If you’re looking for a car with a blend of performance and utility, you couldn’t do better than the 2016 Volkswagen Golf. The Golf GTI turns the volume up on VW’s segment-topping hatchback with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, and the Autobahn trim comes with standard features like a navigation system, a power driver seat and dual-zone automatic climate control.
How is the GTI different from the 2016 VW Golf hatchback?
The key difference between the base Golf hatch and the base Golf GTI hot hatch is under the hoods of these vehicles: the Golf comes equipped with a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 170 horsepower and the Golf GTI is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 210 horsepower. Standard equipment on the Golf GTI line includes:
- LED foglights
- Rear spoiler
- Heated mirrors
- Cruise control
- A cooled glovebox
- Plaid cloth upholstery
- Heated front seats
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- 6.5-inch touchscreen
- Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Rearview camera
What comes standard on the 2016 VW Golf GTI Autobahn trim?
In addition to the long list of standard features on board the entry-level GTI, the range-topping Autobahn trim adds: a sunroof, automatic headlamps and wipers, keyless ignition and entry, leather seats, a Fender premium audio system, a navigation system, a 10-way power driver seat with two-way power lumbar and dual-zone automatic climate control.
There are also package options available for the Autobahn and other GTI trims:
|Electronically-controlled mechanical limited-slip front differential||Adaptive bi-xenon headlamps||Adaptive cruise control|
|Larger front and rear brakes||LED running lights||Front and rear parking sensors|
|+10 horsepower||Frontal collision warning system|
|Dynamic Chassis Control (optional on SE and Autobahn trims with the Performance package)||Lane departure warnings + blind spot monitoring|
|Rear cross-traffic alerts|
|Automated parallel parking|
|Auto-dimming rearview mirror|