Volkswagen's GTI always draws praise and plaudits from the fanboy crowd and enthusiasts. And VW has won more respect for keeping the GTI in its U.S. lineup even as it drops the base Golf.
For 2022, the redesigned GTI, riding on VW's acclaimed MQB platform, features a mildly retuned version of the outgoing car's turbocharged 2.0-liter direct-injection four-cylinder engine. The motor is now rated at 241 hp, up 13 hp over the 2020 GTI. Two transmissions are available: a six-speed manual and an optional seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic.
The latest GTI is built in Germany, whereas the previous version was assembled in Mexico. It is available only as a four-door since the previous two-door model wasn't as popular.
We've collected some reviews from the automotive media.