2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Happy to Have a GTI in the Fleet Again
December 11, 2014
If you look through the list of past cars we've had in the Edmunds long-term fleet you'll see that we had a 2010 GTI. I still have fond memories of that car, and it remains one of my all-time favorite cars we've had as long-term tests. Now we have the newest generation 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI model in for another year-long go-around. Right on!
My initial impressions are already pretty similar to what we listed in our "A" rating of the 2015 GTI. Dynamically, it's sharper than before. It's quicker to accelerate and more nimble and capable around turns. But it also seems to be a little less comfortable in regards to ride quality. Of course, we have a whole year to really get into specifics.
But the core GTI-ness of it still seems intact. I've always liked how a GTI can be a great dual-purpose machine, one that you can use every day for errands and commuting but still have fun around town or on special trips. It's also still a step above other typical hatchbacks in the way it gives off a premium vibe, and that can make a considerable difference in the ownership experience.
Just like our white 2010 GTI, I'm really going to like spending time and taking trips with our red 2015 GTI.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 3,251 miles