The Volkswagen Golf estate is something of a quintessential all-rounder that fits many holes. But unlike some of its contemporaries that attempt to squeeze square pegs into round holes, this estate from VW actually slots square pegs into square holes pretty damn seamlessly so you get everything you want out of an estate – and then some. It’s got a much bigger boot than its predecessor and is great for families who need more space.
It does, of course, have some quality rivals in this sector too – the Ford Focus estate and the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer estate spring to mind – and each car has something to offer buyers that separates it from the rest. But while these rivals certainly fare well, the Golf merges practicality with quality in such a way that it’s well worth a test drive all of its own. OSV takes a closer look with our Volkswagen Golf estate review.