2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs. 2022 Hyundai Veloster N

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI vs. 2022 Hyundai Veloster N

If you're a driving enthusiast looking for a performance hatchback in McMinnville, OR, the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Hyundai Veloster N are two of the most popular choices on the market. The eighth-generation 2022 VW Golf GTI, aka the Mk8 Golf GTI, is more powerful and sportier than ever before, but the 2022 Hyundai Veloster N has also stepped up its game. In this comparison review from Mac Volkswagen in McMinnville, OR, we'll compare the 2022 Golf GTI and the 2022 Hyundai Veloster N to see how the Golf GTI defends its throne. Let's get started.

2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI


2022 Hyundai Veloster N

$29,545 Starting MSRP $32,500
2.0L TSI® In-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler Base Engine 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder Turbocharged engine
241 hp Horsepower 275 hp
273 lb.-ft. Torque 260 lb.-ft.
24/34/28 mpg (City/Highway/Combined) EPA Fuel Economy 22/28/25 mpg (City/Hwy/Combined)

2022 VW Golf GTI vs 2022 Hyundai Veloster N: Why should you go for the 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI?

When pitted against the 2022 Hyundai Veloster N, the 2022 VW Golf GTI takes the cake for being the sportier of the two and the more reasonably priced hot hatch. The Mk8 Golf GTI is $2,955 more reasonable than the Veloster N. Both the 2022 Golf GTI and the 2022 Hyundai Veloster N come equipped with powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engines. Although the Golf GTI makes 241 horsepower which is lower than the 2022 Hyundai Veloster N's 275 horses, it makes up for it by offering 13 lb-ft more torque than its rival. Not only is the 2022 Golf GTI fast, but it's also the more fuel-efficient option returning an impressive EPA-estimated 34 mpg on the highway. This means you can take Highway 99W and worry less about having to stop at the nearest gas station.

Besides, everything about the Mk8 Golf GTI makes it one of the best equipped and sportiest looking models in the segment, from its sporty exterior accentuated with a lower front grille and unique illuminated hexagonal fog lights to its well-equipped sporty black and red interior featuring a 10-inch touchscreen and a 10.3-inch gauge cluster.

There's no doubt that the 2022 VW Golf GTI will leave you short of breath and give you an adrenaline rush like you've never had before. If you're interested in the 2022 Golf GTI and want to learn more, get in touch with the Mac Volkswagen team or fill out the form below and schedule a test drive with us today!