body style over the hatch and the UK Golf Estate line-up is now based around two trim levels - Match Edition and GT Edition, which Volkswagen says add around £1,500-worth of customer value, yet cost only slightly more than the trim variants they replace. Estate prices start from around £23,500. The three new trim levels replace the existing Match and GT specs, and cost £400 more than the trims they replace. They build upon their predecessors' already generous standard equipment, adding two-zone climate control, LED headlights and Winter Pack (including heated front seats) - optional extras worth £1,910 when equipped individually. These options enhance the comfort and visible qualities of the three Golf specs, with the added luxury of the two-zone climate control over manual air conditioning, while the heated front seats included in the winter pack provide further comfort. The winter pack also adds headlight washers, heated windscreen washer jets and a low washer-fluid warning light which, combined with LED headlights, optimise visibility at all times - especially during winter months when road grime can obscure a driver's view.

Cost of Ownership

When this seventh generation Golf Estate was originally launched, its efficiency figures took a big step forward, thanks to the lighter MQB chassis. Those returns still look pretty good today: the 1.6-litre TDI 115PS engine is capable of returning CO2 emissions of 109g/km (NEDC) and 56.5mpg on the WLTP combined cycle. Go for the 2.0 TDI 150PS variant and the figures are up to 114g/km and up to 55.4mpg in manual form. What about petrol power? Well the base 1.0 TSI petrol unit puts out only 110g/km of CO2 and up to 50.4mpg, while the 130PS 1.5 TSI EVO variant puts out just 115g/km of CO2 thanks to its use of Volkswagen's frugal Cylinder-on-Demand technology - and also 50.4mpg. In its 150PS form, Volkswagen reckons that this unit will return 45.6mpg on the combined cycle and 116g/km of CO2, figures not too far off what you'd get from some diesels.

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 improved Mk 7 version isn't about to outshine the hatchback version, it at least addresses these other two issues reasonably well. It's usefully spacious and the styling is agreeably sleek. The rest of the news is good too. The improvements in equipment and media connectivity are welcome 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 1.5 TSI Evo unit with Active Cylinder Technology. Small estates will never be big sellers but, as Volkswagen has demonstrated, if a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.

Performance
60%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** 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.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£369
Deposit£369
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate8.34%
Cash price£20,998
Credit amount£20,629
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£7663.59
Total amount payable£25,754.59
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.4p per mile
Representative APR8.4%
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