2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 25 mpg City, 34 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.0 L Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, 220 HP
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

View More Features and Specifications

What You Will Like

Few cars have the staying power or instant recognition of the Volkswagen Golf, and the all-new Golf picks up right where its predecessor left off -- with even more to like. As a leader in the busy hatchback segment, the Golf is loaded with standard features, excellent ergonomics and plenty of practical space for passengers and cargo. Turbocharged power gives the Golf 1.8T plenty of pep. The GTI is a perennially lauded "hot hatch," is tremendously fun to drive and starts at just around $25,000.

Compare the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI against similar models

What's New For 2016

After a major redesign last year, the Golf gets only evolutionary changes for 2016. A new, updated stereo system runs on improved software, offering more connectivity and smartphone integration. The Driver Assistance Package has also seen significant updates, with new features such as adaptive cruise control and a forward collision warning system. In addition, S models now come standard with a backup camera.


  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 4 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

Select options for 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Est Target Price With Options


Est. Savings Of MSRP Price


Additional Equipment
Unselected $856 $995
Unselected Includes: Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Blind Spot Monitor w/Rear Crosstraffic Alert, Front Assist w/Autonomous Emergency Braking, Front & Rear Park Distance Control (Park Pilot), park assist, Lane Assist (Lane Departure Warning System), Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror $1,286 $1,495
Unselected $688 $800
Unselected $0 $0
Paint Scheme
Selected $0 $0
Port Installed Options
Unselected $60 $80
Unselected $170 $220
Unselected Includes: set of 4 Mojo mats w/logo and heavy duty trunk liner w/CarGo blocks $185 $235
Unselected Includes: set of 4 Monster mats w/logo and heavy duty trunk liner w/CarGo Blocks $185 $235
Unselected Includes: For securing items in the cargo bin $80 $100
Unselected Includes: booster cables, warning triangle, LED flashlight, multi-tool, work gloves, PVC tape, blanket, poncho, whistle, cable ties and bandages $65 $85
Unselected $115 $135
Unselected $25 $35
Primary Paint
Selected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Unselected $0 $0
Seat Trim
Selected $0 $0

Specifications for 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Vw Car-Net Emergency S.O.S
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Side Curtain Protection Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Regular Amplifier
    • Integrated Roof Diversity Antenna
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Radio: Composition Media w/6.5" Touchscreen -inc: AM/FM/HD radio and CD w/USB and aux-in, Fender premium audio system w/subwoofer, Bluetooth connectivity and SiriusXM satellite radio (limited subscription)
  • Exterior Features
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Lip Spoiler
    • Black Grille
    • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Front Fog Lamps
    • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps
    • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Tires: P225/40R18 AS
    • Wheels: 18" Austin Alloy
  • Interior Features
    • Heated Top Sport Front Seats -inc: manually adjustable front seats w/power recline and adjustable lumbar support
    • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Vw Car-Net Selective Service Internet Access
    • 5 Person Seating Capacity
    • Sport Leather Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Compass
    • Valet Function
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Fuel
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Manual Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Piano Black Instrument Panel Insert, Piano Black Door Panel Insert, Chrome And Aluminum Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leather/Aluminum Gear Shift Knob
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Leather Seating Surfaces
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Cargo Area Concealed Storage
    • Rigid Cargo Cover
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
    • Smart Device Integration
    • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Refrigerated/Cooled Box Located In The Glovebox, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Systems Monitor
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru w/Storage
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Immobilizer III Engine Immobilizer
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.0L TSI I-4 DOHC 16-Valve Turbocharged
    • Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 3.24 Axle Ratio
    • Engine Oil Cooler
    • 60-Amp/Hr 480CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 140 Amp Alternator
    • 4189# Gvwr 1038# Maximum Payload
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Sport Tuned Suspension
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 13.2 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Polished Tailpipe Finisher
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control
    • Electro-Mechanical Limited Slip Differential

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.4
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.2
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 22.8
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 52.7
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 480
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 140
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.0 L/121
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 220 @ 4700
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 258 @ 1500
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 103.6
    • Length, Overall (in) - 168
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 70.8
    • Height, Overall (in) - 56.8
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 60.6
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 59.7
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 13.2
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 93.5
    • Front Head Room (in) - 38.4
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.2
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 55.9
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.1
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 35.6
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 53.9
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 28
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 25
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 34
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 35.8
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Volkswagen Golf GTI
    • Body Style - Hatchback
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P225/40HR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P225/40HR18
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Manual w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.76
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.08
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.46
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.08
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.09
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.91
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 4.55
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.24
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Compact Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.3 (Est)
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3031
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 X 7.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

Compare the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Loading Comparison...

Estimate Your Payment

Enter loan Terms to get an approximate monthly payment.

Vehicle Price: The total vehicle price including options, destination charge & rebate $
Down Payment: Your upfront cash down payment $
Trade-In: The current value of your trade-in vehicle $
Amount Owed on Trade-In: The total loan balance still outstanding on your trade-in $
Sales Tax: Your local sales tax rate %
Interest Rate: The estimated interest rate on the loan %
Term: The length of the loan (in months). Longer Terms allow for lower monthly payments.
Your Monthly Payment: Calculated Monthly Payment
Other 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI styles
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2dr HB DSG S
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2dr HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2dr HB DSG SE
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2dr HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2dr HB Man S
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2dr HB Man S w/Performance Pkg
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2dr HB Man SE
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2dr HB Man SE w/Performance Pkg
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4dr HB DSG Autobahn
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4dr HB DSG Autobahn w/Performance Pkg
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4dr HB DSG S
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4dr HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4dr HB DSG SE
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4dr HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4dr HB Man Autobahn
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4dr HB Man Autobahn w/Performance Pkg
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4dr HB Man S
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4dr HB Man S w/Performance Pkg
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4dr HB Man SE

2016 Toyota Yaris 5dr Liftback Man SE
2016 Kia Rio 5dr HB Auto EX
2016 Hyundai Accent 5dr HB Man SE
2016 Scion iM 5dr HB Man
2016 Chevrolet Sonic 5dr HB Manual LS
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback LX Manual

Free Select

About These Prices

As you know, pricing cars is particularly complicated. One of our duties at CarQuotes.com is to help our customers comprehend this process better.

Three important prices we may show on a particular vehicle

CarQuotes.com Estimated Target Price is for research purposes only. It reflects a typical, negotiated price (before taxes and other customary fees and charges, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, license and registration, and where applicable, finance charges) generally found for the vehicle that you selected. The Estimated Target Price is NOT a price quote from CarQuotes.com or any other dealer. If you request a price quote from a dealer via CarQuotes.com displaying an estimated target price, your price may differ.

Invoice is commonly known as the published amount that the dealer paid the manufacturer for the vehicle. This may or may not represent a close relation to the dealer’s actual cost, but can be beneficial as a benchmark. This figure is available on many other web sites however CarQuotes.com adds an estimate of local and regional fees from manufacturer to the dealers to this price, which makes it very close to the actual invoice amount for cars at your local dealer.

MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. This is a proposed price only. For most vehicles, the CarQuotes.com price is below this amount. Some high demand cars may be priced over this amount.

Estimated Target Price

The CarQuotes.com Target Price is to be used as a general guide that reflects a typical, market price (before taxes and other customary fees and charges) generally found for the vehicle that you selected. This price is based on our research and estimates of supply and demand in the marketplace. There are many factors that go into the final price of a particular vehicle including local supply and demand. Your final price may differ.

CarQuotes.com Estimated Target Prices include

The ’base’ price of the vehicle
All options that you select
Base Destination Charges — this is a charge that is added to the base price for every vehicle
Any related Estimated Manufacture to Consumer Cash Rebates. Note: rebates are subject to change at any time. Please make sure to confirm any consumer Cash rebates with your dealer representative at the time of purchase.

CarQuotes.com Estimated price(s) do NOT include any of the following:

Local taxes, license fees and other local fees, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, and where applicable, finance charges — these fees are also excluded from Dealer Invoice and MSRP and would be excluded from most advertisements you might see.
Random ’special qualification’ rebates — i.e., for new college grads only; for customers trading in a specific type of car.  Ask your dealer Representative for more information on ’special qualification’ rebates.

CarQuotes Estimated Dealer Price

The Estimated CarQuotes Dealer Price is an estimate of the pricing presented to CarQuotes members from CarQuotes Authorized Dealers in your area, and is calculated by subtracting an estimated savings value from the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") as well as a value that relates to invoice for the "ideal vehicle" you configured. Dealer documentation, administrative or similar processing fees are not included in the price estimate. Any vehicle configured on the CarQuotes website is an "ideal vehicle" and may not exist at a CarQuotes Authorized Dealer or any other partner dealer. Each Dealer attempts to match a member’s vehicle preferences with the best possible selection from current, in-stock inventory.

Estimated Savings

The Estimated Savings represents the estimated amount of savings off of MSRP available to you from CarQuotes Dealers for a vehicle consistent with your configured preferences plus any customer incentives currently available.  This is also true when it comes to CarQuotes estimated target prices. Your actual savings will depend on several factors including market conditions, the style of vehicle you select, installed options, dealer coverage, and applicable manufacturer incentives. Each dealer sets its own pricing.

Advertised Rebates, Special Manufacturer Financing or Leasing Programs

In most cases, you must choose between these programs OR a customer rebate or a special manufacturer-to-dealer incentive that may or may not already be included in your CarQuotes.com Target Price. So, your final price may go up if you take advantage of special manufacturer financing. Credit Union members should contact their Credit Union loan department to determine what type of loan and financing options are right for you.

Please note that CarQuotes.com strives to include identified manufacturer incentives within the CarQuotes.com Target Price. CarQuotes.com does not administer these programs, which are subject to and often change without notice. Eligibility for these programs is subject to verification by a licensed auto dealer.

Ask your dealer representative for complete manufacturer program details for your area, and how participation in these programs will affect your price.

Base Vehicle

The base vehicle is the vehicle before any optional equipment or destination fees have been added. All of the standard features are included in the base vehicle.


This is the total charge for all optional equipment included in the configuration of your virtual vehicle. The Options charge varies depending on whether it is calculated based on the Factory Invoice or MSRP. Options are not included in the base vehicle price and are not considered standard features.

Regional Fees

A Regional Fee is the fee a manufacturer charges a dealer to advertise and promote the vehicle in the dealer’s market. CarQuotes also includes estimated manufacturer preparation charges (manufacturer charges to the dealer to cover any work done on the car prior to delivering it to the dealership) and fuel charges (the charge for the fuel in the tank when the buyer purchases the vehicle) in this total. CarQuotes attempts to include regional ad fees in its Factory Invoice calculations; other sites at times do not.

Destination Fees

These are the amounts that manufacturers charge to deliver a vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.


Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

Enter Your Zip Code

Zip Code:

Why do we need your ZIP code?

CarQuotes.com provides quotes and other information specific to your location.