Volkswagen
GTI
2016
Go

USED 2016 Volkswagen GTI FOR SALE NEAR ME

20 vehicles within 50 miles of
Andre Query
Automotive Editor - September 28, 2015

Expert Rating

5.0 (Excellent)
MPG
25 City / 34 Highway

Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

2016 Volkswagen GTI OVERVIEW

Over the course of its quarter-century existence, the GTI has managed the impressive feat of being both a joy to drive and incredibly practical. For the practical, the GTI offers the roomy versatility of a Golf hatchback paired with a fuel-efficient engine -- an engine that also happens to be turbocharged, and able to deliver a sporty, dynamic ride that keeps fun-loving drivers coming back for more.

What's New for 2016

After a ground-up redesign for 2015, changes to the GTI in 2016 are minor. Updates include the addition of a rearview camera standard on all models and the new MIB II infotainment system. The Driver Assistant package has also been updated with a number of new technologies.

Choosing Your Volkswagen GTI

All GTIs come with the same engine, making that choice very easy. Where you get to start making decisions is in choosing manual vs. automatic, two-door vs. four-door, and whether you want to add the Performance Package or not.

The sole engine is a 2-liter four-cylinder turbocharged affair that produces 210 horsepower. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, which delivers an estimated 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway. Optional is a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that delivers the same mileage estimates.

Selecting the Performance Package bumps you to 220-horsepower while also adding larger front and rear brakes, and a limited-slip differential.

S

The entry-level trim comes with 18-inch wheels, driving mode selection, touchscreen sound system, Bluetooth and USB compatibility, rearview camera, heated front seats, multi-function steering wheel, VW CarNet, LED foglights, and Clark Plaid cloth seating surfaces. Optional is a Lighting package, which adds Bi-Xenon headlights and the Adaptive Front-lighting System.

SE

Selecting the SE adds to the S with a panoramic sunroof, leather seats, Fender premium audio system, keyless entry with push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, and ambient lighting. Options include the same Lighting package available on the S, and a Driver Assistance package that includes forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, park assist, parking pilot, and adaptive cruise control.

Autobahn

Autobahn is the top-trim and only available as a four-door. It builds on the SE with touchscreen navigation, dual-zone climate control, and 12-way power driver’s seat. Options mirror the SE.

CarsDirect Tip

Upgrading to the Performance Package makes for a tighter, peppier driving experience, and at an additional $1,500 is well worth the cost of admission. In fact, all of the available optional packages are reasonably priced for the features they include.

Get your price on a Volkswagen GTI »

Best VW Deals & Lease Offers In February

With 2020 models slowly rolling onto dealer lots, February's incentives favor the remaining 2019s. All 2019 models are eligible for financing rates at low as 1.9% APR for... View All Volkswagen Lease Deals

Find Your New Volkswagen GTI On CarsDirect

Price It New

Recent Articles on Volkswagen GTI

Insider Information

We have information you must know before you buy the GTI. We want to send it to you, along with other pricing insights.

Submit

I agree to receive emails from CarsDirect. I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time.
We will not spam you, and will never sell your email. Privacy Policy.

Thank you. You are now subscribed to our Pricing Insider updates.

Buying With CarsDirect

We have partnered with trusted dealers in your area to give you a great price on the new Volkswagen GTI.
This is how it works:

  • We connect you to the Internet Department at a Trusted Dealership.
  • Use the CarsDirect Target Price as a tool in your negotiation.
  • The dealer will help you with financing or leasing, as well as trade-in options.

Find more information on Volkswagen vehicles

COPYRIGHT 1999-2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba CarsDirect.com.