There is nothing flashy about the GTI, but the driving dynamics really put a smile on my face. The GTI is propelled by a 2.0L turbocharged 200-hp engine and mated to a 6-speed automatic DSG transmission with tiptronic. This great little engine is fast and efficient. The GTI also handles snow covered roads fantastically! So if you're looking for a small car that will give you a spirited drive, this should be on your list.