Used 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Pros

  • Turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration and good fuel economy
  • sporty handling makes it fun to drive around turns
  • versatile and roomy hatchback design
  • high-quality interior materials that look and feel great.

Cons

  • Automated transmission's lack of responsiveness in slow-moving traffic
  • optional summer tires produce a moderately stiff ride quality.

Used 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback for Sale

Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
31,590 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
S
List$17,888
Est.Loan: $326/mo
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$300 Below Market
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*ONE OWNER*, *FACTORY WARRANTY APPLIES*, *CLEAN CARFAX NO ACCIDENTS*, *BLUETOOTH HANDS-FREE CALLING!*, *REAR VIEW CAMERA!*, *MP3 / IPOD COMPATIBLE!*, *VA STATE INSPECTION*, *NEW TIRES*, *NEW BRAKES*, AFTERMARKET EXHAUST SYSTEM, FAST FAST FAST.25/34 City/Highway MPGDon't miss your chance to SAVE HUGE $$$ at Autoline of VA EASY FINANCING PROGRAMS. Good, Bad, No Credit and 2nd Chance are approved.Just give us a call or fill out loan application We will call you less than 45 mins with the approval. 6 Months Nationwide Power train Warranty is included With the Full Price of the Vehicle..
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 Autobahn w/Performance Package 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
45,602 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
Autobahn w/Performance Package
List$20,226
Est.Loan: $368/mo
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Deep Black Pearl 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn w/Performance Package FWD 6-Speed DSG Automatic with Tiptronic 2.0L TSI ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Front dual zone A/C, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Top Sport Front Seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Navigation System, Power moonroof, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. Located right next to Dulles International Airport on Route 50 in Chantilly, Fairfax VA. 25/33 City/Highway MPG All prices exclude taxes, title, license, freight, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. Reviews: * Turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration and good fuel economy; sporty handling makes it fun to drive around turns; versatile and roomy hatchback design; high-quality interior materials that look and feel great. Source: Edmunds
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
31,397 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
S
List$18,194
Est.Loan: $331/mo
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$300 Below Market
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TECHNOLOGY, REARVIEW CAM, TOUCHSCREEN RADIO, BLUETOOTH CONNECTION, SIRIUSXM SATELLITE RADIO, CRUISE CONTROL, CERTIFIED GTI MANUAL TRANSMISSION! SERVICE RECORDS AVAILABLE,CLEAN CARFAX,ONE OWNER AND RECENTLY MECHANICALLY INSPECTED! 18' ALLOY WHEELS,FOG LIGHTS,HALOGEN HEADLIGHTS,HEATED FRONT SEATS,SPORT SUSPENSION,XDS+ CROSS DIFFERENTIAL SYSTEM,AND MORE! CALL BEFORE YOU DRIVE,THIS ONE WON'T LAST LONG...,ABS brakes, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Top Sport Front Seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. CARFAX One-Owner. Reviews:* Turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration and good fuel economy; sporty handling makes it fun to drive around turns; versatile and roomy hatchback design; high-quality interior materials that look and feel great. Source: Edmunds* BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! * 7 DAY EXCHANGE POLICY ON EVERY PURCHASE * OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. CALL ONE OF OUR SALES SPECIALISTS AT 1-877-638-7532 TO SCHEDULE YOUR PURCHASE.
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
17,085 miles
Certified Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
S
List$19,764
Est.Loan: $360/mo
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$300 Below Market
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CERTIFIED VW GOLF GTI S ** CLEAN CARFAX ** ONE OWNER ** 18 ALLOY WHEELS ** HEATED SEATS ** CLOTH SEATS ** REAR VIEW CAMERA ** BLUETOOTH ** SIRIUS XM RADIO ** OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS..STOHLMAN HAS BEEN SERVING THE AREA FOR OVER 80 YEARS.
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
37,889 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
S
List$18,000
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
26,392 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
S
List$18,795
Est.Loan: $342/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2016 VOLKSWAGEN GTI S ** 6-SPEED MANUAL** ONE OWNER VEHICLE** LOADED WITH 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION** REAR BACK UP CAMERA** BLUETOOTH AUDIO** HEATED SEATS** VOICE COMMAND** ADJUSTABLE SPORT MODE** LED FOG LIGHTS** VA INSPECTED** CLEAN INSIDE/OUT** MUST SEE!!! ****FOR MORE INFO PLEASE GIVE US A CALL DIRECTLY AT 703-368-7777**** -
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
38,670 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
S
(9)
Fairfax Motors
16.9 mi away
List$18,777
Est.Loan: $342/mo
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$300 Below Market
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**LOCAL TRADE IN**Just serviced with brand new front and rear brakes and rotors**GTI with less than 39000 MILES**AUTOMATIC**ALLOY WHEELS**FACTORY WARRANTY till FEBRUARY 2021**CLEAN CARFAX**CARFAX CERTIFIED with BUYBACK GUARANTEE** Includes a CARFAX buyback guarantee.. Real gas sipper!!! 33 MPG Hwy** Safety equipment includes: ABS, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag, Front fog/driving lights...Other features include: Bluetooth, Power locks, Power windows, Heated seats, Auto-shift manual Transmission... Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 24 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers and all the way to our very experienced Finance Director who has been in the business for 40 years! We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 Autobahn w/Performance Package 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
19,643 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
Autobahn w/Performance Package
(15)
BMW of Fairfax
17.4 mi away
List$22,981
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 SE w/Performance Package 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
13,587 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
SE w/Performance Package
(23)
Ourisman Honda
21.3 mi away
List$19,900
Est.Loan: $363/mo
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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE Silver FEATURES: Turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration and good fuel economy; sporty handling makes it fun to drive around turns; versatile and roomy hatchback design; high-quality interior materials that look and feel great. Source: Edmunds CARFAX One-Owner. 34/25 Highway/City MPG
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
26,912 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
SE
BMW of Alexandria
24.7 mi away
List$22,280
Est.Loan: $406/mo
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ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Top Sport Front Seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Power moonroof, Remote keyless entry, Traction control.BMW OF ALEXANDRIA IS A PROUD THREE TIME CENTER OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNING DEALER. OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. TO PURCHASE THIS VEHICLE CONTACT OUR INTERNET DEPARTMENT TODAY.
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
28,643 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
SE
List$19,990
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
22,262 miles
Certified Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
SE
List$19,800
Est.Loan: $361/mo
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Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 Autobahn w/Performance Package 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
45,158 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
Autobahn w/Performance Package
List$20,788
Est.Loan: $379/mo
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$300 Below Market
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Certified. Black 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn w/Performance Package FWD 6-Speed DSG Automatic with Tiptronic 2.0L TSI ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Front dual zone A/C, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Top Sport Front Seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Navigation System, Power moonroof, Remote keyless entry, Traction control.This vehicle meets Volkswagen s Factory Certified Pre-Owned standards! Each Certified Pre-Owned Volkswagen has passed an extensive 112-point inspection by a certified Volkswagen technician; includes a 2-year, 24,000-mile \bumper-to-bumper\ Limited Warranty; two years of roadside assistance which provides towing to your nearest VW dealers, jump-starting, or even refueling of your vehicle; you will also receive a CarFax Vehicle History Report; plus 3-months of complimentary Sirius XM satellite radio service. 25/33 City/Highway MPGIsaac Wai Chee General Sales Manager 301-498-7400 Isaac.Chee@ourismanautomotive.com.Reviews: * Turbocharged engine provides quick acceleration and good fuel economy; sporty handling makes it fun to drive around turns; versatile and roomy hatchback design; high-quality interior materials that look and feel great. Source: Edmunds
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 Autobahn w/Performance Package 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
58,617 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
Autobahn w/Performance Package
List$21,000
Est.Loan: $383/mo
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Got your eye on a 2016Volkswagen Golf GTI that seats 5 and gets 33 MPG? With Carvana, you can get this high-quality, Carvana Certified vehicle without ever stepping foot inside a dealership! These are not the undesirable econoboxes of yesteryear. Modern hatchbacks have all of the high tech features you'd expect ontop of their amazing price, gas mileage, and cargo volume. Before making them available to you, we ensure that every Carvana vehicle is accident-free before putting it through an exhaustive reconditioning and detailing process. Take a 360-degree virtual tour - inside and out - of every vehicle in our inventory, as we detail every feature and any major imperfections that appear on the car. This particular car has passed a rigorous 150-point inspection by Sidney and his talented team of ASE Certified mechanics. Worried about buyer's remorse with your online vehicle purchase? Worry no more, as every vehicle purchase comes with a 7-day test-own, allowing you to drive around town and even have the vehicle inspected by a mechanic of your choice. If the car doesn't live up to your expectations for any reason within the 7-day period, give us a call and we'll come retrieve the vehicle from you with a refund of your purchase. Have a question about the car you're looking at, or about the purchase process in general? Visit us at Carvana.com to learn more!
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
48,625 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
S
List$14,940
Est.Loan: $279/mo
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$300 Below Market
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***WE FINANCE**1-OWNER**CARFAX CERTIFIED**BACK-UP CAMERA**HEATED SEATS**BLUETOOTH**SATELLITE RADIO**HID HEADLIGHT**EXCELLENT CONDITION**FULLY LOADED**
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 Autobahn w/Performance Package 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
51,287 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
Autobahn w/Performance Package
List$18,995
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Deep Black Pearl SE Leather, Navigation, 1 Owner, Power moonroof. w/Performance Package 2.0L TSI 6-Speed Manual FWDCARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. 25/34 City/Highway MPGKoons Used Cars is located at 2540 Riva Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. Only minutes from Baltimore, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Crofton, Kent Island, Easton, and Washington DC. Final price excludes tax, tags, title, destination and dealer processing fee. In order to ensure your complete satisfaction, we ask that you call to confirm vehicle availability and pricing prior to arrival as they are subject to change.
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 Autobahn w/Performance Package 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
32,041 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
Autobahn w/Performance Package
List$21,995
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Front dual zone A/C, Heated door mirrors, Heated front seats, Heated Top Sport Front Seats, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Navigation System, Power moonroof, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. 25/33 City/Highway MPG Clean CARFAX. CARFAX One-Owner. 32041 is 11949 miles below market average!
Volkswagen Golf GTI 2016 SE w/Performance Package 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM)
34,802 miles
Used 2016
Volkswagen Golf GTI
SE w/Performance Package
Hanover Volkswagen
61.4 mi away
List$22,911
Est.Loan: $417/mo
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Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned ! Features include Leather Upholstery ~ Heated Front Seats ~ Bluetooth ~ RearView Monitor ~ Android Auto and Apple CarPlay ~ Premium Fender Audio ~ 18' Alloy Wheels ~ Moonroof. Clean Carfax, 1 Previous Owner! This beauty won't be on the lot for long, come on down to Hanover Volkswagen today and make it yours! Located at Hanover Volkswagen 1850 Carlisle Pike Hanover, PA 17331

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Are you searching for a quick and sporty compact hatchback that's also comfortable enough to drive every day? Check out the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI. We think it has the performance chops you expect, plus a refined demeanor that fully justifies the car's price. Read on to see why the GTI is a winner in its class.

vehicle overview

You never really outgrow a car like the Volkswagen Golf GTI. An incredibly versatile machine, the GTI has all the space and comfort of any other VW Golf, but thanks to its well-executed performance enhancements, it's also terrific fun to drive. This all-in-one, hot-but-humble hatchback formula elevated the original GTI to icon status, and it carries through to the 2016 Golf GTI.

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI is one of the best choices if you're looking for a fun and practical car that won't break the bank.

Last year's full redesign produced a noticeably more entertaining Volkswagen Golf GTI. Although not radically different in personality from recent forbears, the current model has more responsive steering and brakes that make it far more capable and enjoyable on roads with tight turns. Accelerating out of those turns is easier than ever, too, thanks to a strong turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that makes this VW one of the quickest cars in its class.

One of the few weak links in the 2015 model was the outdated audio-navigation interface, and for 2016, that's where Volkswagen has turned its attention, giving every 2016 GTI an all-new technology interface. Although the touchscreen is still modest in size (just 6.5 inches), the new system supports voice-to-text messaging and both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration. Better yet, VW's outdated MDI cable has finally given way to a real USB input. Meanwhile, the optional Driver Assistance package has been stocked with additional driver aids, including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warnings and a brake assist feature for the frontal collision warning system.

Shoppers who place a high value on technology will undoubtedly be glad they waited a year to buy a Golf GTI. Combine the tech upgrades with a top-quality interior and a stellar driving experience and this VW really is tough to beat. Still, depending on your priorities, you might want to look at the alternatives in this price range. For rowdier performance and handling, the Ford Focus ST sets the standard, even if its acceleration times are a few tenths of a second slower. It's less expensive, too, and offers Recaro seats as a factory option. We're also fond of the smaller but highly customizable Mini Cooper S, which is still plenty fun to drive and now available in a four-door body style. The Subaru WRX is a good option if you want all-wheel drive, and if your budget is large, you could even think about the more exclusive Golf R.

Any of these cars would be enjoyable to own, but if you're looking for a hot hatch that's as practical as it is engaging, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI comes highly recommended.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI configurations

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI is offered in two- and four-door hatchback body styles, and both versions seat five. There are three trim levels: S, SE and Autobahn. All-season tires are standard across the board, and summer performance tires are a no-cost option.

Standard features for the base GTI S two-door include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED foglights, a rear spoiler, heated mirrors, cruise control, air-conditioning, a cooled glovebox, plaid cloth upholstery, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, rear 60/40-split folding rear seats with a center pass-through, a 6.5-inch touchscreen technology interface, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, smartphone integration (via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay), a rearview camera, VW Car-Net telematics, HD radio, satellite radio and an eight-speaker audio system with a USB port, an auxiliary input and a CD player. Four-door versions of the GTI S also receive power-reclining front seats.

Available on all GTIs, the optional Performance package includes an electronically controlled mechanical limited-slip front differential, larger front and rear brakes and an additional 10 horsepower.

Stepping up to the GTI SE trim adds a sunroof, automatic headlights and wipers, keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery and a Fender premium audio system. The range-topping GTI Autobahn trim tops off the features list with a navigation system, a 10-way power driver seat (with two-way power lumbar) and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Any GTI can be optioned with the Lighting package, which upgrades you to adaptive bi-xenon headlights and LED running lights. Optional on SE and Autobahn models equipped with the Performance package is Dynamic Chassis Control, which provides driver-adjustable adaptive shock absorbers and a larger rear stabilizer bar. Available on any SE or Autobahn model, the Driver Assistance package adds adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, a frontal collision warning system with emergency brake assist, lane departure warnings, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts, automated parallel parking and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

2016 Highlights

For 2016, the Volkswagen GTI gets a major upgrade in cabin technology. An all-new infotainment system provides a standard 6.5-inch touchscreen interface, rearview camera, universal USB input and, for compatible phones, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. VW has also added new features to the optional Driver Assistance package, including adaptive cruise control, an emergency brake assist feature, lane departure warnings, blind spot monitoring and automated parallel parking.

Performance & mpg

The front-wheel-drive 2016 VW Golf GTI uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 210 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. The optional Performance package increases output to 220 hp. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a six-speed automated manual (VW's DSG) is optional.

Thanks to a strong turbocharged engine, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI is one of the quicker mainstream hatchbacks you can buy.

During Edmunds testing, a four-door Golf GTI with the DSG transmission and Performance package went from zero to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds. That's slightly quicker than average for a sporty compact car, and more than a second quicker than a standard Golf. A two-door GTI with the manual transmission (and no Performance package) reached 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

The EPA's estimates for fuel economy are 28 mpg combined (25 city/34 highway) for the manual transmission and 28 mpg combined (25 city/33 highway) for the DSG.

Safety

Standard safety features for the 2016 VW Golf GTI include antilock disc brakes, automatic hill-hold, stability and traction control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and a driver knee airbag. A post-crash braking system is also standard and automatically applies the brakes after an impact to reduce the likelihood of a secondary crash. VW's Car-Net emergency telematics is standard with features that include automatic crash notification, roadside assistance, remote vehicle access, stolen vehicle location and geo-fencing (which allows parents to set boundaries for teenage drivers). A rearview camera is standard, while front and rear parking sensors are part of the optional Driver Assistance package. Said package also includes a frontal collision warning system (with a brake support feature that helps slow the car down when an impact is imminent), lane departure warnings and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts.

In Edmunds tests, a Golf GTI fitted with optional summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 107 feet, which is a very good distance for an affordable performance car with summer tires.

In government crash testing, the two-door GTI earned a full five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for frontal-impact safety and five stars for side-impact protection. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash testing, the related 2016 VW Golf earned the highest score of "Good" in the moderate-overlap and small-overlap frontal-offset impact tests. It also earned a "Good" rating in the side-impact, roof-strength and seats/head restraints (whiplash protection) tests.

Driving

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI lives up to its hot hatch heritage with sharp handling and steering, brisk acceleration and a rather burly engine and exhaust note. These are all best exploited on a tight and twisting mountain road, where the GTI playfully bounds from curve to curve, while instilling plenty of driver confidence. Though all 2016 GTIs are great fun to drive, the Performance package version is worth considering if you're planning to take on challenging roads or the occasional track day. The limited-slip differential in this package helps pull the car's nose around the apex of a turn, resulting in quicker progress for more advanced drivers.

Either the slick-shifting manual or the well-executed DSG automated manual transmission is a good choice. Especially compared to traditional automatics, the DSG is quick and smooth, and its downshifts are perfectly rev-matched. However, we've found that DSG can be frustratingly slow to respond to gas pedal inputs when you want to accelerate quickly from a stop or when you're trundling along in heavy traffic.

Although it's comfortable enough on long drives, the GTI can ride harshly over imperfect pavement when equipped with the summer tires. Models with the optional adaptive suspension are more forgiving, but not enough so to justify the added expense if you weren't already planning to get a GTI with the Performance package. We've yet to drive a Volkswagen Golf GTI with the standard all-season tires, and it's possible that the less aggressive rubber would translate to a smoother ride.

Interior

You'll be smitten with the 2016 Volkswagen GTI's interior within 30 seconds of getting inside. It's just that good. Materials are well-grained and soft to the touch, and the overall design is distinctly European, comfortable and sporty, thanks to bold red stitching. Buttons and switches are placed close to the driver and offer intuitive, simple control.

Overall quality of the Golf GTI's interior materials is fantastic, with attractive red contrast stitching throughout.

Every 2016 GTI features a 6.5-inch touchscreen with all-new software behind it. Autobahn models also include navigation, but with standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility across all trims, you really don't need a factory nav system anymore (provided you have a fairly new smartphone in hand). The touchscreen is still small compared to the 8-inch display in the Focus ST, but it's a huge upgrade over the lower-resolution display in last year's GTI. And wonder of wonders, a universal USB port is finally included.

Passenger space is excellent for this class. Front seats provide ample support and comfort, even during long-distance driving stints, and not at the sacrifice of rear seat passengers, who will have plenty of head-, shoulder  and legroom. Wide, tall doors combined with a moderately high seat make this an easy car to get in and out of, especially for its size. Even the two-door models have good rear-seat access. Up to 22.8 cubic feet of cargo can be accommodated behind the rear seats, while folding the seats flat provides a class-leading 52.7 cubic feet of space.


Consumer reviews

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Many things to love, but a couple of weird quirks
Fahrvergnugen,05/02/2016
As the owner of a Mk VI VW “clean” diesel Golf, I was deeply ambivalent about doing business again with VW, but I swallowed my pride and gave the Mk VII GTI a spin. With one drive, I was reminded of all of the virtues that made the GTI a classic. The car just does so much so very well at such a reasonable price. There’s ample room for four real adults, and with the rear seats folded down, I can haul almost anything I’d care to stuff into a car. Fit and finish are superb, rivaling many entry level luxury cars. The doors close with a “thunk” and road noise is admirably dampened. The GTI is a blast to drive The GTI perfectly docile in daily commuting, but wind it past 2500 RPM and it pulls enthusiastically all the way to the redline. The manual shifter is direct and precise and the handling is outstanding. The ride is firm but not punishing, and when I behave myself, I average about 28 MPG in mixed driving. With an engine that willing, I frequently don't behave myself. The 2016’s new MiB infotainment system with Apple AirPlay, while not best in class, is a huge upgrade from VW’s dated infotainment system. Finally I can access and manage my iPhone’s maps, music, and podcasts without fiddling with the phone and risking my life. Wonder of wonders, there’s finally a USB port. No car is perfect, and the Mk VII GTI has some issues. My biggest gripe has been the front seats. I'm 5'11" and 165 lbs, and while I'm athletically built, nobody would mistake me for Captain America. Even so, the very aggressively bolstered seats pinch my upper back (lats) uncomfortably. After a 30 minute drive, I emerge with chafing marks on my upper back. If I can't fit these seats, the average 200 pounder doesn't have a chance. The center console is wider than in the Mk VI and protrudes into the footwell. I find resting my right knee against the hard plastic rather uncomfortable on long drives. The speedometer is unnecessarily "busy" making it difficult to read MPH at a glance. Instead, I project MPH digitally on the center infotainment screen. Finally, the interior of the car is quite dark (even the headliner is black) which is a bit oppressive and makes the car a greenhouse on sunny days. If you live in a warm or sunny climate, tinted windows are a must. Eager to regain customers after the diesel debacle, VW is offering big discounts on GTIs. I got mine for $23,500 out the door, which is just an amazing deal for a car with this many virtues. If I can just figure out how to widen the upper bolsters on the damn driver's seat, I'm set.
As good as everyone said it was
Hugh Lokey,10/04/2015
I picked up a 2016 Autobahn with Performance Package, Lighting Package, and DCC a couple of weeks ago. I watched every YouTube video I could find on the car and read all the reviews for the 2015 model and I had high expectations and have not been disappointed so far. The only thing I have found to complain about is the Owners Manual and the fact that VW does not offer a downloadable .PDF version of it. I did not buy the car for its gas mileage and have no clue what it has been so far - I keep the display set to vehicle speed because my old tired eyes have trouble reading low contrast images. The DCC works as advertised and in Comfort mode makes for a nice smooth ride on bumpy roads. When you switch to Sport mode it really becomes a beast on the start and can is a bit much for in town driving but it is sure fun! The infotainment system is good but when it comes to VR the Ford MyTouch system cannot be beat - I have owned two different Ford vehicles with the system and got spoiled a bit by being able to not only control my music selections by voice but even the HVAC system as well. I hope VW is able to weather the diesel storm and brings us more cars like the GTI and R. 04/05/2016: So far I have not had a single problem with my GTI and driving it is the most fun you can have without getting naked first! 04/05/2017: Still enjoying my GTI every time I get behind the wheel! No problems/repairs to date (other than the recall on the fuel system). I have started to shop for my next vehicle but so far I have not found anything that does not come up short when compared to my GTI and after seeing the VW video of the 2018 Golf line I have decided to wait for a new 2018 GTI or Golf R.
The Swiss Army knife of sporty cars
GTIdriver,04/26/2016
I'm a 50 something male who has owned just about every make of car over the last 35 years. While I've always liked VW cars, this is the first one I've owned. I was considering a Passat, but passed because found it to be too dull. I wanted car that had enough room to haul two teenagers, but was also small enough to be convenient in the city. It had to be comfortable enough for 200 mile round trips which I do periodically. I looked at the a diverse crop of vehicles including a standard Golf, a Kia Soul, a Jeep Renegade, a slightly used Audi A3 and a GTI. After driving all of them the GTI was of course the most fun. So when VW started deeply discounting the GTI in December, I decided to buy one. If you are buying a car for simple transportation to work, the regular Golf is a better choice. It's rides softer and is cheaper. That being said, in its category of powerful sporty cars the GTI is probably the most livable, practical of the bunch. The interior is quiet on the highway, yet still has a bit of a growl when you hit the pedal. On smoother roads the ride is acceptable. On bumpy roads (which are plentiful where I live) the ride is borderline uncomfortable for me. I would prefer a softer ride, but I realize that is the tradeoff for the the excellent handling, power and 18 inch wheels. I sometimes think the suspension of the regular Golf would be a better compromise for me. The interior quality and functionality are remarkable for this price point. I'm a big fan of the clean, crisp, sporty styling both inside and out. It's distinctive without being garish or cartoonish. At 50 I don't feel silly driving the GTI like I might in some other sporty cars that seem geared toward teenagers. It's just about the perfect combination of fun and practicality. It is the Swiss Army knife of cars. In 6000 miles I have not had one thing go wrong or need to be addressed by the dealer. The only part of the car that I'm not 100% keen on is the DSG transmission. It can be a bit jerky with some low speed drivetrain bucking if you're not smooth with the pedal, similar to a manual transmission. The regular Golf with torque converter transmission smooths out these sensations, but also dulls the responsiveness.
Performance Plus
Burt Rudman,09/08/2015
This car is fun. Who knew 4 cylinders could be so enjoyable? The car handles like a dream. Yes, it is a bit of a squeeze to get in and out (I'm 6' tall, 200+ lbs., but once in you are in you are in for a treat. As a daily driver the GTI offers you a fine seat that grips you and dampens the rock and roll in turns. Road noise is controlled. The steering wheel fits your hands perfectly. On a bumpy road (a CA specialty) you definitely feel the bumps but you can reduce the impact by slowing down. Unlike a sports car with limited cargo space, this hatch has plenty of room to carry luggage and passengers. The electronics are, as they say these days, awesome. The price at $30,000 is a steal. Hurry to your VW dealer to check it out - you WON'T be disappointed.
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Features & Specs

MPG
25 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
210 hp @ 4500 rpm
MPG
25 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
210 hp @ 4500 rpm
MPG
25 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Gas
220 hp @ 4700 rpm
MPG
25 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
220 hp @ 4700 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.1%

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Used 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback Overview

The Used 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback is offered in the following styles: SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), SE w/Performance Package 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), Autobahn w/Performance Package 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), S 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), SE 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), Autobahn 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), S w/Performance Package 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), SE w/Performance Package 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), SE w/Performance Package 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), Autobahn 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), S w/Performance Package 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), SE 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), S w/Performance Package 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), SE w/Performance Package 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), S 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), Autobahn w/Performance Package 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), and S w/Performance Package 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM).

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