2010 Volkswagen GTI Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$23,465-$25,170
$21,885-$23,545
22 /CITY / 31 /HWY
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What Changed for the 2010 Volkswagen GTI:

  • Completely redesigned
  • 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • 210 horsepower
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Electronic limited-slip differential
  • On sale in summer 2009

This iconic hatchback \"pony car\" has been restyled inside and out for the 2010 model year, to provide a look that's more conservative and more luxurious, according to Volkswagen. The GTI is basically the performance version of the Volkswagen Golf, and has been on the market since the mid-1970s. It's available in front-wheel drive, with 2 or 4 side doors. Its main competitors include the Ford Mustang, Mini Cooper, Scion tC, and others.

Both the 2-door and 4-door versions of the 2010 Volkswagen GTI are offered in a single trim level with options. Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, sport suspension, air conditioning, cruise control, heated front seats and mirrors, power accessories, trip computer, Bluetooth connectivity, and an 8-speaker sound system. The Autobahn package of options includes partial leather upholstery, sunroof, and upgraded sport seats. Other options include 18-inch wheels, summer tires, hard-drive-based navigation system, bi-Xenon headlights, and a premium sound system.

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI's standard power plant is a 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 207 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with the standard 6-speed manual transmission, according to the EPA. With the optional 6-speed direct-shift gearbox (or \"DSG,\" an automated manual setup), the GTI delivers 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Volkswagen GTI include 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, front side air bags, and side curtain air bags. Rear side air bags are optional on the sedan. In government crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the GTI 4 (out of 5) stars for driver and front-passenger protection in front-impact tests, and 5 stars for front- and rear-seat occupants in side-impact tests.

Starting MSRP for the 2010 Volkswagen GTI was $23,465.

What Changed for the 2010 Volkswagen GTI:

  • Completely redesigned
  • 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
  • 210 horsepower
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Electronic limited-slip differential
  • On sale in summer 2009

This iconic hatchback \"pony car\" has been restyled inside and out for the 2010 model year, to provide a look that's more conservative and more luxurious, according to Volkswagen. The GTI is basically the performance version of the Volkswagen Golf, and has been on the market since the mid-1970s. It's available in front-wheel drive, with 2 or 4 side doors. Its main competitors include the Ford Mustang, Mini Cooper, Scion tC, and others.

Both the 2-door and 4-door versions of the 2010 Volkswagen GTI are offered in a single trim level with options. Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels, sport suspension, air conditioning, cruise control, heated front seats and mirrors, power accessories, trip computer, Bluetooth connectivity, and an 8-speaker sound system. The Autobahn package of options includes partial leather upholstery, sunroof, and upgraded sport seats. Other options include 18-inch wheels, summer tires, hard-drive-based navigation system, bi-Xenon headlights, and a premium sound system.

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI's standard power plant is a 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 207 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with the standard 6-speed manual transmission, according to the EPA. With the optional 6-speed direct-shift gearbox (or \"DSG,\" an automated manual setup), the GTI delivers 24 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Volkswagen GTI include 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, front side air bags, and side curtain air bags. Rear side air bags are optional on the sedan. In government crash tests, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the GTI 4 (out of 5) stars for driver and front-passenger protection in front-impact tests, and 5 stars for front- and rear-seat occupants in side-impact tests.

Starting MSRP for the 2010 Volkswagen GTI was $23,465.

Available Trims for the 2010 Volkswagen GTI
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2dr HB Man Transmission Manual MSRP 23465.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name 2dr HB Man PZEV Transmission Manual MSRP 23465.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name 2dr HB DSG Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 24565.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/32
Name 2dr HB DSG PZEV Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 24565.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/32
Name 4dr HB Man Transmission Manual MSRP 24070.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name 4dr HB Man PZEV Transmission Manual MSRP 24070.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name 4dr HB DSG Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 25170.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/32
Name 4dr HB DSG PZEV Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 25170.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/32
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INTERIOR
  • Cloth seat trim
  • 8-way manual heated front sport bucket seats w/manual lumbar support -inc: easy entry system
  • 60/40 split/folding rear seat -inc: height-adjustable head restraints for all seating positions, center armrest w/(2) cup holders, pass-through
  • Adjustable front center armrest w/storage compartment
  • Center console -inc: aux pwr outlet, (2) front cup holders
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Alloy appearance pedals
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Multi-function trip computer -inc: trip time, trip length, average trip speed, average trip fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, miles to empty, radio station display, personalizing functions, compass
  • Highline combi-instrument cluster
  • Outside temp display
  • Pwr windows -inc: front windows w/driver side 1-touch up/down feature, pinch protection, key-operated open/close feature
  • Pwr door locks -inc: automatic locking feature
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Immobilizer theft-deterrent system
  • Audible/visible anti-theft vehicle alarm system
  • Climatic air conditioning w/pollen filter
  • Rear passenger ventilation for heat & A/C in center console
  • Electric rear window defroster
  • Sliding visors w/covered illuminated vanity mirrors
  • (4) assist handles
  • Interior front/rear dome lamp, (2) front reading lamps
  • Leather hand brake & shift knob
  • Rear & cargo area aux pwr outlets
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/audio controls -inc: paddle shifters
  • 8-way manual heated front sport bucket seats w/manual lumbar support
EXTERIOR
  • 17" "Denver" alloy wheels
  • P225/45HR17 all-season high performance tires
  • Temporary use spare tire
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Rear spoiler located above hatch
  • Black front grille -inc: honeycomb mesh & red surrounding strip
  • Dual-reflector halogen headlamps -inc: clear/lightweight/chip resistant polycarbonate lenses
  • Front halogen reflector-lens fog lights
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors -inc: integrated turn signal
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles
  • Variable rear wiper
  • Body-color door handles
MECHANICAL
  • 2.0L DOHC FSI 16-valve turbocharged I4 engine
  • Engine braking assist (EBA)
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Electronic differential lock (EDL)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Independent 4-link rear suspension
  • Front/rear sport suspension w/stabilizer bars
  • Electro-mechanical variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front vented, rear solid disc brakes w/red calipers
  • Dual exhaust tips
  • 6-speed DSG w/OD, Tiptronic, sport mode, launch control
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Electronic brake-pressure distribution (EBD)
    • Electronic stabilization program (ESP) w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)
    • Hydraulic brake assist (HBA)
    • Crash optimized front end
    • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
    • Daytime running lights
    • Dual front airbags
    • Front/rear side-thorax airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain protection
    • 3-point safety belts w/front height adjusters, pretensioners, load limiters -inc: buckle switch passenger sensor
    • LATCH child restraint system
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Collapsible steering column
    • Child safety rear door locks
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Premium VIII touch screen AM/FM stereo w/in-dash CD changer/MP3 player -inc: aux input jack, media device interface (MDI), iPod cable, (8) speakers
    • SIRIUS satellite radio
    • Roof-mounted fin-type satellite radio antenna

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