Volkswagen invented a reason to get excited about hatchbacks. Forty years ago, they delivered the Golf GTI to the world – something we didn’t know we needed but did. A sporty, quick, precision-handling machine that blends practicality with performance. Fast forward to today, and you have the 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI. It’s remarkably like its forebears, but far more advanced, powerful, agile – and fun. Keep reading for some excellent details on the original hot-hatch – the Golf GTI!
First, we’ll look at the standard pricing, features, and specs of the 2023 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. Check out the handy grid for your research:
Compact hatchback / 4 doors / Seats up to 5
Base Motor / Horsepower / Torque lb.-ft.
Standard Safety System
2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder / 241 / 273
Some advanced features with available IQ.DRIVE
Transmission / Drive
6-speed manual / FWD
18" alloy wheels w/ all-season tires
Infotainment / Audio
8" touchscreen AM/FM radio w/ USB input /
Volkswagen Digital Cockpit Pro: 10.25" configurable digital instrument display
0-60 MPH in Seconds
Skid Pad Gravity
The above numbers are derived from the base model, which is the S. The two remaining trim levels are the SE and Autobahn models. The base model has many admirable features including heated leather wrapped steering wheel, Park Distance Control, front & rear, and more. There are some incredible upgrades in the next trim levels, including premium audio, bigger wheels, bigger infotainment screen, and more.
You get great performance across the board, but if you want to plus your GTI up, there’s a rich list of features to choose from. Some of these include:
There are many more standard and available features in the GTI, inside and out. Find out about these features and more by contacting one of our experts.
We hope you found this 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI article to be useful and informative. If you're ready to put the fun back in your driving, Herman Cook VW of Encinitas has the hot hatch for you. Contact us at your earliest convenience for more details or to get the ball rolling on a purchase or lease. We’re proud to serve North County and the greater San Diego area.