What is Volkswagen Match trim? Is it worth it?

Volkswagen’s most popular model, the Golf, is available in 12 different trim levels so picking the right one for you and your wallet can be tricky. This is before you’ve even thought about engines, colours, gearboxes and bodystyles.

Among the array of sporty and eco-friendly models, you’ll find the Match. It fits in between the entry-level S and the sportier GT-line. It’s also available as a Bluemotion model if fuel economy is a priority. The popular Tiguan SUV is also available in Match guise, but here we’ve looked at the Golf to give you an idea of what the trim adds.

The Match is the mid-range Golf so gets equipment levels in between the entry-level S and Bluemotion models. The S already has a generous specification, but here’s a list of what the Match adds…

The Match is available with three engines – a 1.4-litre petrol along with 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesels. All of them come with Bluemotion technology but, if you opt for the dedicated Bluemotion Match, it’ll come with a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine.

From the outside, it’s hard to tell a Match from its cheaper siblings, but all that technology certainly sets it apart once you’re sat inside. A Match is around £2,000 more than the basic S so, for a Golf, you’ll be looking at around £20,000 if you want one.

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