Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Pricing


Consumer Rating
(27)

2015 Highlights

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has been completely redesigned for 2015.


Pros

  • Strong and fuel-efficient turbocharged engine
  • sporty handling
  • versatile and roomy hatchback design
  • high-quality interior.

Cons

  • Automated manual transmission's sleepy responses in slow-moving traffic.

Read full review

Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI for Sale

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015 Autobahn w/Performance Package 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Deep Black Pearl Titan Black leather27,313 miles
Used 2015Volkswagen Golf GTIAutobahn w/Performance Package
List:Not Listed
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015 SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Deep Black Pearl Titan Black leather64,449 miles
Used 2015Volkswagen Golf GTISE
List:Not Listed
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015 S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Deep Black Pearl Titan Black w/Clark Plaid cloth38,882 miles
Cpo 2015Volkswagen Golf GTIS
List:$19,000
Est.Loan: $346/mo
View details
Dealer Notes

OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS..STOHLMAN HAS BEEN SERVING THE AREA FOR OVER 80 YEARS.

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015 SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Pure White Titan Black leather56,750 miles
Used 2015Volkswagen Golf GTISE
List:$15,988
Est.Loan: $291/mo
View details
Dealer Notes

CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Pure White 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T S FWD 6-Speed DSG Automatic with Tiptronic 2.0L I4 TSI Turbocharged BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY, ONE OWNER CLEAN CARFAX NO DAMAGE REPORTED, CLEAN AUTO CHECK REPORT, CLEAN AUTO CHECK REPORT ONE OWNER, LEATHER, LOCAL TRADE-IN, ONE OWNER, POWER SUNROOF/MOONROOF. Look at this 1 OWNER Local trade in with. Recent Arrival! Awards: * NACTOY North American Car of the Year Farrish of Fairfax, Stop Clicking and come see us Today!!! Reviews: * Strong and fuel-efficient turbocharged engine sporty handling versatile and roomy hatchback design high-quality interior. Source: Edmunds * Redesigned for 2015 welcome in the Golf GTI. Making a vehicle stronger generally means adding more weight but with the new GTI Volkswagen was able to incorporate ultra-high-strength steel which is stronger and lighter than conventional steel. The autobahn-tuned suspension separates the GTI from the rest of the pack with tighter body control the GTI can stay more level in corners with improved grip, while still managing to provide a smooth ride. The heart of any sports car is its engine, which is why Volkswagen decided to give this one an adrenaline boost. With the most horsepower and torque of any GTI ever built for the U.S., and new performance-enhancing technologies, this hot hatch produces up to 210hp and 258 lbs/ft of torque. With the Performance Package you can get an additional 10hp along with a torque-sensing limited-slip differential and high-performance front and rear brakes with GTI embossed lettering. Inside the GTI us with loaded standard features including a touchscreen sound system, top sport heated front seats, and much more. Upgradable technology features include Volkswagen Car-Net to help you stay connected with your car even when you're apart from it. If you want concert-quality sound, just turn up the dial on the available Fender Premium Audio System. Also with the available Driver Assistance Package there is a Park Distance Control system with front and rear proximity sensors and Forward Collision Warning system. With the available Lighting Package you can get Bi-Xenon high-intensity headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and Adaptive Front-lighting System. Source: The Manufacturer Summary

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015 S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Deep Black Pearl Titan Black w/Clark Plaid cloth31,418 miles
Used 2015Volkswagen Golf GTIS
List:$22,290
Est.Loan: $406/mo
King Volkswagen(6)
16.8 mi away
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015 S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Pure White Titan Black w/Clark Plaid cloth43,240 miles
Used 2015Volkswagen Golf GTIS
List:$17,788
Est.Loan: $324/mo
View details
Dealer Notes

Just trade in for new car at Ourisman Volkswagen of Rockville. Hard to find Golf GTI 4dr S model w/Performance Package. FWD 6-Speed Manual 2.0L I4 TSI Turbocharged. Excellent condition inside and out. Brand New Tires with Maryland state Inspection and 125 point Gold Check Mechanical certification performed. 1 Owner with Clean CARFAX, ABS brakes, Anti-whiplash front head restraints, Bi-Xenon Headlights w/AFS, Brake assist, Compass, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Front anti-roll bar, Front fog lights, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Top Sport Front Seats, Illuminated entry, Leather Shift Knob, Leather steering wheel, LED Daytime Running Lights, Lighting Package, Low tire pressure warning, Occupant sensing airbag, Overhead airbag, Power driver seat, Power passenger seat, Rear anti-roll bar, Remote keyless entry, Speed-sensing steering, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Traction control, Wheels: 18 Austin Alloy. Buy your next VW from Ourisman VW, Maryland's #1 Volkswagen dealer in both Sales and Customer Satisfaction. Recent Arrival! Awards: * NACTOY North American Car of the Year All prices are plus tax, title, tag fees and $300 dealer processing. Ourisman is a family owned and operated business since 1921. Please call 888-684-7759 for more information today! Reviews: * Strong and fuel-efficient turbocharged engine; sporty handling; versatile and roomy hatchback design; high-quality interior. Source: Edmunds

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015 S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Pure White Titan Black w/Clark Plaid cloth34,529 miles
Used 2015Volkswagen Golf GTIS
List:$17,627
Est.Loan: $321/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
View details
Dealer Notes

**MARYLANDS PREMIER PRE OWNED STORE!**OVER 250 VEHICLES TO CHOOSE FROM, ALL PRICES BELOW KBB!** YOU'LL LOVE IT AT LINDSAY!** VERY LOW MILES, ONE OWNER CAR, FRESH TRADE, AMAZING FUEL ECONOMY**, BACK UP CAMERA, ABS brakes, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Top Sport Front Seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. CARFAX One-Owner. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Reviews: * Strong and fuel-efficient turbocharged engine; sporty handling; versatile and roomy hatchback design; high-quality interior. Source: Edmunds * Redesigned for 2015 welcome in the Golf GTI. Making a vehicle stronger generally means adding more weight but with the new GTI Volkswagen was able to incorporate ultra-high-strength steel which is stronger and lighter than conventional steel. The autobahn-tuned suspension separates the GTI from the rest of the pack with tighter body control; the GTI can stay more level in corners with improved grip, while still managing to provide a smooth ride. The heart of any sports car is its engine, which is why Volkswagen decided to give this one an adrenaline boost. With the most horsepower and torque of any GTI ever built for the U.S., and new performance-enhancing technologies, this hot hatch produces up to 210hp and 258 lbs/ft of torque. With the Performance Package you can get an additional 10hp along with a torque-sensing limited-slip differential and high-performance front and rear brakes with GTI embossed lettering. Inside the GTI us with loaded standard features including a touchscreen sound system, top sport heated front seats, and much more. Upgradable technology features include Volkswagen Car-Net to help you stay connected with your car even when you're apart from it. If you want concert-quality sound, just turn up the dial on the available Fender Premium Audio System. Also with the available Driver Assistance Package there is a Park Distance Control system with front and rear proximity sensors and Forward Collision Warning system. With the available Lighting Package you can get Bi-Xenon high-intensity headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and Adaptive Front-lighting System. Source: The Manufacturer Summary Awards: * NACTOY North American Car of the Year

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015 S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Reflex Silver Metallic Titan Black w/Clark Plaid cloth30,655 miles
Used 2015Volkswagen Golf GTIS
List:$16,000
Est.Loan: $292/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
$300 Below Market
View details
Dealer Notes

New Price! CARFAX One-Owner. Reflex Silver Metallic 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T S FWD 6-Speed DSG Automatic with Tiptronic 2.0L I4 TSI Turbocharged *ONE OWNER CARFAX*, *ONE OWNER TRADE-IN*, *BACK-UP CAMERA*, 4D Hatchback, 2.0L I4 TSI Turbocharged, 6-Speed DSG Automatic with Tiptronic, FWD, ABS brakes, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Top Sport Front Seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry, Traction control.Odometer is 7263 miles below market average!Awards: * NACTOY North American Car of the YearReviews: * Strong and fuel-efficient turbocharged engine; sporty handling; versatile and roomy hatchback design; high-quality interior. Source: Edmunds * Redesigned for 2015 welcome in the Golf GTI. Making a vehicle stronger generally means adding more weight but with the new GTI Volkswagen was able to incorporate ultra-high-strength steel which is stronger and lighter than conventional steel. The autobahn-tuned suspension separates the GTI from the rest of the pack with tighter body control; the GTI can stay more level in corners with improved grip, while still managing to provide a smooth ride. The heart of any sports car is its engine, which is why Volkswagen decided to give this one an adrenaline boost. With the most horsepower and torque of any GTI ever built for the U.S., and new performance-enhancing technologies, this hot hatch produces up to 210hp and 258 lbs/ft of torque. With the Performance Package you can get an additional 10hp along with a torque-sensing limited-slip differential and high-performance front and rear brakes with GTI embossed lettering. Inside the GTI us with loaded standard features including a touchscreen sound system, top sport heated front seats, and much more. Upgradable technology features include Volkswagen Car-Net to help you stay connected with your car even when you're apart from it. If you want concert-quality sound, just turn up the dial on the available Fender Premium Audio System. Also with the available Driver Assistance Package there is a Park Distance Control system with front and rear proximity sensors and Forward Collision Warning system. With the available Lighting Package you can get Bi-Xenon high-intensity headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and Adaptive Front-lighting System. Source: The Manufacturer Summary

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015 Autobahn 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Tornado Red Titan Black leather8,658 miles
Used 2015Volkswagen Golf GTIAutobahn
List:$22,500
Est.Loan: $410/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
View details
Dealer Notes

***6 SPEED MANUAL***NAVIGATION SYSTEM***LEATHER INTERIOR***SUNROOF***ONE OWNER***FULLY LOADED***Alloy wheels, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Top Sport Front Seats, Navigation System, Power moonroof. Clean CARFAX. CARFAX One-Owner. 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Tornado Red Odometer is 27050 miles below market average!Awards:* NACTOY North American Car of the Year # 1 Pre-Owned MINI Dealer in the USA! If we don't have it in stock, we can probably find it for you. Call today!

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015 SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Carbon Steel Gray Metallic Titan Black leather51,142 miles
Used 2015Volkswagen Golf GTISE
List:$17,499
Est.Loan: $319/mo
Audi Frederick(1)
25.6 mi away
Good Deal!
Good Deal!
View details
Dealer Notes

New Price! ***BLUETOOTH*** ***USB/AUX PLUG IN*** ***SUNROOF*** ***HEATED SEATS*** ***LEATHER*** Awards: * NACTOY North American Car of the Year MARYLAND STATE INSPECTED WITH OVER 120 POINT INSPECTION PERFORMED BY A TRAINED TECHNICIAN. BUYERS SHOULD TAKE PRIDE IN KNOWING THAT MARYLAND HAS ONE OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE STATE INSPECTIONS IN THE COUNTRY. GOLD CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED MEANS THIS CAR HAS GONE THROUGH A THOROUGH COSMETIC AND MECHANICAL INSPECTION TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY PRE-OWNED VEHICLE. IN ADDITION TO THE PEACE OF MIND PROVIDED BY THE INSPECTION, YOU ALSO RECEIVE A 2 MONTH/2000 MILE WARRANTY AND ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE. OURISMAN MOTORS OF FREDERICK IS COMMITTED TO BRINGING YOU THE HIGHEST QUALITY PREOWNED VEHICLES AT COMPETITIVE PRICES. WE ALSO GUARANTEE COMPETITIVE FINANCING FOR ALL OF OUR CUSTOMERS REGARDLESS OF CREDIT HISTORY. STOP BY OR CALL OUR FRIENDLY SALES STAFF AT 301-662-7600 TODAY!

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015 S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Carbon Steel Gray Metallic Titan Black w/Clark Plaid cloth19,038 miles
Used 2015Volkswagen Golf GTIS
List:$17,900
Est.Loan: $326/mo
Good Deal!
Good Deal!
$300 Below Market
View details
Dealer Notes

ABS brakes, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Top Sport Front Seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. New Price! Certified. CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Odometer is 12834 miles below market average! 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T S Reviews: * Strong and fuel-efficient turbocharged engine; sporty handling; versatile and roomy hatchback design; high-quality interior. Source: Edmunds * Redesigned for 2015 welcome in the Golf GTI. Making a vehicle stronger generally means adding more weight but with the new GTI Volkswagen was able to incorporate ultra-high-strength steel which is stronger and lighter than conventional steel. The autobahn-tuned suspension separates the GTI from the rest of the pack with tighter body control; the GTI can stay more level in corners with improved grip, while still managing to provide a smooth ride. The heart of any sports car is its engine, which is why Volkswagen decided to give this one an adrenaline boost. With the most horsepower and torque of any GTI ever built for the U.S., and new performance-enhancing technologies, this hot hatch produces up to 210hp and 258 lbs/ft of torque. With the Performance Package you can get an additional 10hp along with a torque-sensing limited-slip differential and high-performance front and rear brakes with GTI embossed lettering. Inside the GTI us with loaded standard features including a touchscreen sound system, top sport heated front seats, and much more. Upgradable technology features include Volkswagen Car-Net to help you stay connected with your car even when you're apart from it. If you want concert-quality sound, just turn up the dial on the available Fender Premium Audio System. Also with the available Driver Assistance Package there is a Park Distance Control system with front and rear proximity sensors and Forward Collision Warning system. With the available Lighting Package you can get Bi-Xenon high-intensity headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights and Adaptive Front-lighting System. Source: The Manufacturer Summary Awards: * NACTOY North American Car of the Year

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015 S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Pure White Titan Black w/Clark Plaid cloth58,767 miles
Used 2015Volkswagen Golf GTIS
List:$15,575
Est.Loan: $284/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
$300 Below Market
View details
Dealer Notes

2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T S Pure White ONE OWNER, ALLOY WHEELS, PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM, POWER WINDOWS & LOCKS, BLUETOOTH HANDS FREE CALLING, TOTAL CONFIDENCE 3 MONTH/3K MILE WARRANTY!, ABS brakes, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Top Sport Front Seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. FWD 6-Speed DSG Automatic with Tiptronic 2.0L I4 TSI Turbocharged You will have TOTAL CONFIDENCE in purchasing a pre-owned vehicle here at Koons of Silver Spring. Every pre-owned vehicle comes with a minimum of a 3 month/3,000 mile comprehensive warranty! Please call 301-890-6100 for further details on your used car purchase in Silver Spring. All prices are plus, tax, tags, and $300 processing fee. Koons of Silver Spring has the BEST selection of used cars in the area with the MOST competitive pricing in the market! FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE OWNER, ALEX PERDIKIS, DIRECT AT ALEX@KOONSOFSILVERSPRING.COM ! Please come see us today at Koons of Silver Spring if you are looking for a new Ford, Lincoln, Mazda, or used car in the Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Columbia, Wheaton, Washington DC, Rockville, Gaithersburg and Silver Spring areas.

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015 Autobahn w/Performance Package 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Tornado Red 47,784 miles
Cpo 2015Volkswagen Golf GTIAutobahn w/Performance Package
List:$19,900
Est.Loan: $363/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015 Autobahn 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Tornado Red Titan Black leather36,388 miles
Used 2015Volkswagen Golf GTIAutobahn
List:$18,989
Est.Loan: $346/mo
Ourisman Mazda(1)
35.9 mi away
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2015 S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM) Carbon Steel Gray Metallic Titan Black w/Clark Plaid cloth20,931 miles
Used 2015Volkswagen Golf GTIS
List:$19,598
Est.Loan: $357/mo
CarMax(1)
36.1 mi away
View details
Dealer Notes

CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.

Get more for
your trade-in

  • Edmunds shoppers save money with a valuation on their trade-in
  • Receive offers from our dealer partners fast
See Your cars value
Vehicle Photo

Features & Specs

S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)Autobahn 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
MPG282828
Seating555
Transmission6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower210 hp @ 4500 rpm210 hp @ 4500 rpm210 hp @ 4500 rpm

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI

(27)

Consumer Rating


The Ultimate Commuter
I had a 2012 GTI with the DSG. The new 2015 redesign is a huge improvement. Its brings better driving dynamics to the table in almost every category while including some great interior/tech features to polish things off. I wish i could have waited for the performance pack but the timing (my warranty was up) and price on this new model was just too good.
My perfect all-around car
I bought a black on black SE with the manual as soon as the MK7 was available. So far I've put 1300 miles on it in 2 weeks, including a trip to NJ and back. I can say that the car is not only very fun to drive, but it's also comfortable on a road trip. Over the hills and mountains of PA I averaged 33 mpg, which is pretty solid if you ask me. Handling is sharp, the seats hug you, and the build quality reminds me of more pricey German cars.
Love my hot hatch!
I have just put the first thousand miles on my 2015 GTI SE and could not be happier. The quality of the car, the performance, the PERFECT driving position all add up to a great car for a driving enthusiast like myself. If I have any gripe it is the car is very harsh over any imperfection in the road such as a pothole (not even a big one). This is undoubtedly down to stiff suspension and low profile tires.
More About This Model

Quick Summary
Though an all-new model, the 2015 Volkswagen GTI feels more like a very subtle refinement of the formula Volkswagen has been tweaking for decades. It may have slightly more horsepower than the GTI it replaces and the nav screen and interior may have a few more refinements, but this new car doesn't push any boundaries. It looks good, rips through the canyons and doesn't beat you over the head with racy elements.

What Is It?
The Volkswagen GTI is the hot hatch that invented the hot-hatch segment, and the formula hasn't changed. Start with a standard Golf hatchback, jack up the horsepower, throw on a sporty suspension and offer a few unique interior details like plaid seats.

The 2015 GTI is all new and slightly larger than the car it replaces. It still comes standard with a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder but it's a new-generation engine that delivers 10 more horsepower than last year's 200-hp version. For 2015, there's also an optional Performance Pack that boosts output to 220 hp along with the addition of an electronic limited-slip differential (e-LSD) and larger brakes.

Our test car had the Performance Pack and it's a nice addition. Sending 220 horses through the front wheels is often a recipe for disaster (or lame, one-wheel burnouts) so the e-LSD helps the GTI dig itself out of corners with less tire squeal. All GTIs come with a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. A six-speed dual-clutch automatic (DSG) is optional across the board and it's what we tested here.

2015 Volkswagen GTI

What Body Styles and Trims Are Available?
As before, you can get a GTI with either two or four doors. The standard equipment list is long and includes 18-inch wheels and tires, LED foglights, tartan cloth upholstery, a touchscreen stereo with iPhone integration and Bluetooth.

Want more? Step on up, son, to the SE. Sunroof. Automatic headlights. Keyless ignition. Rearview camera. Leather. More stereo.

Still not satisfied? There's the Autobahn package that adds navigation, a power driver seat and dual-zone climate control. Options include the Driver Assistance package (front and rear parking sensors, a forward collision warning system); the Lighting package (bi-xenon headlights, LED running lights); summer tires; and the Performance Pack that can be bolstered by a further optional adaptive suspension.

Base price for a two-door, manual-transmission GTI is $24,395 while the four-door goes for $24,995. An Autobahn edition four-door with the DSG starts at $30,695. Our test car was a GTI SE with the $1,495 Performance Pack, no charge summer tires and DSG transmission. It carried a sticker price of $31,410.

How Does It Drive Around Town?
Remember a few sentences ago when we noted that the GTI comes standard with 18-inch wheels and tires? They do the GTI no favors in the ride quality department. Our test car was equipped with the optional summer tires with relatively short 40-series sidewalls. Roughly translated, this means there was very little rubber between the road and the wheel to help keep the ride smooth.

Pair this with the GTI's stiff suspension and you've got a recipe for a Teutonic bounce-house. The ride isn't bad by performance car standards, but the GTI has set a high benchmark for itself, and the sometimes-harsh ride didn't meet our expectations.

2015 Volkswagen GTI

How Does It Really Drive?
If ride quality is your primary concern, a Golf might be a better choice. When driven the way a GTI was originally intended to be driven, this 2015 is, in a word, terrific.

Though we have talented test drivers and spent significant time gathering test numbers, the results don't tell the whole story. Zero to 60 mph comes up in 5.9 seconds (with 1 foot of rollout) and the quarter-mile passes in 14.5 seconds at 97.7 mph.

Not bad numbers, especially for the class. The numbers are from a dead stop and in this type of scenario, as well as in slow stop-and-go traffic, Volkswagen's DSG transmission is out of its element. Slow to react and with tons of intentional clutch slippage, the GTI doesn't get out of the hole very quickly. Compounding the issue, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder doesn't make much power below about 2,800 rpm.

Out on a mountain road, however, the DSG is a wizard, effortlessly switching down three or more gears to keep the turbocharged four-cylinder humming in its high-rpm sweet spot. In these conditions, the GTI never felt slow, with ample power all the way to redline. Thanks to the Performance Pack and its larger brakes at all four corners, the GTI slows as confidently as it corners, with firm, reassuring pedal action.

Clearly, though, the GTI isn't meant to be a brute but when the road gets wiggly, it's a heckuva dance partner. Up front, the new electronic LSD reduces torque steer and wheelspin, letting you get into the throttle sooner and harder than should be possible from a front-driver. The real bit of brilliance comes from the back, though, as the GTI actually oversteers.

Nothing dramatic, mind you: It's all very tame, predictably safe and managed by the electronic stability control. Flick the GTI into a tight corner, let off the throttle slowly and as the front settles in, the back rotates around and makes that corner seem a lot less tight. When people talk about steering a car with the throttle, this is what they mean. Unfortunately, this trait magnifies itself on the constant back-forth-back-forth of our slalom test, where the GTI recorded a slightly disappointing 67-mph run.

What Kind of Fuel Economy Does It Return?
The EPA estimates the 2015 Volkswagen GTI will return 28 mpg in combined driving (25 city/33 highway). During our testing we recorded an average mpg of only 24. Our best tank matched the EPA's highway rating of 33 mpg.

2015 Volkswagen GTI

What's the Interior Like?
Apparently Volkswagen hasn't figured out how to do plaid leather yet, because our well-equipped tester had the optional all-black leather interior. Still, as with all current Volkswagen products, the 2015 GTI's interior is quite nice. There's nothing terribly flashy or interesting about the interior here; it's simply a well-thought-out cabin with nice materials and quality construction.

The only dead giveaway that this is anything special is the steering wheel. On the GTI it's leather-wrapped, fat, flat-bottomed and covered in red stitching. And while those seats don't have a flashy pattern, they are very well bolstered, with good lumbar support and enough adjustments for even tall drivers.

Its backseats are also suitable for real-size adults. Entry is easy to those seats and there's enough headroom that they don't feel like a penalty box. But if you're not into the whole passenger thing, the seats can fold down to seriously expand the cargo-carrying capacity.

What Are Its Closest Competitors?
Ford Focus ST: With the passing of the Mazdaspeed 3, the Ford Focus ST is perhaps the only real competition to the GTI and, well, that's not great for the VW. Though it has an unnecessarily flashy look and boy-racer seats, the Focus ST has more power and a better ride than the GTI. While the GTI may have invented the hot-hatch category, the Focus ST is running away with the crown.

Mini Cooper: It's a hatchback and has a turbocharged engine, but the Mini isn't quite in the same performance league as the GTI and the Focus ST.

Subaru WRX: The hatchback version is gone, but the sedan continues with a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine that delivers a healthy 268 hp to all four wheels. Not nearly as refined as the GTI, but every bit its equal and more when it comes to performance.

Why Should You Consider This Car?
The 2015 Volkswagen GTI strikes a very good balance of quality, refinement and all-out driving fun for an affordable price. If you want a fast car that won't get the attention of the lawman or your date's dad, the GTI is perfect.

Why Should You Think Twice About This Car?
The ride quality is on the firm side and the big wheels and tires that make it that way are standard. If you want all-out performance, there are faster, more powerful cars at this price that will leave the GTI in their dust.

The manufacturer provided Edmunds this vehicle for the purposes of evaluation.

Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Overview

Pre-owned Volkswagen Golf GTI models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 210 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automated manual. The Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI?

Save up to $304 on one of 33 Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $13,685 as of 05/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI trim styles:

  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI S is priced between $14,796 and $22,980 with odometer readings between 14774 and 60191 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn is priced between $13,685 and $22,995 with odometer readings between 8658 and 122356 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE is priced between $15,988 and $20,998 with odometer readings between 18259 and 56750 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn w/Performance Package is priced between $19,900 and $19,900 with odometer readings between 47784 and 47784 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI S w/Performance Package is priced between $18,600 and $18,600 with odometer readings between 38697 and 38697 miles.
  • The Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE w/Performance Package is priced between $22,000 and $22,000 with odometer readings between 15635 and 15635 miles.

Shop with Edmunds for perks and special offers on used cars, trucks, and SUVs near Ashburn, VA. Doing so could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Edmunds also provides consumer-driven dealership sales and service reviews to help you make informed decisions about what cars to buy and where to buy them.

Which used 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTIS are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI for sale near. There are currently 33 used and CPO 2015 Golf GTIS listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $13,685 and mileage as low as 8658 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $304 on a used or CPO 2015 Golf GTI available from a dealership near you.