Volkswagen GTI

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

87
Priced From $23,995
MPG 26.0
Styles Reviewed
HatchbackHatchback

TheTruthAboutCars.com

11/23/09
2009-11-23
88
100

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Don Gammill Jr. Don Gammill Jr. Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI. Yes, the original hot hatch and its segment-founding “you-can-be-responsible-and-still-have-fun” formula remain thankfully intact — when you get behind the wheel, your life will almost assuredly suck less.

MSN Autos

10/27/09
2009-10-27
89
100

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Marc Lachapelle Marc Lachapelle Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

The Volkswagen GTI is a remarkably solid, practical and refined cruiser that can turn into a feisty and confidence-inspiring canyon-carver with a twitch of the right pedal.

Road & Track

06/15/09
2009-06-15
89
100

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Joe Rusz Joe Rusz Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

A sprint down the sinewy side roads of coastal Provence illustrates why Volkswagen has sold 1.7 million GTIs. Wonderfully balanced, this car loves to be driven with verve.

National Post

11/20/09
2009-11-20
89
100

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Graeme Fletcher Graeme Fletcher Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

Some cars seem so inviting, but prove to be disappointing when driven. Others, like the Volkswagen GTI, appear somewhat staid at first blush, but the drive is divine.

Car and Driver

03/24/10
2010-03-24
89
100

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Erik Johnson Erik Johnson 6.3 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

The Volkswagen GTI, in any form, is a pure delight. We wouldn’t fault anyone for choosing the DSG over the manual transmission, or vice-versa. After all, no matter which transmission you choose, it’ll still be bolted into a GTI.

CarReview.com

07/08/10
2010-07-08
90
100

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Francis Cebedo Francis Cebedo Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

Though lacking in raw horsepower and the electronics integration is sub par, the 2011 VW GTI still gets 5 stars. It leads the hot hatchback category and delivers a driving experience that is the perfect balance of utility and performance.

Vehix.com

02/05/10
2010-02-05
90
100

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Nathan D. Adlen Nathan D. Adlen 6.8 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

All of the go-fast additions to the 2010 Volkswagen GTI truly represent real performance potential. This is not a mock-up of a sporty machine or a “boy racer.” The new GTI is the real deal.

egmCarTech.com

12/15/09
2009-12-15
90
100

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Omar Rana Omar Rana Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

The best part of the overall 2010 GTI experience is that the car keeps its mix of power, handling, and practicality while being fuel-efficient and affordable. Yes, we know you have other options, but the GTI sets itself apart from all of its competitors – really far apart.

DriverSide.com

11/11/09
2009-11-11
91
100

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Brian Alexander Brian Alexander 7.3 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

The Volkswagen GTI feel more like a low-end Audi than a high-end VW, and we mean that in the best way possible.

About.com

10/28/09
2009-10-28
93
100

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Aaron Gold Aaron Gold 7.1 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

The Volkswagen GTI is a fantastic car inside and out. It’s great to drive, easy to live with, and a tremendous value. Would I spend my own money on one? You bet your back bumper I would.

Automobile Magazine

11/10/09
2009-11-10
96
100

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Joe DeMatio Joe DeMatio Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

At a time when the world’s economy is in shambles and fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are on everyone’s minds, there remains only one car that ticks all the enthusiast boxes without setting off a single alarm. That’s the Volkswagen GTI. Once again, it’s Automobile Magazine’s Automobile of the Year.

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