2021 Compared to 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback in Colorado

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback

2022 VW Golf GTI vs. 2021 VW Golf GTI

With its refreshed improvements for the new model year, the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI keeps its hold as a top sporty hatchback in the northern Colorado region. Drivers will appreciate the new powertrain and improved interior amenities that give the 2022 model a refined cruising experience for everyone in the vehicle. The reimagined 2022 Golf GTI will still keep fans of previous model years satisfied by being a familiar option that has been pushed further into the needs of the modern Boulder driving landscape.  


A new powertrain is present in the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Propelled by a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the 241 horsepower that the hatchback delivers is smoothly transitioned to the road for a robust and seamless ride. This also provides a 13 horsepower increase from the 2021 model year. The same six-speed manual transmission and optional seven-speed automatic transmission that accompany the engine are directly carried over from the 2021 iteration of the hatchback. Even with an increase in performance, the EPA-estimated fuel economy of the 2022 Golf GTI sees an increase as well. Boasting 24 MPG city/34 MPG highway fuel economy estimates, the 2022 Golf GTI is an economical choice as well as a powerful one. The Golf GTI remains FWD for the 2022 model year as well.  

Exterior & Interior Features

New LED headlights give the 2022 Golf GTI a refreshed exterior appearance compared to its 2021 version. Fog lights are also now present below the front grille of the Golf GTI. Inside, the 2022 Golf GTI has been given some noteworthy improvements as well. The dashboard has been redesigned with plaid upholstery and a dual-display setup to relay even more information to the driver while on the go. Even with all the new upgrades and refreshed elements, the same great selection of media and convenience technology is carried over to the 2022 model year of the hatchback. This includes smartphone connection features such as Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto for compatible devices.  

Safety Features

In addition to the standard features that have been brought over from the 2021 model year of the Golf GTI, the 2022 version of the Volkswagen has been given previously optional technology as standard inclusions for all trim levels. These include the excellent combination of Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning that keeps the hatchback in its intended lane while cruising around town or out on the highway. Otherwise, the 2022 Golf GTI brings previously standard options such as Automatic Emergency Braking to give the hatchback multiple layers of protection that the driver will adore.  

Shop for the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI at Emich VW of Boulder

Get behind the wheel of a renewed 2022 VW Golf GTI hatchback by visiting Emich VW of Boulder today. Finding you the version of the sporty vehicle that best fits your needs is our mission. Add on our flexible financing options and friendly sales team working with you through every step of the process, and you can see why Boulder and northern Colorado Volkswagen drivers choose Emich VW of Boulder as their go-to destination for vehicle shopping!  

  2022 VW Golf GTI  2021 VW Golf GTI 
Base MSRP  $30,540  $29,690 
Horsepower  241 HP  228 HP 
City Estimated MPG:  24 MPG  23 MPG 
Highway Estimated MPG:  34 MPG  30 MPG 

(Photo Credit: Volkswagen)