2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

Volkswagen GTI Review

Athletic, techy, and filled with get up-and-go attitude, the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI is a modern hatchback which more than lives up to its iconic status.

Available at VW of Panama City, drivers near Callaway and Springfield looking to get behind the wheel of this performance-driven machine can start by reading our VW Golf GTI review before scheduling a test drive.
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VW Golf GTI: Performance & Engine Specs

Volkswagen GTI Engine SpecsReal confidence doesn’t require showiness. This is something the VW Golf GTI lives and breathes while continually outperforming the competition.

For instance, go underneath the 2019 model’s classic silhouette and you’ll find both a stiffer suspension with DCC® adaptive chassis control along with a newly designed limited slip-differential. Put together, drivers can experience an even tighter traction control while greatly reducing understeering.

Add special GTI performance brakes and what you end up with is one superbly fun-to-drive vehicle. Whether tackling the daily commute or zipping down the open highway, its turbocharged 2.0L TSI® 4-cylinder engine delivers 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque to help power you through the day.

VW Golf GTI Efficiency

One of the major draws to driving a small hatchback is their ability to go the distance while limiting your need to stop at the pump.

This is especially true of the VW Golf GTI when taking into account its efficient 6-speed manual transmission and Driving Mode Selection with five distinct settings including Eco and Comfort. The overall result is an EPA-estimated 24/32/27 city/hwy/combined MPG.*

VW Golf GTI Interior

While on the outside, the 2019 VW Golf GTI exterior is accentuated by LED front and rear lights, inside its spacious cabin is where this hatchback truly shines. Boasting race-inspired bucket seats, soothing ambient lighting, and an easy-to-navigate dash, you’ll find it easy to settle in for a nice, long journey.

Its thin front pillars and wide windows provide exceptional visibility, while its flat roof line makes it easy to enter and exit from wherever you’re seated. Taller drivers and passengers alike will especially appreciate the generous amount of space you’ll find, from front to back:

VW Golf GTI Interior

Dimensions (front/rear)


38.4/38.1 inches


41.2/35.6 inches

Shoulder Room

55.9/53.9 inches

Cargo Volume

22.8 cubic feet

VW Golf GTI Technology

Volkswagen Golf GTI InteriorDesigned to complement the changing needs of the modern driver, Volkswagen outfitted the VW Golf GTI with a wealth of smart technologies. From the 8-inch glass touchscreen display, you can toggle between smart features like:

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Fender® Premium Audio System
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® App Connect

Test Drive the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI!

If you’re looking to add a new level of excitement to your trips around Callaway and Springfield, we welcome you to come and take a closer look at the VW Golf GTI. Stop by VW of Panama City or go online to contact us to schedule your very own test drive today!


*Based on EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your daily driving habits and vehicle condition.


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