Ten Second Review
Volkswagen Golf Lease Review - The Golf could be considered the gold standard in a hatchback market that is known for only a few real contenders. Today’s Golf is practical, stylish and sporty, ticking all the boxes in a way few other hot hatches can. Starting with the engines, you get an economic range with every engine coming turbocharged starting with some low-end 1.2 petrol’s and working their way through to the mean 2.0 litre diesels.
These range toppers may have the kind of hot hatch performance we are used to in the GTi versions, but the mid-range 1.6’s of both provide a flexible and economic drive that complement handling of this model. This is fantastic to drive, with light steering mixing with soft suspension that still manages to be grippy in the corners. With almost no body roll and a smooth ride for all inside, this is a great car to drive and be in. VW’s traditional build quality comes into its own, and almost zero road noise gets into the cabin while the engines are smooth and quiet without any vibrations associated with turbocharged hatchbacks.
Moving inside you get a comfortable driving position with plenty of room both for their front passenger and those in the rear, with five six footers able to sit largely comfortably in the car without too much difficulty. All will enjoy the DAB digital radio and air conditioning that comes with all models, although it is well worth upgrading to the SE trim to take advantage of the adaptive cruise control, alloy wheels and bespoke trim throughout. Right at the back you get a 300 litre boot that is large enough for almost everything, while its adjustable floor is a useful feature that allows you to divide the storage space and reduces the load lip when you raise it.
Finally, with five Euro NCAP stars and the patented City Emergency Brake system this is a safe and secure model for the family. There are few that wouldn’t benefit