2015 Volkswagen GTI Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,811 - $32,640
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
210-220
Seats
5
Color:  Carbon Steel Gray Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,811 - $32,640
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
210-220
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

Editor's Overview

The all-new 2015 Volkswagen Golf represents a family of vehicles that includes 2-door and 4-door hatchbacks, performance variants like the Golf GTI and Golf R, the upcoming Golf SportWagen, and the all-electric e-Golf. While it has grown larger and offers gasoline, diesel and electric power, the new Golf retains the practical and fun-to-drive attributes that serve its loyal customer base.

Volkswagen GTI Models & Trims

S $16,071 - $19,782
Horsepower: 210 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE $16,976 - $20,959
Horsepower: 210 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Autobahn $15,811 - $20,026
Horsepower: 210 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
S w/Performance Pkg $26,280 - $27,980
Horsepower: 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE w/Performance Pkg $29,280 - $30,980
Horsepower: 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Autobahn w/Performance Pkg $31,540 - $32,640
Horsepower: 220 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.62

29 Reviews

5 star 69% 4 star 24% 3 star 7% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The excellent VW Golf GTI

This is my second GTI in the last six years. I think you cannot get a better sportier, well rounded car for 27k. Reliability is just fine for the first three years. Built like a car costing 40k. Some of the silver trim in the interior is flaking off and is kind of annoying but everything else is solid as she gets. I would buy another in a heartbeat.

- Tommy M

The Volkswagen gti is a very compact hatchback that has great performance.

I really enjoy my Volkswagen gti. The performance is great, and often I find myself faster than many other cars on the road. The steering and handling is very tight and comfortable. The car comes with Bluetooth and a nice infotainment system. In terms of cabin space, it is fairly compact, but there is a sufficient amount of trunk space.

- Denis K

Compact sports car for the practical person.

The VW gti is a spacious, fun, compact car. I enjoy the sport handling features and turbo. The car has a large trunk and comfortable leather seats (optional). I like the car because it is considered a sports car but is still practical for everyday use. It is a car that is easy to modify (both performance wise and looks).

- Rebecca K

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$16,071 - $19,782
$16,976 - $20,959

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 (hp)
210 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TSI I
2.0L TSI I
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 (in.)
41.2 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 (in.)
38.4 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 (in.)
35.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.1 (in.)
38.1 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/40R18
P225/40R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.6 (in.)
103.6 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 (ft.)
35.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
168 (in.)
168 (in.)

Width

Width
70.5 - 70.8 (in.)
70.5 - 70.8 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2972 - 3086 (.lbs)
2972 - 3086 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 (hp)
210 (hp)

Torque

Torque
258 (ft. lbs.)
258 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 (gal.)
13.2 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
30 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

City

City
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
34 (mpg)
34 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Optional
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (1)

Steering Jul 6, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 6, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V412000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured January 27, 2014, to May 12, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the stabilizer link fasteners may come loose and possibly interfere with the steering of the vehicle.
Consequence:
A loose stabilizer link may interfere with the vehicle's steering, requiring additional effort to control the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front stabilizer links, free of charge. The recall began in July 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 40K9/1W.

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