VW raised the quality of the interior of the Golf 7 very high, the plastics feel soft and high quality, the seats have won the award for being the best seats for your back. Thanks to the soundproofing the Golf7 ensures a quite ride. The higher tier ranges include satellite navigation, automatic breaking, Bluetooth connectivity, rain sensors.
The Golf 7 excels in practicality, it has a reasonable sized glove box, medium sized center armrest and big side door bins. The Golf’s boot is almost the biggest in it’s class, you can fold the back seats to make more room.
Volkswagen fits all Golf models with more than 118bhp with a sophisticated multi-link rear axle to help improve handling – although in most situations the standard torsion beam set-up feels equally composed.
Eco-friendly BlueMotion models now drive in exactly the same manner as other versions. This is thanks largely to the adoption of a much more precise six-speed manual gearbox in place of the old five-speed unit (now fitted only to the 1.2 petrol). BlueMotion Golfs can also come with VW’s six-speed DSG semi-automatic gearbox, which while good in other models, is geared to be as eco-friendly as possible, consequently the manual is nicer to use.
The excellent DSG gearbox has the option of steering wheel-mounted paddles. However, the seven-speed unit used on lower-powered models is smoother than the six-speed version that’s optional on 2.0-litre TDI and 2.0-litre petrol models.
In essence , the Golf7 remains as practical as its predecessors but more eco friendly.