2013 Volkswagen GTI Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$23,995-$31,695
$23,035-$30,427
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What's New for 2013:

  • \"Laguna\" wheel design for higher trim levels

Exterior Features
The 2013 Volkswagen GTI is a performance-oriented version of the VW Golf. It is offered in 2- and 4-door body styles and comes standard with 18-inch \"Detroit\" aluminum wheels, black grille with a honeycomb mesh insert and red pinstripe surround, sport suspension, rear spoiler, and dual exhaust outlets. Every GTI also includes heated washer nozzles, power heated side mirrors, and integrated turn signal indicators.

Interior Features
Sport-bolstered, 8-way manually adjustable, heated front seats with plaid \"Interlagos\" fabric inserts are standard on the GTI. Additionally, this model includes a leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping sport steering wheel, automatic climate control, power windows, power door locks, cruise control, floor mats, trip computer, and brushed aluminum pedal covers. The 8-speaker stereo is equipped with Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, Bluetooth audio streaming capability, satellite radio with a free 3-month subscription, auxiliary audio input jack, and an iPod connection.

Optional Features
Volkswagen offers three main option packages for the GTI: Convenience & Sunroof, Sunroof & Navigation, and Autobahn. The first package adds \"Laguna\" wheels, power sunroof, premium touch-screen audio system, and a multi-function steering wheel. The second package includes a navigation system and bi-xenon headlights with an adaptive front lighting system. The Autobahn package upgrades the GTI with \"Serron\" wheels, leather seats, keyless entry, push-button ignition, and a premium Dynaudio sound system. Summer performance tires can be added to any GTI model.

Under the Hood
A direct-injection, turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard in every 2013 GTI. Horsepower output measures 200, and the engine's peak 207 lb.-ft. of torque is available as low as 1,700 rpm. The engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, or an optional Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) automated manual transmission with paddle shifters and a Sport mode. Both transmissions deliver power to the front wheels.

Fuel Economy
As this overview was written, the EPA had provided official estimates only for GTIs equipped with the DSG transmission at 24/33/27 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
The 2013 VW GTI is equipped with 6 standard air bags, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, and a traction and stability control system. Also standard is Volkswagen's Intelligent Crash Response system that automatically unlocks the doors, activates the hazard flashers, and shuts off the fuel pump if the GTI's air bags deploy.

As this overview was written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests on the 2013 Volkswagen GTI.

What's New for 2013:

  • \"Laguna\" wheel design for higher trim levels

Exterior Features
The 2013 Volkswagen GTI is a performance-oriented version of the VW Golf. It is offered in 2- and 4-door body styles and comes standard with 18-inch \"Detroit\" aluminum wheels, black grille with a honeycomb mesh insert and red pinstripe surround, sport suspension, rear spoiler, and dual exhaust outlets. Every GTI also includes heated washer nozzles, power heated side mirrors, and integrated turn signal indicators.

Interior Features
Sport-bolstered, 8-way manually adjustable, heated front seats with plaid \"Interlagos\" fabric inserts are standard on the GTI. Additionally, this model includes a leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping sport steering wheel, automatic climate control, power windows, power door locks, cruise control, floor mats, trip computer, and brushed aluminum pedal covers. The 8-speaker stereo is equipped with Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, Bluetooth audio streaming capability, satellite radio with a free 3-month subscription, auxiliary audio input jack, and an iPod connection.

Optional Features
Volkswagen offers three main option packages for the GTI: Convenience & Sunroof, Sunroof & Navigation, and Autobahn. The first package adds \"Laguna\" wheels, power sunroof, premium touch-screen audio system, and a multi-function steering wheel. The second package includes a navigation system and bi-xenon headlights with an adaptive front lighting system. The Autobahn package upgrades the GTI with \"Serron\" wheels, leather seats, keyless entry, push-button ignition, and a premium Dynaudio sound system. Summer performance tires can be added to any GTI model.

Under the Hood
A direct-injection, turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard in every 2013 GTI. Horsepower output measures 200, and the engine's peak 207 lb.-ft. of torque is available as low as 1,700 rpm. The engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission, or an optional Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) automated manual transmission with paddle shifters and a Sport mode. Both transmissions deliver power to the front wheels.

Fuel Economy
As this overview was written, the EPA had provided official estimates only for GTIs equipped with the DSG transmission at 24/33/27 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
The 2013 VW GTI is equipped with 6 standard air bags, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, and a traction and stability control system. Also standard is Volkswagen's Intelligent Crash Response system that automatically unlocks the doors, activates the hazard flashers, and shuts off the fuel pump if the GTI's air bags deploy.

As this overview was written, neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests on the 2013 Volkswagen GTI.

Available Trims for the 2013 Volkswagen GTI
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2dr HB Man *Ltd Avail* Transmission Manual MSRP 23995.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name 2dr HB Man PZEV *Ltd Avail* Transmission Manual MSRP 23995.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name 2dr HB DSG *Ltd Avail* Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 25095.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name 2dr HB DSG PZEV *Ltd Avail* Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 25095.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name w/Conv & Sunroof (2dr HB Man *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Manual MSRP 26375.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name w/Conv & Sunroof (2dr HB Man PZEV *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Manual MSRP 26375.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name w/Conv & Sunroof (2dr HB DSG *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 27475.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name w/Conv & Sunroof (2dr HB DSG PZEV *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 27475.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name w/Sunroof & Navi (2dr HB Man *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Manual MSRP 27945.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name w/Sunroof & Navi (2dr HB Man PZEV *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Manual MSRP 27945.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name w/Sunroof & Navi (2dr HB DSG *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 29045.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name w/Sunroof & Navi (2dr HB DSG PZEV *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 29045.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name Autobahn (2dr HB Man *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Manual MSRP 29995.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name Autobahn (2dr HB Man PZEV *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Manual MSRP 29995.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name Autobahn (2dr HB DSG *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 31095.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name Autobahn (2dr HB DSG PZEV *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 31095.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name 4dr HB Man *Ltd Avail* Transmission Manual MSRP 24595.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name 4dr HB Man PZEV *Ltd Avail* Transmission Manual MSRP 24595.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name 4dr HB DSG *Ltd Avail* Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 25695.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name 4dr HB DSG PZEV *Ltd Avail* Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 25695.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name w/Conv & Sunroof (4dr HB Man *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Manual MSRP 26975.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name w/Conv & Sunroof (4dr HB Man PZEV *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Manual MSRP 26975.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name w/Conv & Sunroof (4dr HB DSG *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 28075.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name w/Conv & Sunroof (4dr HB DSG PZEV *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 28075.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name w/Sunroof & Navi (4dr HB Man *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Manual MSRP 28545.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name w/Sunroof & Navi (4dr HB Man PZEV *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Manual MSRP 28545.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name w/Sunroof & Navi (4dr HB DSG *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 29645.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name w/Sunroof & Navi (4dr HB DSG PZEV *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 29645.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name Autobahn (4dr HB Man *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Manual MSRP 30595.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name Autobahn (4dr HB Man PZEV *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Manual MSRP 30595.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name Autobahn (4dr HB DSG *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 31695.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name Autobahn (4dr HB DSG PZEV *Ltd Avail*) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 31695.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name Wolfsburg (4dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 25095.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name Wolfsburg (4dr HB Man PZEV) Transmission Manual MSRP 25095.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name Wolfsburg (4dr HB DSG) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 26195.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name Wolfsburg (4dr HB DSG PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 26195.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name Driver's Edition (4dr HB Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 29695.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name Driver's Edition (4dr HB Man PZEV) Transmission Manual MSRP 29695.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 21/31
Name Driver's Edition (4dr HB DSG) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 30795.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
Name Driver's Edition (4dr HB DSG PZEV) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 30795.00 Engine 2.0L/121 City/Hwy MPG 24/33
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INTERIOR
  • Cloth seat trim
  • 8-way manual heated front sport bucket seats -inc: optimized head restraints, easy-entry system, lumbar support, emergency locking retractors for all seating positions
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat -inc: height-adjustable head restraints for all seating positions, (2) cup holders, pass-through, interlock feature, center armrest
  • Adjustable front center armrest w/storage compartment
  • Center console -inc: (2) front cup holders, front open storage compartment
  • Front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping sport steering wheel
  • Theft-deterrent steering column
  • Highline instrument cluster -inc: multi-function trip computer, compass, brake pad wear indicator, seatbelt reminder, fuel cap seal warning, illumination for controls & gauges
  • Headlights-on warning tone
  • Non-smokers pkg -inc: pwr outlet w/plug, storage receptacle w/insert
  • Pwr windows -inc: front windows w/driver side 1-touch up/down feature, pinch protection
  • Remote central pwr locking system -inc: auto locking feature
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Mirror control pad w/joystick controls
  • Anti-theft vehicle alarm system -inc: panic button
  • Immobilizer theft-deterrent system
  • Cruise control
  • Climatic air conditioning -inc: air-conditioning in center console
  • Air vents in instrument panel
  • Electric rear window defroster
  • Rear passenger ventilation for heat
  • Soft-opening lockable glovebox
  • (2) aux pwr outlets
  • Chrome interior door handles
  • Metallic door trim
  • Integrated armrest in front door panels
  • Front door storage pockets
  • Roof console w/integrated sunglasses holder
  • Sliding visors w/covered illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Interior dome lamp w/time delay, (2) front reading lamps
  • Luggage compartment light
  • Front seatback storage pockets
  • Plastic loading edge protection
  • Inside hatch grip
  • Rear cargo cover
  • (2) trunk tie-down hooks -inc: (1) in each corner
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping sport steering wheel -inc: wheel-mounted shift paddles
  • Front/rear carpeted floor mats -inc: red stitching
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping multifunction sport steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping multifunction sport steering wheel -inc: wheel-mounted shift paddles
  • Touchscreen navigation system
  • Leather seat trim
  • Keyless access w/push-button start
  • Leatherette door panel & side trim
  • 8-way manual heated front sport bucket seats -inc: optimized head restraints, lumbar support, emergency locking retractors for all seating positions
EXTERIOR
  • 18" "Detroit" alloy wheels
  • 225/40R18 all-season tires
  • Temporary use spare tire
  • Sport front/side/rear valences -inc: textured black sport side skirts
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Body-color rear roof spoiler
  • Body-color moldings
  • Fully galvanized sheet metal
  • Heat-insulated glass
  • Black front grille -inc: honeycomb mesh & red surrounding strip
  • Halogen headlights -inc: clear/lightweight/chip-resistant polycarbonate lenses
  • Fog lights
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals, blinker control stalk w/lane-change feature
  • Adjustable intermittent windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles
  • Rear window wiper
  • Body-color exterior door handles
  • 18" "Laguna" alloy wheels
  • Pwr tilt/sliding sunroof -inc: manual sunshade
  • Xenon headlights w/adaptive front light system (AFS)
  • 18" "Serron" alloy wheels
MECHANICAL
  • 2.0L DOHC FSI 16-valve turbocharged I4 engine
  • Hard shell battery box protection
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD -inc: clutch starter interlock, hydraulic clutch, cable shift mechanism
  • Front wheel drive
  • GTI sport suspension w/vehicle lowering -inc: independent front MacPherson struts w/stabilizer bar & fully independent rear four-link suspension w/coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers & stabilizer bar
  • Electro-mechanical variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Cross differential system (XDS)
  • Pwr front vented, rear solid disc brakes w/red calipers
  • Dual polished exhaust tips -inc: sound generator
  • Electronic differential lock (EDL)
  • 6-speed DSG transmission w/Tiptronic & sport mode, launch control
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Engine braking assist (EBA)
    • Electronic brake-pressure distribution (EBD)
    • Electronic stabilization program (ESP) w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)
    • Hydraulic brake assist (HBA)
    • Intelligent crash response system (ICRS)
    • Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams
    • Crash optimized front end
    • Daytime running lights
    • Dual front airbags
    • Front side-thorax airbags
    • Front/rear side curtain airbags
    • Emergency trunk release
    • Buckle switch
    • Height adjustable front 3-point safety belts w/pretensioners, load limiters
    • LATCH child restraint system
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Collapsible steering column
    • Dual tone horns
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (8) speakers, media device interface (MDI), Bluetooth connectivity
    • Auxiliary audio input
    • Window diversity antenna
    • Premium VIII touchscreen AM/FM stereo w/in-dash CD changer/MP3 player -inc: (8) speakers, media device interface (MDI), Bluetooth connectivity
    • Dynaudio premium sound system -inc: AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player, media device interface (MDI), Bluetooth connectivity
    • RCD 310 AM/FM radio w/CD player

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