2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI  -  $25,605


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $25,605
Base Invoice: $24,613
Destination Charge: $820
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr HB Man S
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 28 | City: 25 | Hwy: 34
Body Style: 2dr HB Man S
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
Engine: Engine: 2.0L TSI I-4 Turbocharged

Pros

Sporty styling, brisk performance, hatchback practicality, good fuel economy for a performance car, available with either two or four doors


Model Highlights

The GTI is powered by a 2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder engine making 210 hp and 258 foot-pounds of torque, more than 50 foot-pounds more than the 2014 GTI. A standard 6-speed manual sends power to the front wheels. Volkswagen also offers a dual clutch 6-speed for buyers who would prefer using steering wheel mounted paddle shifter or who would simply like to have an automatic mode. Acceleration is good with either transmission, but the dual clutch unit is able to shift faster than the standard transmission and even features a "launch control" mode for occasional trips to the drag strip. When equipped with the manual transmission, the GTI is rated at 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, significant improvements from the 21 mpg and 31 mpg of the 2014 car.

The GTI comes in three different trims: S, SE and Autobahn. The S trim may be the lowest trim level, but the GTI is already an upscale version of the Golf, so the S still comes quite well equipped for a hatchback of its size. The S is available in both four door and two body styles and comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED fog lights, Bluetooth connectivity, Sirius XM satellite radio, a touchscreen infotainment system, steering wheel mounted audio controls, heated front seats and a leather wrapped steering wheel, shift knob and handbrake lever.

The GTI SE comes with everything from the S trim, plus a sunroof, leather seating, a rearview camera, keyless access, push button start, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic headlights and a nicer sound system.

The top of the line Autobahn edition comes only as a 4-door. It features a built in navigation system, automatic climate control and a 12-way power adjustable driver's seat.

Several option packages are available for the GTI. For those looking for a sportier experience, the Performance Package offers a limited slip differential and bigger brakes. Horsepower also rises to a total of 220 and the further option of an adaptive dampening system is also offered.

The GTI is also available with a Lighting Package that adds Bi-Xenon headlights and daytime running lights.

Finally, a Driver Assistance package is also offered, it includes parking sensors and a forward collision warning system.


Model News

The Volkswagen GTI enters into its 7th generation in 2015. The new GTI is bigger and more powerful than the outgoing car, promising both a faster and a more comfortable driving experience. Despite the increase in size, the new GTI is actually more than 80 lbs. lighter than the previous car, a development that aids both acceleration and fuel economy. Styling wise, the car looks somewhat similar to its predecessor, but gives the impression of being sleeker, sharper and lower.


Value Writeup

The GTI is often credited with having started the "hot hatch" movement in early 80's. The idea was to create a car that offered all of the fun of a sports car in a much more practical package. The new GTI continues this tradition, by offering customers a car that relishes being driven hard on a back road, but still has enough space to carry surprising amounts of stuff; all while being easy to park in the city and getting good gas mileage. Pricing starts at less than $25,000.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est)

EPA Classification
Compact Cars

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
34 MPG

Cruising Range - City
330.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
448.80 mi

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Displacement
2.0 L/121

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 4500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.76

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.55

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
480

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
93.5 ft³

Front Head Room
38.4 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.9 in

Second Head Room
38.1 in

Second Leg Room
35.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
53.9 in

Wheelbase
103.6 in

Length, Overall
168 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.5 in

Height, Overall
56.8 in

Track Width, Front
60.6 in

Track Width, Rear
59.7 in

Min Ground Clearance
5 in

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
22.8 ft³

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
52.7 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2972 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P225/40HR18

Rear Tire Size
P225/40HR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Maintenance Years
1

Maintenance Miles/km
10,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V412000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 06, 2014

Component
STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected
2001

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.

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.

Dates of Manufacture
JAN 26, 2014 to MAY 11, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
40K9/1W

Engine: 2.0L TSI I-4 Turbocharged

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

Front-Wheel Drive

3.24 Axle Ratio

Engine Oil Cooler

60-Amp/Hr 480CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

140 Amp Alternator

4189# Gvwr 1098# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Sport Tuned Suspension

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank

Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Polished Tailpipe Finisher

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential

Wheels: 18" Austin Alloy

Tires: P225/40R18 AS

Steel Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Lip Spoiler

Black Grille

Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps

Front Fog Lamps

Radio: 5.8" Touchscreen w/CD -inc: SiriusXM satellite radio (limited subscription), Bluetooth connectivity w/mic and voice control and Media Device Interface (MDI)

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Glove Box Mounted Single Remote CD, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System

Audio Theft Deterrent

Wireless Streaming

Integrated Roof Diversity Antenna

Heated Top Sport Front Seats -inc: manually adjustable front seats w/Easy Entry and adjustable lumbar support

60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Includes Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Fixed Rear Windows

Vw Car-Net Selective Service Internet Access

Sport Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Compass

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Fuel

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Manual Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Piano Black Door Panel Insert, Chrome And Aluminum Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Cloth Door Trim Insert

Leather/Aluminum Gear Shift Knob

Cloth Seating Surfaces

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim

Cargo Area Concealed Storage

Rigid Cargo Cover

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver And Passenger Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Redundant Digital Speedometer

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Seats w/Cloth Back Material

Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru w/Storage

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Immobilizer III Engine Immobilizer

2 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Vw Car-Net Emergency S.O.S

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Side Curtain Protection Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

 
DEEP BLACK PEARL
$0

 
REFLEX SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
TORNADO RED
$0

 
PURE WHITE
$0

 
CARBON STEEL GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
NIGHT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
TITAN BLACK W/CLARK PLAID, CLOTH SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
LIGHTING PACKAGE (SEL)
$995

 
DRIVER ASSISTANCE
$695

 
TIRES: P225/40R18 SUMMER PERFORMANCE
$0

 
SECURITY WHEEL LOCKS (SET OF 4)
$80

 
WHEEL SPLASH GUARDS (SET OF 4)
$220

 
GTI CARPETED MATS
$235

 
GTI RUBBER MATS
$235

 
LUGGAGE NET
$100

 
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE KIT
$85

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35


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