2015 Volkswagen Golf

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2015 Volkswagen Golf
2015 Volkswagen Golf

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Diesel efficiency
  • Premium cabin materials
  • Hatchback practicality

The bad:

  • Lack of tire grip
  • Front seat comfort
  • Base stereo

20 trims

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Notable features

  • Redesigned for 2015
  • Two- or four-door hatchback body style
  • Gas or diesel power
  • Manual or automatic transmission

2015 Volkswagen Golf review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

Redesigned for 2015, the Volkswagen Golf is available as a two- or four-door hatchback. Power comes from a gas or diesel four-cylinder engine, and the five-seat Golf competes with the Mazda3 hatchback, Hyundai Elantra GT and Mini Cooper. Volkswagen’s performance-oriented GTI is related to the Golf.
New for 2015
The Golf has been redesigned for 2015, and is now larger and lighter than its previous generation.

Below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.
Exterior Highlights

  • 15-inch steel wheels with covers; available 15-, 16-, 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Available fog lights
  • Available adaptive bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights and LED daytime running lights
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available power sunroof

Interior Highlights

  • Cloth upholstery; available simulated leather upholstery
  • Split-folding rear seat with pass-through
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • Air conditioning; dual-zone automatic climate control available
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Touch-screen stereo with iPod connectivity
  • Available heated front seats
  • Available Fender premium stereo
  • Available navigation system
  • Available push-button start

Under the Hood

  • 170-horsepower, turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder gas engine
  • Five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission for gas engine
  • Available 150-hp, turbo-diesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 236 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic for diesel engine
  • Front-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Automatic post-collision braking
  • Available forward collision warning system
  • Available front and rear parking sensors
  • Available backup camera

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

2015 VW Golf SEL TDI

Words that I think define this car: spirited; smart; fun; easy; efficient; durable; reliable; convenient; attractive; comfortable; valuable; cool; spiffy; swift; sound; wunderbar; quality; good.

5.0

This Golf TDI is fun and fuel efficient combined.

I like a sporty ride that makes driving fun, but if you can add great MPG the TDI provides I’m not sure there’s another option available for the money.

1.0

Car stops on the highway suddenly and frequently

During driving, car sometimes stop on the high way. It is so dangerous. According to operator, it was replaced fuel pump before I purchased, fuel pump issue has happened. I replaced again from myself payment but issue was not solved. Emailed PIC but no reply. Called and asked him but I was told that come to tomorrow nevertheless my car wouldn't work frequently. I was so disappointed all of VW services.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Maintenance
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
Yes
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