2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

MSRP: $24,995 - $31,630
4.25

Reliability

3.8/5

Safety

4.7/5

Interior

4.2/5

Performance

4.4/5

Strengths

  • It has a substantial cargo capacity.
  • It has comfortable seats.
  • It has athletic control.
  • It has powerful acceleration

Weaknesses

  • It has a small touch screen for infotainment

Review 

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI is available in two-door or four-door. The Golf is a lot of fun to drive, with a great blend of quick handling and ride comfort. It’s also fuel-efficient. It offers an extensive, premium cabin, an easy-to-use infotainment system, and enhanced safety systems. It has a 210-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a choice of six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) that allows the driver to switch consecutively through paddles on the steering wheel or the shift lever itself, without the need for clutch work.

Features such as well-bolstered cloth sports seats with plaid inserts, fog lights, aluminum pedals, satellite radio, 18-inch performance tires on alloy wheels, sports suspension, six airbags, an 8-speaker touchscreen entertainment system, Bluetooth, and a multi-function leather steering wheel are included in a long list of standard equipment. Other trims include a sunroof with panorama control, push-button start keyless entry, and a navigation system. There is also an updated touchscreen display on the 2016 VW Golf GTI.

More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the section below. If you want to know about the 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, then click our post.

Specs and Features

Engine2.0L I-4
Seating5 Passengers
Power210 @ 4500 rpm
Transmission6-speed manual
MPG25 City / 34 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Specs and Features

Price

The MSRP of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI is $24,995 – $31,630.

What’s Newly Include in 2016

The new upgrades in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI include the following features:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Auto Redesigned Infotainment System. 
  • Standard and more driver assistance features are also included in the Rearview camera.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Configurations

The different configurations of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI are the following:

1. S 2-Door

Price: The MSRP of the S 2-Door trim is $24,995.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.0L I-4 Engine,6-spd man w/OD Transmission, 210 @ 4,500 rpm Horsepower, 258 @ 1,500 rpm Torque, front-wheel-drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control,18″ silver aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, Climatic manual, driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback heated front seats, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan radio,1st row LCD monitor, key fob (all doors) remote keyless entry, front fog/driving lights, heated mirrors, premium cloth seat trim, driver and passenger lumbar support.

2. S 4-Door

Price: The MSRP of the S 4-Door trim is $25,595.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.0L I-4 Engine,6-spd man w/OD Transmission,210 @ 4,500 rpm Horsepower,258 @ 1,500 rpm Torque, front-wheel-drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control,18″ silver aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, and Climatic manual.

3. S w/Performance Package 2-Door

Price: The MSRP of the S w/Performance Package 2-Door trim is $26,490.

Specs and Features: It comes with 210 @ 4,500 rpm Horsepower, 2.0L I-4 Engine, 6-spd man w/OD Transmission, 258 @ 1,500 rpm Torque, front-wheel-drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control,18″ silver aluminum wheels, front air conditioning, and Climatic manual.

4. S w/Performance Package 4-Door

Price: The MSRP of the S w/Performance Package 4-Door trim is $27,090.

Specs and Features: It comes with 210 @ 4,500 rpm Horsepower, premium cloth seat trim, 2.0L I-4 Engine, 6-spd man w/OD Transmission, 258 @ 1,500 rpm Torque, front-wheel-drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control, and 18″ silver aluminum wheels.

5. SE 2-Door

Price: The MSRP of the SE 2-Door trim is $28,025.

Specs and Features: It comes with 210 @ 4,500 rpm Horsepower, 1st-row exterior, express open/close sliding and tilting glass Sunroof, Windshield wipers – rain-sensing, and leather seat trim.

6. SE 4-Door

Price: The MSRP of the SE 4-Door trim is $28,625.

Specs and Features: It comes with 4,500-210 Horsepower rpm, 1,500Torque rpm, front-Wheel, and 17.9″ silver aluminum wheels.

7. SE w/Performance Package 2-Door

Price: The MSRP of the SE w/Performance Package 2-Door trim is $29,520.

Specs and Features: It comes with 220 @ 4,700 rpm Horsepower, premium cloth seat trim, 2.0L I-4 Engine, 6-spd man w/OD Transmission, 258 @ 1,500 rpm Torque, front-wheel Drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control, and18″ silver aluminum wheels.

8. SE w/Performance Package 4-Door

Price: The MSRP of the SE w/Performance Package 4-Door trim is $30,120.

Specs and Features: It comes with 210 @ 4,500 rpm Horsepower, premium cloth seat trim, 2.0L I-4 Engine 6-spd man w/OD Transmission, 258 @ 1,500 rpm Torque, front-wheel-drive type, ABS and driveline Traction control, and 18″ silver aluminum wheels.

9. Autobahn 4-Door

Price: The MSRP of the Autobahn 4-Door trim is $30,135.

Specs and Features: It comes with 210 @ 4,500 rpm Horsepower, front air conditioning, dual-zone Climatronic automatic, and navigation system.

10. Autobahn w/Performance Package 4-Door

Price: The MSRP of the Autobahn w/Performance Package 4-Door trim is $31,630.

Specs and Features: It comes with 210 @ 4,500 rpm Horsepower, front air conditioning, Climatic manual, premium cloth seat trim, 2.0L I-4 Engine, 6-spd man w/OD Transmission, 258 @ 1,500 rpm Torque, front-wheel-drive type, and ABS and driveline traction control.

2016 VW Golf GTI Configuration
2016 VW Golf GTI Configuration

Which is the best 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI model?

The best 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI model is S 2-Door 2dr Hatchback, as it is the least pricey, starting at $24,995. It comes with desirable Mixed MPG functions  28,210-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium),6-speed w/OD manual, front-wheel-drive,five-passenger capacity with six exteriors.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Interior

What is the seating capacity

With cloth upholstery and heated front seats, the five-seat Golf GTI comes as standard. Leather upholstery and a driver’s seat that is power-adjustable are affordable. Front- and rear-seat passengers can find plenty of space, but the legroom in the back is a little close when you shift the front seats back. The seats, even on extended trips, are comfortable.

How many Child Car Seats are there

The GTI has a full range of Lock connections on the outboard rear seats and an upper-tether anchor on the middle seat to secure child safety seats.

Interior Quality

A turbocharged 210-horsepower four-cylinder engine is used in the front-wheel-drive GTI. The horsepower number is taken to 220 by an open performance kit. Standard is a six-speed manual transmission, and there is a six-speed automatic. With different drive modes, the car has an adaptive suspension tuned to meet road conditions.

Cargo Space

With the rear seats up and 52.7 cubic feet folded in, the 2016 VW Golf GTI has 22.8 cubic cargo space feet. In the class, both numbers are among the best. The GTI comes standard with a cargo floor that is customizable. The cargo opening is wide and makes it convenient to load items.

Infotainment, Bluetooth, and Navigation

Standard features in the 2016 VW Golf GTI are Bluetooth, satellite radio, an eight-speaker stereo, an easy-to-use voice recognition infotainment device, mobile software connectivity, etc. 6.5-inch touch screen, which some will find too small. Available features include automatic dual-zone climate control, navigation, an eight-speaker Fender audio system, and an updated Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink infotainment system.

2016 VW Golf GTI Interior
2016 VW Golf GTI Interior

Should I Buy a 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI?

Yes, you should, as the 2016 VW Golf GTI comes in three trims: S, SE, and Autobahn and is available in two and four-door hatchback body styles. Bluetooth, a rearview camera, a touchscreen infotainment system, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, satellite radio, cloth sports seats, heated front seats, and a choice of driving style features are included in S trim. With a push-button start, automatic headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and leather seating surfaces, the SE adds a keyless entry. A navigation system, a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and automatic air conditioning are included in the Autobahn trim, available only in the four-door model. The SE strikes a good balance between ease and defense.

You may also Ask for

Is the 2016 VW Golf GTI a good car?

A vehicle like the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI is never really outgoing. The GTI has all the space and luxury of any other VW Golf, a potent car, but it is also great fun to drive due to its well-executed performance upgrades.

What is a 2016 VW Golf GTI worth?

 You should expect to pay between $16,900 and $25,900 for a used 2016 Volkswagen GTI based on the more than 175 listings for this car on our platform. The average list price is $21,000. Prices differ based on the condition, mileage, features, and position of the vehicle.

Is a 2016 VW Golf GTI a reliable car?

The GTI 2016 has a three out of five reliability ranking from J.D. Power. For the business as a whole, it is average. Competitors have better durability ratings, such as the 2016 Honda Civic, 2016 Kia Spirit, and 2016 Scion TC.

How many miles can the 2016 VW Golf GTI last?

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI will last about 13,000 miles.

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

Bilal Ibrahim

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

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