Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the VW Golf by Euro NCAP

Results
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CleanAir Created with Sketch.
6.2 10 Clean Air Index
EnergyEfficiency Created with Sketch.
6.9 10 Energy Efficiency Index
5.3 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
5.610Cold test
7.010Warm test
4.410Cold Ambient test
7.210Highway
Road test
2.910On-Road Drive
5.08On-Road Heavy Load
3.25On-Road Light Load
3.85On-Road Short Trip
2.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Control of pollutant emissions is good all-round, none being excessive and many remaining very low in all tests.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
7.310Cold test
7.710Warm test
6.410Cold Ambient test
6.310Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average 5.5l100 km 962km
Worst-case 6.1l100 km 836km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The 1.5 litre Golf scores well in all tests, including cold ambient air and high-load highway. An average consumption of 5.5 l/100 km rises to just 6.1 l/100 km in the high-load test and leads to an impressive 6.9/10 in this part of the assessment.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
4.07Cold test
4.37Warm test
3.57Cold Ambient test
3.27Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

CO2 is never excessive and emissions of laughing gas, N2O, are low. The Methane, CH4, emitted is very much below critical values and scores in all tests are high.

Our verdict

The iconic Volkswagen Golf, now in its eighth generation, is tested here in 1.5 litre direct-injection petrol form. A GPF ensures that particulate number is kept in check and the car shows excellent control of other pollutant emissions. NOx and CO emissions are low and, with good all-round control, the car scores well in all tests. Energy efficiency is good and emissions of greenhouse gases is low. Overall, the latest Golf impresses in all three areas of assessment and fully deserves its 3½ star rating.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 02 2021
  • Tested Car WVWZZZCDZLW02XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d-Temp
  • Tyres 205/55 R16 91V
  • Mass 1,269 kg
  • Engine Size 1,498 cc
  • Engine Power/Torque 96 kW/200 Nm
  • Published CO2 122 g/km