2018 VW Golf GTI

Many drivers near Irving and Grand Prairie value the unique blend of performance and practicality found in a hot hatch. If you’re looking for a roomy, versatile ride with lively acceleration and sharp handling, the Volkswagen Golf GTI may be right in your wheelhouse.

You can learn more about this year’s VW hot hatch by reading our 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI review. This article covers the most crucial specs and features of the 2018 VW Golf GTI, all to help you decide if it’s the ideal ride for you. If you have any questions, just contact our friendly Principle Volkswagen team!

2018 Golf GTI: Styling Inside & Out  

Most Irving and Dallas shoppers will recognize the 2018 Golf GTI immediately by its exterior. That sleek hot hatch shape is hard to miss. Available sporty 18-inch Dallas alloy wheels come in two-tone black and silver, and optional LED headlights look sharp and can turn slightly with the direction of your steering at certain speeds.

The striking outer shell and profile of the Golf GTI is complemented by the unique styling of the interior. Clark Plaid Cloth seats come standard, as a throwback to the classic Golf GTI of old. If you like, you can upgrade to Titan Black Leather for an extra layer of refinement. Bold red stitching and red ambient lighting throughout the cabin lend a sporty look.

The “Hot” Half: Performance Specs

When you consider the Volkswagen Golf GTI as a performance car, it’s nearly impossible not to get excited. This compact car is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine, which produces up to 220 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. That engine sounds as good as it feels and delivers quick off-the-line acceleration.

The Golf GTI uses an autobahn-tuned sport suspension, conducive to a firm, smooth ride and responsive handling. You can choose between a standard 6-speed manual gearbox or optional 6-speed dual-clutch automatic to deliver power to the wheels, and you have your pick of drive modes—Normal, Eco, Comfort, Sport, Custom—as well.

The “Hatch” Half: Flexible Cargo Bay

One of the great benefits of the hatchback body style is the way it maximizes cargo space. Behind the rear seats in the 2018 Golf GTI, you’ll find 22.8 cubic feet of cargo volume. For your weekly grocery shopping or simply storing luggage for a ride to the airport, that will be more than sufficient.  

Adventurers can fold down the rear seatbacks and expand the cargo bay’s capacity to 52.7 cubic feet. For bikes or outdoors gear, you’ll find that the expanded space works great. If you’re making a move and need a way to move storage bins or small furniture items, the Golf GTI is happy to oblige.

Test Drive the 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI

We hope you learned a lot from our 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI review! If you want to learn more still, get behind the wheel yourself. Schedule a test drive here at Principle Volkswagen, your dealership serving Grand Prairie and Grapevine.

When you arrive, our team of auto experts can get you situated in the 2018 VW Golf GTI. They’ll help you explore all the features and capabilities, so you can decide if this is the right ride to get you around Irving and Dallas!

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