Volkswagen Golf / GTI Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2016

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Volkswagen Golf / GTI Specs (2016)

How powerful is the engine? How much room is in the back seat? Get the 2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI specs.

2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 2dr Hatch 4dr Hatch 4dr Wagon
Wheelbase 103.8 in 103.8 in 103.5 in
Length 167.5 in 167.5 in 179.6 in
Width 70.5 in 70.8 in 70.8 in
Height 57.2 in 57.2 in 58.3 in
Curb Weight 2961 lb. 3023 lb. 3123 lb.
Fuel Capacity 13.2 gal. 13.2 gal. 13.2 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 38.4 in 38.4 in 38.6 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 55.9 in 55.9 in 55.9 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.2 in 41.2 in 41.2 in
Headroom, Row 2 38.1 in 38.1 in 38.6 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 53.9 in 53.9 in 53.9 in
Legroom, Row 2 35.6 in 35.6 in 35.6 in
Total Legroom 76.8 in (over 2 rows) 76.8 in (over 2 rows) 76.8 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 22.8 ft3 22.8 ft3 30.4 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 52.7 ft3 52.7 ft3 66.5 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI

2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
The console is really wide and impinges on the space where my right leg belongs. Since when do front wheel drive cars need a large console? They only really make sense as covers for the transmission tunnels on rear wheel drive cars.
 

2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 2-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 1.8T 1.8T S TDI S GTI S GTI SE
Standard Engineturbocharged
1.8L I4
DOHC-4v
170 hp@4500
199 lb-ft@1600
turbocharged
1.8L I4
DOHC-4v
170 hp@4500
199 lb-ft@1600
turbocharged
2.0L I4 Diesel
DOHC-4v
150 hp@3500
236 lb-ft@1750
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
210 hp@4500
258 lb-ft@1500
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
210 hp@4500
258 lb-ft@1500
Optional Engine(s)   turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
220 hp@4700
258 lb-ft@1500
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
220 hp@4700
258 lb-ft@1500
Standard Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires195/65HR15 tires195/65HR15 tires205/55HR16 tires225/40HR18 tires225/40HR18 tires
Optional Tires225/40HR18 tires225/40HR18 tires225/40HR18 tires  

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 1.8T S TDI S GTI S 1.8T SE TDI SE GTI SE 1.8T SEL TDI SEL GTI Autobahn R e-Golf SE e-Golf SEL Premium
Standard Engineturbocharged
1.8L I4
DOHC-4v
170 hp@4500
199 lb-ft@1600
turbocharged
2.0L I4 Diesel
DOHC-4v
150 hp@3500
236 lb-ft@1750
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
210 hp@4500
258 lb-ft@1500
turbocharged
1.8L I4
DOHC-4v
170 hp@4500
199 lb-ft@1600
turbocharged
2.0L I4 Diesel
DOHC-4v
150 hp@3500
236 lb-ft@1750
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
210 hp@4500
258 lb-ft@1500
turbocharged
1.8L I4
DOHC-4v
170 hp@4500
199 lb-ft@1600
turbocharged
2.0L I4 Diesel
DOHC-4v
150 hp@3500
236 lb-ft@1750
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
210 hp@4500
258 lb-ft@1500
turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
292 hp@5400
280 lb-ft@1800
Electric
115 hp
199
Electric
115 hp
199
Optional Engine(s)  turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
220 hp@4700
258 lb-ft@1500
  turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
220 hp@4700
258 lb-ft@1500
  turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
220 hp@4700
258 lb-ft@1500
   
Standard Transmission5-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual1-speed automatic1-speed automatic
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual 6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual 6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual  
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDAWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires195/65HR15 tires205/55HR16 tires225/40HR18 tires225/45HR17 tires225/45HR17 tires225/40HR18 tires225/40HR18 tires225/40HR18 tires225/40HR18 tires225/40YR18 tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires
Optional Tires225/40HR18 tires225/40HR18 tires 225/40HR18 tires225/40HR18 tires    235/35YR19 tires  

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI 4-door Wagon Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 1.8T S TDI S 1.8T SE TDI SE 1.8T SEL TDI SEL
Standard Engineturbocharged
1.8L I4
DOHC-4v
170 hp@4500
199 lb-ft@1600
turbocharged
2.0L I4 Diesel
DOHC-4v
150 hp@3500
236 lb-ft@1750
turbocharged
1.8L I4
DOHC-4v
170 hp@4500
199 lb-ft@1600
turbocharged
2.0L I4 Diesel
DOHC-4v
150 hp@3500
236 lb-ft@1750
turbocharged
1.8L I4
DOHC-4v
170 hp@4500
199 lb-ft@1600
turbocharged
2.0L I4 Diesel
DOHC-4v
150 hp@3500
236 lb-ft@1750
Standard Transmission5-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manual6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed automated manual 6-speed automated manual 6-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires195/65HR15 tires205/55HR16 tires225/45HR17 tires225/45HR17 tires225/40HR18 tires225/40HR18 tires

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI

2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
Great shifter. Engine is torque-free, but has adequate power if you keep the revs up a bit. Left me wanting more, but I could live with it.
2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2015 4dr Hatch turbocharged 150hp 2.0L I4 Diesel
6-speed manual FWD
Would like more power, but you can't have the other equipment I wanted (upgraded stereo, cloth seats, alloy wheels, hatchback) with the 2.5L engine.
 

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2016 Volkswagen Golf / GTI MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
2dr Hatch 1.8T 18,495 17,755 820
2dr Hatch 1.8T S 19,575 18,793 820
2dr Hatch TDI S 21,975 21,096 820
2dr Hatch GTI S 24,995 23,995 820
2dr Hatch GTI SE 28,025 26,904 820
4dr Hatch 1.8T S 20,175 19,368 820
4dr Hatch TDI S 22,575 19,415 820
4dr Hatch GTI S 25,595 24,571 820
4dr Hatch 1.8T SE 25,225 24,217 820
4dr Hatch TDI SE 26,225 25,176 820
4dr Hatch GTI SE 28,625 27,481 820
4dr Hatch 1.8T SEL 27,425 26,328 820
4dr Hatch TDI SEL 28,425 27,288 820
4dr Hatch GTI Autobahn 30,135 28,930 820
4dr Hatch R 35,650 34,225 820
4dr Hatch e-Golf SE 28,995 27,835 820
4dr Hatch e-Golf SEL Premium 35,595 34,171 820
4dr Wagon 1.8T S 21,625 20,760 820
4dr Wagon TDI S 24,575 23,592 820
4dr Wagon 1.8T SE 27,025 25,944 820
4dr Wagon TDI SE 28,025 26,904 820
4dr Wagon 1.8T SEL 29,385 28,210 820
4dr Wagon TDI SEL 30,385 29,170 820

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