2010 Volkswagen GTI: Rear Seat Comfort
July 06, 2010
In addition to its polished driving demeanor, spirited performance and sharp looks, the GTI has something not all of its sport compact competition can boast about -- an accommodating rear seat. Compared to some of the economy class rear seats seen in its rivals (Mini Cooper S, Honda Civic Si) the GTI's spacious rear quarters seem like first class.
Carrying a couple of passengers back there brought this to light. The Vee-dub's tall cabin allows a high seat cushion, which in turn offers plenty of under-thigh support. The seat is well-shaped, generously padded and has an ideal backrest angle. The fold-down center armrest -- which sits up nice and high so you don't slump over when you use it -- is another perk not usually seen in this segment.
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 8,250 miles