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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

168” x 56.8”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Ride and handling
  • Dual-clutch transmission
  • Cabin quality and roominess
  • Brakes
  • Cargo versatility

The bad:

  • Steering feel
  • Dated multimedia system

10 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI trim comparison will help you decide.

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Notable features

  • Redesigned for 2015
  • Two- or four-door hatchback
  • Turbo four-cylinder engine standard
  • Manual or dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • Related to automaker's Golf hatchback

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7
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Most recent consumer reviews


Best car I’ve owned and driven

The car meets a perfect speed standard for specific drivers, if you want power when you need to pass somebody or just got a nice long road you want to open it up on, you can do it, very well if I must say, the 2.0t is a amazing motor overall, so many different things you can do with it power wise, just overall a great balance car, butttt your back seat is not the best in a 2 door, which is what I have lol, oh well


Fun car

The car is really fun to drive, I am glad with this purchase. I would recommend to family and friends. Great experience, all the way around.


Fun, fast, and practical hot hatch

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is a great car. I have the manual transmission version and the shifter is very crisp and satisfying to shift. The steering also feels very responsive. There is just enough resistance in the steering wheel to feel sporty but the electric power steering makes it so that you don’t have to muscle it every turn. I was extremely impressed with how well the car handles for a front wheel drive car. The interior is extremely comfortable And quiet as well. I went on a 14 hour road trip from Tennessee to Maryland and was comfortable the whole time. It’s a great balance of speed and practicality and a great value for your money.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
12 months/10,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
MY 2016-MY 2017 vehicles/75,000 miles; MY 2018- MY 2019 vehicles/72,000 miles; MY 2020 and newer vehicles/75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Vehicles purchased on or after 1/5/21: MY 2017 & older, 2 yrs/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2018-19, 1 yr/12,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2020 & newer, 2 years/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty
Dealer certification required
100-plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
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