There are a number of key differences between the Volkswagen Golf and VW Golf GTI, though both models are remarkable hatchbacks well-suited to urban environments. The Golf GTI takes the formula of the baseline VW Golf and adds additional luxury features, including additional engine options, sport suspension, and Fender premium audio technologies. The decision ultimately comes down to the features you value and your budget, which we’ll go into more detail about shortly.
How to Determine whether the VW Golf or the VW Golf GTI is Right for You
Both models offer a number of available and standard performance, interior, and safety technologies that can truly revolutionize the way you drive. You’ll find such features as a rearview camera system designed to help you see obstacles when you’re backing up, VW Car-Net Security, and a variety of driver assistance technologies such as an available Forward Collision System and available Blind Spot Monitor designed to help you avoid potential accidents when you’re on the move.
The important differences lie in their powertrains. The Golf GTI offers a thundering 210 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque along with up to 34 mpg on the highway** and 24 mpg in the city**. The baseline Golf, on the other hand, offers a standard engine that delivers 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. However, the baseline model has a more efficient engine with 36 mpg on the highway** and 25 mpg in the city**.
Test Drive the Golf and Golf GTI Today at Volkswagen Santa Monica Today
To see whether the baseline Volkswagen Golf or the upgraded Volkswagen Golf GTI is the ideal hatchback for you, visit us today at Volkswagen Santa Monica and take them each for a test drive. We’re dedicated to providing you with the absolute best Volkswagen service in the Santa Monica area, and we look forward to having the opportunity to demonstrate these remarkable vehicles to you. Contact us today to learn more about the Volkswagen Golf lineup!