2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Exterior and Dimensions

Volkswagen Golf GTI Exterior Design Rating

2022 Golf GTI Exterior

The exterior of the new Mk8 VW Golf GTI hatchback is sharper than ever. We like it. At the front, the new car features LED headlights positioned lower in the front fascia with a large honeycomb grille slotting in underneath. We love the optional fog light positioning too, mimicking a chequered flag. The long LED daytime running lights give this new GTI a menacing look that was somewhat missing from the Mk7. The side profile remains more or less the same, although it looks crisper than before. The rear-end sports LED taillights and a big diffuser with a pair of polished exhaust tips incorporated into the design. S and SE models ride on 18-inch five-spoke wheels, while the Autobahn trim gets 19-inch diamond-turned surface alloy wheels. SE and Autobahn models also get LED fog lights, adaptive front lighting, an integrated light bar in the front grille, and a power sunroof.

2022 Golf GTI Exterior Photos

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The 2022 VW Golf GTI is classified as a compact five-door hatchback, measuring 168.8 inches in length and 70.4 inches in width. The GTI is significantly shorter than the 2021 Honda Civic Type R, which measures 179.4 inches, or the 2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback at 175.6 inches. The 2022 GTI is 57.6 inches tall and has a ground clearance of 4.7 inches - all dimensions that are relatively similar to the Mk7 that came before. The five-door hatch tips the scales at 3,113 pounds with the manual gearbox and 3,190 with the dual-clutch automatic transmission.

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Exterior Dimensions:

Volkswagen Golf GTI TrimsSSEAutobahn
Max Width70.4 in.70.4 in.70.4 in.
Length168.8 in.168.8 in.168.8 in.
Height57.6 in.57.6 in.57.6 in.
Wheelbase103.6 in.103.6 in.103.6 in.

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Weight Information:

Volkswagen Golf GTI TrimsCurb Weight
S3,113 - 3,190 lbs.
SE3,113 - 3,190 lbs.
Autobahn3,113 - 3,190 lbs.

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Tires:

Front TireP225/40HR18
Rear TireP225/40HR18
Spare TireCompact

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size18" x 7.5"

Exterior Colors

The GTI has never been an in-your-face type of hot hatch and has traditionally been offered in a range of mature yet attractive exterior paint colors. The 2022 GTI in base form is available in six colors. Atlantic Blue Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, and Deep Black Pearl are no-cost options while Kings Red Metallic will set you back $395, as will Moonstone Gray and Oryx White. The Autobahn is offered in a seventh hue, Pomelo Yellow Metallic, for $395 and Oryx White Pearl for the same amount.

  • Oryx White Pearl +$395
  • Moonstone Gray +$395
  • Kings Red Metallic +$395
  • Pomelo Yellow Metallic, Very limited production - launch only - 700 uniits +$395
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Atlantic Blue Metallic

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