2019 Volkswagen Golf Compared to The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

December 13th, 2019 by

Side view of the 2019 Volkswagen Golf in motion outside of Gainesville, FL

2019 Volkswagen Golf Compared to The 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI


The Volkswagen Golf and Volkswagen Golf GTI are the Coolest Cars on the Road

Both the VW Golf and the VW Golf GTI are popular hatchbacks with the efficiency and reliability that Volkswagen drivers expect. The Golf is a standard model, and the GTI is a variant. With the Volkswagen GTI, you'll get a more powerful engine without sacrificing much fuel economy. The VW Golf comes with a standard 1.8-liter inline-four-cylinder engine with 170 hp. Its EPA-estimated mileage is an average 34 mpg. The VW Golf GTI offers a 2.0-liter inline-four-cylinder engine with 220 hp. GTI drivers get an EPA-estimated mileage rating of 33 mpg, average.

The newest models if both configurations have many desirable standard features, like keyless access, VW Car-Net infotainment, glass touchscreen display, and automatic post-collision braking.

Test-drive one today at Volkswagen of Gainesville.

What The Vehicles Have in Common

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave both the Golf and Golf GTI five-star safety ratings. Both models come with front and rear crumple zones and all-steel safety cages.

Both cars have 23 cubic feet of storage space behind the rear seat and 53 cubic feet when you fold down the back seat.

Major Differences Between The Two

While the major difference between these two hatchbacks is their engines, there are a few other small notable differences. The Golf has a sport-tuned suspension, while the GTI has a dynamic adaptive control system and adjustable driving dynamics. So, not only does the Volkswagen Golf GTI have a more powerful engine, it's built with performance in mind.

Both cars have a sporty look, but the GTI features a red-accented honeycomb mesh grille and a red GTI badge on the trunk. Inside, the GTI has optional Clark Plaid seating with red accents and luminous red ambient lighting. You'll also get 18" 5-spoke alloy wheels in two-tone black and silver.

Upgrade to the GTI Rabbit to get gloss black GTI Rabbit Edition spoiler, red-stitched floor mats, black-painted mirror caps, 18" gloss black alloy wheels, Rabbit seat tags, and choose between exterior colors including special-edition Cornflower Blue and Urano Gray.

The 2019 VW Golf S has an MSRP of $21,845. The VW Golf GTI S has an MSRP of $27,595. You can test-drive both of these vehicles to see the difference for yourself right here at Volkswagen of Gainesville. Contact our expert team to learn more about the different models we have available today.

Volkswagen of Gainesville is a member of the Morgan Auto Group which serves Florida drivers with a variety of new brands including Toyota, Ford, Honda, Buick, Nissan, GMC, BMW, Lamborghini and MINI, as well as used cars.


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