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Volkswagen Golf GTI Reviews
Parkers100
Auto Express100
Autocar90
Car Keys90
Carbuyer86
AA80
Top Gear80
What Car80
Total Aggregate Score
88
5
5 / 5
Auto Express
Review Summary
A mid-life facelift brings more power, more tech and updated infotainment to the VW Golf GTI.
4.8
4.8 / 5
Parkers
Review Summary
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
4.5 / 5
Autocar
Review Summary
This is a car positioned at the nexus of value, desirability, usability, road-appropriate performance and dynamic sophistication, and accessible driver reward.
4.5
4.5 / 5
Car Keys
Review Summary
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
4.3 / 5
Carbuyer
Review Summary
The Volkswagen Golf GTI is the original hot hatchback and recent improvements mean it still stands up well against increasingly capable rivals.
8
8 / 10
AA
Review Summary
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
8 / 10
Top Gear
Review Summary
Overlook the fact it’s so good that it’s almost joyless: the latest Golf GTI is very desirable indeed.
4
4 / 5
What Car
Review Summary
The VW Golf GTI is a superb hot hatch that’s also extremely easy to live with. It’s expensive, but worth the money.
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