2016 Golf GTI


Since it first appeared in the U.S. market in 1983, the GTI has been a popular choice when it comes to compact cars. People loved it for its design and functionality; all that thanks to good old German manufacturing and efficiency.

Fast forward to the 2016 GTI, does this car still have what it takes to wow? If you are considering getting a 2016 GTI what should you expect? We can give you a rundown of its specifications and features.

Exterior Dimensions
You won't have any trouble fitting this car into any garage; it's only 168 inches long, 70.5 inches wide and 56.8 inches high.

Fuel Economy
It can go 25 mpg on city streets and 34 on the highway. The tank can carry 13.2 gallons. Expanding on those figures, the GTI has a cruising range of 330 miles in the city and 448 miles on the highway.

Passenger Space
The GTI can carry up to five passengers in comfort and has a total of 93.5 cubic feet of passenger volume.

Cargo Space

This car has 22.8 cubic feet of cargo space, but this can go up to 52.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.

The GTI has an intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0L engine that has a gasoline direct injection system. It can put out an SAE net horsepower of 210 at 4,500 rpm and an SAE net torque of 258 ft-lbs. at 1,500 rpm.

Emissions have been measured at 6.3 tons of carbon per year, not unlike other cars in its class.

Suspension System and Brakes
It has a strut system for the front and a multi-link system for the back. All four wheels have ABS braking and brake discs.

You May Like This Car Because…
The 2016 GTI is fully loaded with all of you and your passengers needs to be connected. You will have wireless streaming, AM/FM/HD radio, CD with USB and Auxiliary inputs, an 8-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity, and SiriusXM satellite radio.

There is also an MP3 Player, speed compensated volume control, steering wheel controls and radio data system. For safety tech it also has an auto theft deterrent system, remote keyless entry, illuminated entry system and a panic button.

In a 2016 GTI you can sit comfortably thanks to the heated top sport front seats. These are also adjustable with power recline and also have adjustable lumbar support. Your passengers will have enough space in the 60-40 folding rear seat.

The basic warranty is also good for 3 years or 36,000 miles.

You May Dislike This Car Because…

It is basically still a compact car, if you aren't sold on the appearance of a compact then chances are you really won't like how it looks.

It's limited to a 6-speed manual transmission system. So if that's something you aren't familiar with you may not like this car.

What We Say
This model has long been manufactured for several reasons; it's reliable, it has a design that has been proven, and it has a following of people who prefer it over other models. It's a car you should go for if you want a dependable and affordable compact that's safe and loaded with a ton of helpful technology.

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