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Volkswagen GTI:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

Volkswagen GTI side view
Volkswagen GTI angular front perspective
Volkswagen GTI angular rear perspective

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

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Volkswagen GTI

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic or Manual
  • City consumption9.6 - 9.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.3 - 7.5 L/100km
  • Width1799 mm
  • Length4268 mm
  • Trunk space578 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 variant of the Volkswagen GTI 2021 - 2021 is available in 1 trim:

Autobahn trim features and specs

Dimensions of the Volkswagen GTI

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20211467 mm1799 mm4268 mm