2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has entered the 2016 model year with several new and updated features that could make driving around the Mission Viejo and Newport Beach area more enjoyable and a bit easier too.

In this 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI vehicle review, our team at the Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine takes a closer look at the interior design, performance specifications, and technology features so you can learn more about this iconic hatchback.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI: Interior

The Volkswagen Golf GTI has always been known for its sporty nature, which is why the 2016 model embraces several performance-focused design elements in its interior styling. For example, the Top Sport seats come standard and offer an exceptional level of comfort. You’ll also find ambient lighting and illuminated doorsills, which can give your passengers an increased sense of security during nighttime driving.

Other design features are purely aesthetic, such as an available panoramic sunroof or the golf ball shift knob. But as much as Volkswagen put an emphasis on style, the Volkswagen Golf GTI interior also provides functionality, with 52.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume and an adjustable cargo floor.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Volkswagen Golf GTI: Performance

It’s no secret: The Volkswagen Golf GTI is a really fun car to drive, and the 2016 model is no exception. This hatchback comes with a 2.0-liter TSI® turbocharged engine. Thanks to direct injection and a number of other performance technologies, the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI delivers 210 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque.

The Volkswagen Golf GTI also features a sport-tuned suspension system, a Driving Mode Selection feature, and DCC® Dynamic Chassis Control. Driving Mode Selection allows you to choose between Normal, Sport, and Individual drive modes. Each one helps to fine-tune engine response and performance for a ride that’s tailored to your driving style.

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Front Interior

Technology of the Volkswagen Golf GTI

Drivers who want the latest technology features and accessories will love the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI. This hatchback comes stocked with advanced information and entertainment technology and puts it right at your fingertips, such as VW Car-Net® App-Connect™ for smartphones, which brings the power and convenience of your favorite smartphone functions to the 6.5-inch touchscreen display.

You’ll also enjoy a completely updated Driver Assistance Package, which can add a suite of helpful driving features. Included in the package are Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, Park Distance Control, and Parking Steering Assistant.

Explore the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Interested in learning more about the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI?Come in to the Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine for a personal test drive or easily schedule a test drive online.


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