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$333 / month
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$377 / month
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Available Money Factor of 0.00064 for 36 month lease
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2021 Volkswagen GTI Overview

Neil Cumins
Automotive Editor - February 11, 2021

What's New

As the seventh-generation Golf prepares to bow out, there’s one last hurrah for its GTI model. Mirror caps and a gloss black spoiler are the only external differences for 2021, though Volkswagen’s next-generation infotainment system is now fitted on two of the GTI’s three trim levels.

A redesign is expected for 2022, at which time the standard Golf will be discontinued.

Choosing your Volkswagen GTI

The entry-level S model is available as a six-speed manual for $29,690 (all prices including destination), while the seven-speed DSG automatic transmission is an $800 upgrade on each model in the range. SE trim starts at $33,660, and Autobahn models are available from $37,940.

Engine Choices

There’s only one engine in the Golf – Volkswagen’s 2.0-liter turbocharged TFSI unit, which generates 228 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This is supplied to the front wheels through either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic controls. Fuel economy in the manual stands at an EPA-estimated 23 miles per gallon city, 30 mpg highway, and 26 combined, while the auto ‘box raises this to 24/32/27.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)
2.0 TFSi228 hp258 lb-ft23/30/26 MPG (manual)
2.0 TFSi228 hp258 lb-ft24/32/27 MPG (DSG)

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

Cargo capacity for the five-seater Golf GTI stands at 17.4 cu ft with the rear seats in place.

Safety Features

Every GTI comes with a comprehensive roster of safety equipment. There are six airbags including side curtain ‘bags, an intelligent crash response system that shuts off the fuel pump and unlocks the doors, anti-slip regulation for the stability control, plus both hydraulic and engine braking assistance.

Drivers benefit from pedestrian monitoring and forward collision warning systems with autonomous emergency braking, while a rear traffic alert and blind-spot monitor serve to minimize the risk of low-speed collisions. The brakes are lifted from the high-performance R model, with vented discs and a torque-sensing limited-slip differential tested at Germany’s iconic Nürburgring circuit.

Connectivity

It’s a tale of two halves with the Golf’s infotainment. S models get the last-generation MIB2 system, with a 6.5-inch touchscreen offering twin USB-C ports, SD card support and Bluetooth, plus support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

SE and Autobahn receive the newer MIB3 system, with a glass-covered 8.0-inch display incorporating wireless app connecting and illuminated USB-C ports. This more advanced system also benefits from HD radio and navigation with route management.

S – from $29,690

Red brake calipers with the GTI logo distinguish this performance edition of the Golf from cooking models, alongside fog lamps, two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels and a flat-bottom steering wheel.

The windshield wipers are rain-sensing, LED lights include automatic headlamps, the side mirrors are heated and power operated, and the front seats have six-way power adjustment. They’re covered in classic plaid cloth and heated, while the gearshift knob and steering wheel are wrapped in leather.

There are no available packages on GTI models.

SE – from $33,660

There are plenty of subtle upgrades on SE models which the casual observer might not notice, such as low-speed corner illumination on the front fog lights. It’s easier to spot the power tilt-and-slide sunroof that brightens a cabin equipped with leather seats and keyless access with push-button start.

Volkswagen’s superior MIB3 infotainment system powers standard navigation, also displaying a performance monitor capable of showing everything from G force to engine oil temperature and lap times.

Autobahn – from $37,940

Riding on summer performance tires and equipped with adaptive chassis control, the most expensive GTI comes with radar-guided adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance and parking distance control. A park assist system can steer the car into both parallel and perpendicular spaces.

A Fender premium audio system augments the cabin, which sports dual-zone automatic climate and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, plus 12-way power adjustment for the driver’s seat including adjustable lumbar support.

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CarsDirect Tip

It’s worth upgrading to SE trim simply to take advantage of its more modern infotainment system, but it’s hard to justify the additional $4,280 required to secure an Autobahn model.

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