2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI consumer reviews

$24,785–$25,885 MSRP range
side view of 2015 Golf GTI Volkswagen
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7
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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.


We finally found the car we needed

Thank you Cars.com for all the great listing. We were able to find out car through here. Everything was seamless. Responses were quick from the dealership when I submitted my inquiry to want to see the car. Made an appt quickly and went in on the weekend and we left with the car! Amazing experience.


A blast to drive.

Fresh out of college, I needed something practical but also didn’t want to skimp in style and performance. While I wish it was maybe a little higher on the performance side, it is a blast to drive and perfect for all my needs.


I love this car,

I just topped 80K after owning it for 4+ years. The comfort, handling, and reliability are way better than the Mk5 that I previously owned. The 20 extras HP are pretty nice as well. I first fell for a GTI when I just sat down in it. The seats are the best of any car I’ve tried. The current model rides a lot more smoothly than my earlier Mk5 without sacrificing handling, which is one of the great joys of driving this car. I let myself be talked into extended warranties on both of my GTIs and it has been a good thing. The Mk5 was a hot rod and a blast to drive but not notably reliable. My current Mk7 has been really good, except for blowing the turbo at around 70K. With the warranty it cost me 100 bucks to repair. I will probably get the extended package again on my next GTI, and there will be another. One of the things that can ne easily overlooked is the slow rate of depreciation among VWs. That really pays off at trade time and lowers the cost of ownership substantially. If you’re leasing you’ll see that in some real deals there. Yeah, I like this car. It does everything I want in a car and leaves me with a smile on my face.


Bang for the buck!

I've owned mine since 8/2015 a DSG S model. I've driven sports and luxury cars all my life and retired from the car business after 40 years. I'm performance car enthusiast but with a budget. I'm also a senior who loves to drive fast. The GTI offers more engineering per $ than likely anything out there today. The engine DSG trans and suspension work so well together plus a surprising amount of storage for versatility. Comfortable on trips too. The seats are great..I prefer the cloth in Clarke Plain personally. Decent MPG 26 Suburban/City and 31 Highway here.


Super reliable

Very quick car and very comfortable. I can average about 35mpg on the highway while still being able to speed down the road. This is the most practical and fun car you can get for the money.


Dream car

The GTi is the best of both worlds. It?s reliable & packs a nice punch. Sedan with style!! Comfortable yet stylish interior. Sleek exterior. Nice wheels. You name it, the GTi has it.


Most reliable and fun car I've ever owned.

This car has met all my needs. Practical, fun to drive, comfortable, attractive, low maintenance, and trouble-free. This car has it all. It's a pleasure to own and drive.