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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

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2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
MSRP
$38,330
Invoice
$36,798
Average Price Paid
$38,330
59 listings nationwide

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TSI FWD
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2.0T Autobahn FWD
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2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,195
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$41,521
18 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The storied, decades-long, run of the Volkswagen Golf will come to an end after the 2021 model year. VW has announced plans to remove the standard Golf from the U.S. market, leaving on...

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The Volkswagen GTI is an icon of compact, affordable performance. It didn’t start the hot-hatchback craze, but it certainly became one of the most popular choices in the “hot-hatch” se...

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

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
jag writes:
Yes, not roomy as eleantra as Hyundai Elantra GT. Does not have a sport mode as the Elantra GT. And the entera...
Looks/Style Ranked 2021 Hyundai Elantra GT better.
"It is modern and elegant design. Almost everyone stops and looks at Elantra GT. No one stops and looks the VW. "
Back Seats Ranked 2021 Hyundai Elantra GT better.
"Drink divider."
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
SG writes:
Handling Ranked 2021 Ford Mustang GT Premium Convertible RWD better.
"Great car handling is great and reliable. Very comfortable driving car in any situation "

Specs

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
29 MPG
25 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
39 MPG
36 MPG
34 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
241 hp @ 5,000 RPM
241 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
273 lb-ft @ 1,750 RPM
273 lb-ft @ 1,750 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
9.6:1
9.6:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.93 in x 3.15 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
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 -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 41.2 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 35 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 17.4 cu ft 19.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 915 lbs 915 lbs
Exterior
Length 167.6 in 168.8 in
Width 70.8 in 70.4 in
Height 58.2 in 57.6 in
Wheelbase 103.6 in 103.6 in

Available Options

2021 Volkswagen Golf
TSI FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
2.0T Autobahn FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atlantic Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Kings Red Metallic
  • Moonstone Gray
  • Oryx White Pearl
  • Pomelo Yellow Metallic
  • Reflex Silver Metallic

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