Destination Charge $920
Invoice Price $27,452
The 2020 Golf GTI is available in two trims-S and SE. In a modest value realignment, Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert are now standard equipment on all models. GTI models also receive standard in-car Wi-Fi capability with a data plan, and the next generation Car-Net infotainment system.
An Autobahn Package is available for the SE model and adds a host of upscale features, including a Discover Media infotainment system with navigation, Climatronic automatic dual-zone climate control, Fender Premium Audio, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist, and Light Assist.
The seventh-generation car is wrapped in sheet metal that is modern, yet equally unmistakable as a Volkswagen Golf GTI. The shape and design elements remain as defined as ever, with a distinctive C-pillar, roofline framing, and classic Golf GTI side windows, but the striking new front end and steeply sloped hood leave no doubt this is different from previous generations.
In addition to the red horizontal highlight on the grille, the 2020 Golf GTI has several other visual differences from the conventional Golf. The lower front fascia incorporates standard LED fog lights housed within a series of horizontal strakes on either side of a unique mesh pattern grille. Red-painted brake calipers with "GTI" lettering peek behind bespoke alloy wheels and subtle side skirts help to give the GTI a more planted appearance.
In classic Volkswagen style, the Golf GTI is powered by a compact turbocharged engine that produces 228 horsepower at 4,700 rpm, and torque peaks at 258 lb-ft, beginning at just 1,500 rpm and lasting until 4,500 rpm. It can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or an optional seven-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic, the most advanced such unit Volkswagen offers.
27MPG MPG Combined
2.0L Turbo I4 228hp 258ft. lbs. engine with 6-Speed Manual transmission
Best in class for: standard horsepower, standard torque, available technology options, luxury features, sportiness