2020 Volkswagen Golf

2020 Volkswagen Golf

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2020 Volkswagen Golf


2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Starting MSRP


Trim Levels

1.4L Turbo


2.0L Turbo
147 hp


228 hp
184 lb-ft


258 lb-ft
28 mpg city / 36 mpg hwy

EPA-Estimated MPG

24 mpg city / 32 mpg hwy

2020 Volkswagen Golf vs. 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Packed with features and lots of fun to drive, it’s no surprise the Volkswagen Golf and Golf GTI hatchbacks are popular with drivers all over East St. Louis. But which is the best fit for your unique style — and budget? A lower starting MSRP makes the Golf more accessible, while the sport-tuned GTI is available with two exhilarating engine upgrades.

Read below for a head-to-head comparison of the Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI features, specs, and pricing. Whether you’re leaning toward the VW Golf or a used Volkswagen Golf GTI, browse our 2020 inventory to find a wide range of Volkswagen Golf lease offers in Madison!

Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI: Performance Specs

The VW Golf is available in one trim (the Golf TSI) and with one engine, a 1.4L turbo-4. The turbocharged engine is great at conserving fuel, whether you’re negotiating stop-and-go traffic in downtown Caseyville or flying down the highway to work in O'Fallon. The GTI comes standard with a punchy 228-hp turbo-4 and additional driving modes. Compare the specs for the Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI base engines:

VW Golf Base Engine: 1.4L Turbo

  • 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque
  • 28 city / 36 highway mpg

VW Golf GTI Base Engine: 2.0L Turbo

  • 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque
  • 24 city / 32 highway mpg

Looking for GTI-level performance at a lower price tag? Don’t count out a used Volkswagen Golf GTI! Our certified pre-owned models are from recent model years and go through a comprehensive, 100+ point inspection by our certified VW technicians.

Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI: Pricing

Deciding between a GTI or a Volkswagen Golf? Lease and finance payments could be the deciding factor. The Golf starts at just $21,395, compared to $28,595 for the performance-minded GTI. Here’s the breakdown:

2020 VW Golf: Price by Trim

  • Golf TSI Price — MSRP $21,395

2020 VW Golf GTI: Price by Trim

  • VW Golf GTI S Price — MSRP $28,595
  • VW Golf GTI SE Price –MSRP $32,195
  • VW Golf GTI Autobahn Price — MSRP $36,495

Volkswagen Golf vs. GTI: Interior Features

With the GTI or the Golf, you’ll have all the features you need to keep connected, drive safe, and enjoy the ride. Both models include the following as standard features:

  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Heated front seats
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • VW Car-Net® Hotspot
  • 60/40-split back seats
  • VW Car-Net Remote Access
  • Blind Spot Monitor & Front Assist
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces

Find a Volkswagen Golf Lease or Finance Offer in O'Fallon 

Browse our new and used volkswagen Golf GTI models online, and then connect with us when you’re ready to move forward with a Volkswagen Golf lease or finance plan. At Auffenberg Volkswagen, we’re committed to making the car buying process as smooth as possible. Apply for financing or value your trade online today!

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