Research the 2019 Volkswagen Up GTI with our expert reviews and ratings. The base LX model for the 2019 Volkswagen Up GTI is powered by a 2.4-liter I-4 engine that produces 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque and is rated at an EPA-estimated 26/32 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive and 25/31 mpg with all-wheel drive.
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Moving up to the 2019 Volkswagen Up GTI EX-L trim adds a power operated passenger seat, a 10-speaker audio system, memory function for the driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped shift knob, leather upholstery, and an optional navigation system. The range-topping 2019 Volkswagen Up GTI Touring grade adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a head-up display, adaptive dampers, full LED headlights, ventilated and heated front seats, wireless charging, heated rear seats, and parking sensors.
In a 2018 First Test, we noted that when the midsize sedan is equipped with the optional 2.0-liter turbo-four, the 2019 Volkswagen Up GTI offers strong acceleration, making it slightly quicker than its V-6-powered predecessor. The 2019 Volkswagen Up GTI provides more cargo room than most in its class and has easy-folding second-row seats. We like the modern design of the 2019 Volkswagen Up GTI but wished the center screen was a little larger and was canted toward the driver.
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But this time, we have no hesitation in recommending the 2019 Volkswagen Up GTI to enthusiasts as well as our automotively apathetic friends and family. Road noise, on the other hand, continues to be an issue in the 2019 Volkswagen Up GTI. The interior is a class above with high-quality materials everywhere.