The iconic Volkswagen GTI was arguably the first "hot hatch" when VW made a small hatchback fun to drive, now in its seventh generation, the GTI still lives up to the original's sporting intentions. The Golf GTI is available as a two-door or four-door, with a 210-hp (220-hp with Sport, SE and Autobahn trims) turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and the choice of a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed Direct Shift Gearbox, (DSG), which allows the driver to shift sequentially, without doing the clutch work, via paddles on the steering wheel or the shift lever itself. An extensive list of standard equipment is included, features such as well-bolstered cloth sport seats with plaid inserts, LED fog lamps (except Sport), alloy pedals, satellite radio, 18-inch tires on alloy wheels, sport suspension, six airbags, an 8-speaker touch-screen audio system, Bluetooth and a multi-function leather steering wheel. Other trims include a panorama power sunroof, keyless access with push-button start, and a navigation system. For 2017, the Golf GTI adds a new Sport trim.
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|MPG||24 City / 34 Hwy|
|Transmission||6-spd man w/OD|
|Power||210 @ 4500 rpm|
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