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Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015) review: 38 facts and highlights

Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)

Why is Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015) better than the average?

  • higher maximum torque
    350Nmvs172.96Nm
  • longer wheelbase
    2.63mvs2.54m
  • greater cargo volume
    671lvs380.6l
  • greater cargo volume (seats down)
    1634lvs1043.84l
  • larger fuel tank
    50lvs47.25l
  • Height
    1.44mvs1.5m
  • more cylinders
    4vs3.77
  • lower ground clearance
    129mmvs131.26mm

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General info

1.Has front-wheel drive
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

2.Has fully independent suspension
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

3.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

4. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

100000km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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5. longer drivetrain warranty (years)

5yrs

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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6. longer basic warranty (km)

100000km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

671l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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2. greater cargo volume (seats down)

1634l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.

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3. longer wheelbase

2.63m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.07m

4. shorter length

4.27m

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5.height

1.44m

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6. larger interior

2648l

A larger interior volume makes for a more comfortable driving experience, giving more space for you and your passengers.

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Speed

1. lower coefficient of drag

0.32Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel economy.

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0.25Cd

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Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

9.4l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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2. better fuel economy (highway)

6.9l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3. higher maximum torque

350Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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4. better fuel economy (combined)

0l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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5. larger fuel tank

50l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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6.Has a turbocharged engine
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

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Features

1.Has Bluetooth
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

2.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

3.Has a rear-view camera
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

4.Has in-car system
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

5.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

6. more airbags

6

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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