Volkswagen Golf GTI DSG vs. Mercedes-Benz A250 Sport 7G-DCT

Team comments

Sudhir Matai

Mercedes-Benz did a fine job of creating a hot hatch, but the king stays firmly on its throne.

Sudhir Matai
Ian McLaren

The GTI has grown to become the most complete hatch on the market, although I was surprised at how sporty the A250 is.

Ian McLaren
Terence Steenkamp

GTI is the best all-rounder hot hatch. However, it fails to match the Merc's static appeal or loveable nature.

Terence Steenkamp
  • Miguel

    I Pick the Mercedes by far! Best in everything!

    • Benny

      Benny
      You are right Mesedes is the best

  • Frodo

    Check the scoreboard: Golf 84, A Class 77. A clear win for Wolfsburg. And as the Car testers concluded: “Owners of rival products are likely to concur with what two testers had to say in their notes on the GTI: it’s annoyingly good.”

  • Frodo

    Golf just became the first ever foreign car to take the Japanese car of the year title. How can you argue against that? World, Europe and now Japan. Must be the favorite for the SA Coty as well

  • mlondozie

    Decided to bite the bullet and get a black full spec GTi. It will be the first time I am going into VW territory. Makes the focus seem like an old generation corsa!!! The Mercedes has a cheap tablet stuck with chewing gum on the dashboard and entry to the boot is simply ridiculous! Was not a fan of the Golf… but after the test drive am converted!!!