The original hot hatch is back for another model year. The Volkswagen Golf GTI is iconic for its look and drivability, not to mention its great features and high safety ratings. But what specifically is the 2021 Golf GTI bringing to the table? Let us show you.
For those interested in the 2021 Golf GTI, keep reading. Below, you’ll find information on performance specs, connectivity features, and the safety suite. Is the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI right for you? Take a look.
The 2021 Golf GTI features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It produces 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The S, SE, and Autobahn trims all come standard with a six-speed manual transmission; a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with Tiptronic® and Sport modes is available, though. All models are FWD. The manual transmission models are EPA-estimated at 23-city/30-highway mpg, while the automatic gearbox ones are EPA-estimated at 24-city/32-highway mpg.
As expected, the 2021 Golf GTI is packed with features. Even on the base trim, you can expect Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, Car-Net® remote services, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, and a USB port. Like any other vehicle, it gets a few more features at higher trims, including integrated navigation, wireless smartphone integration, an extra USB port, an 8-inch touchscreen, SiriusXM satellite radio, and an eight-speaker Fender stereo system.
Not only is the 2021 Golf GTI fun to drive, it’s safe too. Standard safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, rain-sensing automatic wipers, and a rearview camera. Higher trims add more driver assistive features, such as lane departure warning with lane keeping assist, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, automatic parking assist, adaptive headlights, and automatic high-beam headlights.