Volkswagen Golf GTI vs Volkswagen GLI Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
MSRP
$36,945
Invoice
$35,467
Average Price Paid
$34,790
2 listings nationwide

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2009 Volkswagen GLI
2.0T
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2.0T Autobahn FWD
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2.0T
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,922
3 listings nationwide

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2009 Volkswagen GLI
2.0T
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$7,510
6 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

Now in its last year of production before a major makeover, the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI five-door hatchback embodies the benefits (and drawbacks) of the hot hatch formula. The quick, ...

2009 Volkswagen GLI
2.0T

In its second year as a model distinct from the Jetta, the 2009 Volkswagen GLI adds heated front seats and a 6-CD changer to its standard equipment. This compact sport sedan can be see...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
GuruJ11M4 writes:
Plush but expensive
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 Audi A3 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD worse.
"Value"
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Audi A3 2.0T Premium Plus Sedan FWD better.
"More room"
2009 Volkswagen GLI
2.0T
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Andyscarquest 2009 Volkswagen GLI 2.0TReview:

2009 Black Vw Gli — Awesome car but you pay for it considering the base price of a regular Jetta. I love the looks, the...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

25
Jenel 2009 Volkswagen GLI 2.0TReview:

You Will Fall In Love At The First Drive — Lots of FUN...Drove 3000 miles within 3 weeks. Has the Audi feel, without the Audi price. Currently ...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John 2009 Volkswagen GLI 2.0TReview:

Don't Think, Just Buy! — • Performance - out of the box, it was quick and handled well, but needed a little aftermarket TLC....

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Specs

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
2009 Volkswagen GLI
2.0T
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
24 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
32 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 14.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
228 hp @ 5,000 RPM
200 hp @ 5,100 RPM
200 hp @ 5,100 RPM
Torque
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
207 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
207 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.6:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
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
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 4 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Driver -- 5 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 5 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 4 stars
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Optional
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 17.4 cu ft 16 cu ft
Maximum Payload 915 lbs 955 lbs
Exterior
Length 168 in 179.3 in
Width 70.8 in 70.1 in
Height 57.8 in 57.4 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 101.5 in

Available Options

2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Cornflower Blue
  • Dark Iron Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red
  • White Silver Metallic
2009 Volkswagen GLI
2.0T

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