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
Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2013 models 88
2012 models 87
2011 models 86
2010 models 87
2009 models 85
2008 models 85

Edmunds.com

10/31/12
2012-10-31
88
100

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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.

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.

Cars.com

08/25/11
2011-08-25
86
100

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Kelsey Mays Kelsey Mays 8.0 out of 10 2011 Volkswagen GTI Hatchback

The 2011 Volkswagen GTI looks rakish but not rowdy; it prefers balance to sheer power. The kids will prefer a Mazdaspeed3 or Subaru WRX, but the GTI will keep its fans.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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