Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews
Total Aggregate Score
5 / 5
A mid-life facelift brings more power, more tech and updated infotainment to the VW Golf GTI.
4.8 / 5
Now nearly four decades late the seventh generation Golf GTI has arrived, amidst some serious speculation and expectation from enthusiastic drivers. And the good news is, it’s an absolute cracker – good job too considering the strength of rivals.
4.5 / 5
This is a car positioned at the nexus of value, desirability, usability, road-appropriate performance and dynamic sophistication, and accessible driver reward.
4.5 / 5
The Golf GTI is perhaps more polished than it used to be, which will disappoint some hardcore hot hatch fans. But for most people, the latest iteration offers the perfect all-round package. A lot of fun, with a plenty of comfort and some practicality thrown in too.
4.3 / 5
The Volkswagen Golf GTI is the original hot hatchback and recent improvements mean it still stands up well against increasingly capable rivals.
8 / 10
While its driving characteristics remain for the most part unchanged from the car on which it's based, the ownership experience is that bit more satisfying.
8 / 10
Overlook the fact it’s so good that it’s almost joyless: the latest Golf GTI is very desirable indeed.
4 / 5
The VW Golf GTI is a superb hot hatch that’s also extremely easy to live with. It’s expensive, but worth the money.