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2016 Volkswagen GTI

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2016 S 2-Door 2dr Hatchback
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Price:   -  From $24,995
2016 S 4-Door 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $25,595
2016 S w/Performance Package 2-Door 2dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $26,490
2016 S w/Performance Package 4-Door 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $27,090
2016 SE 2-Door 2dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $28,025
2016 SE 4-Door 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $28,625
2016 SE w/Performance Package 2-Door 2dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $29,520
2016 SE w/Performance Package 4-Door 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $30,120
2016 Autobahn 4-Door 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $30,135
2016 Autobahn w/Performance Package 4-Door 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $31,630


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 210 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 6-spd Tiptronic auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
25 / 34 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 210 HP / 258 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
25 / 34 / 29 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
13.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
52.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
93 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
168.0 "
Exterior Width
70.5 "
Exterior Height
56.8 "
Front Headroom
38.4 "
Rear Headroom
38.1 "
Front Legroom
41.2 "
Rear Legroom
35.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,972 Lbs. / 3,027 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
17.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
18.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Premium Cloth
Front Seat Type
Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt Sport
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer Iii
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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