The Seat Compendium - 2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test

2010 Volkswagen GTI Long-Term Road Test

2010 Volkswagen GTI: The Seat Compendium

August 11, 2010


The GTI's seats have gotten more than their fair share of seat discussion these past six months. Having just read through all of them to freshen up my memory, I'd sum it all up with this public service announcement: Driver seat comfort and positioning in the GTI is noticeably better for taller drivers than shorter drivers. The seat heaters rock. The rear seat is impressively roomy.

What more could I possibly add? Well, I will mention that the GTI does have an expansive amount of front headroom. That's probably a contributor on why tall and lanky people (or those fond of wearing a sombrero) seem to like it. It also means that if you normally prefer to raise the driver seat up high in your car, you can go crazy in the GTI since there's so much area to work with. Going up high also lets you see the front end of the car, which is helpful for parking.

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From my vantage point, with the driver seat lowered completely and then raised up.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor

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