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5 Reasons to Love the 2016 VW GTI

5 Reasons to Love the 2016 VW GTI

Words such as phenomenal, unparalleled, and marvelous have all been used to describe the 2-door and 4-door 2016 VW GTI. One of this year’s top picks for performance, style, and affordability. These impressive cars are showing up at Volkswagen dealers like Hoy Volkswagen in El Paso, Texas and receiving rave reviews.


The front-wheel-drive 2016 VW GTI uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with impressive stats.  The engine produces 210 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. A notable fuel economy estimate of 25 city and 34 highway. Offered in both a 6-speed manual (standard) and automated transmission (optional), it is able to go from 0 – 60 in 6.1 seconds. This car can achieve 210 horsepower and even more power with the performance package and 13.2 gallon full tank capacity which is impressive in a hatchback. A test drive at Hoy Volkswagen will entice your senses and put a smile on your face.


Paramount to most consumers are safety and comfort. Adjustable, heated, multi-level driver and passenger seats with manual lumbar support offer the upmost in comfort. The rear split-folding seats are roomy and the interior insures that both front seat and rear seating patrons are riding in comfort. Volkswagen increased the leg room and shoulder room in this model with seating for 5 , this car will grow with your family or go for a night on the town with several friends. The rich features give this car a warm vibe comparable to a more expensive vehicle. The driver controls are positioned for ease and accuracy providing excellent handling and steering.


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives it an overall 5 star rating for safety.  It offers 4-wheel independent suspension and front and rear stabilizer bar. With driver, passenger, head and side air bags, 4-wheel disk brakes and brake assist you can see why it is receiving the highest ratings from professional reviews and consumers alike. A forward collision warning system, using a radar sensor to detect the closing distance to the vehicle ahead, that notifies the driver with sights, sounds and jolts of the brakes . Alarm system and child locks are standard.


U S News and World Report ranks this car in the top 5 on the affordable sports cars and # 1 in hatchbacks.  Likewise, Hoy Volkswagen in El Paso is ranked #1 in VW sales in the Southwest area and has the largest VW inventory in the Southwest area. Additionally, this is Volkswagen’s #1 selling new model.


According to Volkswagen, with the available VW Car-Net® App-Connect, you can connect to smartphone apps right from your dash using Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, or MirrorLink®. 

With 8 speakers, satellite radio, AM/FM stereo, auxiliary audio input, and USB connections, you will feel right at home, in your car. Bluetoooth wireless audio link and navigations systems are at your fingertips.  Additionally, a12 volt cargo area power outlet makes the hatchback functional as well.

With all this and more, the Volkswagen GTI offers the performance of a top notch sports car with the safety and comfort of a family car and remains one of the top picks of 2016.