The vehicle we tested was the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn edition with a 2.0L 4 cylinder, mated to a 6 speed, manual transmission. It included the 5.8-inch Discover Media infotainment system, the VW Car-Net telematics platform, an excellent 9 speaker Fender Premium sound system, 4 years of SiriusXM Traffic services, a neat rear view camera that mechanically pops out from underneath the rear VW ornamentation, iPod integration through the VW Media Device Interface, and Bluetooth with audio streaming. The starting price for this trim level is $29,595. Our vehicle also included the Lighting Package with the LED daytime running lamps and HID headlamps. With destination, the price comes to $31,410. That’s a lot of money to spend on a vehicle as small as the GTI, but based on our test, the combination of technology with pure driving pleasure is sure to make it worth every penny – not to mention the excellent 25 city/34 hwy fuel economy.
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