2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

Volkswagen Golf GTI Review

If you’re ready to hit the roads around Rancho Santa Margarita and Garden Grove in a stylish new car, look no further than the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI. This sporty hatchback is the perfect balance of power and performance, and it comes jam packed with tons of advanced technology features for all passengers to enjoy.

At Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine, we know how important it is to find the perfect vehicle to suit your one-of-a-kind lifestyle—and that’s why we’ve prepared this detailed review on the 2021 VW Golf GTI for you to explore. Get the inside scoop on some of this model’s top specs. Continue reading and be sure to reach out with any questions along the way!

2021 VW Golf GTI: Performance Highlights

Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance

Behind the wheel of the 2021 VW Golf GTI, you’ll notice its distinctive performance. Enjoy a perfectly smooth yet powerful ride thanks to its standard powertrain: a 2.0L turbocharged engine mated to a peppy 6-speed manual transmission. This duo works to distribute 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. With this kind of output, it’s no surprise why the VW Golf GTI handles so well.

If you’re looking for a ride that’s even more thrilling, you can opt for the available paddle shifters. The paddle shifters are located near your fingers on the steering wheel and work to control the shifts on the optional 7-speed DSG® automatic transmission. Stay in control of your vehicle seamlessly with this added feature.

Aside from being powerful, the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI is also efficient. With the standard powertrain, you can achieve an EPA-estimated 23 city/30 highway MPG.¹

Advanced Technology Features

Volkswagen Golf GTI TechIf you’re looking for tons of advanced technology features inside your next vehicle, you’ll love what the 2021 VW Golf GTI has to offer. The base trim of the Volkswagen Golf GTI provides you with some of the most popular connectivity features on the market. At your fingertips, you can you utilize some of your favorite smartphone apps through the touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration.

With Volkswagen Car-Net®, you’ll be able to control the features in your vehicle from anywhere. Simply download the designated mobile app and with a press of a button, you can lock and unlock your car, locate your parked vehicle, start and stop your car, and more. This app also lets you look at your vehicle’s mileage, estimated miles remaining, and more important information.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Exterior

2021 VW Golf GTI: Exterior Design

In a crowd of vehicles, the 2021 VW Golf GTI is bound to stand out with its sleek exterior design. This hatchback has a bold, curvy style that’s amplified by its standard exterior features: a set of 18-inch 5-spoked 2-tone machined alloy wheels, gloss black painted mirror caps and rear lip spoiler, LED Daytime Running Lights, and more. Plus, customize your vehicle to your liking by choosing from one of Volkswagen’s exclusive color options.


Test Drive the 2021 VW Golf GTI Today!

Now that you’ve learned about the 2021 VW Golf GTI, are you ready for a closer look? If so, our team at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore Irvine would be happy to schedule a test drive for drivers around Rancho Santa Margarita and Garden Grove. Give us a call today!


¹ 23 city/30 highway mpg (2021 VW Golf GTI 2.0L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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