2017 VW Golf GTI vs 2016 VW Golf GTI
The Golf family is the most popular group in the Volkswagen lineup and the Golf GTI is known as the “hot hatch” in the family. The compact hatchback not only combines the practicality and versatility of a large interior but adds a robust engine for an athletic and aggressive demeanor. What sets the Golf GTI apart from the rest of the Golf siblings is its powerful engine, a quick-shifting dual-clutch automatic transmission and a stylish interior that features near-luxury materials. When looking at how the 2017 VW Golf GTI compares to the previous outgoing model, the new Golf GTI received a number of additional standard features as well as an all-new Sport trim option.
With the addition of the new Sport trim, the 2017 VW Golf GTI is now offered in four trims S, Sport, SE and Autobahn. Right off the bat, the base S trim includes standard features such as 18-inch alloy wheels, LED foglights, a rear spoiler, heated mirrors, a cooled glovebox, plaid cloth upholstery, a driver information display, selectable driving modes, ambient interior lighting, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
2017 VW Golf GTI Standard Features
The all-new Sport trim for the 2017 VW Golf GTI builds off of the base S model. Standard features on the 2017 Golf GTI Sport include last year’s Performance package which gives the engine an additional 10 horsepower and adds an electronically controlled mechanical limited-slip front differential and larger front and rear brakes. Sport trim also includes adaptive xenon headlights and keyless ignition and entry.
The interior sticks with the sporty and athletic distinction with bold red stitching throughout the entire interior. The body-hugging seats add incredible comfort and give passengers a supportive embrace. Passengers of the Golf GTI will also find the interior is spacious and there is plenty of room for your luggage with 22.8 cubic feet of cargo space and 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space when the rear seats are folded down.
The 2017 VW Golf GTI is available now at Volkswagen Santa Monica. Come visit us today to test drive the Golf GTI and hit the open road to see how well the Golf GTI handles winding roads and spur of the moment adventures. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.