Which features are standard on the 2021 VW Golf?

By Product Expert | Posted in Golf GTI, VW Golf on Sunday, January 17th, 2021 at 11:14 am
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2021 Volkswagen Golf and GTI Standard Features

In between new generations or redesigns of vehicles, new model years tend to keep the vehicle mostly the same. However, new features do get added. Sometimes they are big additions, sometimes they aren’t. With the Mk8 Golf set to come out in the States for the 2022 model year, what does the 2021 Golf has to offer?

Here are the features that come standard on the 2021 Volkswagen Golf and Golf GTI models. Which is right for you?


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Golf TSI Standard Features

The 2021 Volkswagen Golf comes in only one trim: TSI. It has a 147-horsepower turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder under the hood. The 2021 Golf gains a couple new features from previous years, including proximity keyless entry, push-button ignition, a panoramic sunroof, synthetic leather upholstery, and 16-inch wheels. It also features a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a USB-C port, and Wi-Fi hotspot. Safety-wise, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, automatic post-collision braking, rain-sensing wipers, and a rearview camera are standard.

Golf GTI Standard Features

The 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI comes in three trims: S, SE, and Autobahn. Each 2021 Golf GTI is powered by a 228-horsepower turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine. The base model GTI S has all the same safety features as the Golf TSI, as well as the 6.5-inch touchscreen screen, smartphone connectivity, and Wi-Fi hotspot. However, it has cloth upholstery instead of synthetic leather. It also does not have proximity keyless entry, push-button ignition, or a panoramic sunroof (at least not until higher trims). The GTI S does have heated seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, though.

Interested in a 2021 Golf or 2021 Golf GTI?

If you’d like to get more 2021 Volkswagen Golf or 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI, give Hall Volkswagen a call. We can go over available features, vehicle specs, financing incentives, and more.

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