VW Golf offers comfort in a reliable hatch


Last week was reading week for many Ontario colleges and universities which meant a trip to Hamilton to pick up my youngest son from Mohawk College.

Four and a half hours later, traffic and weather be damned, he was home and if it hadn’t been for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf Comfortline I was driving, my stress level may have hit 11 instead of the five or six it was at when we arrived home.

The Golf is like a warm bowl of soup on a cold night, it isn’t flashy or over-the-top extravagant, but it just works, feels right and gets the job done.

While the styling may look bland, the Volkswagen Golf is a great hatchback with lots of interior room and a great drive.

My tester for the week was the 2017 five-door Comfortline in a Tungsten silver metallic colour. After looking at the brochures, my choice would be the Night Blue Metallic.

The Golf comes in three trims, the Trendline which features three or five doors, the five-door Comfortline and the five-door Highline.

All have various options. My middle-of-the-road Comfortline included a $1,310 convenience package which included blind spot detection with rear traffic alert and a panoramic sunroof. Read more...

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09 Jan 2017


By Mike Johnston