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Volkswagen Golf Estate review

£22,100 - £29,565
Published: 13 Jan 2015
All-new Golf Estate doesn't just look much better: it's now one of the family estate sector's best buys

Good stuff

Vast improvement: practical and good to own

Bad stuff

Such excellence doesn't come cheap


What is it?

Unlike the outgoing Golf MkVI, this is more than just a comprehensive and clever facelift. The Golf MkVII really is an all-new car. But instead of radically redesigning it, VW has come up with... a Golf. When you’ve sold 29 million of ‘em, you don’t throw away a formula that’s so successful. Instead, you improve it. Which is why no stone has been left unturned in the pursuit of perfection.

This is the new Golf Estate. Volkswagen has long-tried with family estate cars without ever getting it right. Surprising, given how good the Golf hatch is. Finally, here's one that looks to have hit the nail on the head. Out goes the unfortunate rear-end droop, in comes crisp, sharp-edged and contemporary. 

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What's the verdict?

It's taken Volkswagen a surprising amount of time to get here, but finally we have a Golf Estate that's up with the best.

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