GTI Comparison

The GTI is an original. It is the Hot Hatch that started it all!

There is more to the GTI than its stance, performance and driving manners. It is a comfortable sports hatch that accommodates five, offers a high level of standard equipment and has the best ride/handling mix of any car in its class. Don’t take our word for it – it already won

Motor Trend’s

Car of The Year and is the North American Car of The Year.

Will all of this convince you to get a GTI? To prove that we have the best sports compact around, the GTI will be compared to the Ford Focus ST and the Honda Civic Si.

 Volkswagen Golf GTI 4-Door SFord Focus ST HatchbackHonda Civic Si Sedan

Engine (Standard)

2.0Liter turbocharged I-4 – 210HP2.0Liter turbocharged I-4 – 252HP2.4Liter I-4 – 205HP

Combined Fuel Economy

29 MPG26 MPG25 MPG

Curb Weight

3031 lbs.3223 lbs.3002 lbs.

Rear Sear Room (Head/Leg/Hip/Shoulder in inches)

38.1/35.6/NA/53.937.9/33.2/52.7/53.736.2/36.2/51.4/53.3

Cargo Space (Rear seat up)

22.8 cu. Ft.23.8 cu. Ft.12.5 cu. Ft.

Base Price

$25,835$23,625$23,090

Numbers tell you one thing. The truth is how the GTI executes on the road – and on the track. Not to mention how space efficient the GTI is for people and cargo. Importantly, it has active safety features not found on a lot of hot hatches – including Car-Net connected services.

Driving a GTI will convince the most doubting enthusiast that the original is always the best. No need to convince anyone of that logic – remember, the GTI has the trophies to prove it.