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2015 (64) Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI Match 5dr

Penrith Ford
Only £12,988
£1299 deposit
£235.34 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter
Bluetooth Telephone preparationBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Driver alert systemDriver profile selection
Exterior temperature gaugeFlat tyre indicator
Instrument cluster in whiteMultifunction computer
PAS - speed relatedRev counter
TFT display screenTrip and service interval display
Ultrasonic front and rear optical and audible parking sensorsWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened

Entertainment

CD/MP3/WMA, USB and SD card reader, aux-inDAB Digital radio
MDI with USB/iPod connection cables 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Automatic headlightsBlack front air intake and radiator grilles
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicatorsChrome louvres in grille
Cornering front fog lightsDaytime running lights
Electric folding door mirrors with puddle lampsElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Heated rear windscreenRain sensor
Range adjustable headlightsRear diffuser
Rear roof spoilerRear window wash/wipe with intermittent delay
Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirrorTwin exhaust tailpipe
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear headrests
3 spoke steering wheel60/40 split folding rear seat
Bag hook in luggage compartmentBoot lashing points
Courtesy light delayDust/pollen filter
Front centre armrest with storage box and rear air ventsFront reading lights
Front seat back storage pocketsGrab handles
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated vanity mirrors
Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seatsLoad through provision
Lockable, illuminated, cooled gloveboxLuggage compartment cover
Luggage compartment lightingMultifunction leather steering wheel with leather gear knob/handbrake grip
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholdersRear cupholder
Rear reading lightsStorage box in centre console with cover
Storage box in luggage compartmentStorage compartment in roof console with cover
Storage compartments in doorsVariable boot floor, height adjustable and removable
White adjustable panel illumination 

Safety

3 point height adj front seatbelts + pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts
ABSChild locks on rear doors
Door open warning reflectorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/Passenger whiplash optimised head restraintsDrivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake with auto holdElectronic tyre pressure monitoring
ESP with EDL + ASRFront and rear curtain airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront side airbags
Fuel cut off safety deviceHBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Pre crash systemWarning triangle and first aid kit holder

Security

Alarm with interior protectionElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys 

Trim

Brushed dark silver decorative inserts in dash and door panelsChrome air vent surrounds
Chrome-plated light switch surround 

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

CO2 (g/km)123Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CC1390Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves8TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)53.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)64.2EC Urban (mpg)41.5

General

Badge Engine CC1.4Badge Power122
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesMatch
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 - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.3Engine Power - BHP122
Engine Power - KW90Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT148
Engine Torque - MKG20.4Engine Torque - NM200
Engine Torque - RPM1800Top Speed126

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1452Length4255
Wheelbase2637Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1720
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1270Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight540Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1400Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked610
Minimum Kerbweight1180No. 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 Match Edition

Looking for the best value in the seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf? Try the Match Edition trim level. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Golf Match Edition is a car that does the simple stuff really well. Aside from all the benefits that come with owning a Golf, essentially, it offers the satellite navigation system that was an expensive extra on the previous 'Match' model for virtually no increase in cost. That makes it a winner in our book.

Background

The MK7 Golf model has done pretty well for Volkswagen and the majority of sales have come from the value-laden 'Match' models that from launch, the Wolfsburg brand inserted at the foot of the range. The only issue that buyers baulked a little at was having to find quite a bit more to get their cars fitted with satellite navigation - a key fitment for many customers. In the current climate, Volkswagen can't afford to lose such folk, hence the replacement of the 'Match' trim level by the 'Match Edition' spec we're going to look at here. Sure enough, Navigation is included as standard: in fact, we're talking around £1,100 of extra equipment value for a price increase that VW says has been limited to around £100. Sounds reasonable.

Driving Experience

Golf Match Edition trim isn't designed to offer the most powerful engines or the sharpest ride. It's designed for value and as such, the engine selection has been carefully chosen to appeal to buyers who want no-nonsense, cost-effective motoring. As a result, Match Edition buyers get the choice of a 1.0 TSI or 1.4-litre TSI petrol engines, which develop either 115PS or 125PS, or alternatively there's a pair of diesels. Go for the 1.6-litre TDI and you get 110PS under the bonnet or there's the range-topping 2.0-litre TDI diesel which develops a healthy 150PS. There's also the option of a DSG auto gearbox. Get under the skin of this current seventh generation Golf and you'll find a chassis that's very stiff and almost infinitely customisable. Cabin refinement has improved enormously over that of previous generation versions, with very little road noise filtering back into the cabin. In fact, tyre noise and engine sounds have also been muted to the sort of level you'd have expected from a Phaeton limousine not so long ago. All Match Edition models get variable drive settings (Eco, Sport, Normal and Individual) and this results in a car that can entertain or cosset as required.

Design and Build

Despite this being a value-oriented model, you wouldn't guess to look at the Match Edition's exterior. It rides on a respectable set of Dover 16-inch alloys and there are none of the old stunts Volkswagen used to pull in order to 'encourage' you to hit the options list. In other words you won't find poverty-spec black plastic door handles or manually-adjustable mirrors. The Match Edition gets front and rear parking sensors, front fog lights and a mirror pack, which consists of automatically-folding door mirrors with puddle lights and reverse-activated dipping on the nearside. The driving position is almost unfeasibly adjustable and unlike many family hatches, you can get properly hunkered down in the car if required. The sheer amount of steering wheel rake and reach means that both shorter and taller drivers will have little difficulty achieving a perfect seating position. The cabin's a little wider these days, which helps with elbow room and there's also decent rear leg room which is a welcome touch. The boot measures a hefty 380-litres, is well shaped and features a low loading sill and a ski hatch for accommodating longer items.

Market and Model

You can see why Golf byers would go for a 'Match Edition' model rather than the entry-level 'S' variant. For no more than around £400 extra, they're getting an awful lot more in terms of equipment. Prices start at around £20,000 and there's a choice of either three or five-door bodystyles. The key change in this Golf's evolution from, 'Match' to 'Match Edition' status is the addition of sat nav. And not just any sat nav system. The 'Discover Navigation' set-up includes a 6.5-inch colour touch-screen control system for navigation, CD, Bluetooth 'phone and DAB radio functions. The navigation bit boasts preloaded European navigation data, two map view options, three calculated routes (Fast, Short, Eco), dynamic navigation based on TMC live traffic updates, branded points of interest and Traffic Sign display, and also features Car-Net Guide and Inform online services. The Car-Net Guide and Inform system you also get as standard neatly combines engaging functions such as Online Traffic Information, Personal Point Of Interest, News and Weather updates, and Fuel Info and Parking Info. All of this is on top of the kit list the previous 'Match' versions already boasted. That gives you 16-inch 'Dover' alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, air conditioning, front fog lights and a mirror pack - which consists of automatically-folding door mirrors with puddle lights and reverse-activated dipping on the nearside. Other standard features include ACC Adaptive Cruise Control with Front Assist and City Emergency Braking, a Driver Alert System, PreCrash preventive occupant protection, auto headlights and wipers, an automatically dimming rear-view mirror and a Driver Profile Selection system that allows you to tweak steering, throttle and stability control thresholds to suit the way you want to drive. Safety-wise, all Golf models come as standard with seven airbags, including a driver's knee airbag. Plus there's ABS braking, ESC stability control, an XDS electronic differential lock for extra cornering traction, an automatic post-collision braking system and Isofix preparation for two rear child seats.

Cost of Ownership

A value model with thirsty engines would seem to be a bit of a non-starter but it's surprising how many car manufacturers try to palm off old and inefficient engines as part of their discounting schemes. Fortunately there's really not a bad engine in the whole Match Edition line up. The 1.4-litre TSI 125PS petrol engine doesn't get the clever cylinder cut technology of the 140PS 1.4-litre unit but even without it, you'll see 54.3mpg on the combined cycle when paired with a manual gearbox and 120g/km of CO2. Team it with the DSG transmission and those numbers edge out to 56.5mpg and 116g/km. Go for the frugal 1.0 TSI BlueMotion models and you can expect 65.7mpg and 99g/km. The diesels are predictably excellent in their efficiency, with the 1.6-litre 110PS unit achieving up to 74.3mpg and emissions as low as 99g/km. Somewhat curiously, the DSG gearbox here adds a few grams per kilometre, something you'll need to bear in mind if you're attracted to that sub-100g/km figure. The much more powerful 2.0-litre diesel doesn't fare much worse either, recording a best of 68.9mpg and 106g/km. The Golf Mk 7 achieves these numbers by being subject to a serious weight loss plan. Then there are aerodynamic advantages, lower internal friction in the engines, and optimised gearing on not only the five and six speed manuals but also the six and seven speed DSG twin clutch units. All Golf Match Edition models come with a Stop/Start system as standard, along with battery regeneration.

Summary

We've put our cards on the table and come out as big adherents for the Volkswagen Golf Mk 7 in the past and the Match Edition version doesn't change the basic script all that much. If you had your eye on the car already, it might be that the addition of standard navigation at this level could make the difference to your buying decision. Overall then, a measured package that works. Yes, the extra Match Edition kit would add up if you were to try to specify it separately, but the brilliance of this car is not in the trimmings. It runs a whole lot deeper than that, which is why it earns our solid recommendation.

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

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Monthly payment£235.34
Deposit£1299
Term (months)60
Cash price£12,988
Credit amount£11,689
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£15,420.40
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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