Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,324 - $31,695
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
200
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,324 - $31,695
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
200
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.8 Overall Score
Performance 4.5 Comfort 3.6 Styling 3.9 Value 3.3

Editor's Overview

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Volkswagen GTI Models & Trims

2012 Volkswagen GTI Owner Reviews

4.56

16 Reviews

63% 31% 6% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Easily the nicest car I have ever owned.

A compact, fun, hot hatch. I have had no real problems in three years of ownership. I have replaced the radiator under warranty, and had the manifold gasket replaced. I equipped the car with VW drivers gear springs, shocks, and sway bars, which really improved handling. Coupled with the manual transmission, this car is a blast to drive while also being convenient. I would recommend this car to anyone looking for a small, sporty, hot hatch.

- Eric B

Great ride, comfortable for short trips or long road trips. Has low mpg though.

Great little zippy car. It is runs great, I haven't had any issues with it. I am looking forward to modifying it. Has so many options available for modifications. Great for driving around town or long trips. I do wish mpg was a little higher for in town but it is a zippy car it uses a lot to get up and go.

- Samantha I

This is my third gti that I have owned.

Fun to drive and sharp looking car. It is a head turner, however, the repairs are extensive and expensive. I budget $1, 800-$2, 000 per year just for repairs, not including maintenance! That being said, no other car comes close to the performance and price that a gti offers, so I am happy with my car.

- Rodney C

Ranked #4 Compact Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$9,324 - $12,459
$11,587 - $14,756

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
200 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC FSI 16
2.0L DOHC FSI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.3 in.
39.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.5 in.
35.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.5 in.
38.5 in.

Entertainment

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
225
225

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.5 in.
101.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
165.8 in.
165.8 in.

Width

Width
70 in.
70 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3213 .lbs
3034 - 3213 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
200 hp

Torque

Torque
207 ft. lbs.
207 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
12 - 17 mpg
23 - 32 mpg

City

City
24 mpg
21 - 24 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
31 - 33 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety