The Volkswagen Golf GTI
The front-wheel-drive Volkswagen Golf GTI is a 4 door, 5 seat compact hatchback that is powered by a 147-horsepower, 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard and an 8-speed automatic is accessible. A performance-oriented GI edition gets a 228-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4 cylinder that pairs with a 6-speed manual or 7 speed dual-clutch mechanical.
Engine and performance
The Volkswagen Golf GTI is run by a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 228 horsepower. It is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission or an optical 7 speed mechanical. There are not a lot of manuals out there anymore. And since this is one of the excellent ones, it is our pick of the two transmissions. Their responsive engine fast and insistently gets their Golf GTI up to speed.
Providing more than just blistering performance, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is packed with high-tech specs to keep you linked. Not only is the accessible eight-inch touchscreen display stylish, it is also brightly lit and big to make display more prominent. VW Car-Net App-Connect permits you to link your compatible smartphone with Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink or Android Auto to access pick apps on the touchscreen display. The Rear-View camera system offers a clear view of issues in your path when in reverse.
Latest safety technologies
With the Volkswagen Golf GTI, you can trust that this hatchback will keep you and your passengers secure. Providing many latest safety technologies, you will have Rear traffic Alert, Blind Spot monitor, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, Park Distance Control with Manoeuvre Braking, and more as latest and accessible amenities.
Set the mood within the Golf GTI with interior glow lighting. One glance at the Premium Color Multifunction show shows all vital drive information, placed front and center. The standard 60/40 split rear seat folds down to show a big 51.2 cubic feet of cargo capacity, best for those extended weekend getaway.
Is Volkswagen GTI the best car?
The GTI rides amazingly, it has lots of area for people, and its hatchback design makes it one of the top compact vehicles for hauling cargo.
Volkswagen packs the Golf GTI with lots of standard driver assistance and infotainment technology, and the upgraded infotainment shows and a digital gauge cluster give the vehicle a modern feel. Anyway, the over-reliance on haptic buttons needs a learning curve. And while this hatchback is completely redesigned, some interior surfaces and materials do not live up to the GTIs status for standard.
Volkswagen Golf GTI vs. The competition
The car is easily one of the most fun hatchbacks accessible. It is responsive, strong engine combined with amazing handle. There is also a choice of automatic and manual transmission across the full line up. The interior is relaxed and surprisingly upscale for the price. The Autobahn trim has a luxury like interior not generally found in the class. The Subaru WRX outshines the Golf GTI on performance but does not have the same perfect ride or standard interior. The Mazda3 falls little on horsepower but provides all-wheel drive for inclement areas. The Hyundai Veloster has a little interior and a hasher ride but high horsepower from its top trim.
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