Like all our awards, this category was decided by feedback collated from a survey of more than 60,000 car owners, all of whom rated their car in 16 key areas. That means an Auto Trader New Car Award is a real stamp of approval from people that live with the car day-in, day-out, and it makes each winner a true consumer champion.
Impressively, the Golf was rated number one in no fewer than six areas, areas that are all of critical importance to new drivers. The looks of the car, the reliability, the comfort and how easy it is to park were among them, as were how safe it feels on the road and the quality of its features and accessories.
Here are just a few of the comments owners made about the Golf…
- “The style, the standard features and how it drives all make for a nice experience. The sound system is really good, too.”
- “I absolutely love the eco functions. Adaptive cruise control is excellent for getting the most out of my fuel and it makes me feel so much safer when driving it on the motorway. I also love the stop/start function as I know I’m conserving fuel and saving money. Technology was so important to me and the Golf was simply the best choice for what it came with as standard. The infotainment system is so clear and quick to use, and each function works perfectly.”
- “It has excellent phone connectivity and a very intuitive infotainment and sat-nav system.”