2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Suitably Classy Interior
December 17, 2014
In recent years, the Volkswagen GTI has earned a reputation for having an upscale interior. Pleasingly, that trend continues with the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Open the solid-feeling driver door and take a seat. Here you'll find a straightforward design finished with high quality materials. So, German.
Our GTI's interior just strikes me as classy. Check out the metallic trim that Volkswagen applies to the steering wheel and surrounds for the gauges, air vents and touchscreen. Then there's the red stitching on the seats, steering wheel and shift boot. That's complemented by the red accent strip lighting on the interior door panels. The door sills have red illumination as well.
The materials are nice, too. The dash is soft-touch and all the main controls and buttons have a solid and durable feel to them. That's also true for the DSG's shifter and steering wheel-mounted shift paddles. There's nothing flimsy to be found.
Granted, our GTI has an as-tested price of $31,515. So, it's not the cheap seats. But if this were my GTI, the interior would go a long way for helping me think I got my money's worth.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 3,312 miles