Street Lines: 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn 2

Hip, Fun, Safe And Gas-friendly, The GTI Autobahn Is An Educated Selection For The Go-Getter

For those on the go, look no further.

Whether it’s for a student heading off to college or an industrious millennial on the go, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn hatchback is a choice model to get them where they have to go quickly, safely and adventurously.

Dressed in Tornado Red (the perfect moniker for this head-spinning speed demon), the 2.0L TSI turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivers especially in Sport mode with a six-speed automatic transmission and 220 horsepower. After a slight half-second delay of pressing down the gas pedal (we see it as a quick building of suspense), the spinning 18-inch alloys began to blur as the GTI rockets down lanes with the gripping torque to match. The electronic Brake Force Distribution, fine-tuned sport suspension, push-button start, and steering wheel paddle shifters completed the racing experience.

Titan black leather provides a pampering cockpit boasting a clear 5.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation; a rearview camera; the standard Bluetooth connectivity; satellite radio; and an iPod port. The optional, booming Fender audio system is strongly recommended especially for those summer days you want to truly enjoy.

Regarding safety, Volkswagen continues to show a strong commitment in this department. This GTI solidifies this by boasting mounted airbags on the front and back’s side and head locations; four-wheel anti-lock braking system; emergency braking assist; turn signal mirrors; stability and traction control; a post-collision safety system; and tire pressure monitoring.

If we had to nitpick, the navigation system could be a bit more practical and the location of the disc slot (glove compartment) was unconventional for the driver, but these certainly carry no weight from all yeses and brilliance of this automobile; it’s numerous high marks and consistent accolades in the automotive world are justified. This is a great automobile.

The basics:

MSRP: $31,145/$33,655 loaded with Lighting and Drivers Assistance/Distance Control

MPG: 25 city/33 highway, 28 combined

For more information, visit VW.com.