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2021 Volkswagen GTI

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What you must know before buying the Volkswagen GTI

Kimberly Smith
Automotive Editor - November 7, 2020
  • 2021 GTI is here; 2020s still available but hard to find
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts + extra $500 credit for select customers
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $399 per month for 39 months

2021s are here:

The 2021 GTI is arriving as a carryover of the 2020, which remains available but is extremely difficult to find in stock.

The offers listed below are regional and expire November 30, 2020. Our examples are based on those for Western States. We may see more incentives added for Black Friday, but there's no guarantee.

Heads up: a redesign is likely for the 2022 model year.

Extra credit:

Dealers are being incentivized $3,000 by the manufacturer for every GTI they sell without promotional financing, or $1,500 for each 2020 they finance. For 2021 models, dealer incentives are only available on vehicles sold without financing, and the amount is $500. These are not automatic discounts for you, but dealers may be willing to pass those savings onto you if you play your cards right. Our advice is to negotiate for the full value of the incentive.

In addition, a $500 bonus is available for qualified military and first responders, and new college graduates (i.e. graduated in the past 24 months) with proof of permanent, full-time income are eligible to receive a $500 credit on new financing or lease contracts signed with Volkswagen Credit.

Zero-interest financing:

Promotional finance rates for 2020 models start at a wonderfully low 0% APR for up to 60 months, or 0.9% APR for 72 months. In addition, dealers have that $1,500 incentive to play with here, so be sure to push for those savings.

For the upcoming 2021s, rates start at 0.9% APR for 60 months or 1.9% APR for 72 months.

Sign & Drive:

The 2020 GTI 2.0T S with automatic transmission is advertised from $399 per month for 39 months with $0 due at signing. This includes an allowance of 10,000 miles per year and is a better deal than before, but it is still not a good value at all in relation to this vehicle's MSRP.

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Special Pricing (Expires 11/30/20) Special Customer Note: The price for this vehicle contains a special manufacturer-to-dealer incentive. Customers must take delivery of this vehicle prior to the expiration date to be eligible for this price. This price may not be available on special factory orders or used in conjunction with special manufacturer financing or leasing programs. Prices subject to change at any time based upon program rules. Please check with your CarsDirect Trusted Dealer for complete details.  

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2021 Volkswagen GTI: Model Preview

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor

Model Preview

Earlier reports indicated a redesigned Volkswagen GTI was coming in 2021. Unfortunately, that’s been pushed back a year and the 2021 VW GTI will be a carryover model.

The latest-generation Volkswagen GTI hasn’t changed much since its debut in 2015, as it’s carried on with the same basic hatchback look taken from its source material, the Golf. Atop its Golf base, the GTI adds sportier bits, including fins on the outer edges of the front bumper, a unique grille, larger wheels, a restyled rear bumper, and dual exhaust.

Inside, the GTI again borrows heavily from its Golf platform but gains some extra metallic accents, sportier gauges, more heavily bolstered seats, and a few other minor nips and tucks.

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Under its hood, the GTI features a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels via a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The 2020 GTI qualifies for the IIHS Top Safety Pick designation with “Good” ratings in all but one crash test, an “Acceptable” passenger-side small-overlap crash test, and “Acceptable” LED projector headlights. It also features a “Superior”-rated standard automatic emergency braking system. We expect the safety ratings and equipment to remain the same in the 2021 GTI. However, it’ll likely lose the Top Safety Pick status, as the latest IIHS requirements include a “Good” rating in all crash tests.

The 2021 Volkswagen GTI’s pricing will range from $29,690 to $38,740 (destination fees included).

This hot hatchback will compete with the Hyundai Veloster N, Honda Civic SI, and Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo.

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