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2023 Volkswagen GTI

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2023 2.0T S 4dr Hatchback
most popular
Price:   -  From $30,530
2023 Golf GTI 2.0T 40th Anniversary Edition 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $33,055
2023 2.0T SE 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $35,330
2023 2.0T Autobahn 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $39,070


What's New

The 2023 Volkswagen GTI enters its second year in its current form with exterior lighting upgrades. All models now come with performance LED headlights, LED fog lights, and active cornering lights. A 40th Anniversary Edition will join the lineup at midyear.

Choosing your Volkswagen GTI

The GTI once again comes in three trim levels: S, SE, and Autobahn. Pricing starts at $31,625 including destination and goes to $40,165 for the Autobahn.

The related Golf R is covered in a separate entry.

Engine Choices

Every GTI carries a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard on all trims, and a seven-speed automatic is available for $800. The GTI features front-wheel drive, selectable driving modes, a sport-tuned suspension, and an electronically locking limited-slip differential.

The GTI is EPA-rated at 25 miles per gallon city (24 with manual), 34 mpg highway, and 28 combined.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The GTI is a four-door hatchback with seating for five. The relatively long and flat roofline permits good headroom for rear passengers.

The GTI offers 19.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat and 34.5 cubic feet with it folded. While the GTI is certainly more versatile than a sedan, it carries less than a utility-oriented hatchback or small crossover.

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Safety Features

The base S comes only with automatic emergency braking and front and rear parking sensors. The SE does much better, adding adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear traffic alert, and road sign recognition. The Autobahn also packs automatic high beams, a head-up display, and an automated parking system.


The infotainment system for the S includes an 8.25-inch touchscreen, seven speakers, HD radio, four USB ports, wireless device charging, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

The SE and Autobahn offer a 10-inch system with navigation, nine Harman Kardon speakers, satellite radio, and wireless phone integration.

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2023 Volkswagen GTI S — MSRP From $31,625

The S carries a plaid cloth interior with heated front sport seats, ambient lighting, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, single-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and stainless pedal covers. Other features include automatic wipers, heated washer nozzles, heated power side mirrors with memory, and full LED exterior lighting with active cornering lights. The S rolls in 18-inch aluminum wheels.

2023 Volkswagen GTI SE — MSRP From $36,425

Along with its other upgrades, the SE furnishes a sunroof, push-button start, proximity keyless access, and puddle lamps. The Leather Seating Surfaces Package ($1,225) adds leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and a 12-way power driver seat with memory. Gloss black wheels can dress up the outside for $395.

2023 Volkswagen GTI Autobahn — MSRP From $40,165

The Autobahn carries an adaptive suspension and 19-inch wheels, plus heated rear seats and the extra safety features. The Leather Seating Surfaces Package is also standard.

Compare GTI Trims Side-By-Side

CarsDirect Tip

The 2023 Volkswagen GTI S lacks too many safety features to be a serious contender in this class. The well-rounded SE makes the most sense unless you can't live without the Autobahn's adaptive suspension.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 241 HP / 273 ft.lbs.
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 7-spd Tiptronic auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
23 / 32 / 27 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 241 HP / 273 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
23 / 32 / 27 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
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
34.5 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
92 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
168.8 "
Exterior Width
70.4 "
Exterior Height
57.6 "
Front Headroom
38.5 "
Rear Headroom
38.1 "
Front Legroom
41.2 "
Rear Legroom
35.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,133 Lbs. / 3,206 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
17.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome 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
6-way (2-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
6-way (2-way Power)
Front Armrests
6-way (2-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm/hd, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
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
Fcw W/autonomous Emergency Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Monitor Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Travel Assist (semi-automated Driving Assistance) Hands-on Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Pedestrian Monitoring Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
24 Months / 20,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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