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2014 Volkswagen Golf Review

Paul Murrell’s Volkswagen Golf Wagon with pricing, specs, and handling, safety and verdict.

IN A By giving the Golf a bigger Volkswagen has built a more Golf.

PRACTICAL MOTORING The range starts with the steps up to the 103TSI and tops out a diesel variant. For our money, go for the 90TSI because it’s impossible to feel the extra from the larger engine.

IT LIKE WAGONS ARE MAKING A and not before time. The latest in the Golf range is perhaps the practical of them all. the front seat, it’s like all other Golfs, and nothing wrong with But behind the rear seats is a cavernous load space will put many SUVs to The Golf wagon boasts 605 of luggage space (up 100 on the previous and two-litres larger than its big Passat, can you believe?). Drop the seats to their (almost) floor position and the available rises to 1620 litres.

Now, we’re a querulous at Practical Motoring, and our initial was that all this extra must have come as a result of stretching the wheelbase, but the at Volkswagen assured us the wheelbase is the same as in the Golf hatch, at It’s a remarkable piece of The rear overhang is slightly but not by much (I ran a tape measure it and found an additional 308mm). And this tiny change, has found an extra 225 litres the seats up and 350 litres with down. There’s no loss of in the rear and even more thanks to the flatter roofline.

The wagon weighs in at up to 79kg than the hatch, but a significant lighter than the model it The range starts with the turbo four-cylinder engine 90kW and 200Nm. In a slightly state of tune, the same produces 103kW and 250Nm. On that appears to be a substantial but on the road, the differences are hard to Both engines are mated to the DSG gearbox, offering buyers no option, and fuel consumption is a 5.3L/100km for the 90TSI and 5.2L/100km for the

Also on offer is a turbo variant. The 2.0 TDI is connected to the six-speed DSG and out 110kW and 320Nm, returning fuel figures of 4.7L/100km. figures are marginally better the hatch due to the wagon’s 0.27Cd better than the hatch), but the versions do require more 95 RON fuel.


The 90TSI is available in the two lower-spec the entry wagon and the better-equipped The 103TSI and TDI can only be had in top-spec trim. The entry level (it doesn’t get a name) comes 5.8-inch multimedia screen, phone and audio, air conditioning rear vents), leather wheel and gearlever knob, control with speed function, heated mirrors and alloy wheels. Comfortline get chrome roof rails, air con, reversing camera front and rear parking overhead console, storage beneath the front seats, headlights and wipers, brushed interior details, ski port to the and 16-inch alloys. Highline add chrome details on the front and lower window trim, sports seats with Alcantara trim, sat nav, black interior details, LED ambient lighting and 17-inch

Options include a panoramic (with a mesh cover to be frank won’t keep out heat), leather trim, headlights with LED daytime lights, sat nav on models not fitted it as standard, and an anti-theft alarm in the Comfortline and Highline models.

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Heading out of an Adelaide uncharacteristically by preparations for the Fringe festival and 500 showed the Golf wagon to its advantage. The ride is assured and the performance from the 103TSI than capable of keeping up the traffic when it did finally

Once out of the chaos and on the freeway to the Hills, the Golf tackled the steep incline without for breath and continued to impress on roads that ranged sweeping to tight and twisty. feel and feedback are exemplary and the progressive and confident. I came one bend that tightened forcing me to apply considerable pressure on a greasy road; was reduced without any drama or of the buttocks.

Switching to the 90TSI revealed an better ride, almost a result of the higher profile The diesel only gave away as an oil-burner at idle, and then, from inside it was discernible as not being petrol-powered.

is a VW strong point. The list seven airbags, stability tyre pressure warning, start and brake assist, force distribution and an electronic lock once only in the GTI. This last becomes more valuable as it has power to tame – in the GTI it is fabulous, but obvious in the 103TSI and we haven’t it with the 90TSI. Also are fatigue warning and multi-collision to avoid secondary collisions an initial impact. Optional on all but the is a driver assistance package adaptive cruise control, braking (including City Brake), proactive occupant and automatic park assist – value for $1300.

2014 Volkswagen Golf 90TSI

PRICE from (plus ORC) WARRANTY unlimited kilometres SAFETY 5-star ANCAP ENGINE four-cylinder turbo petrol (90TSI) POWER/TORQUE 90kW/200Nm seven-speed DSG BODY 4.7m 1.8m (W); 1.5m (H) 1312kg THIRST 5.3L/100km

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