The Difference Between the Volkswagen Golf and Golf GTI

January 23rd, 2018 by

2018 Golf GTI
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The difference between the Volkswagen Golf and Golf GTI is that the GTI is a more performance oriented trim than the standard Golf. So in addition to the high-tech features and comforts that the Golf is known for, you’ll also get a range of features to enhance your ride, including:

  • 210-hp 2.0L Turbo Engine
  • Performance Monitor
  • 4-Mode DCC ® Adaptive Chassis Control

Altogether these features make the GTI a thrill to drive. However, it does have some drawbacks when compared to the Golf. The standard Golf has a starting MSRP of $19,895* and its standard engine gets an EPA-estimated 25 MPG City/36 MPG Highway**. Meanwhile, the GTI has a starting MSRP of $25,595*** and an EPA-estimated mileage of 24 MPG city/34 MPG Highway.^

Find Your Volkswagen Golf or Golf GTI at Volkswagen of Palm Springs

Whether the Volkswagen Golf or the Volkswagen Golf GTI best suits your needs, you’ll find them both at Volkswagen of Palm Springs. We have a wide range of new and used Golf models available, and our flexible financing options make it easy to finance the car of your dreams. So contact us online, and schedule a test drive today!

*Starting MSRP of $19,895 for a 2017 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.

**2017 EPA estimates not available at time of publication. See www.fueleconomy.gov for updated information. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

*** Starting MSRP of $25,595 for a 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI S 4-Door 2.0L TSI® with 6-speed manual transmission. Prices exclude transportation, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

^24 city/34 highway mpg (2017 Golf GTI 2.0L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

 

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