Features & Specs

VW Golf VII 1.4TSI Trendline

Medium hatchback under R260k

Judges’ Winner
People’ Choice Winner

Very few cars have the classless appeal of the Volkswagen Golf. The Golf has always been a vehicle that ages well and promises excellent levels of quality and overall competence at the price. Yes, you will have to pay a bit of a premium for a Golf, but in at the end of it all, it's a solid buy whichever way you look at it.

This 2015-model is the seventh-generation of Golf and VW has managed to come up with a car that's not only as multi-talented as its predecessors, but which improves on them significantly.

For starters, the low-capacity 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine punches far above its weight in terms of performance, as well as returning impressive fuel efficiency. 92 Kilowatts of power might not sound much, but coupled to an impressive 200Nm of maximum torque, this Golf TSI delivers an effortless driving experience.

Moving to the interior of the Golf you immediately notice that the lay-out is rather plain and simple, but with an upmarket quality feel.

Safety features include stability control, ABS braking with EBD and front, side and curtain airbags. The brakes on our 2015-model seemed perfect, with a nice progressive feeling on the pedal. No vibrations or shudders were noticed at all. For all this, there is of course a price to pay - and although the Golf is a little more expensive to buy than some of its rivals, it's an exceptionally well-rounded vehicle that not only ages well, but will also retain its value well in the long run.

Value For Money

  • R256 800

Fuel Economy

  • 5.2 Litres/100km

Performance

  • 0-100km/h in 9.1 seconds
  • Power and Torque at 92kW/200Nm

The Look

  • Perfect fit and finishes
  • Exceptional build quality