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Costs and real consumption: VW Golf Alltrack 2.0 TDI

The VW Golf Alltrack 2.0 TDI, which costs 41,645 euros, comes up for a consumption check.

Sure, just because it's somehow written on the back doesn't make the boys real all-road specialists like a Toyota Land Cruiser with 22 cm ground clearance and massive all-wheel drive hardware. Here it's all about driving up curbs more easily, not hitting the ground immediately when there are nasty potholes and coping with everything that the troop can realistically drive on with the front-heavy hang-on four-wheel drive.

One of the strengths of the Golf is the powerful two-litre diesel, which can reach 229 km/h and consumes little at 6.9 l/100 km. It's all the more disappointing that the car doesn't start properly, because despite the 400 Nm, you only dare to cross the intersection when there are really big gaps. Although this is not always noticeable when starting off in city traffic, it is often enough, and at the latest when the Golf occupies pole position at the traffic light. Why does it still shoot to 100 km/h in 6.7 seconds in the test? Because we always test with (manual) launch control: This allows the turbocharger to build up boost pressure before it starts. And what about the fuel and maintenance costs?

Our test consumption

VW specifies a WLTP standard consumption of 5.6 liters of diesel for the Golf Alltrack 2.0 TDI . He moves away from this value in everyday life. We have determined an average consumption of 6.9 liters, which causes fuel costs of 8.97 euros per 100 kilometers. On the Eco lap, the VW consumed 5.0 liters, while it consumed 6.9 liters on the commuter route. If the VW was moved in a sporty manner, consumption rose to 8.7 liters. The fuel costs are calculated using the daily updated fuel price on our partner portal mehr-tanken.de (08/11/2021 /diesel: 1.30 euros/litre).

Monthly maintenance costs

If you drive as resource-efficiently as we do on our eco tour, you reduce the fuel costs for 100 kilometers to 6.50 euros. The rather violent gait resulted in a sum of 11.31 euros. The vehicle tax costs 306 euros per year for the VW, the liability insurance is 313 euros. Partial and fully comprehensive insurance cost an additional 160 and 692 euros respectively. Monthly maintenance costs of 265 euros are paid by those who drive the VW 15,000 kilometers a year. If the mileage is double, the sum increases to 470 euros. We leave out the loss in value in this calculation.

How to test

The auto motor und sport test consumption consists of three differently weighted consumption drives. So-called “commuter consumption” accounts for 70 percent. This is a journey from home to work, which averages 21 kilometers. A particularly economical, approx. 275-kilometre-long eco-lap is included in the rating with 15 percent. The remaining 15 percent is accounted for by the sports driver lap.The length is roughly the same as the eco lap, but the route includes a larger proportion of motorway and thus higher speeds on average. The basis for calculating the fuel costs is always the price quoted on the "more tanken" portal on the day the article was created.

The monthly maintenance costs include maintenance, wear part costs and vehicle taxes assuming an annual mileage of 15,000 and 30,000 kilometers without loss of value. The calculation is based on the test consumption, a three-year holding period, no-claims class SF12 for liability and comprehensive insurance with Allianz, including discounts for garage parkers and the restriction to certain drivers (not under 21). At Allianz, SF12 offers a discount rate of 34 percent for liability and 28 percent for comprehensive insurance.

Conclusion

In the auto motor and sport test consumption, the 41,645 euro VW Golf Alltrack 2.0 TDI with 200 hp ended up with an average value of 6.9 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers. This means that the fuel costs over this distance are 8.97 euros. The monthly maintenance costs are 265 euros (15,000 km annual mileage) or 470 euros (30,000 km annual mileage).

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