2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI track test and data review | Video


Sure, the MK8 VW Golf GTI grabs some trick components from the Mk7 Golf R, but does that help make it the best version yet? And, perhaps more importantly, does it make it quicker than the new Honda Civic Si?

We take the latest GTI to the track to find out.

Presented by CRC Industries.

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/17/22 3:40 p.m.

Now I'm wondering how difficult it will be to adapt the suspension improvements onto my wife's 2021 when the time comes to replace her shocks. It'll be a while- we have 11k on the car at the moment.

Looking at the infotainment system- I hate it. The 2021 still has buttons and such for HVAC and the like, and I greatly prefer those.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/11/22 9:34 a.m.

Still amazing how much faster the new car is. Yes, it felt faster–I only drove it on the street–but the data is impressive. 

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