Volkswagen Golf Estate and Alltrack dimensions

August 10, 2015 by

The Volkswagen Golf is a practical car, but the additional boot space you get in the Estate or Alltrack versions makes it more spacious than most owners will know what to do with.

Here are the Golf Estate and Alltrack’s vital dimensions here in one place to give you an idea of how well they’ll fit into your life.

Exterior dimensions

At first glance, the more-rugged Alltrack looks to be taller than the standard Estate, but the biggest difference is in length. While the Alltrack is just 18mm taller than the Estate, it’s actually a relatively noticeable 34mm longer.

Despite the large amounts of interior space on offer, the exterior dimensions are somewhat more compact than rivals such as Ford Mondeo Estate or the Toyota Avensis Tourer. The Volkswagen isn’t exactly compact but you’ll have more chance of getting it into your garage than you would with much of the competition.

External dimensions
Length – Estate/Alltrack 4,562mm/4,596mm
Width 2,027mm
Height – Estate/Alltrack 1,481mm/1,499mm
Wheelbase – Estate/Alltrack 2,635mm/2,630mm

Interior dimensions

Estate cars are all about interior space and practicality, and that’s exactly what you get with the Golf. Like many rivals, putting three passengers in the back seat is a bit of a squeeze, but stick to two rear passengers, and all occupants will find ample room.

Internal dimensions
Front headroom (with sunroof) 981mm (972mm)
Rear headroom (with sunroof) 980mm (972mm)
Front elbow room 1,469mm
Rear elbow room 1,441mm

Boot space

With its relatively small exterior dimensions, the Golf is never going to rival the most cavernous boots on sale. Despite that, there’s more than enough space for most buyers. You’ll also find some clever features to make the most of the available space such as the adjustable boot floor with bag hooks and underfloor storage, as well as the spring-loaded rear seats that fold down with nothing more than the pull of a lever.

Even the parcel shelf is a clever design, as it retracts halfway with one touch, and can also be neatly stowed away in a dedicated slot under the floor.

Luggage capacity
Seats up 605 litres
Seats down 1,620 litres

Turning circle and fuel tank capacity

A 50-litre fuel tank is about average for a car in this class. It also means the most efficient versions could return a range of over 1,000 miles to a full tank of fuel – provided you can drive like a Saint, of course.

Both the Golf Estate and the Alltrack have a turning circle of just 10 meters, which means they’re as good as some superminis at manoeuvring in tight spaces.

Turning circle and furel tank
Turning circle 10 meters
Fuel tank 50 litres


Considering the space offered by the Golf Estate, it starts off at a pretty lightweight 1,285kg for the 1.2 TSI S five-door – contributing to impressive fuel economy throughout the Estate lineup.

The marginally larger dimensions and the four-wheel-drive system on the Alltrack add some weight, which is why the Alltrack 2.0 TDI fitted with the DSG automatic is considerably heavier at 1,499kg. That’s still not bad, however, when you compare it to an equivalent Mondeo Estate, which weighs a hefty 1,628kg.

Lightest 1,285kg (Estate 1.2 TSI S)
Heaviest 1,499kg (Alltrack 2.0 TDI 184hp DSG)

What next?

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