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Why choose a Volkswagen Golf?

Since its release in 1974, the VW Golf has become one of the best-selling cars in the world. This timeless classic is a solid all-rounder for drivers of all ages and makes an ideal family car.

Volkswagen is German for ‘peoples’ car’ and that’s what the Golf represents – a sturdy, convenient transport solution you can count on.

The latest model, the 2020 Golf 8, boasts an amazing array of tech, including a keyless start, three-zone air-conditioning, infotainment screen and driving assist features to help you stay safe on the road.

What insurance group is my Volkswagen Golf in?

Model Insurance group Tax bracket
e-Golf 15 A
S 7-17 C-H
GTI 29-33 E-G
Match 10-18 B-F
GTD 26-27 E-F


Frequently asked questions

What Volkswagen Golf models are available?

The Golf is most typically available as a 3-door or 5-door hatchback, but comes in various other forms, including an estate, cabriolet and SV. The e-Golf is an electric version, while the Golf GTI is a powerful, sporty option.

The estate and hatchback VW Golfs are generally cheaper to insure, while the R Cabriolet and the GTI cost the most, since they offer the most power and speed.

How much fuel does the Volkswagen Golf use?

Fuel consumption depends on a variety of factors, including engine type and driving efficiency, but a standard Golf with a 1.5-litre petrol engine will deliver an average of 57 miles to the gallon. A sportier GTI will give you fewer miles to the gallon.

This is based on data compiled by the Vehicle Certification Agency. As the fuel consumption figures were obtained under specific test conditions, they won’t always be achievable in real-world driving conditions.

Can I get an electric or hybrid Volkswagen Golf?

The e-Golf is an all-electric version of the Golf that offers an extremely quiet drive with zero emissions. It can travel for up to 144 miles on a single charge.

The Volkswagen Golf GTE is a sporty plug-in hybrid version. It relies on its electric motor for city driving, then switches to its 1.4-litre petrol engine for longer journeys and motorway driving.

How safe is the Volkswagen Golf?

The Golf has an excellent track record when it comes to safety. It scored highly when it was independently assessed in 2019 Euro NCAP crash tests, achieving a five-star rating.

  • Adult occupant safety: 95%
  • Child occupant safety: 89%
  • Pedestrian safety: 76%
  • Safety assist: 78%

The newer Volkswagen Golf models also have a range of driver assist features that help you stay safe on the road.

How much does a Volkswagen Golf cost?

The new five-door Golf 8 starts from £23,875, while the all-electric five-door e-Golf is available from £31,025.

Used models are available for a range of budgets. For example, you can buy a second-hand 2017 Match for around £11,000 or a 2012 S for less than £5,000.

Can I cut the cost of my Volkswagen Golf car insurance?

Yes, there may be a few ways to help cut the cost of your VW Golf car insurance. You could add an experienced named driver to your policy (as long as they do occasionally use the car). You might also try increasing your voluntary excess if you can afford it, and parking your car in a safe place overnight.

Where can I find Volkswagen Golf insurance?

Compare car insurance quotes with Compare the Market and we’ll show you appropriate deals from a wide range of insurance providers in the UK, so you can find a quote that works for you.

Looking for car insurance information on a different make of car? Then don’t forget to visit our manufacturers hub.

What do I need to get a quote?

To get a Volkswagen Golf car insurance quote you’ll need to provide us with your:

  • Name, age and address
  • Registration number or model and age of car
  • Annual mileage
  • Job title
  • Length of no claims discount
  • Details of your driving history, such as accidents and motoring convictions
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What our expert says...

“The Volkswagen Golf is one of the icons of the motoring world and an extremely reliable family car. It comes with a number of great tech features that help to keep you and your car safe – and the safer your vehicle is, the lower your insurance premium tends to be.”

- Julie Daniels, Car insurance expert