2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI

The Volkswagen Golf family is well-known in the automotive world for its cult-like following and fun available features that have passengers in awe. Each model provides its driver with something unique, whether that's unmatched fuel efficiency, off-roading power, or impressive performance aspects. Add in reasonable prices and sporty extras like vehicle monitoring and 4MOTION AWD, and it becomes hard to narrow your choices down to only one Golf model.

If you are in the market for a new Volkswagen Golf and aren't sure which model to pick, take a look at our comparison of the 2017 VW Golf vs the 2017 VW Golf GTI. Whether you are looking for a versatile compact hatch to make your daily commute a little more exciting or a something with unadulterated turbocharged horsepower, you'll find it here at Michael Volkswagen.

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2017 Volkswagen Golf vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI
$19,895 Starting MSRP (USD) $25,595
1.8L TSI® Inline 4 Turbo Standard Engine 2.0L TSI Inline 4 Turbo
6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode Available Transmission 6-speed DSG® automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode
No Adaptive Cruise Control Available Yes

Test Drive the 2017 VW Golf or Golf GTI in Fresno CA

Each one of these hot compact hatchbacks deliver a performance all their own. For the 2017 Golf, the lineup consists of a four-door S hatchback and a new Wolfsburg Edition four-door model, each featuring a 1.8L TSI®, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with direct injection and intercooler. The 2017 Golf GTI comes available in four trims, S, Sport, SE, and Autobahn, with the S coming standard with a 2.0L TSI, 16-valve, DOHC, in-line 4-cylinder turbocharged engine with intercooler and FSI® direct fuel injection. The rest of the GTI lineup receives the same engine, only with upgraded performance. As far as performance features go, the new Golf holds its own with electric steering, MacPherson struts, and an available 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode. However, if you really want the ultimate performance machine, it's best to go with the Golf GTI which features red brake calipers, sport suspension, performance monitor and Driving Mode Selection, Dynamic Chassis Control, and an available 6-speed DSG® automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode.

If you would like to test drive either one of these fantastic Golf models, be sure to stop by Michael Volkswagen and take a test drive today!

2017 Volkswagen Golf Grille
2017 Volkswagen Golf Infotainment
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI Wheels
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI LED Lighting

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