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Volkswagen GTI

Volkswagen GTI side view

Pros and cons of the Volkswagen GTI

  • Manual transmission standard, automatic optional
  • Three trims available
  • Practical hatchback design
  • Safety tech does not come standard
  • Upper trim levels can be costly
  • Tight interior space
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Volkswagen GTI

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Volkswagen GTI

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors3 - 5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual
  • City consumption9.4 - 9.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.9 - 7.5 L/100km
  • Width1790 - 1799 mm
  • Length4268 mm
  • Trunk space578 - 580 L
  • Cargo space1340 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Volkswagen GTI

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Volkswagen GTI 2015 - present is available in 4 trims:

Basic trim features and specs

Available with the Basic trim:
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
  • Sport seats in the front
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Dusk sensor (optional)
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Basic trim:
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Start stop system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
3 engines are available with the Basic trim:
2 L - Gas - 210 hp
City consumption:9.4 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.9 - 7.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:587 - 605 km
2 L - Gas - 220 hp
City consumption:9.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.2 - 7.3 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:581 - 589 km
2 L - Gas - 228 hp
City consumption:9.6 - 9.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.3 - 7.5 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:575 - 581 km

Rabbit trim features and specs

Available with the Rabbit trim:
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
  • Sport seats in the front
Available with the Rabbit trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Cornering lights
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Rabbit trim:
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rain sensor
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Rabbit trim:
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Start stop system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Rabbit trim:
2 L - Gas - 228 hp
City consumption:9.6 - 9.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.3 - 7.5 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:575 - 581 km

Performance trim features and specs

Available with the Performance trim:
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
  • Sport seats in the front
Available with the Performance trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Performance trim:
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Performance trim:
  • Automatic parking
  • Front sensors
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Performance trim:
2 L - Gas - 220 hp
City consumption:9.4 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.9 - 7.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:587 - 605 km

Autobahn trim features and specs

Available with the Autobahn trim:
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Rear seat ski hatch
  • Sport seats in the front
Available with the Autobahn trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Bi-Xenon headlights (optional)
  • Cornering lights (optional)
  • Fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • Short wheel base
Available with the Autobahn trim:
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Dusk sensor
  • Overtaking sensors (optional)
  • Rain sensor
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
Available with the Autobahn trim:
  • Automatic parking (optional)
  • Front sensors (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Start stop system (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
3 engines are available with the Autobahn trim:
2 L - Gas - 210 hp
City consumption:9.4 - 9.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.9 - 7.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:587 - 605 km
2 L - Gas - 220 hp
City consumption:9.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.2 - 7.3 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:581 - 589 km
2 L - Gas - 228 hp
City consumption:9.6 - 9.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:7.3 - 7.5 L/100km
Transmission:Manual
Range:575 - 581 km