Starts at: 29,880 $
Review 2023
Volkswagen Golf GTI USA

2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI USA

  • Sold in the USA: 2022-Present
  • 8th Generation facelifted

2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI Price in the USA:

Volkswagen Golf GTI S Starts at: $29,880
Volkswagen Golf GTI SE Starts at: $34,630
Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn Starts at: $38,330

The Volkswagen Golf was first launched in 1974 as a compact car, and its latest eighth-generation came up in 2019. The performance models of Volkswagen Golf are famous for their efficient performance. They include Volkswagen Golf GTI, Volkswagen Golf GTE, Volkswagen Golf GTD, and Golf R. The Volkswagen Golf GTI is quicker, lighter, and more practical than other variants. It has a modern styling. The latest generation Volkswagen Golf GTI has sleeker LED headlights and plaid upholstery, generating 241 hp of power. The 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI is an upcoming GTI with some new changes. It will offer nine airbags and a revised lane Assist and Travel Assist system. The digital cockpit will be updated, and pop-up information will be displayed in the instrument cluster. The manual transmission will be available in only entry-level variants.

The 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI will be open till the end of this year in the United States of America. As we know, the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI was an all-new redesigned GTI with many new features, so we were not expecting a new Volkswagen Golf GTI very soon. The 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI will be a carryover version and available in three trim levels. It is anticipated that the 40Th Anniversary Edition will also be released with special badges of 40th Edition inside and outside the Golf GTI. Europe received a Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 Special Edition on the 45th Anniversary of Volkswagen GTI in Europe. The exterior of the upcoming year’s Volkswagen Golf GTI will be the same as the 2022 Golf GTI because it was already a fully redesigned model. It will offer innovative technology to put convenience at your fingertips. The new Volkswagen Golf GTI comes with more sophistication, delivers excellent performance, and will have a sportier look than the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback car 8th Generation title image
Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback car 8th Generation title image

Trims & Variants:

The upcoing Volkswagen Golf GTI will be available in three trim levels:

S variant: it will offer Volkswagen digital cockpit pro, heated steering wheel, plaid cloth upholstery, and 18-inches aluminum-alloy wheels.

SE variant: it will offer a power panoramic sunroof, keyless entry, push-start button, wireless App-Connect, 10-inches infotainment screen, and SiriusXM 360L satellite radio.

Autobahn variant: it will offer adaptive chassis control, head-up display, Park-Assist system, leather-covered seats, heated rear seats, driver seat with memory function, light assist, and 19-inches surface alloy wheels.

S SE Autobahn
  • VW Digital Cockpit Pro
  • VAQ limited-slip front differential lock
  • Available IQ.DRIVE
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Climatronic®
  • LED Headlights
  • App-Connect
  • Plaid cloth seating surfaces
  • 18″ 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheels with all-season tires
  • Park Distance Control
  • Power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof
  • Keyless access w/ push-button start
  • Discover Pro 10″ touchscreen navigation system
  • SiriusXM 360L satellite radio
  • Wireless App-Connect
  • DCC® adaptive chassis control
  • Heads-Up Display
  • Park Assist
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Heated rear outboard seats
  • Power driver seat with memory
  • Light Assist
  • 19″ diamond-turned surface alloy wheels with summer performance tires

Engine, Power & Transmission:

The Volkswagen Golf GTI will get its power from a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates 241 hp of power at 5000 RPM and 273 lb-ft of torque at 1750 RPM. There is news that the manual transmission will be unavailable in all entry-level trims of Volkswagen Golf for the 2023 model, and the entry-level trim will have an 8-speed automatic transmission. It will have Macpherson coil spring suspension at the front and dynamic steering control. The four-wheel disc brakes with an Anti-lock braking system and electronic brake force distribution will be standard in all the trim levels of the 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Performance & Drive:

The driving dynamics of the 2023 Volkswagen Golf Gti will be similar to the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI. There will be minor cosmetic changes in the new GTI, but the performance will be more like the 2022 model. The manual transmission will not be available, and the dual-clutch automatic transmission will deliver smooth driving performance. With the advanced dynamic steering control system, the drive is more fun, and you can confidently control the car when turning around the twists and corners. The Volkswagen Golf GTI elevates driving comfort with improved stability and driving dynamics. There are digital driving tools so you can drive sporty as you want, and it brings live performance data and options for personalization. The dual-clutch automatic transmission ensures sporting drive, and the dynamic vehicle manager adjusts your driving style with the road and traffic conditions. It comes with a front differential lock that transfers all energy generated efficiently without power loss, helps grip the road for better response when cornering around the corners, and ensures safe drive. The revised suspension system in the 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI drives better and will deliver smooth performance when moving over bumps and breakers. Its acceleration will be the same as the 2022 GTI, which is expected to sprint from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.9 seconds. The manual transmission took 6.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour, but the manual transmission will not be available in the 2023 Volkswagen GTI. It will stop the car from 60 miles per hour at 103 feet, similar to the 2022 model. The fuel efficiency will be identical to the 2022 model and is expected to give a combined mileage of 28 miles per gallon.

Exterior Design & Features:

the 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI exterior design will be the same as the 2022 Golf GTI, but some minor changes will include new door trim inserts and a new sports seat. The GTI will be styled aggressively, and the Volkswagen Golf GTI honeycomb grille in the center looks appealing to every eye. There will be performance-new LED headlights and an LED bar extending from the Volkswagen logo that looks stylish. The LED lighting design in Volkswagen GTI has practicality combined with styling and efficiency. The illuminated door handles look astonishing, and the puddle lighting not only adds beauty but also illuminates your doorsteps. It will offer 19-inches double-tone alloy wheels that are styled aggressively, and the higher-end trims have diamond-cut alloy wheels that look sportier.

Interior Design & Features:

You will get premium feels as soon you enter the 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI cabin. The seating position is comfortable and comes with various adjustment options and good visibility. The higher-end trims offer memory function in the driver’s seat, and it is easy to find a comfortable position for driving. There is enough passenger room in the front and rear compartments, and even the taller passengers fit in the car comfortably. The touch controls in the cabin are soft and sensitive that even a light touch accidentally can on the heated steering wheel. The technology in the 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI is similar to the 2022 model. There will be a digital cockpit pro in the 2023 model and a new steering wheel airbag. There will be a 10.0-inches touch screen mounted on the dashboard for infotainment and comes with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. It will offer satellite navigation, and a 3-spoke steering wheel has touch-sensitive controls and efficient voice commands. The cargo area will be the same as the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI, and the rear seats, when folded, can increase the cargo area. Besides this, you will get enough storage spaces like large door pockets, small bins, sunglasses covers, and cupholders.

Safety & Features:

There will be an additional steering wheel airbag in the 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI, and additional driving assistance features like a revised lane assist system and a travel assist safety system. Some of the safety features of the 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI are:

  • Electronic stabilization control system.
  • Automatic post-collision brake system.
  • Rearview camera.
  • Airbags.

Pros & Cons:


  • Brisk acceleration
  • Go-kart-like handling
  • Ample cargo room
  • Long list of standard features


  • Few physical interior controls
  • Some unappealing cabin materials
  • High base price for the class

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