Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,251 - $32,730
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
210-220
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,251 - $32,730
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
210-220
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.4 Comfort 4.3 Styling 4.4 Value 4.0

Editor's Overview

Volkswagen’s 2016 Golf is one the most complete compact car lines in the industry. Comprising 2-door and 4-door hatchbacks, sporty GTI and R trims, an electric model and even a wagon, no...

2016 Volkswagen GTI Owner Reviews

4.8

20 Reviews

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VW gti, always quality and reliable.

The performance of the gti is amazing. The ability to change the driving modes, depending on how quickly you want the car to react is incredible. The gti is able to turn on a dime, which makes U-turns easy. The seats are comfortable, which make longer trips easy. The seats are low, so if someone with hip problems or an elderly passenger is riding in the car, they may need assistance getting in and out of the car. The turbo is really felt in the 3rd and 4th gears (we have a manual transmission). The car is very reliable and is able to tell you when the tire pressure is low, fluids are low, maintenance needed, etc. Since the oil is completely synthetic now, it helps keep the car running cleaner, as long as it is changed when needed. Highly recommend the gti.

- Rye I

Sporty and fun to drive hot hatchback.

Sport suspension, power steering, turbocharged, paddle shifters, selective drive mode, performance tires, 2.0l engine, touchscreen display, VW car-net app-connect, available adaptive cruise control (acc) helps maintain a preset distance from the car in front of you. When activated, if the car in front of you speeds up or slows down, the sensors can detect the change and your car follows suit.

- Alfredo A

Reliable, spacious, great turn radius Volkswagen.

I love my gti, it runs great! It is very reliable. It is comfortable on long drives. There is a lot of space in the back seat and in the hatchback area for transporting groceries, suitcases, etc. The VW dealership is also great with any check ups that I need done. I also think the car has a great turn radius, you can easily make sharp turns.

- Alicia D

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$16,251 - $20,274
$19,507 - $23,169

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 hp
210 hp

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TSI I
2.0L TSI I
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 in.
38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.6 in.
35.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.1 in.
38.1 in.

Entertainment

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.6 in.
103.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
168 in.
168 in.

Width

Width
70.5 - 70.8 in.
70.5 - 70.8 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2972 - 3086 .lbs
2972 - 3086 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
210 hp
210 hp

Torque

Torque
258 ft. lbs.
258 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
13.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
13 - 34 mpg
13 - 34 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 - 34 mpg
33 - 34 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

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

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety