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2019 (19) Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI R-Line 5dr DSG

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' Reminder warning buzzerACC - Adaptive cruise control with front assist, forward collision warning, distance monitoring, city emergency brake and speed limiter
Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devicesBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Driver alert systemDriver profile selection
Driving Mode Selection with four preset modes - Eco, normal, sport or individual modesInstrument cluster in white
Misfuelling protection deviceMultifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumption
Power assisted speed sensitive electro-mechanical steeringPush tank flap
Speed limit displaySpeedo, rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display, exterior temperature and fuel gauge
Startup screen with R-Line logoStop/start system
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Battery regeneration during brakingDiesel particulate filter
Lowered sports suspensionXDS electronic differential lock

Entertainment

Composition media systemDAB Digital radio receiver
MP3/WMA compatabilityMulti device interface (MDI) with USB connection
Premium USB cable in choice of either Apple or Android smartphone compatibilitySD card slot
SMS FunctionalityUSB and SD card connectivity

Exterior Features

Black front air intake and radiator grille with chrome insertBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors with integrated indicators
Body colour rear roof spoilerDusk sensor + automatic driving lights
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFully galvanised body
Glossy black R-Line specific louver ventilationHeated rear windscreen
High level 3rd brake light incorporating LED TechnologyLED daytime running lights
Left and right chrome effect trapezoid dummy exhaust tailpipe surroundsRadiator grille with R-Line logo
Rear fog lampRear tinted glass 65% light absorbing from B pillar backwards
Rear window aerialRear window wash/wipe with intermittent wipe
Reflectors in all doorsShiny black aerofoil downside
Sill extensionsSporty diffuser painted black and non-visible exhaust tailpipes
Stainless steel door sill protectionWindscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear headrests
4 load lashing points in luggage compartment60/40 split folding rear seat backrest
Bag hook in luggage compartment x 2Black headlining
Cooled gloveboxDust/pollen filter
Front + rear carpet matsFront centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air vents
Front seat back storage pocketsGrab handles front x 2, rear x 2 with integrated coat hooks
Height and reach adjustable steering wheelIlluminated vanity mirrors
Instrument lighting white adjustable panel illuminationInterior light delay
Isofix preparation for 2 rear child seatsLeather gear knob and handbrake grip
Load through provision with rear centre armrest and cupholders x2Luggage compartment lighting
Multifunction sports leather steering wheel with R-Line logo and decorative seams in crystal grey including paddle shiftOverhead storage box
R Line badgeStainless steel pedals
Storage box in luggage compartmentStorage compartment in roof console with cover
Storage compartments in front doorsStorage compartments in rear doors
Stowable luggage compartment coverSun visors
Variable boot floor, height adjustable and removable 

Packs

Ambient lighting pack - GolfConvenience Pack - Golf
Light and Sight pack - GolfMirror pack - Golf
R Line Styling pack - Golf 

Passive Safety

3 rear three point seatbeltsAirbags - Driver's and front passenger's, curtain airbag, Driver's knee, front side impact and passenger's airbag deactivation switch
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)Automatic post collision braking system
Child locks on rear doorsDriver/Passenger optimised head restraints
Electronic parking brake with auto holdElectronic stability control (ESC) including Electronic differential lock (EDL) and ASR (Traction control) with deactivation via infotainment system
Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakesPre crash preventive occupant protection
Three point height adjustable front seatbelts with tensionersTyre pressure loss indicator

Security

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

Trim

Chrome plated air vent surroundChrome plated electric mirror adjustment light switch surround
Dark Diamond decorative inserts in dash and door panelsPiano 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)118Noise Level dB(A)70
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1968Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeDCYA
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)62.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)70.6EC Urban (mpg)53.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH5.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL5.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH50.4WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL52.3

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power150Coin DescriptionTDI
Coin SeriesR-LineGeneration Mark7
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0720EManufacturers 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)8.6Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT251
Engine Torque - MKG34.7Engine Torque - NM340
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed133

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front225/45 R17Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleSINGAPORE
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1492Length4258
Wheelbase2620Width1799
Width (including mirrors)2027 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1880
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1270Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)380
Max. Loading Weight564Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked690
Minimum Kerbweight1316No. 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 MK7

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

Volkswagen's Golf is the family hatchback against which all others are judged. The seventh generation version became cleverer and classier than ever before, particularly in the improved 2017-2019-era guise we're going to look at here from a used car buyer's perspective. If you're shopping in this segment for a family hatch made in this period, you might be asking yourself why you should buy one. But perhaps the more pertinent question is whether there's really any reason why you shouldn't.

History

Back in the Seventies, the original Golf saved its brand from bankruptcy. This revised version of the seventh generation model didn't face a task quite on that scale, but it did arrive at a post-'dieselgate' period when Volkswagen as a manufacturer urgently needed a period of solid product continuity. Loyal buyers needed to be reassured by strengthened brand values. Conquest customers needed convincing that paying a premium to own a Volkswagen was still worth doing. Quite a task. But then this was a Golf, a car that by 2017 was in its fifth decade of a production run that had previously generated over 33 million sales. When it comes to family hatchbacks, it was, we're told, 'the definitive article'. It needed to be, for by 2017, the family hatchback market was in an era when the marque needed to step up its game. Volkswagen's in-house Skoda and SEAT brands were offering Golf technology for less, the South Korean competition was improving and more familiar mainstream family hatch rivals were adding premium quality and technology that, in the words of their marketeers, made them 'more Golf-like'. In response, Volkswagen launched this car at the end of 2016, still recognisably a seventh generation Golf - but perhaps not as you might know it. There was a dazzling array of optional infotainment, with top-end technology buyers could even operate by gesture control. If specified correctly, a post-2017-era Golf could drive itself in traffic jams and take over completely if the driver was ever incapacitated. Plus there was also a fresh 1.5-litre TSI Evo petrol engine, a new 7-speed DSG auto gearbox and more power for the performance models. Along with subtle changes to cabin quality and exterior styling that took the look and feel of this Volkswagen even further up-market. In short, it was claimed that this car had been thorough rejuvenated. It sold until the all-new MK8 Golf was launched in late 2019.

What You Get

It's a Golf. You don't need us to tell you that. This is one of those cars that almost everyone recognises. What's less likely is that your friends and neighbours will pick up on the fact that you've bought into the revised post-2017-era version of this seventh generation model. The changes that distinguish this improved design were, after all, extremely subtle - intentionally so, to preserve the residual values of the previous version. The design of this car has been painstakingly evolved over more than forty years and for the 2017 model year, Volkswagen had no intention of dramatically changing it. If you're familiar with the original version of this MK7 model, you won't find the interior to be very different - which is a very good thing indeed because that design set fresh ergonomic standards in this segment that in 2017, many rivals were still struggling to match. To further underline this model's superiority in this regard, Volkswagen added new trim panels in the centre console and the doors and smartened the upholstery, but what you're more likely to notice is the bigger centre-dash infotainment screen. Previously, you only got an 8-inch monitor as large as this one if you pushed the boat out with one of the costly premium navigation packages. From 2017 onwards though, a display of this size was fitted as standard across the range, upgraded in some models to the 'Discover Navigation' system that's fitted to plusher variants and was optional lower down the range. What about back seat space? Well those of you already familiar with the MK7 Golf will know that this seventh generation model grew quite significantly in size over its predecessor, with benefits across the rear bench in both head and legroom. As a result, this Golf's back seat remained one of the more spacious rear seat areas in the segment. And the boot? Well the 380-litre space provided here is 64-litres more than you get in a rival Ford Focus, but this Golf's capacity is still significantly down on what you'd find in segment rivals from this era like Skoda's Octavia, Honda's Civic, Toyota's Auris and Peugeot's 308. Freeing up more cargo capacity is easier to do than it would be in a rival Focus from this era where you've got the faff of having to pull up the rear seat cushion before you can push forward the rear seatbacks. Here, you just push the 60:40-split backrests forward and they fold almost completely flat, creating a cargo area that's 1,270-litres in size.

What to Look For

Most Golf MK7 owners we surveyed were very happy with their cars, but inevitably, there have been those who have had problems you'll want to look out for. One owner reported squeaky noises coming from the suspension over speed humps. Another noted that his steering wheel made a slightly wheezy noise when going round bends slowly. There were reports of the boot juddering when closing. And fuel caps that were difficult to open, making re-fuelling a struggle. One owner reported vibration from the door cards at the front and the rear. And another reckoned that his infotainment system was choosing not to function in very cold weather - and at times, was choosing to control itself. As for mechanical stuff, well we came across one owner who'd had a clutch go after just 4,600 miles - but that's very unusual. Another experienced faulty injectors. And another experienced a power failure related to his DSG auto gearbox. Also look out for smearing wipers, problems with the cabin air blowers and a rattle from the gearbox over speed humps.

Replacement Parts

[based on a 2017 model 2.0 TDI diesel] An air filter will be priced in the £13 to £20 bracket, an oil filter will sit in the £5 to £10 bracket and a fuel flier will cost in the £9 to £20 bracket, though a pricier brand could cost you up to £35. A radiator will likely cost between £95 and £115. The brake discs we came across sat in the £50 to £70 bracket, with pricier-branded discs costing between £80 and £135. Brake pads are in the £18 to £30 bracket for a set but for pricier brands, you could pay up to nearly £80. A drive belt is around £12, though go for a pricier brand and you could pay as much as £60 for one. A timing belt is around £60, though go for a pricier brand and you could pay as much as £110 for one. Wiper blades cost around £8, though go for a pricier brand and you could pay as much as £30 for them. Tyres sit in the £35 to £40 bracket.

On the Road

Nothing about the driving experience really changed with this improved post-2017-era seventh generation Golf - but then you could argue, as Volkswagen did at the time, 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, engines across the range available with the option of a more sophisticated 7-speed DSG auto gearbox that's offers quicker response and greater efficiency than the 6-speed unit it replaced. As with the 2012-2016-era versions of this MK7 design, the model line-up was effectively split in half by Volkswagen's decision to adopt two quite different rear suspension systems across the range. Lower-order engines like the 115PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel and the three cylinder 1.0-litre petrol unit in 110PS form get a relatively unsophisticated torsion beam suspension set-up. Go for the 1.5-litre TSI Evo petrol engine, the 2.0-litre TDI diesels or one of the 2.0 TSI petrol units used in the uprated GTI and Golf R models and you'll get a more sophisticated multi-link rear suspension set-up that provides an exemplary ride and handling balance. Across the range, efficiency is well up to class standards - this 110PS 1.0-litre TSI unit for example, manages 58.9mpg on the combined cycle and 109g/km (NEDC figures). For ultimate frugality though, you'll need one of the electrified Golf models. We highly rate the clever GTE Plug-in hybrid, but it's also worth looking at the full-electric e-Golf which in 2017 got a higher-capacity battery that increased its NEDC-rated operating range to as much as 186 miles.

Overall

In the words of a previous Volkswagen Group Chairman, the only mistake a Golf can really make is to stop being a Golf, a failing you could never level at this improved post-2017-era seventh generation model. All the reasons you might want to buy one secondhand are satisfied here. So there are classy looks, a meticulously-crafted interior and all the quality you'd expect from the Western hemisphere's most recognised and most desired family hatch. This is what happens when all the resources of Europe's leading auto maker are focused on creating the definitive expression of conventional family motoring. True, it could be more exciting in its more affordable forms - and you certainly wouldn't call it inexpensive in comparison with mainstream models in this segment from the 2017-2019 era. Volkswagen's argument in response is that by 2017, this car had become as good in every meaningful respect as pricier premium compact hatch models from prestige brands. There's some truth in that. Certainly when it comes to media connectivity and electronic safety provision, this improved post-2017-era Golf has a premium feel. As before though, most of the really clever features are optional and you've to find a highly-trimmed example if you're to get a Golf that really feels luxurious. If that doesn't bother you, then with this Volkswagen, you'll be getting a family hatch with quality that runs deep. For nearly half a century, this car's been a benchmark in the segment it originally helped to create. Nothing's changed in that regard. And it probably never will.

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 fitted with a Particulate Filter. Vehicles with a Particulate Filter driven at low speeds in urban traffic can require periodic trips at higher speeds to clear out the filter.

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Monthly payment£402.63
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate3.5%
Cash price£22,798
Credit amount£22,549
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£7761
Total amount payable£26,934.61
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR6.9%
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