2010 Volkswagen GTI Review Car Reviews — Volkswagen GTI

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Volkswagen GTI

The hot hatch gets civilized, but can perform


1. The GTI is powered by VW’s 2.0 TFSI with 200hp and 207 ft-lbs of

2. DSG models hit 60 mph in 6.7 seconds and get 24/32 mpg while six-seed manual run 6.8 seconds with a 21/31 mpg

3. Notable new features for 2010 a 6.5-inch touch-screen audio and an electronic limited slip

And while it’s hard not to a soft spot for low power, weight little hatchbacks, the feeling of a corner-carving tin can with a refined ride has its benefits. And throughout this evolutionary Volkswagen has stayed true to an affordable vehicle that’s a genuine driver’s car.


For 2010 Volkswagen is the all-new GTI, which we had the opportunity to test out on the scenic and of Georgia. Whether or not this new is “all-new,” however, is debatable.

As a result of the overwhelmingly positive that the previous generation V) model received, VW decided to the “if it ain’t broke” approach, instead to tweak the fifth vehicle and sell it as the sixth.

The has been retained, although the differs slightly with springs and a 2mm thicker rear bar.

The engine is also a over, but it’s impossible to as the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is one of the best powerplants on the market. 200hp at 5100 rpm and 207 ft-lbs of from 1800 rpm to 5000

Outside, the design is unmistakably GTI and the changes are mild, they a big difference in transforming the car. is the old jellybean body in favor of a serious performance design. impressive are the new, more headlights, the large front and the red-trimmed grille, which certainly harkens all the way back to the car started it all.

Out back, VW decided to outfit the car with a dual exhaust system, one pipe at each side. As a the GTI is now instantly recognizable from the font or the back.

On our test models, we did note the carry-over on the “Detroit” wheels, a we didn’t like when we it on a Lamborghini Countach and don’t now. Thankfully Volkswagen offer several other

What we very much do for 2010 are the improvements made to the interior – although the HVAC do still feel a bit flimsy. it’s far more premium you’d expect in a compact car – when you consider the starting is $23,290. Notable features a 6.5-inch touch screen system, a thick flat-bottomed steering wheel with accenting and red stitching. There’s red stitching on the shift boot and handle. And, of course, VW’s trademark “Interlagos” seats, which come some supportive side and have three-stage heat. Or, opt for the package with a sunroof and more highly bolstered seats, which feature the “GTI” embossed on

the headrests.

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