When you think about the Volkswagen GTI Coupe Hatchback your mind may become filled with a fast, fun filled ride experience from the past. Although true of former years, the 2012 GTI has taken a backseat in speed to it's competitors based on our review for this year. Where it lacks in speed though, it more then makes up for it in comfort and sophistication. If you can look past the numbers that the Volkswagen GTI Coupe Hatchback produces, you'll find a comfortable ride that works well for both everyday use and weekend fun.
Some of the key features you'll notice while driving are the suspension components, and the overall ride itself. While on the highway for instance, the 2012 Volkswagen GTI Coupe Hatchback is as silent as any luxury sedan. You'll also notice this upscale trend throughout the interior of the vehicle itself. Uncommon in similar makes and models, the Volkswagen GTI Coupe Hatchback offers premium materials, enough space to accommodate both front and rear seat passengers, and a restrained overall design. Our reviews show carrying along luggage or groceries won't become a hassle with the adequate size inside
Turning our focus to the engine, you'll notice the turbocharged 2.0-liter in-line four cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower when you want it to. Comparably speaking, the horsepower lacks when compared to other competing hatchback models. Even though this may be true, you'll still find the Volkswagen GTI Coupe Hatchback a fun car to drive. The fuel economy isn't bad, and the low-end torque is useful. The transmission comes standard with the 6-speed, yet you can opt to upgrade to the DSG dual-clutch automated transmission, which takes the convenience of an automatic and pairs it with the precision of a manual transmission. Upon review, either transmission works great, and should be a personal preference.
If your the type of driver searching for the ultimate in speed, the Volkswagen GTI Coupe Hatchback isn't going to impress you enough to warrant making the purchase. However, where the GTI lacks in speed, it makes up for with an overall better driving experience in general. Both transmission choices work great, and for an everyday driver, the Volkswagen GTI Coupe Hatchback will work just fine. With the focus being placed on an improved interior design, and with a suspension that handles smoothly over bumps, the 2012 Volkswagen GTI Coupe Hatchback is the perfect balance of performance and comfort that will satisfy a wider consumer audience as a result.