2011 Volkswagen GTI Values

The 2011 Volkswagen GTI is a FWD performance compact hatchback available in three-door and five-door trim levels. The GTI is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that produces 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Transmissions consists of a base 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed DSG® automatic transmission. Fuel mileage is an EPA estimated 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. A cross differential system and track tuned suspension enable the GTI to handle light and grip corners. Options include bi-xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, multi-function steering wheel, keyless access with push button start, leather seats, navigation system, touch-screen stereo and hands-free phone capability. Safety is comprised electronic stability control, Intelligent Crash Response, six airbags with side curtain protection, anti-lock braking system and hydraulic brake assist. The GTI is backed by a 3-year/30,000-mile warranty.

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Following a complete redesign in 2010, the GTI sees a simple trim level revision for 2011. The four distinctive trims are GTI Base, GTI with sunroof, GTI with sunroof and navigation and GTI Autobahn. All four models are available in either 2-door or 4-door configurations and all of them can be had with either a manual transmission or Volkswagen's Direct Shift Gearbox. 18-inch wheels are also now standard across the line, as is voice-controlled Bluetooth with audio streaming and phonebook download, while rear side thorax airbags have been discontinued. The base model comes with a single-disc CD stereo standard, while the new Autobahn version gets an all-new keyless entry system with push start/stop ignition.

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Strong all-around performance; good fuel economy; excellent DSG transmission; classy interior; strong safety

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The GTI sticks with its model heritage, offering surprisingly quick acceleration and crisp handling while sipping fuel. Handling has been improved again in the latest GTI, to give it a lighter, quicker feel, yet the GTI still offers interior appointments that are more premium compared to other sporty small cars and safety and entertainment features that are otherwise in the realm of luxury vehicles. Price is a big selling point for the GTI as well; starting around $23,000, the GTI offers a lot of performance for less money than other hot hatches and a lot less than all-wheel-drive machines like the Subaru Impreza WRX and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.


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