Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

While the GTI Cabriolet won’t be crash tested by Euro NCAP because it’s just a different variant, the standard cabriolet model was awarded the maximum five star rating. There’s a long list of safety kit on offer including front and side head/thorax airbags and driver’s knee airbag as standard. Other Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet safety features include an automatically deploying rollover protection system, in case the car ends up on its roof in an accident.

As with the standard Cabriolet model, there is a useful amount of luggage space on offer. Whether the roof is up or down, there is a potential 250 litres of space available. If you need to carry longer items the rear seats fold 50:50 to make the space more usable. There isn’t a huge amount of storage around the cabin though, but thankfully the usual central storage and door bins can happily accommodate a 500ml bottle.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Cabriolet (12-16).

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Sat Nav

GTI equipment

GTI standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
GTI optional equipment
  • Sat Nav