The 2015 Volkswagen GTI has a lot to offer in a powerful package. Whether you're looking for a 2-door GTI hatchback or a 4-door, Wallace Volkswagen in Stuart, FL, serving the surrounding communities of Port St. Lucie, Palm City, White City and Jupiter, FL, has what you need. Our friendly salespeople invite you into the showroom to take a tour of the 2015 GTI. Once you get behind the wheel, you'll want to drive this sporty performer all the way into your garage!
Let's see how the 2015 Volkswagen GTI stacks up against the Ford Fiesta ST.
Volkswagen GTI Engine versus Ford Fiesta ST Engine
Fifty-six independent car journalists agree that the 2015 Golf GTI should be named "North America's Car of the Year." That's quite a tribute, and one look at the GTI's performance, and you'll know why. Lift the hood, and you'll find a choice of two engines -- a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 210hp and a 2.0L turbocharged with 220 horsepower. That's a lot of punch for a little car. You also have a choice of a 4-speed manual or automatic transmission. In comparison, the Fiesta ST comes with one available engine - a 1.6L turbo EcoBoost Inline-4 with 197 horsepower. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, and automatic is not offered. Just looking at these specs, the better choice for power than the 2015 Volkswagen GTI.
While the versatile 2015 Volkswagen GTI comes as a 2-door hatchback as well as 4-door, we'll focus on the 4-door manual apples-to-apples comparison because the Fiesta ST only comes as a 4-door manual hatch. Giving the 2014 GTI base 4-door S its good looks include standard LED fog lights, 18-inch alloys, an aggressive black front grille and integrated rear spoiler. Inside the sporty cockpit you'll be trendy Clark Plaid seating surfaces, power heated seats, Bluetooth, and an 8-speaker 5.8 inch touchscreen audio system with HD Radio. There are no power or heated seats standard on the Fiesta ST, 18-inch wheels, or large audio touchscreen display. The cabin appointments in the 2015 GTI are more upscale than the Fiesta ST.
GTI Warranty Compared to Fiesta ST Warranty
When you drive an everyday car that's big on performance, you'll want peace of mind that your car is covered if anything goes wrong. The 2015 Volkswagen GTI offers coverage that the Ford Fiesta does not. While the GTI and Fiesta ST both have standard 3-year/36,000 mile bumper to bumper coverage, and 5-year/60,000 powertrain coverage, you'll get another 2 years of roadside assistance with the Fiesta ST. But, you won't get a 1-year maintenance warranty which includes oil changes and tire rotation on the 2015 GTI. Considering these are necessary to care for your car properly, the GTI has the advantage here.