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2006 Volkswagen GTI

At a Glance

Pricing $21,990 - $23,065
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 23-25 (city), 31-32 (highway)

Overview Information

The Golf GTI is the icon of sporty hatchbacks, and dates back to 1983. VW finally brought the new GTI to the USA, several years after the European launch. A new 2.0L I-4 turbo puts out 200-bhp and 207 lb.-ft., which makes it the most powerful GTI ever. Transmission choices include a 6-speed manual or the automatic DSG(TM) gearbox. This is the first GTI with a multi-link independent rear suspension, so handling should be much improved over its predecessors. An aggressive new front fascia with a honeycomb grille shows that the GTI is all business, and distinguishes it from lesser Golfs. Available 18-inch alloy wheels show off the racy red brake calipers. Xenon HID lamps are standard. Interior upgrades include brushed metal trim, sport seats, and a 10-speaker CD audio system.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
GTI 2.0l I4 (200-bhp) A6 FWD 25/31/28 $23,065
GTI 2.0l I4 (200-bhp) M6 FWD 23/32/27 $21,990