Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

A true power hatchback, the VW Golf GTI combines Autobahn-level performance with everyday practicality. Iconic in status, it maintains its sportier elements while bringing its spacious cabin into the 21st century.

Available at Faulkner Volkswagen, drivers near Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg hoping to get their hands on the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI can start by reading our helpful review.

Take a look, and please don’t hesitate to contact our team with any questions!

VW Golf GTI: Performance

Who actually believes that driving a small hatchback is boring? Take the VW Golf GTI for a spin and watch as that silly rumor gets left in the dust. Equipped with a turbo 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, it achieves an astounding 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

To hone this impressive level of giddy up, Volkswagen paired its hard-charging engine to a quick-shifting 7-speed DSG® automatic transmission.

To give you greater control over your drive, you’ll find available paddle shifters behind the steering wheel along with Driving Mode Selection in the dash. Fine-tuned and track-ready, the sport suspension takes handling to a new level while the VAQ limited-slip differential all but eliminates understeer.

Fuel Efficiency

One of the biggest advantages to driving a small hatchback is the fuel-sipping tendencies. This is especially true of the VW Golf GTI, which achieves an EPA-estimated 24/32/27 city/highway/combined MPG.*

VW Golf GTI: Interior Design & Space

Thanks to its tall, flat roofline and wide opening doors, it’s easy for anyone to slip inside.

Once behind the wheel, the bucket-style sport seats provide excellent visibility out the front and rear windows. Delivering convenience at every turn, the multifunction steering wheel and well-appointed dash go a long way toward keeping your eyes and hands focused on the road ahead.

No matter where you’re seated inside, the VW Golf GTI makes excellent use of its 93.5 cubic feet of passenger volume:




38.4 inches/38.1 inches (front/rear)


41.2 inches/35.6 inches (front/rear)

Cargo Volume

22.8 cubic feet

VW Golf GTI: Innovative Technology

Your life operates at a fast pace—so should your technology. That’s why Volkswagen outfits each trim level with some of the most cutting-edge tech on the market.

From the dashboard’s 8-inch glass touchscreen display, seamlessly pair your smartphone to perform all sorts of tasks.

Using Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect, you can look up directions, change the music, and even send and receive messages with the suite of smart features that includes:

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth® technology with audio streaming
  • Fender® Premium Audio System

Active Safety Tech

The open road can be unpredictable. To help keep you out of harm’s way, the VW Golf GTI provides a list of standard and available safety tech.

To help you merge in and out of busy traffic, the Active Blind Spot Monitor works as a second pair of eyes. Need help with pulling out of a narrow parking space? The Rear Traffic Alert lets you know when an approaching vehicle is about to enter your path.

Test Drive the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

If you’re looking to add more excitement to your trips around Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg, visit Faulkner Volkswagen. You can also go online to schedule your very own test drive!


*Based on EPA estimates. See for details. Your mileage will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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