2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI Safety and Reliability

Volkswagen Golf GTI Reliability Rating

2023 Golf GTI Safety

Unfortunately, there are no reviews of the 2023 Volkswagen Golf GTI yet from the NHTSA, but the IIHS has tested it and promptly gave it a Top Safety Pick award (for 2022) and Good scores for all the crash tests. The top-spec LED headlights on the Autobahn were rated Acceptable and the lower-spec ones on the other trims as merely Marginal, though.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 Golf GTI Key Safety Features

All 2023 Golf GTI models get a six-airbag system with front, front-side, and side-curtain airbags, ESP, ABS, anti-slip regulation, and engine brake assist as standard. Standard driver assistance systems include adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors, pedestrian and cyclist detection, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, adaptive LED headlights, and LED foglights with a cornering function. SE models add dynamic road-sign display, and the Autobahn model gets automatic high-beam control and a head-up display.

Volkswagen Golf GTI TrimsS40th Anniversary EditionSEAutobahn
Back-Up CameraSSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertN/AN/AN/AN/A
Rear Parking AidSSSS
Blind Spot MonitorSSSS
Lane Departure WarningSSSS
Lane Keeping AssistSSSS
Night VisionN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSSS
Brake AssistSSSS
Stability ControlSSSS
Traction ControlSSSS

2023 Golf GTI Reliability

In terms of its reliability, the 2023 Volkswagen GTI has not been recalled yet, but the 2022 model was recalled four times, for a faulty radiator-intercooler attachment, an inoperative rearview camera, a malfunctioning sunroof, and an engine cover that may detach.

VW covers the 2023 Golf GTI with a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, including drivetrain cover for the same distance and time. The corrosion warranty is valid for seven years/100,000 miles and a two-year/20,000-mile maintenance plan is paired with three years/36,000 miles of roadside assistance.


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    7 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Maintenance:
    2 Years \ 20,000 Miles
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