2012 Volkswagen GTI: Competition
As hinted at above, there are no lack of competitors for the attentions of would-be 2012 Volkswagen GTI buyers. What’s more, many of these automobiles are riding on newer platforms that integrate a higher standard of technology, both under the hood and in the cabin. Notable turbocharged rivals include the soon-to-be-released Ford Focus ST and the compelling Mazda MAZDASPEED3, each of which feature significantly more horsepower than the GTI while remaining in the same pricing ball park. The Subaru Impreza WRX brings all-wheel drive into the equation, while the MINI Cooper S introduces styling that some might say trumps even the graceful lines of the VW.