How Fast is the 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI?

January 29th, 2020 by

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI


Rumors of the VW Golf GTI speed are true. For 2019, the Volkswagen Golf GTI 0-to-60 time was 5.7 seconds, and it is likely that the 2020 model will offer a similar performance. We could say so much about the VW Golf GTI cargo space, intuitive infotainment, or comfy seats, or even pull out the U.S. News review praising the Golf GT as among “the most well-rounded in its class,” but we suspect that’s not the reason you’re here.

Playful handling makes this well-rounded compact car immensely enjoyable to drive, but the comfortable seats and generous cabin and cargo space are nice perks too. Read below to learn more about the driving experience you can expect with a 2020 Golf GTI.

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Speed and Engine Specs

All GTI trims feature a punchy turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Whether you’re taking off from a stoplight or burning up the highway to Springfield, you’ll feel the kick of its 228 horses. The turbo-four engine comes paired with a standard 6-speed manual transmission, and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic is available as an optional upgrade.

The GTI handling also helps make it so much fun to drive. You get everything you need to carve up Washington DC roads: nimble handling, accurate steering, and sturdy brakes. Take a closer look at the GTI performance specs:

  • Volkswagen Golf GTI 0-to-60 Time (2019) — 5.7 seconds
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Engine — 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Horsepower — 228 hp
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI City/Hwy MPG — 24/32

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI Key Features

For $28,595, the base GTI S trim is well-equipped with standard features. Here are just a few:

  • Heated front seats
  • 6.5-inch touch screen
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • USB-C port
  • Bluetooth
  • Car-Net App-Connect
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • MirrorLink

Test Drive a 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI in Alexandria!

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