And the Props keep Coming…. ’15 VW Golf GTI named “Best Cheap Speed Car”

July 29th, 2014 by

2015 VW GTI Best Cheap Speed Car

You know, we could really get used to this. It’s only been a little over a week since we found ourselves basking in the praises of Car & Driver magazine, who found cause to celebrate four of our favorite models at Speedcraft VW for being among the finest vehicles under $30,000. But why stop the love parade there? We also recently received word that the 2015 VW Golf GTI has been named’s “Best Cheap Speed Car,” a designation given to high-performance vehicles available for under $30,000. (Note: Are we seeing a theme here? High quality, low cost?)

Going through a list of the criteria for consideration, and especially looking at the roster of competing vehicles, it’s clear that this is no small accolade. And after a grueling five-day test that included both a day at the drag strip and a day on a road course, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI has proven yet again to be much more than just a product of the considerable hype.

The unique and expressive styling of the GTI carries over to its performance profile.

So which competitors had the singular misfortune of looking down the barrel of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI? No undistinguished names here: the Suburu WRX, the Ford Fiesta ST, the Hyundai Veloster Turbo and the Nissan Juke NISMO, to name a select few. And, despite this impressive roster of competitors, to say that this victory for Volkswagen was ever in doubt would be a comical overstatement.

Vehicles were graded on fourteen different rubrics, including a wide swath of performance and styling benchmarks. And of these fourteen, care to venture a guess which ones awarded top honors to the GTI? Seven. A full half of the categories gave highest marks to the GTI, including braking performance, interior quality, ride quality and fuel efficiency. Basing the rankings on factors that are popular with younger drivers and those who desire energetic performance, there was little doubt regarding which model stood out. (Read full details of this competition here.)

The 2015 VW GTI is now available at Speedcraft VW, and we’re standing by hoping to assist any prospective shoppers with a test drive today. See you soon at Speedcraft VW near Providence RI!


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