At € 26,980, does the cheapest Volkswagen Golf in the range give the impression of buying a vehicle that is too low-end?

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf becomes slightly more affordable in 2021. Its entry-level Life version goes up to € 26,980, which remains much more expensive than some of its general competitors: the latest Citroën C4 starts at 20,900 €, while the recent restyled Renault Megane starts at just over € 22,000.

So, does this entry-level Golf Life give enough bang for the buck? Yes and no, depending on your style expectations. At this price, you have to be content with 16-inch rims, a body without sporting artifices and basic paints. The front lighting also uses less high-end halogen technology than 100% LED. And under the hood, you have to be content with a 110 horsepower TSI gasoline unit in a six-speed manual gearbox. But inside there are some good surprises …

Interesting standard equipment

The Golf Life has rather interesting standard equipment in terms of comfort and driving assistance technologies. Adaptive cruise control, lane assist, 4 USB C sockets (front and rear), automatic air conditioning, digital dashboard, induction charging or even the on-board computer with smartphone connectivity are among the features of based. There is therefore nothing to feel wronged at this price, even if it will be necessary to put your hand in the wallet to improve the exterior and interior styling of the car …