A white-colored 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI driving on a road away from a city

How Fast is the 2021 Volkswagen Golf?

It’s been 47 years since the Volkswagen Golf was introduced to the world and the US, and since then, it has been one of the most popular hatchbacks and one of the fastest. One popular question we get asked at Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Janesville in Janesville, WI is – ‘how fast is the Volkswagen Golf?’ Well, if you’re curious, keep reading this blog to find out how fast is this year’s Volkswagen Golf.



The 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

As some of you might already know, Volkswagen has ruled out the performance-oriented Golf R for the 2021 model year, which means there won’t be a 2021 VW Golf R, so the onus of being Volkswagen’s hot hatch now falls on the 2021 Golf GTI. Just like the Golf R, the Golf GTI has always been a favorite among driving enthusiasts in Janesville, WI and elsewhere. But just how fast is the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI? What’s its top speed and how fast does it accelerate from 0 to 60 mph?


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2021 Golf GTI Top Speed

The Multifunction Display on a 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Before we give out the numbers, let’s talk about what’s powering the 2021 Golf GTI. The 2021 Volkswagen Gold GTI comes in three trims; S, SE and Autobahn. Under the hood of all the three is a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that cranks out 296 horsepower and 280 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine can be paired with either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. The 2021 Golf GTI also comes with a limited-slip differential. This kind of power and torque enables the 2021 Golf GTI to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 5.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of up to 155 mph.

Fuel Economy

However, despite its turbocharged engine and impressive top speed and acceleration, the 2021 Golf GTI with manual transmission manages to return 23 mpg on the city and up to 30 mpg on the highway, and the 7-speed automatic transmission delivers 24 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.


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Interested in a 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI?

Now that you know the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI is plenty fast, you might want to learn more about it or want to take it for a test drive. If so, we’d love to help you out. Feel free to stop by Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Janesville today or contact us for more!