Why You Should Buy a New VW Golf 7

In 2017, the updated VW Golf 7 1.4 TSI Comfortline R-line was a finalist in the 2017/2018 Cars.co.za Consumer Awards. The reasons for its nomination were:

  • It boasted refined ride quality and handling – The Golf 7 1.4 TSI Comfortline R-line’s tried and trusted VW MQB platform proves its worth time and time again. No matter what the car’s body shape, it just works. It can deal with perfectly smooth, freshly tarred roads and pothole-littered ones equally well. Steering was found to be well weighted and the cabin remained quiet, even when driving at higher speeds. All in all, a wonderful premium hatch for daily driving.
  • Its solid performance – The Golf 7 1.4 TSI Comfortline R-line variant impressed thanks to its smooth acceleration and brisk performance. If always felt like it could deliver on power when needed.
  • Its strong brand – Volkswagen is a much-loved auto brand in South Africa, one that consumers have come to trust when searching for reliable and quality vehicles. The brand also enjoys a high resale value and plenty of dealers can be found around the country.

The VW Golf 7 1.4 TSI Comfortline R-line went on to win the premium hatchback category in 2018. Two years on, the current Golf 7 range continues to embody their sibling’s finer features.

More recently, the VW Golf won out the competition in the ‘Compact Class’ for an impressive 25th time at the trade magazine, auto motor und sport’s, Best Cars 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards in Stuttgart, Germany. In 2019 it was revealed that Volkswagen had sold more than 35 million Golfs since its inception – a testament to the model’s lasting popularity.

Are you looking to invest in a versatile, yet trendy family car that’s a brilliant all-rounder? Then you need a VW Golf 7 in your life. Top Gear UK has this to say of the Mk7:

“[It’s] spacious, quiet, safe, and smart. As an all-rounder, the Golf simply cannot be beaten. As a result, it’s the car that Top Gear staffers tend to recommend when asked ‘what should I buy?’ more often than anything else.”

Volkswagen’s current Golf 7 range includes five model variants – all of which are fantastic in their own right. They are:

  • The VW Golf 7 1.0 TSI Trendline
  • The VW Golf 7 1.0 TSI Comfortline
  • The VW Golf 7 1.4 TSI Comfortline DSG
  • The VW Golf 7 GTI
  • The VW Golf 7 R

We’re going to take a closer look at each of these models, by breaking down their specs into three categories: construction, operation and performance. This overview should give you a better idea of which variant is most suited to your needs.

For full details on any of the Golf 7 model variants, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealer.

VW Golf 7 1.0 TSI Trendline Specs Summary

Even Volkswagen’s current entry-level Golf 7 1.0 TSI Trendline is an impressive ride that’s well thought-out and equipped with a variety of useful standard features.

Construction

  • Body shape: Hatch
  • Vehicle type: Passenger
  • Ground clearance: 142 mm
  • Height: 1 492 mm
  • Length: 4 258 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2 620 mm
  • Width: 1 799 mm
  • Gross weight: 1 750 kg
  • Kerb weight: 1 127 kg
  • Boot space: 380 l

Operation

  • 7 airbags – driver, driver knee, front passenger, front side (2x) and curtain (2x)
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • ASC
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • CD player
  • Front electronic diff lock
  • LED daytime driving lights
  • Power steering
  • Remote central locking

Performance

  • 0-100 km/h: 9.9 s
  • Engine details: 1.0 turbo
  • Maximum speed: 196 km/h
  • Average fuel consumption: 4.8 l/100 km
  • Fuel range: 1 042 km
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Drive wheels: Front
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Power: 81 kW
  • Torque: 200 Nm

Like the sound of the VW Golf 7 1.0 TSI Trendline? Contact your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealer and one of our committed sales teams will assist you with any questions, concerns or queries you may have.

VW Golf 7 1.0 TSI Comfortline Specs Summary

The VW Golf 7 1.0 TSI Comfortline is the perfect hatch for those who’re willing to spend a little more to upgrade from the base model and get a little more extra in return.

Construction

  • Body shape: Hatch
  • Vehicle type: Passenger
  • Ground clearance: 142 mm
  • Height: 1 492 mm
  • Length: 4 258 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2 620 mm
  • Width: 1 799 mm
  • Gross weight: 1 750 kg
  • Kerb weight: 1 127 kg
  • Boot space: 380 l

Operation

  • 7 airbags – driver, driver knee, front passenger, front side (2x) and curtain (2x)
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • AUX in auxiliary input
  • Brake assist
  • CD player
  • EBD
  • ESP
  • High-level brake light
  • Hillstart assist hillholder
  • USB sport

Performance

  • 0-100 km/h: 9.9 s
  • Engine details: 1.0 turbo
  • Maximum speed: 196 km/h
  • Average fuel consumption: 4.8 l/100 km
  • Fuel range: 1 042 km
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Drive wheels: Front
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Power: 81 kW
  • Torque: 200 Nm

Are you interested in learning more about the VW Golf 7 1.0 TSI Comfortline and its availability? Be sure to locate your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealer and reach out for fast and efficient assistance.

VW Golf 7 1.4 TSI Comfortline DSG Specs Summary

An ideal mid-range buy, the VW Golf 7 1.4 TSI Comfortline DSG comes equipped with all the features you could ever want or need. The whole gang will feel content when riding around in this hatch.

Construction

  • Body shape: Hatch
  • Vehicle type: Passenger
  • Ground clearance: 142 mm
  • Height: 1 492 mm
  • Length: 4 258 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2 620 mm
  • Width: 1 799 mm
  • Gross weight: 1 800 kg
  • Kerb weight: 1 181 kg
  • Boot space: 380 l

Operation

  • 12 V power socket in boot
  • 7 airbags – driver, driver knee, front passenger, front side (2x) and curtain (2x)
  • Cruise control
  • Electric mirrors
  • ISOFIX child seat mountings on outer rear seats
  • Light sensor
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • On-board computer
  • Rain sensor
  • Tyre pressure monitor

Performance

  • 0-100 km/h: 9.1 s
  • Engine details: 1.4 turbo
  • Maximum speed: 204 km/h
  • Average fuel consumption: 5.2 l/100 km
  • Fuel range: 962 km
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Drive wheels: Front
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Power: 92 kW
  • Torque: 200 Nm

Does the VW Golf 7 1.4 TSI Comfortline seem like the perfect compact hatch for your family? Contact your closest CFAO Volkswagen dealer for more information or to enquire about availability. Dedicated sales team members across the country stand ready to assist you.

VW Golf 7 GTI Specs Summary

Looking for a sleek yet sensible family hatch that boasts incredible performance? Then you can’t go wrong with a VW Golf 7 GTI. It’s chock-full of features that will kick your driving experience up a notch

Construction

  • Body shape: Hatch
  • Vehicle type: Passenger
  • Ground clearance: 133 mm
  • Height: 1 482 mm
  • Length: 4 268 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2 626 mm
  • Width: 1 799 mm
  • Gross weight: 1 880 kg
  • Kerb weight: 1 298 kg
  • Boot space: 380

Operation

  • 7 airbags – driver, driver knee, front passenger, front side (2x) and curtain (2x)
  • Automatic drive away locking
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Hillstart assist hillholder
  • LED Xenon headlights
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • On-board computer
  • Voice control

Performance

  • 0-100 km/h: 6.4 s
  • Engine details: 2.0 turbo
  • Maximum speed: 248 km/h
  • Average fuel consumption: 6.4 l/100 km
  • Fuel range: 781 km
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Drive wheels: Front
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Power: 169 kW
  • Torque: 350 Nm

Would you like more information on the VW Golf 7 GTI or are you interested in enquiring about availability? Contact your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealer today – our sales teams will assist you ASAP.

VW Golf 7 R Specs Summary

It’s the car every petrol head parent needs. Feel like a race car driver, while still being able to accommodate the kids and keep everyone happy thanks to top-class comfort and specs. The VW Golf 7 R will get you where you need to go in a flash but you’ll wish the ride didn’t have to be over so soon.

  • Body shape: Hatch
  • Vehicle type: Passenger
  • Ground clearance: 142 mm
  • Height: 1 491 mm
  • Length: 4 257 mm
  • Wheelbase: 2 626 mm
  • Width: 1 799 mm
  • Gross weight: 1 980 kg
  • Kerb weight: 1 495 kg
  • Boot space: 343 l

Operation

  • 7 airbags – driver, driver knee, front passenger, front side (2x) and curtain (2x)
  • Automatic drive away locking
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front and rear park distance control
  • Front electronic and transverse diff lock
  • ISOFIX child seat mountings on outer rear seats
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • On-board computer
  • Voice control

Performance

  • 0-100 km/h: 4.6 s
  • Engine details: 2.0 turbo
  • Maximum speed: 250 km/h
  • Average fuel consumption: 7.2 l/100 km
  • Fuel range: 764 km
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Drive wheels: All
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Power: 228 kW
  • Torque: 400 Nm

Find out more about this family-friendly racer today by getting in touch with your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealer. All your questions and queries will be answered promptly.

If you’ve decided that a VW Golf 7 is definitely the right car for your family, but you’re still unsure of which model variant to go for, have a read through our other informative blogs on Golf 7 fuel consumption figures, interiors and prices. Learn what sets each of these five brilliant models apart.