At a glance, the Volkswagen Golf and Golf GTI may appear to be the same vehicle, but there are actually several factors that differ between the two. To help you see the differences between these similar-looking models, take a look at our comparison below, where we’re examining the 2018 Volkswagen Golf vs the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI.
2018 VW Golf
2018 VW Golf GTI
|25 city / 34 highway||Fuel Economy (MPG)||24 city / 33 highway|
|N/A||Autobahn trim level||Available|
As you can see, a big part of what sets the Golf and Golf GTI apart is its power source. While the 2018 VW Golf runs on a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine capable of 170 horsepower, the Golf GTI is able to produce even more power from its 220-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. This translates into a sportier, more powerful driving experience which is apparent as soon as your foot touches the pedal.
In addition to its more powerful engine, the GTI model also is available in the exclusive Autobahn trim, which offers a wide variety of top-of-the-line technologies such as in-car navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control and more.
That said, the Golf definitely has the upper hand in terms of affordability. Not only does the Golf start off with a more affordable price tag that caps off at just @24,755 for its SE Automatic trim, but it also offers superior fuel economy, meaning additional savings at the gas pump.
Whichever model you think is right for you, you can find it here at Elgin Volkswagen! Just take a moment to look through our inventory to see what’s currently available. From there, simply give us a call or fill out the form on this page and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have, as well as work with you to set up an appointment for a test drive in one of the available vehicles.
That way, you can get to know the impressive Golf and Golf GTI for yourself to help you decide which vehicle is really the right choice for you.