2018 Volkswagen Golf vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2018 Volkswagen Golf vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

It can be hard to tell the difference between certain models like the Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Golf GTI because of the name, but rest assured they’re quite different. While they both offer similar utility features and technology, the separation sets in when you look at performance. Check them out here as we look at the 2018 Volkswagen Golf vs 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

The styling on both of these cars is quite similar. They’re both hatchbacks and as such they both offer plenty of versatility when it comes to cargo space. In fact, they both offer up to 53.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded flat, or you can fill those seats with passengers and still get 17.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Interested in learning more? Check out some specs and features in the table below!

2018 Volkswagen Golf


2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

$20,910 MSRP $26,415
25 city/34 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 25 city/33 hwy mpg
170 hp/199 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 220 hp/258 lb-ft
53.7 cubic ft Max Cargo Volume 53.7 cubic ft

Comparisons between the 2018 VW Golf and 2018 VW Golf GTI

When all is said and done, the Golf and Golf GTI are very similar vehicles. The biggest difference is in performance. They’re both fuel efficient, but the Golf GTI makes the most out of the fuel efficiency by grinding out 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque from the standard 2.0L turbocharged engine. The Golf comes with a 1.8L inline-4 engine, which is still efficient but offers less power. There are many similarities, and a few of those include:

  • 6 year/72,000-mile limited warranty
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Bluetooth® technology
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear View Camera System
  • And much more!

It’s hard to say one is better than the other when you consider that the performance in the Golf GTI and the value in the Golf. Interested in learning more about these two? Get in touch with the team here at Hall Cars in Brookfield to get the most out of your next ride!

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