2006 Volkswagen GTI – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI

MSRP: $20,340 - $21,990










  • With red, black, and grey plaid seats, the car’s interior is very modern and trendy.


  • Almost every time, when you stop and get out of the car, the trunk is locked automatically, needing you to use the key fob to open it.


The 2006 Volkswagen GTI is full of Teutonic subtlety, but it’s fast as well. Since then, the GTI has given birth to the pure joy of a sporty driving experience. It is been positioned by Volkswagen as having it already planned. Without it, the nit would help if the need for any adjustment was required. The GTI transfers its energy from the smaller and lighter 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which has been turbocharged to increase its performance to 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet torque, with steady peak torque from 1800 to 5000 rpm. 

Volkswagen claims that the GTI will ride in just 6.8 seconds from a standing start to 60 miles per hour, but also mentions that the car is measured at 23 miles per gallon in town and 32 on the manual transmission highway, respectively, with the Direct Shift Gearbox, which can be left in fully automatic mode or can be manipulated manually by installing racing-style paddle shifters.

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Specs and Features

Engine2.0L I-4
Seating5 Passengers
Power200 @ 5,100 rpm
Transmission5-speed manual and 6-speed manual
MPG23 City and 32 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
2006 Volkswagen GTI Specs and Features


The MSRP of the 2006 Volkswagen GTI is $20,340 – $21,990.

What’s Newly Included in 2006? 

The new upgrades in the 2006 Volkswagen GTI include the following features:

  • Redesign the exterior style of the car.

2006 Volkswagen GTI Configurations

The different configurations of the 2006 Volkswagen GTI are listed in the following:

1. 1.8T Trim

Price: The MSRP of the 1.8T trim is $20,340.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 1.8L I-4 Engine, 5-spd man w/OD Transmission, 180 @ 5,500 rpm Horsepower, 173 @ 1,950 rpm Torque, front-wheel-drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control, 17″ silver aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, manual, driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback, heated front seats, AM/FM stereo, seek-scan radio, key fob (all doors) remote keyless entry, heated mirrors, and premium cloth seat trim.

2. 2-Door Trim

Price: The MSRP of the 2-Door trim is $21,990.

Specs and Features: It comes with 2.0L I-4 Engine, 6-spd man w/OD Transmission, 200 @ 5,100 rpm Horsepower, 207 @ 1,800 rpm Torque, front air conditioning, Climatic manual, AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan radio, front fog/driving lights, driver and passenger lumbar support.

2006 Volkswagen GTI Configuration
2006 Volkswagen GTI Configuration

Which is the best 2006 Volkswagen GTI model?

The 2-Door 2dr hatchback trim model is the best 2006 VW GTI trim model. It comes with exciting features such as 200-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium), 6-speed manual w/OD, front-wheel-drive, five exteriors, and a standard seating capacity of five-passenger with a reasonable price of $21,990.

2006 Volkswagen GTI Interior

What is the seating capacity/ Childs Cars Seats/ Cargo Quality?

The standard capacity of passengers in the 2006 VW GTI is five. The VW GTI provides a minimum cargo capacity of 18 cubic feet to a maximum of 41.8 cubic feet by folding the seats. Three children’s seats can be installed in the second row of the 2006 VW GTI car.

Interior Quality

The interior is quite friendly and convenient, while the options for electronics are the perfect touch. The 2006 VW GTI provides hatchback features, upscale features, interior design, an efficient engine, and an updated GTI automatic manual gearbox.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

The front wheels driving with an option of six-speed manual or DSG automatic-shift manual transmissions, performance is guaranteed with Volkswagen’s high-tech 200-horsepower 2.0T FSI engine under the hood. Tech choices will offer it an upscale experience, including satellite radio and Volkswagen’s navigation system. An 8-inch infotainment device, leather seats, and LED headlights are also accessible.

2006 Volkswagen GTI Interior
2006 Volkswagen GTI Interior

Should I Buy a 2006 Volkswagen GTI?

Yes, you considered it. The Golf GTI continues to get excellent safety and crash ratings and one of the best “bumper-to-bumper” warranties at six years or 72,000 miles. It’s not only fast, fuel-efficient, fun, and well-equipped, but it is also a reliable car that will make you feel like an adult while ripping around town like a teenager. The GTI is comfortable to drive, well designed, powerful, and enjoyable. Based on the Jetta and Rabbit, this hatchback could be an alternative to a sports sedan with competent handling, a pretty quiet ride, a well-crafted interior, and a remarkably spacious back seat. The four-door edition is also available.

You may also Ask for

What is a 2006 VW GTI worth?

A Volkswagen GTI has an annual maintenance rate of $791. The cost of repair and maintenance varies according to age, miles, location, and market. 2006 VW GTI Value – $710-$2,5488 Value – $710-$2,5488.

Is a 2006 VW GTI a reliable car?

The 2006 GTi has worse than average electrical system reliability, whereas the 2007 GTi has much better than average electrical system reliability.

How many miles can the 2006 VW GTI last?

As long as you effectively manage it, it will last up to 100k. But it will last approximately 200k-250k miles without concerns with repairs.

For more information about the latest Volkswagen GTI, kindly visit the Official Website.

Bilal Ibrahim

Bilal Ibrahim is an automotive engineer, graduated from NED University of Engineering and Technology.