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2015 Volkswagen Golf

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$10,513 — $19,025 USED
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Hatchback
5 Seats
29-36 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Diesel efficiency
  • Premium cabin materials
  • Hatchback practicality

The Bad

  • Lack of tire grip
  • Front seat comfort
  • Base stereo
2015 Volkswagen Golf exterior side view

What to Know

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

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

From the 2013 New York International Auto Show, Cars.com's Kelsey Mays takes a look at the 2015 Volkswagen GTI and Golf.

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 manua...
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

What drivers are saying

4.8
61 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

I just bought it and am very happy:)

by Erhart18 from Chanhassen on December 28, 2018

It is the TDI 6-speed manual and it is sweet. Luxurious and high quality features combined with the features of a sports car. VW makes the smoothest manual transitions in the world. Read full review

(4.0)

incredible mileage

by cyrys from Grand Junction on December 19, 2018

purchased the vehicle for a more efficient means of transportation. The creature comforts are moderate, but it is made up for with the gas mileage. With the 2L Diesel model, i easily averaged 59mpg ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf currently has 8 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Volkswagen Golf Launch Edition 2-Door

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
good
Retraints and dummy kinematics
acceptable
Structure and safety cage
good

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
acceptable
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Volkswagen

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    36 months / 36,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    7 years/less than 72,000 or 75,000 miles (model-year specific)

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Model-year 2017 and older, 2 years/24,000 miles; model-year 2018 and forward, 1 year/12,000 miles; TDI models, 2 years/unlimited miles

  • Powertrain

    5 years/60,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    100-plus point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Golf received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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