A sporty, five-passenger hatchback, the 2010 Volkswagen GTI has been totally redesigned for the new year. The GTI is available with two or four doors. The power is provided by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine which produces 200 hp. The GTI is available with a choice between a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed DSG which is an automatic that can be shifted like a manual via steering wheel mounted paddles. Standard features on the GTI include SIRIUS satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity.Read more Read less
After a brief hiatus, the popular Golf returns to Volkswagen's lineup for 2010, replacing the Rabbit as VW's compact hatchback. It's available in both 2- and 4-door models, with power coming from either a 2.5L inline-5 cylinder or a 2.0L turbo direct-injection diesel (TDI). Meanwhile, the sporty GTI, also available in 2- and 4-door-trim, draws its 200 horses from VW's venerable 2.0L turbocharged inline-4. Prices start at $17,490 for the Golf, $23,489 for the GTI
Convenient hatchback design; quality interior materials; nimble handling; excellent fuel efficiency (TDI); pocket-rocket performance in the (GTI)
Now in its sixth generation, the Volkswagen Golf is all-new for 2010. The popular hatchback packs a load of standard features in a pleasing cabin, and despite its small size, the Golf is able to swallow passengers with ease and, with the rear seats folded flat, lots of gear. The TDI offers an impressive EPA estimated 30 mpg in the city, 42 mpg on the highway, while the GTI--the original "hot hatch"--is propelled by its turbocharged four from 0 to 60 mph in less than seven seconds.