Volkswagen Golf GTI 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Volkswagen Golf GTI 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Golf GTI zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Golf GTI 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times

2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
2.0T SE 4dr Hatchback

5.7 sec

14.3 @ 100 mph
2.0T S 4dr Hatchback

5.9 sec

14.6 @ 100 mph
2.0T Autobahn 4dr Hatchback

6 sec

14.5 @ 100 mph

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
S w/Performance Package 2-Door 2dr Hatchback,220 hp
turbo,

5.7 sec

14.2 @ 99 mph
S w/Performance Package 4-Door 4dr Hatchback,220 hp
turbo,

5.7 sec

14.2 @ 99 mph
SE w/Performance Package 2-Door 2dr Hatchback,220 hp
turbo,

5.7 sec

14.2 @ 99 mph
SE w/Performance Package 4-Door 4dr Hatchback,220 hp
turbo,

5.7 sec

14.2 @ 99 mph
S 2-Door 2dr Hatchback,210 hp
turbo,

5.9 sec

14.5 @ 98 mph
S 4-Door 4dr Hatchback,210 hp
turbo,

5.9 sec

14.5 @ 98 mph
SE 2-Door 2dr Hatchback,210 hp
turbo,

5.9 sec

14.5 @ 98 mph
SE 4-Door 4dr Hatchback,210 hp
turbo,

5.9 sec

14.5 @ 98 mph
Autobahn 4-Door 4dr Hatchback,210 hp

6 sec

14.5 @ 100 mph


Volkswagen Golf GTI 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2018

5.7 - 6 sec

14.3 @ 100 - 14.6 @ 100 mph
2016

5.7 - 6 sec

14.2 @ 100 - 14.5 @ 98 mph
2015

5.7 - 5.9 sec

14.2 @ 99 - 14.5 @ 98 mph

Since its debut 35 years ago, the Volkswagen Golf GTI has gone ahead to feature in multiple test reviews, showcasing tremendous results that have accrued to it the much-deserved praise. There’s always a new and creative way to describe this little firecracker. Nothing compares to the little monster’s power as it has appeared 15 times in Car and Driver’s 10Best Cars list in the last 12 years.

Under its hood is the same turbocharged, 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine that churns 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. It comes as either a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic. The manual is slower and gets to 60mph in 6.2 seconds, finishing the quarter of a mile in 14.7 secs at 98.6mph. The automatic GTI hits 60mph in 6.0 seconds and covers the same quarter of a mile in 14.5 secs at 98.4mph. For a solid acceleration run, the manual’s traction control system had to be tricked for it to deliver during one of its test drives. However, the shifting in the automatic version was smooth and seamless.

Braking performance was tested with both versions wearing the all-season Pirelli Cinturato P7 tires that are mostly fitted in family sedans. Nevertheless, the heavier automatic GTI was able to stop from 60mph at 129 ft. The manual required 124 feet to perform the same task. Despite the squealing tires, both models exhibited a firm bite on the pedal.  

Common in most of VW cars, the GTI interior is well-crafted and straightforward. It offers competitive space when compared to its competitors. The driver is adequately protected from ambient noise within the cabin. However, a Brüel & Kjær Type 2250-L sound meter placed between in the middle of the front seats shows that there isn’t much that has been done to eliminate tire and wind noises when moving at highway speed.

The Golf GTI is quite impressive in its ability to deliver a dynamic drive. The space within is satisfying and comes in a particularly useful interior package. At the back is 23 cubic feet of cargo area which blends well with the boxy hatchback silhouette. When the rear seats are folded, storage space increases to 53 cubic feet. Rear seaters are exposed to well-sculpted cushions and clear side window views.

The front features well-bolstered seats, high-quality plastic and impeccable assemblage of material. Besides, VW installed the latest infotainment system which is well organized and operable. It integrates perfectly with VW’s native interface and the driver’s smartphone.

The Euro-spec GTI model comes with more engine power that its U.S.-spec counterpart. However, the 2.0-liter turbo-four is quite robust and offers excellent performance. Autobahn and SE models can be powered down efficiently using a limited-slip differential. This minimizes one-wheel peels, particularly during excited drives.

 

 

CarAndDriver Test Results

Zero to 60 mph: 5.6 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 14.3 sec
Zero to 120 mph: 21.7 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph: 6.5 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph: 2.9 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph: 3.8 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 14.3 sec @ 100 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 126 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 159 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.91 g

 

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