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The 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Is a Surprise Pick for Families

While family minivans remain popular, that market has thinned down considerably, and hatchbacks are beginning to gain prominence. Volkswagen has seen the potential for hatchbacks and is taking advantage of it with the 2021 Golf GTI. It's a fast, good-looking car that won the Good Housekeeping award for the best hatchback.
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$30,000 Can Get You Fast Speed in the 2021 Volkswagen GTI

Supercars offer top speeds and high performance, but they also come with a high price tag. Luckily, some vehicles perform well and are still affordable. In fact, the 2021 Volkswagen GTI is number one on U.S. News’ list “Best Compact Cars for 2021.” Here’s what makes the 2021 GTI a standout. The 2021 Volkswagen GTI’s …
Volkswagen Golf GTI seen at the New York International Auto Show

The Volkswagen Golf GTI Will Pep Up Your Boring Commute

Volkswagen introduced the first-generation Golf in May 1974. It was intended to be a sportier, longer range, front-wheel drive (FWD) replacement for the Beetle. The Volkswagen Golf GTI variant was introduced in June 1976 featuring a fuel-injected 1.6-liter engine. Despite its relatively small engine, it had a top speed of around 110 mph—not bad for …
Women with high shoes posing at the Tuning Fair Essen Motor Show for visitors in front of a Golf GTI

A Used Volkswagen Golf GTI Is Always a Good Idea Under $20,000

Fast cars turn heads, exceed speed limits, and can take you on some pretty exciting adventures.  But they aren’t always the most practical vehicles you could own, and they cost a pretty penny. If there’s no way a new fast car could fit into your budget, all isn’t lost. There are plenty of good used …
Volkswagen Up GTI is displayed during the first press day at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show on March 5, 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Volkswagen Did the Impossible With the New GTI

The original hot hatch is back and more impressive than ever. The new 2021 Volkswagen GTI is turning heads with its nimble handling, speedy acceleration, and unmatched versatility. Always considered a fun car to drive, the GTI strikes the perfect balance between functionality and performance. Volkswagen took it a step further with this model year …
Volkswagen Polo GTI compact hatckbac car on display at Brussels Expo

Does Owning a Volkswagen GTI Make You More Likely to Get Pulled Over?

It’s tempting to put the pedal to the metal, especially when you are running late for an appointment or meeting. With vehicles like the 2020 Volkswagen GTI that can hit a top speed of 155 mph, sometimes it’s hard to stay within the designated speed limit. A recent survey shows that certain vehicles get pulled …
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport

The Newest and Coolest Volkswagen Golf GTI Will Make You Sad

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is the coolest. Nearly every iteration of this car has been cool. Well, VW has just announced the latest version, the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport. You may be wondering how the announcement of the coolest GTI could possibly be sad news. Take a seat, and I’ll tell you. All this …
1981 Volkswagen Golf Gti Mk1, 2000

You Really Should Buy a Volkswagen Golf GTI

There are plenty of great cars in the world. There are great cars that do everything well, and the cost reflects like the Lamborghini Urus. Some vehicles do a few things well enough to make it worth the more spartan appointments like a base-trim pick-up truck or economy cars like the Chevy Silverado or Honda …
The GTI is Volkswagen's most iconic hot hatch. A new 2022 model should arrive towards the end of 2021.

How Much Could the 2022 Volkswagen GTI Cost When It Arrives in the U.S.?

The Volkswagen GTI is, without a doubt, the brand’s most iconic hot-hatchback. The original GTI arrived back in the mid-1970s as a performance-oriented version of the Golf. Over the last five decades, Volkswagen has invested billions in ensuring that its hot-hatch remains the industry standard. Since the MK7 generation of the GTI arrived in the …
A red 2021 Euro-spec Volkswagen Golf GTI

Is the 2022 Volkswagen GTI Worth Waiting For?

Even among the high-power hot hatches, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is still a segment benchmark. Which makes sense, given that it did establish it in the 80s. And it’s so popular in the US that although we’re not getting the next-gen Golf, the GTI and Golf R are coming here. But is the 2022 Volkswagen …
Models pose next to a 2015 Volkswagen GTI at the Seoul Motor Show

Why the 2015 Volkswagen GTI Proved to Be an All-Timer

German automaker Volkswagen has been in the business of making some of the world’s most popular vehicles for decades. Its lineup has seen sensible sedans, useful EVs, practical SUVs, sporty hatchbacks, and more. But while Volkswagen may make some of the most affordable and practical vehicles on the road, it’s also responsible for making some …
Blue 2020 Honda Civic Type R driving around a corner

Best Compact Car of 2020: The Experts Can’t Agree

Compact cars may have lost little of their popularity due to the upward trend of the modern crossover SUV. But the compacts are still a raging segment. There are tons to choose from, too. From the basic budget cars to the amenity-packed luxury cars, there is a compact car for everyone. But which one is …
Volkswagen Polo GTI is displayed during the first press day at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show

Sales Figures Prove the Volkswagen GTI Is Criminally Underrated

The 2020 Volkswagen GTI is ranked No. 1 on U.S. News’ list of Best Compact Cars in the small sedan class. The sporty hatchback is not only fun to drive, but it packs a powerful punch and is filled with upscale features. Experts in the automotive industry consistently give the GTI rave reviews, and Consumer Reports indicates a four-out-of-five …