2019 Volkswagen GTI
Ratings & Reliability
The GTI continues to embody the sporty, practical, and affordable hatchback concept. Whether opting for the manual or dual-clutch automated transmission, the 2.0-liter turbo engine is punchy and emits a satisfying sound. We got an impressive 29 mpg overall with our manual-transmission test car. The GTI is fun to drive by virtue of its lively handling and immediate throttle response. If a GTI is not sporty enough, the Golf R is a step up in performance. Inside is a high-quality, quiet, and refined interior with comfortable seats. That all adds up to a sporty car that doesn't wear on a driver's patience over a long drive. The infotainment system has an easy-to-use touch screen. Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic warning are now available on all trim lines.