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2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T Autobahn FWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
MSRP
$39,070
Invoice
$37,507
Average Price Paid
$39,070
31 listings nationwide

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2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
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2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
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2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$40,279
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$32,366
12 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
No Expert Reviews
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
Kyree Rollerson Preview:

The distinctive Beetle came to represent Volkswagen as soon as it debuted several decades ago, and then returned with renewed vigor when a modern version was introduced in 1998. Unfort...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
No User Reviews
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
20
GuruB6J5K writes:
It is a delight to drive and has all the options except leather seats.
Beetleragtop writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Nicer and more durable interior"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Both cars are very nice...the SE Premium has all the options the the SEL has."
Beetleragtop writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Nicer and more durable interior"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Both cars are very nice...the SE Premium has all the options the the SEL has."

Specs

2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
24 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
32 MPG
34 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
241 hp @ 5,000 RPM
241 hp @ 5,000 RPM
174 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
273 lb-ft @ 1,750 RPM
273 lb-ft @ 1,750 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.6:1
9.6:1
11.7:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional --
Passenger Power Seats Optional --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 35 in 31.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 19.9 cu ft 7.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 904 lbs 705 lbs
Exterior
Length 168.8 in 168.8 in
Width 70.4 in 71.9 in
Height 57.6 in 58 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 100.1 in

Available Options

2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atlantic Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Kings Red Metallic
  • Moonstone Gray
  • Opal White Pearl
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl/Black Roof
  • Platinum Gray Metallic/Black Roof
  • Pure White/Black Roof
  • Safari Uni/Black Roof
  • Stonewashed Blue Metallic/Black Roof

Option Packages

  • Wind Deflector

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