Volkswagen Golf SV

4/5
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Verdict

The Golf SV is Volkswagen’s version of a mini MPV. It’s longer, taller and wider than an average Golf making more practical and versatile.

Performance

The Volkswagen Golf SV (Sportsvan) comes with the choice of one petrol and two diesel engine options. The petrol option is a 1.2TSI with 110bhp mated to a choice of a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. The diesel options start with a 1.6TDI with similar power output of 110bhp and a 2.0TDI with 150bhp. Both diesel engines come with the choice of the same 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox. While the 2.0 may seem like the best option for a larger Golf, the 1.6TDI is very impressive with ample power. The 1.2TSI petrol is also a great option for those that will not be covering big mileage.

Ride & Handling

Despite being 80mm longer, 80mm wider and 120mm larger than a standard Volkswagen Golf, the SV does a very good job of feeling very similar to a normal Golf behind the wheel. The seating position is slightly elevated and the ride is very comfortable, soaking up Irish road imperfections in its stride. The steering is sharp and there is obviously slightly more body roll in the bends than you would get in a standard Golf, mainly due to the Sportvans additional height. Overall a comfortable and relaxing drive at all times.

Refinement

The Golf SV is available with a choice of three trim levels. These are Trendline, Confortline and Highline. The entry level Trendline comes with a good amount of kit as standard that includes electric windows, leather steering wheel and gear knob, air-conditioning, Bluetooth and the 5.8 inch infotainment touch screen. Comfortline adds a centre armrest, folding trays on the back of the front seats and reading lights for rear passenger comfort. Highline gives you additional creature comforts in the shape of an on-board trip computer, alcantara seat covering and a multi-function steering wheel.

Quality & Reliability

Build quality and finish on the Golf SV is to the high standard you get any other Volkswagen Golf. While the dashboard design may differ and lack the flair of that in the standard Golf, there is the same attention to detail in terms of the soft-touch, quality materials and switchgear throughout. All functions are close to hand and easy to use. It may not be the most inspiring Volkswagen design inside and out, but it a functional built to last one. If you are looking for more flair from your family MPV, the Citroen C4 Picasso might be worth a look.

Safety & Security

The Volkswagen SV achieved a five star rating in Euro NCAP crash testing which is good news for families. It is fitted with a good level of standard safety technology too that includes electronic stability control, seatbelt tensioner, tyre pressure monitor, ISO-FIX and a full host of airbags.

Space & Practicality

This is what the Golf SV excels at, Space. Its larger size means even more room for passenger with generous amount of head, shoulder and leg room for three passengers in the rear. The rear bench also slides back and forward to create more space for passengers or luggage room in the boot. Storage throughout the cabin is very good thanks to decent size door pockets, glovebox, central cubby and beneath the front seats. Boot space is a brilliant 590 litres that extends to 1512 litres with the rear bench folded forward.

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Key Facts

Make

Volkswagen

Model
Golf SV
Variant
GOLF SV TL 1.2TSI 85HP Petrol
Trim
Trendline
Car Category
MPV
First Launched
2012
Engine (L)
1.2
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
5 Speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Hatchback
Price New
€23,800
CBG Expert Rating
4.0

Running Costs

Tax
€200
Tax Band
A4
L/100km Combined
4.9
Average km/L
20.4
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
50
Fuel Tank Range
1020 km
Cost of filling a tank
€65.7
Average Cost Per 200 km
€12.88
CO2 emmissions
114 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
85 bhp
Max Power kW
63
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1197
Engine Cylinders
4
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
177 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
13.2 s

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Hatchback
Doors
5
Seats
5
Boot capacity
590 L

Warranty

All Components
3 Year vehicle warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Year vehicle warranty
Car Body
12 Years Anti-Perforation
Paintwork
3 Years on paintwork
Mileage
90000
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Safety

Euroncap Star Rating
5

Dimensions

Boot capacity
590 L
Tyre size front
195/65 R15 mm
Tyre size back
195/65 R15 mm

Technical Information

Power
85 bhp
20 Variants
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Hatchback
€23,800
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 85 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 13.2 s
  • New Price €23,800
Hatchback
€24,550
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.7 s
  • New Price €24,550
Hatchback
€26,000
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 90 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 13.1 s
  • New Price €26,000
Hatchback
€26,250
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.7 s
  • New Price €26,250
Hatchback
€26,370
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.7 s
  • New Price €26,370
Hatchback
€26,585
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.3 s
  • New Price €26,585
Hatchback
€26,750
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.7 s
  • New Price €26,750
Hatchback
€28,070
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.7 s
  • New Price €28,070
Hatchback
€28,285
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.3 s
  • New Price €28,285
Hatchback
€28,405
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.3 s
  • New Price €28,405
Hatchback
€28,570
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.7 s
  • New Price €28,570
Hatchback
€28,650
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.7 s
  • New Price €28,650
Hatchback
€28,785
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.3 s
  • New Price €28,785
Hatchback
€30,105
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.3 s
  • New Price €30,105
Hatchback
€30,470
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.2 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.7 s
  • New Price €30,470
Hatchback
€30,605
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.3 s
  • New Price €30,605
Hatchback
€30,685
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 5 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.3 s
  • New Price €30,685
Hatchback
€32,500
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 7 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 110 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.3 s
  • New Price €32,500
Hatchback
€33,540
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €33,540
Hatchback
€35,580
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed Auto
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity 590 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 150 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.2 s
  • New Price €35,580