Compare Volkswagen Golf GTI to The Competition

Compare the Volkswagen Golf GTI with Other Performance Cars in Grapevine

Our Volkswagen dealership loves to work with car shoppers wanting performance-focused vehicles, and we have many exciting options to consider. The new Volkswagen Golf GTI is certainly one of those, and this hatchback has a long history of thrilling performance and being a fan-favorite of driving enthusiasts. Our dealership helps many customers compare the VW Golf GTI with other performance cars around Grapevine, which we've done below. Read on to see how the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Mazda3, Subaru WRX, and Hyundai Veloster compare.

VW Golf GTI vs Mazda3

  • Both of these hatchbacks have performance-focused features, but only the Volkswagen Golf GTI comes standard with a manual transmission. It also offers a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that has smoother, faster shifting than the 6-speed automatic in the Mazda3.
  • Every Golf GTI for sale in Grapevine comes with a 241-horsepower engine packing 273 pound-feet of torque, which outperforms the base engine in the Mazda3 and its 191 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque.
  • These hatchbacks both provide functionality alongside style and performance, but the cabin of the Volkswagen Golf GTI offers more head and shoulder room in both rows of seats than what the Mazda3 provides, and the VW car has a greater cargo capacity than the Mazda model, too.
  • There are smart features in both of these vehicles, but the Golf GTI has a variety of features not available in the Mazda3. Those features you'll only find in the VW model include ventilated seats, three-zone climate control, and a standard digital instrument cluster display.

VW Golf GTI vs Honda Civic SI

  • These are both performance-focused cars, but the Golf GTI is a hatchback while the Honda Civic SI is a sedan. This is a big difference as the Volkswagen car provides more cargo space and utility from its cabin and has advantages in headroom, too.
  • The engine in the Volkswagen Golf GTI is a perfect match for it, and it provides 243 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque, which easily bests the 200 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. The Golf GTI also provides manual and automatic transmission options, while the Civic SI only has a manual transmission.
  • Drivers will find more features in the VW Golf GTI, which help you enjoy your driving experience even more. Some highlights of differences between the feature packages include the VW model having a panoramic sunroof, multi-color adjustable ambient lighting, and ventilated seats, none of which come in the Honda Civic SI.

VW Golf GTI vs. Subaru WRX

  • The powertrain of the Volkswagen Golf GTI makes for a more exciting drive than what comes in the Subaru WRX in a few ways. The Golf GTI has more torque than the WRX, which helps with acceleration, and the dual-clutch transmission of the VW model ensures faster, more seamless shifts.
  • The Golf GTI is again the more functional of these performance cars because the hatchback design helps to store more items than the trunk of the new Subaru WRX, which is just below 13 cubic feet compared to the 34.5 cubic feet of max cargo space in the VW hatchback.
  • The feature package of the Volkswagen Golf GTI adds to your experience in all sorts of ways, from greater comfort with the ventilated seats to a closer eye on performance with the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, which are both features not available in the Subaru sport sedan.

Experience the Golf GTI at Our Volkswagen Dealership

The new Volkswagen Golf GTI continues the legacy of this performance hatchback, and we'd love to highlight how when you visit our dealership. Set up a test drive or stop by our showroom to experience this exciting new VW performance car for yourself.

We're sorry, availability of some equipment, options or features may be limited due to global supply issues affecting the auto industry. Please be sure to verify that the vehicle you purchase includes all expected features and equipment.

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    2351 William D. Tate Avenue
    Grapevine, TX 76051

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