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

Edmunds.com

10/31/12
2012-10-31
88
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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2013 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

The 2013 Volkswagen GTI doesn’t boast scorching specifications, but as a whole package — comfort, drivability and performance — it’s one of our top picks for a sporty hatchback.

SpeedTV

02/16/10
2010-02-16
88
100

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Tom Jensen Tom Jensen Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

What stands out most about the GTI is its balance. The GTI is quick, nimble and absolutely a blast to drive fast, just as it always has been. It’s not great at any one thing, but it’s very, very good at almost everything.

AutoBlog.com

10/08/09
2009-10-08
88
100

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Jonny Lieberman Jonny Lieberman 6.2 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI MkVI has a lot going for it. As far as hot hatches are concerned, none of the competition offers the same mix of refinement, sophistication and driving good times that the GTI does.

AutoBlog.com

05/26/10
2010-05-26
88
100

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Dan Roth Dan Roth Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI restores our faith that it can still do the things that made the original one of the all-time enthusiast greats. The GTI strikes us as a bargain for the refinement and performance it offers.

National Post

06/04/10
2010-06-04
88
100

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Brian Harper Brian Harper Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

With the possible exception of a John Cooper Works Mini Cooper S, the Volkswagen GTI is the most neutral-handling front-drive sport hatch I have ever driven. From the inside of the car looking out, I would swear I was behind the wheel of a $50,000 sports coupe.

Popular Mechanics

04/01/09
2009-04-01
87
100

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Barry Winfield Barry Winfield 7.2 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

Priced at about $25,000, and capable of about 32 mpg in normal use, the 2010 VW GTI is arguably one of the most appropriate performance cars of the times.

AutoGuide.com

09/26/09
2009-09-26
87
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

Fans of the past several generations of the Volkswagen GTI will absolutely love the 2010 model. It looks better, rides nicer, is quieter, handles even better and has a more premium interior.

Dallas Morning News

02/12/10
2010-02-12
87
100

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Terry Box Terry Box Score Pending 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

The GTI zings to 60 in a respectable 6.1 seconds and still manages to return 24 mpg in city driving and 32 on the highway.
Thanks to the car’s precise, well-weighted steering the GTI rips happily through corners with little lean and minimal understeer.

MotorAuthority.com

03/08/12
2012-03-08
87
100

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Kurt Ernst Kurt Ernst Score Pending 2012 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

The GTI manages to retain the fun-to-drive factor that has made it a hot hatch favorite for decades. Inside, Volkswagen delivers good value for the money.

Consumer Guide

10/13/10
2010-10-13
87
100

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Staff Review Consumer Guide 6.8 out of 10 2011 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

The GTI is a Best Buy that offers near premium-compact build quality and serious driving-enthusiast appeal.

Motor Trend

04/01/09
2009-04-01
87
100

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Todd Lassa Todd Lassa 7.2 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI is a smoother, more refined, better balanced hot hatch that still maintains the feeling of a relatively lightweight, cheeky little car.

Kansas City Star

11/27/09
2009-11-27
86
100

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Tom Strongman Tom Strongman 6.5 out of 10 2010 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

The all-new 2010 Volkswagen GTI is mature and refined, yet I could feel the spirit of the original every time I slid behind the wheel of the new one. It may be a four-door car, but it’s also a three-letter word for fun.

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