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2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Popular Mechanics “Hatchback of the Year” Award

Combining the style, versatility, and practicality of the Volkswagen Golf with a robust engine and advanced performance technologies, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI delivers an incredible driving experience. The experts at Popular Mechanics agree, for the publication named the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI the “Hatchback of the Year” in its 2019 Automotive Excellence awards.

Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Award for 2019 VW Golf GTI

The Automotive Excellence awards are published annually and honor vehicles in a variety of classes along with advances in automotive technology. This marks the second year-in-a-row that the Golf GTI was included in the awards. In making the announcement for the “Hatchback of the Year” award for the Golf GTI, Ezra Dyer, the Automotive Editor for Popular Mechanics, humorously stated, “If a GTI doesn’t make you smile, your face is broken.”

“We’re honored for GTI to be named two years running in the Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence awards. Awards like this validate the consistency of the Golf GTI in delivering unmatched quality and performance at a competitive price point.” – Scott Keogh, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America

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2019 VW Golf GTI Trims and Pricing

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI is available now at dealerships nationwide, including right here at Capistrano Volkswagen. It’s offered in four trims: S, SE, Autobahn, and a limited-edition GTI Rabbit Edition. Pricing starts at $27,595 MSRP for the base-level 2019 VW Golf GTI S Manual.