If you desire a compact hatchback that delivers some serious “kick,” then look no further than the 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI, with its robust engine, quick acceleration, and pleasing driving dynamics. The 2019 Golf GTI was recently honored by Popular Mechanics magazine, which gave it the “Hatchback of the Year” award for its 2019 Automotive Excellence awards.
Hatchback of the Year Automotive Excellence Award for 2019 VW Golf GTI
This is the second year-in-a-row that the VW Golf GTI won a Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence award. The 2019 VW Golf GTI, which is offered in four trims (S, SE, Autobahn, and GTI Rabbit Edition) and has a starting price of $27,595 MSRP, is featured in the May 2019 issue of Popular Mechanics.
“If a GTI doesn’t make you smile, your face is broken. The GTI is still the reference point for the genre it created.” – Ezra Dyer, Automotive Editor for Popular Mechanics
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Performance and Driving Assistance Features in 2019 VW Golf GTI
The 2019 VW Golf GTI combines a robust engine and advanced performance features with the stylish and versatile design of the VW Golf family of compact hatchbacks. The 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TSI turbocharged engine delivers 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, which enables the car to go from zero to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds. Drivers of the Golf GTI can personalize their driving experience with the Driving Mode Selection feature, with settings for Sport, Individual, and Normal. The Golf GTI also offers many driving assistance technologies, including Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, and the Lane Keeping System.