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2018 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The 2018 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI: which hatchback is right for East St. Louis drivers? As you can probably tell, the Golf GTI is a variant of the standard VW Golf, but they’re quite different. Let’s start with the similarities:

It’s the differences that cause so many Madison and Caseyville drivers to visit Auffenberg Volkswagen and drive home one model instead of the other, however.

Performance and Fuel Economy

Volkswagen Golf:

  • The Golf comes standard with a turbocharged 1.8L capable of 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque.
  • It’s also offered with a Tiptronic transmission with Sport mode feature that recalibrates performance when you want a sportier feel.

Volkswagen Golf GTI:

  • The Golf GTI features a standard 2.0L turbo with 210 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque turbocharged 2.0L TSI inline-four makes 210 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque (with a sport-tuned GTI that bumps the specs up to 220 hp).
  • A sport-tuned suspension is standard with an optional DCC adaptive chassis control with Normal, Sport, Comfort, and Individual driving configurations.

Standard Features

Standard features on the both Golf models include VW Car-Net App Connect, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, but the Golf GTI offers some unique styling and comfort upgrades:

  • Iconic plaid cloth upholstery
  • Cooled glovebox
  • Heated front seating

Starting Price

Each of the Volkswagen Golf models is competitively priced, though if you’re seeking the lowest price or the more fuel-efficient option, you may need to compromise on your performance desires.

  • VW Golf: MSRP from $20,910*
  • VW Golf GTI: MSRP from $26,415**

2018 VW Golf Driving

2018 VW Golf GTI Driving

Find a New Volkswagen Hatchback at Auffenberg Volkswagen

If you’re still weighing the 2018 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI, we understand; it’s a tough decision. Contact Auffenberg Volkswagen or drop by our showroom in O'Fallon today to learn more about the Golf and Golf GTI — feel free to take each of them for a test drive so you can experience the difference firsthand. Make sure to check out our VW Golf lease deals before you visit!

 

*Starting MSRP of $20,910 for a 2018 Volkswagen Golf S 1.8L TSIⓇ with 5-speed manual transmission. Prices exclude transportation, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.
**Starting MSRP of $26,415 for a 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI S 2.0L TSIⓇ with 6-speed manual transmission. Prices exclude transportation, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

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